Hosts Denmark kept up their winning momentum at the European C-Division Curling Championships in Copenhagen with two more victories which means they are guaranteed to go forward to the playoffs on Monday (April 16).
Men’s and women’s winners and runners-up at the Tårnby Curling Club will earn promotion to the B-Division scheduled to be held in Tallin in November as part of the European Championships.
Denmark began the day with a 9-2 win over Ireland and then defeated Andorra 9-1.
Ireland ended their day with a 7-4 win over Romania, who had previously beaten Andorra 11-1.
Belarus beat Bulgaria 11-5 before losing 6-5 to Belgium, who had earlier beaten Croatia 12-2.
Bulgaria defeated Croatia 13-2 in their second match of the day.
Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia secured their qualification from the women’s group, with the first two remaining unbeaten.
After their automatic win over Belgium - who had to scratch from the event at short notice - Slovakia beat Slovenia 9-5.
Poland followed an 8-5 win over Belarus with a tight 8-7 win over Croatia.
Austria beat Croatia 7-5 before earning an 11-5 win over Belarus.
France lost 14-8 to Slovenia before earning the points from their Belgium match.
Round-robin play is due to run until tomorrow, after which the top-four teams on the women’s and men’s sides will progress to the play-offs.
On Monday 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.