Denmark’s men and Poland’s women completed their round-robin matches unbeaten today at the European Curling Championship C-Division in Copenhagen to secure places in tomorrow’s gold medal matches.
The hosts rounded off a perfect qualifying campaign with an 8-6 win over Romania in the Tårnby Curling Club and will now meet Belarus, who rounded out their round robin matches with an 11-2 win over Croatia.
Poland’s opponents in the women’s gold medal match will be Slovakia.
Men’s and women’s winners and runners-up have earned promotion to the B-Division scheduled to be held in Tallin in November as part of the European Championships.
Ireland’s men will play off for third place against Bulgaria having finished their round robin matches with a 13- 4 win over Andorra, while Bulgaria rounded off with a 9-6 win over Belgium.
Poland inflicted Slovakia’s first defeat of the Championships, by 6-4, ahead of their "replay” tomorrow before beating Slovenia 7-5 in their final group match.
Slovakia finished strongly with an 8-7 win over Croatia.
Slovenia meanwhile, who lost their earlier match 10-9 to Croatia, will contest third place with Austria, who completed their qualifying programme with a 12-4 win over France before taking an automatic win over Belgium, who had to withdraw from the tournament at short notice.
Belarus missed out on the top four places by a place despite taking an automatic win over Belgium followed by a 10-2 victory over France.