Dan Kelly, Karen Wauters and Jimmy Stryhn won the 2021/22 Coupe de Luxembourg. Three teams participated in the tournament that provided plenty of curling fun and some high-level curling.
This was especially true of the final game where Team Kelly faced Team Schweitzer (Claude Schweitzer, Barry Foulds, Volker Beba). At the end of the regular game both teams were tied 4-4 after six ends, and a two-player last stone draw was played to decide the winner.
In the end, team Kelly were the more precise team, with the cumulative distance of both stones from the centre being less than 20 centimeters.
Third place went to Team Benoy (Alex Benoy, Phillipe Giltaire, Matt Goerens).
With 9 wins, 4 draws and 3 defeats Team Lëtzebuerg won the Benelux Curling Cup in the Netherlands over the weekend.
Luxembourg sent two five-member crews to the competition and with 33 points finished ahead of opponents Belgium (21 points) and the Netherlands (18 points),
The second edition of the Benelux Curling Cup took place in Zoetermeer in the Netherlands on 9 and 10 October 2021. The first edition took place in Zemst (Belgium) in October 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic and was won by the Belgian hosts.
Each country played with four teams. Two teams of four and two doubles teams. Each team played four games, meaning each country played sixteen games, accumulating points in the process .
Luxembourg teams were composed as follows:
Team 1: Volker Beba, Alex Benoy, Barry Foulds, Philippe Giltaire and Lukas Jirousek;
Team 2: Jean Champagne, Dan Kelly, Ealya Kaleghi, Claude Schweitzer and Karen Wauters.
Next up for Curling Luxembourg is the annual Coupe de Luxembourg, taking place at Kockelscheuer on 6 and 7 November 2021.
The 2021 Spillfest, a sports showcase organised by Comité Olympique et Sportif Luxembourgeois, will feature curling in the coming days.
The traditional sporting event which usually brings together countless sportspeople, fans and families is being held online this year on the account of the pandemic. This has resulted in a modified dynamic of the event which is no longer held over the course of a weekend but over an entire month, ending on 21 June.
Curling will be featured on 26 May on Spillfest website. Be on the lookout for the video showcasing how much fun curling is. Follow hints in the video and make your own curling competition.
If you decide participate, you and your family are welcome to share some photos both on the official Spillfest site and on our Facebook page.