Not a cloud in the sky, warm in the high twenties, perhaps the last thing one might expect to be doing in Madrid is curling. But here we are, the second day of the European Mixed Championship. There are twenty-four countries playing off for the title. Bulgaria and Kazakhstan were cancellations, necessitating a redraw. Four sections of six teams now.
The Dreams Palacio de Hielo is a large shopping and entertainment complex with cinemas, ten pin bowling, restaurants and a huge ice arena, which Scott Henderson and Mark Callan, ice technicians from Scotland, have transformed into a six sheet curling facility for the event.
Scotland faced another of the new countries today, Latvia. Two at the first end, three more at the third and the team of Muirhead, Muirhead, Muirhead and Sloan were on their way. When it looked as if the Latvians were staging a bit of a come back, Glen played a five star wick in double takeout and the game was won!
Full scores and standings on the event website here.
Photos are on the way!
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