The 2019 Luxembourg Curling Doubles Championship took place this past weekend at the Pationire de Kockelscheuer.
And what a championship it was!
The trophy went to to Dan Kelly and Claude Schweitzer while Alex Benoy and Philippe Giltaire settled for silver.
The bronze medal game was decided after an extra 7th end.
Third place on the podium was taken by Virginie Hansen and Karen Wauters, defeating Nico Reuland and Mara Wagner.
Barry Foulds and Mike Isenor placed fifth.
Five new curlers took part in this years event, four of them under the age 18 which everyone at Curling Luxembourg is especially happy about.
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.
Alternatively you can visit our website and our Facebook page where you will find more information about us and the sport we love
Alex Benoy, sports coordinator,
+352 621 141 290