Over­seas win­ners fi­nal­ized for 2010 Ford Women's World Curl­ing Cham­pi­onship in Swift Cur­rent

The Southwest Booster - - NEWS -

Eight Euro­pean women’s curl­ing rinks have punched their tick­ets for Swift Cur­rent fol­low­ing the fi­nals of the Euro­pean Curl­ing Cham­pi­onships in Scot­land this past week­end.

Earn­ing top eight spots at the Euro­pean qual­i­fy­ing event for the FordWomen’sWorld Curl­ing Cham­pi­onships in Swift Cur­rent on March 20 to 28 were: Ger­many, Switzer­land, Den­mark, Rus­sia, Swe­den, Scot­land, Nor­way and Latvia.

The Le Gruyere Euro­pean Cham­pi­onships in Aberdeen boasted 51 rinks from 30 dif­fer­ent Euro­pean coun­tries com­pet­ing for spots at the men’s and women’s worlds.

In the Euro­pean Curl­ing Cham­pi­onship gold medal fi­nal, Ger­many’s An­drea Schopp won her sev­enth cham­pi­onship by down­ing de­fend­ing cham­pion Mir­jam Ott of Switzer­land by a 7-5 score.

The 12-team women’s cham­pi­onship will also fea­ture teams rep­re­sent­ing China and Ja­pan fol­low­ing their qual­i­fi­ca­tion at the 2009 Pa­cific Curl­ing Cham­pi­onships in Ja­pan from Nov. 12 to 19. In the Pa­cific qual­i­fy­ing cham­pi­onship fi­nal, reign­ing women’s world cham­pion Bingyu Wang of China earned a 10-3 win over Moe Me­guro and Team Ja­pan.

Round­ing out the field of teams will be the United States and Team Canada. Canada’s rep­re­sen­ta­tives will be crowned at the Scot­ties Tour­na­ment of Hearts in Sault Ste. Marie from Jan. 30 to Feb. 7. The U.S. rep­re­sen­ta­tive will be de­ter­mined at the Amer­i­cas Chal­lenge in North Dakota on Feb. 5 to 7.

Con­firmed teams for the 2010 Ford Women’sWorld Curl­ing Cham­pi­onships are. Team Ger­many – skip An­drea Schopp. Team Switzer­land – skip Mir­jam Ott. Team Den­mark – skip An­gelina Jensen. Team Rus­sia – skip Li­ud­milla Pri­v­ivkova. Team Swe­den – skip Anette Nor­berg. Team Scot­land – skip Eve Muir­head. Team Nor­way – skip Mar­i­anne Rorvik. Team Latvia – skip Iveta Stasa-Sar­sune. Team China – skip BingyuWang. Team Ja­pan – skip Moe Me­guro.

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