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Dutch women and Bulgarian men win gold at European Championship C division

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World Curling Media

May 4, 2024

The Netherlands defeated Wales 10-3 in the women’s gold medal final of the 2024 European Curling Championships C-Division in Dumfries, Scotland. In the men’s final, Bulgaria defeated Israel 7-4.

These results mean that Dutch women and Bulgarian men will participate in the 2024 European Curling Championships B-Division.

Ten women’s and seven men’s teams competed in the Dumfries Ice Bowl from Sunday (April 28) to Saturday (May 4).

In the women’s competition, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Ukraine and Wales qualified for the semi-finals. In the semi-finals, Wales defeated Slovakia 11–1, and the Netherlands beat Ukraine 8–7, to secure their place in the gold medal match.

In the women’s final, the Netherlands defeated Wales 10-3 to qualify for next season’s B division. In the bronze match, Ukraine defeated Slovakia 9-8, after an extra end.

In the men’s category, Bulgaria, Israel, Slovenia and Romania reached the semi-finals.

In the semi-finals, Bulgaria defeated Romania 10–5, while Israel beat Slovenia 7–6 to qualify for the gold medal final.

In the men’s final, Bulgaria defeated Israel 7-4 to secure a place in next season’s B division. Slovenia took the bronze medals after a 6-3 victory over Romania.

All results of the 2024 European Curling Championships C-Division can be found here.

The medal winning teams

The gold medalists of the Dutch women’s team are skip and third Lisenka Bomas, fourth Vanessa Tonoli, second Anandi Bomas and leader Linde Nas, supported by deputy Marit Van Valkenhoef and coach Shari Leibbrandt.

The silver medalist Welsh women’s team consists of Laura Beever, third Judith Glazier, second Emily Simpson and lead Anna Carruthers, supported by coach Garry Coombs.

The bronze medalist of the Ukrainian women’s team is skip and third Diana Moskalenko, fourth Yaroslava Kalinichenko, second Oleksandra Kononenko and lead Anastasiia Mosol, supported by coach Harry Gow.

The gold medalist Bulgarian men’s team consists of Reto Seiler, third Bojidar Momerin, second Tihomir Todorov and leader Stanimir Petrov, supported by deputy Nikolay Runtov.

The Israeli men’s team silver medalist consists of Alex Pokras, third Dmitri Abanin, second Lawrence Sidney and leader Jeffrey Yaakov Lutz.

The bronze medalist Slovenian men’s team consists of Gaber Bor Zelinka, third Jakob Omerzel, second Simon Langus and leader Javor Brin Zelinka, supported by alternate Noel Gregori and coach Tomas Tisler.

Details on qualifying for the ECC2024 B division

Following a 2023 decision by the World Curling Board, a host nation that has not yet qualified will be guaranteed a position in the B Division at future European Curling Championships.

With the host for the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2024 A and B Division yet to be confirmed, only one team of each gender can currently be guaranteed promotion to the B Division.

Should the host of the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2024 A and B divisions already be in one of these divisions, a second team will also be promoted.

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