Hosts Denmark maintained their 100 per cent start to the men's tournament at the European C-Division Curling Championships with a narrow victory over Belarus in Tårnby.
Denmark battled to an 8-6 success against their Belarusian opponents to clinch their fourth consecutive win at the Tårnby Curling Club.
The match was between the only two unbeaten sides at the tournament, which offers the men’s and women’s winners and runners-up promotion to the B-Division scheduled to be held in Tallinn in November as part of the European Championships.
Denmark occupy top spot on the leaderboard ahead of Belarus, while Belgium, Bulgaria, Ireland and Romania all have a two win and two loss record in joint third.
In the women's event, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia are locked in a three-way tie for top spot.
Slovakia comfortably beat Belarus 11-5, while Slovenia dispatched Austria 9-4.
The C-Division of the European Curling Championship 2018 is underway in Denmark right now. Teams are chasing the two remaining places in November's B-Division. You can follow along with the scores at https://t.co/dPiC3O2vXu #ecc2018 #curling pic.twitter.com/r5q96eNOFI— World Curling (@worldcurling) April 13, 2018
Poland did not have to play in the evening session as they were scheduled to face Belgium, who withdrew prior to the match taking place.
Round-robin play will run until Sunday (April 15), after which the top-four teams on the women’s and men’s sides will progress to the play-offs.
On Monday (April 16) the top two teams - ranked one and two - will then play each other in the gold medal games, and third and fourth placed teams will also play each other.
The winners of the third-place games will then meet the respective losers in the gold medal match to see who gets the second qualifying place.