…(drumroll)… Karen Wauters and Marco Etienne. Congratulations! After losing their first game in the tournament this past weekend, the Curling Club Luxembourg members saw off every other challenge and faced a combined Frankfurt/Viry team of Tom Sutherland and Audren Piou in the finals. Wauters and Etienne eventually won the closely contested game 5-4 and took home the trophy.
Third place went to Dan Kelly and Claude Schweitzer, another Curling Club Luxembourg team while the combined Dutch/Canadian team representing Curling Club Zoetermeer of Eelco de Boer and Scott Moon (former two-times winner of this event) placed fourth.
The 2018 International Doubles saw eight participating teams from five clubs: Curling Club Viry-Châtillon; Curling Club Düsseldorf; Eintracht Frankfurt Curling; Curling Zoetermeer and Curling Club Luxembourg.
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Gregor Graham and Claude Schweitzer won the 2017/2018 Luxembourg Curling National Doubles Championship. The finals took place this past weekend in the Kockelscheuer Ice Arena between three teams in a double round-robin competition where Graham and Schweitzer gave no ground and won all four matches.
Graham/Schweitzer vs. Husi/Benoy: 8-4 and 7-4
Graham/Schweitzer vs. Wauters/Etienne: 13-1 and 7-4
The vice-champion title went to Karen Wauters and Marco Etienne, who defeated Marc Husi and Alex Benoy 7-2 and 12-4
While the end results mazy not show it all teams were very competitive and every match hung in balance until the very end. Participants agreed the curling played was at a high European level. This included the ice conditions and especially the ambiance between the opponents.
The next possibility to see the best Luxembourg curlers in a tournament at Kockelscheuer is 11 and 12 March when Curling Club Luxembourg organizes its International Doubles tournament.
If you would like to try the wonderful game of curling or would simply like to have a look, visit us on Monday and Wednesday evenings at Kockelsceuer Ice Arena.
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Alex Benoy, sports coordinator,
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