1981 European Curling Championships

The 1981 European Curling Championships were held from 7 to 12 December at the Sportzentrum arena in Grindelwald, Switzerland.

1981 European Curling Championships
Host cityGrindelwald, Switzerland
ArenaSportzentrum
Dates7–12 December
Men's winner Switzerland
SkipJürg Tanner
ThirdJürg Hornisberger
SecondPatrik Lörtscher
LeadFranz Tanner
Finalist Sweden (Göran Roxin)
Women's winner Switzerland
Curling clubCC Bern, Bern
SkipSusan Schlapbach
ThirdIrene Bürgi
SecondUrsula Schlapbach
LeadKatrin Peterhans
Finalist Sweden (Elisabeth Högström)
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The Swiss men's team skipped by Jürg Tanner won their third European title, and the Swiss women's team skipped by Susan Schlapbach won their second European title.

For the first time, the men's team of Austria and Finland and women's teams of Austria and Luxembourg took part in the European Championship.

Men'sEdit

TeamsEdit

Team Skip Third Second Lead Alternate Curling club
  Austria Arthur Fabi Ludwig Karrer Manfred Fabi Dieter Küchenmeister
  Denmark Per Berg Gert Larsen Jan Hansen Michael Harry Hvidovre CC, Hvidovre
  England Bob Martin Ronald D. Thornton John D. Kerr Michael Thompson
  Finland Isto Kolemainen Juhani Heinonen Pekka Sylvander Keijo Silvan
  France André Tronc Maurice Mercier Yves Tronc Jean-Francois Orset
  Germany Keith Wendorf Hans Dieter Kiesel Sven Saile Heiner Martin
  Italy Giuseppe Dal Molin Massimo Alvera Franco Sovilla Claudio Alvera
  Luxembourg Marco Staedtgen William Bannerman Nico Schweich Guy Schweich
  Netherlands Otto Veening Robin Claushuis Gustaf van Imhoff Sytze van Dam
  Norway Pål Trulsen Flemming Davanger Stig-Arne Gunnestad Kjell Berg
  Scotland Colin Hamilton W. Michael Dick David Ramsay Richard Pretsel
  Sweden Göran Roxin Björn Rudström Håkan Rudström Christer Mårtensson Hans Timan Magnus Ladulås CK, Stockholm
  Switzerland Jürg Tanner Jürg Hornisberger Patrik Lörtscher Franz Tanner
  Wales Richard Davis David Humphreys Chris Wells Ray King

Round robinEdit

Group A

Team A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 W L Place
A1   Austria * 6:7 5:6 5:8 10:8 6:14 5:7 1 5 6
A2   England 7:6 * 7:9 7:9 10:6 4:14 3:11 2 4 5
A3   France 6:5 9:7 * 3:10 11:3 7:6 4:7 4 2 3
A4   Germany 8:5 9:7 10:3 * 11:4 7:6 5:7 5 1 2
A5   Netherlands 8:10 6:10 3:11 4:11 * 4:9 1:13 0 6 7
A6   Scotland 14:6 14:4 6:7 6:7 9:4 * 4:7 3 3 4
A7   Switzerland 7:5 11:3 7:4 7:5 13:1 7:4 * 6 0 1

Group B

Team B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7 W L Place
B1   Denmark * 12:5 11:6 6:5 7:6 9:10 13:3 5 1 2
B2   Finland 5:12 * 3:7 7:6 2:13 3:13 3:8[1] 1 5 7
B3   Italy 6:11 7:3 * 15:3 2:7 3:9 12:2 3 3 4
B4   Luxembourg 5:6 6:7 3:15 * 1:14 2:9 11:9 1 5 5
B5   Norway 6:7 13:2 7:2 14:1 * 7:8 14:2 4 2 3
B6   Sweden 10:9 13:3 9:3 9:2 8:7 * 14:4 6 0 1
B7   Wales 3:13 8:3 2:12 9:11 2:14 4:14 * 1 5 6
  Teams to playoffs

Ranking games for 5th-14th placesEdit

For 13th place
  
  Netherlands 5
  Finland 2
For 11th place
  
  Austria 10
  Wales 4
For 9th place
  
  England 7
  Luxembourg 6
For 7th place
  
  Scotland 6
  Italy 5
For 5th place
  
  France 8
  Norway 6

PlayoffsEdit

Semifinals Final
      
A(1)   Switzerland 5
B(2)   Denmark 1
  Switzerland 8
  Sweden 6
B(1)   Sweden 7
A(2)   Germany 6 Bronze game
  Denmark 10
  Germany 4

