ECC C-Group Silver Medals
Congratulations to the Men’s Israeli curling team, and in particular to East York’s own Yuval Grinspun (throwing third rocks) for their silver medal at the just completed European Curling Championships C-Group in Zoetermeer, Netherlands!
The team went 1-3 in their first games, but then went on to win their 5 remaining games to qualify for the 3-4 game in the playoffs. In the playoffs they defeated Slovakia 7-6 in a tightly contested game, scoring 2 in the 10th end for the victory. The silver medal game saw them defeat Ireland 7-3 in a game which saw Israel steal or blank the first 6 ends for a 4-0 lead.
Having earned a top 2 finish, this team, along with Belgium, the gold medal winners, will play in the European Curling Championships B-Group in Champery, Switzerland November 22nd to 29th. The teams in that event include: France, Finland, Hungary, Netherlands, Estonia, Poland, Wales, England, Turkey, Austria, Spain, Croatia, Lithuania and Romania.
Good luck Yuval and team!
Israeli Men’s Curling Team
Some coverage of the event:Zoetermeer Roundup
European Curling Group C Championship results
Israeli Men’s Curling Team from the ice
Preview of the team on Yahoo! Sports:Israeli curling team takes first competitive steps, lofty goals in mind