Luxembourg’s curling teams are brushing up on their game skills ahead of the 42nd Friendly Cup at the Curling Club Letzebuerg this 21 to 23 April featuring fourteen teams from across Europe, all of whom will be aiming to take the winner’s cup away from last year’s winning team, Luxembourg-Hansen.
They won’t be there this year, but Luxembourg is well represented with Karn’boys — Marco Etienne, Karen Wauters, François Panunzi and Frank Yünlü — Remnants — Dan Kelly, Gregor Graham, Claude Schweitzer, Barry Foulds — Schwyletz — a joint Swiss/Luxembourg team including Alex and Susi Benoy — and, Broombastic — a joint German/Luxembourg team including Jörg Moeser and Yves Sieradzki.
The schedule for the matches is reproduced below. Entrance for spectators is free and the VIP-balcony stand with a good view of the two playing fields will also be permanently open.
10.15 Rink A: CHARLEVILLE (fra) mathey vs. REMNANTS (lux,sco,eng) kelly
Rink B C.BAMSE ERFURT (ger) holzfuss vs. SCHWYLETZ (sui,lux) stauffer
12.00 Rink A MANNHEIM (ger) kühlwein vs. KARN’ BOYS (lux,can,ger) étienne
Rink B CURLY BEAVERS (can,gre) moon vs. ROYAL BLUE (ned) vantschip
13.45 Rink A winners 10.15
Rink B losers 10.15
15.30 Rink A losers 12.00
Rink B winners 12.00
17.30 Rink A VIRY BAD CURL (fra) naquin vs. KöLN (ger,usa) weber
Rink B VIRY DAMES (fra) tatiana vs. BROOMBASTIC (lux, ger,fin) moeser
19.15 Rink A BESANçON (fra) pernin vs. DRYTECH (sui) camenzind
Rink B KöLN (ger,usa) weber vs. BROOMBASTIC (lux, ger, fin) moeser
21.00 Rink A VIRY DAMES(fra) tatiana vs. DRYTECH (sui) camenzind
Rink B BESANçON (fra) pernin vs. VIRY BAD CURL (fra) naquin
22.30 end of the day
9.15 Rink A 1 vs. 2 Rink B 3 vs. 4
11.15 Rink A 5 vs. 6 Rink B 7 vs. 8
13.45 Rink A 9 vs.10 Rink B 11 vs. 12
15.45 Rink A 13 vs. 14
17.45 Curling end of the day and new ranking!
19.00 Come as you are-evening at BigBeerCompany at Rives de Clausen (www.bigbeercompany.lu)
08.30 Rink A 13 vs. 14
10.30 Rink A 9 vs. 10 Rink B 11 vs. 12
13.00 Rink A 5 vs. 6 Rink B 7 vs. 8
15.00 Rink A 1 vs. 2 (closed) Rink B 3 vs. 4
Image: Alex Benoy, Claude Schweitzer, Dan Kelly, Susi Benoy are on the line-up for this weekend's Friendly Cup