Final standingsEdit

Place Team Skip GP W L
    Switzerland Jürg Tanner 8 8 0
    Sweden Göran Roxin 8 7 1
    Denmark Per Berg 8 6 2
4   Germany Keith Wendorf 8 5 3
5   France André Tronc 7 5 2
6   Norway Pål Trulsen 7 4 3
7   Scotland Colin Hamilton 7 4 3
8   Italy Giuseppe Dal Molin 7 3 4
9   England Bob Martin 7 3 4
10   Luxembourg Marco Staedtgen 7 1 6
11   Austria Arthur Fabi 7 2 5
12   Wales Richard Davis 7 1 6
13   Netherlands Otto Veening 7 1 6
14   Finland Isto Kolemainen 7 1 6

Women'sEdit

TeamsEdit

Team Skip Third Second Lead Curling club
  Austria Marianne Gartner Antje Karrer Susanne Wieser Herta Kuchenmeister Kitzbühel CC, Kitzbühel
  Denmark Helena Blach Marianne Jørgensen Astrid Birnbaum Malene Krause Hvidovre CC, Hvidovre
  England Gwen French Pauline Douglas Jean Picken Lynda Clegg
  France Huguette Jullien (fourth) Agnes Mercier Paulette Sulpice (skip) Anne-Claude Kennerson
  Germany Andrea Schöpp Monica Wackerle Monika Wagner Marga Hupertz SC Riessersee, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  Italy Maria-Grazzia Constantini Ann Lacedelli Tea Valt Angela Constantini
  Luxembourg Micheline Städtgen Sanny Mohnen Madeleine van den Houten Carine Schweich
  Netherlands Margreet Poost Elly de Vries Marianne Mirck Nicole van den Brink
  Norway Trine Trulsen Dordi Nordby Hanne Pettersen Cathrine Hannevig Snarøyen CC, Oslo
  Scotland Helen Caird Rae Gray Sheena Hay Helen Watson Broughty Ferry Ladies CC, Dundee
  Sweden Elisabeth Högström Katarina Hultling Birgitta Sewik Karin Sjögren Karlstads CK, Karlstad
  Switzerland Susan Schlapbach Irene Bürgi Ursula Schlapbach Katrin Peterhans CC Bern, Bern
  Wales Jean King Sheila Nells Rhoda Basnett Madzia Williams

Round robinEdit

Group A

Team A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 W L Place
A1   Austria * 4:11 3:8 15:6 16:7 1:14 3:18 2 4 5
A2   Denmark 11:4 * 6:4 11:6 14:6 7:9 3:4 4 2 2
A3   France 8:3 4:6 * 14:4 13:4 8:7 5:10 4 2 3
A4   Luxembourg 6:15 6:11 4:14 * 3:15 9:7 3:15 1 5 7
A5   Netherlands 7:16 6:14 4:13 15:3 * 3:9 3:15 1 5 6
A6   Scotland 14:1 9:7 7:8 7:9 9:3 * 7:6 4 2 4
A7   Sweden 18:3 4:3 10:5 15:3 15:3 6:7 * 5 1 1

Group B

Team B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 W L Place
B1   England * 5:13 6:9 6:15 3:9 7:8 0 5 6
B2   Germany 13:5 * 4:6 5:9 6:5 10:9 3 2 3
B3   Italy 9:6 6:4 * 3:9 5:7 3:4 2 3 5
B4   Norway 15:6 9:5 9:3 * 3:4 9:2 4 1 2
B5   Switzerland 9:3 5:6 7:5 4:3 * 8:3 4 1 1
B6   Wales 8:7 9:10 4:3 2:9 3:8 * 2 3 4
  Teams to playoffs

Ranking games for 5th-12th placesEdit

For 11th place
  
  Netherlands 10
  England 6
For 9th place
  
  Austria 6
  Italy 3
For 7th place
  
  Scotland 11
  Wales 3
For 5th place
  
  France 10
  Germany 4

PlayoffsEdit

Semifinals Final
      
A(1)   Sweden 7
B(2)   Norway 5
  Sweden 5
  Switzerland 8
B(1)   Switzerland 7
A(2)   Denmark 6 Bronze game
  Norway 4
  Denmark 8

Final standingsEdit

Place Team Skip GP W L
    Switzerland Susan Schlapbach 7 6 1
    Sweden Elisabeth Högström 8 6 2
    Denmark Helena Blach 8 5 3
4   Norway Trine Trulsen 7 4 3
5   France Paulette Sulpice 7 5 2
6   Germany Andrea Schöpp 6 3 3
7   Scotland Helen Caird 7 5 2
8   Wales Jean King 6 2 4
9   Austria Marianne Gartner 7 3 4
10   Italy Maria-Grazzia Constantini 6 2 4
11   Netherlands Margreet Poost 7 2 5
12   England Gwen French 6 0 6
13   Luxembourg Micheline Städtgen 6 1 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mistake on WCF database: result of match Whales - Finland (8:3) shown as a result of match Whales - Luxembourg.