The two English teams are in Karlstad this week playing in the European Championships. The men's team pictured below are seeking to improve on their bronze medal from last year.
Left to right - Tom Jaeggi (lead), Andrew Woolston (second), Alan MacDougall (skip), John Brown (alternate) and Andrew Reed (third)
Having hurt his back at the ECA Seniors Championship it is unlikely that John will be playing at all but the will be there as brush holder and stone retriever during pratice!!!
The women's team is a mixture of youth and experience with Angharad Ward coming in as alternate to join Fiona Hawker, Alison Hemmings, Susan Young and Debbie Hutcheon though she is likely to be playing third throughout.
RESULTS (will be updated as they are played)
Lost to Italy 5-7
Beat Turkey 7-4
Beat Estonia 7-6 after extra end
Beat Slovakia 7-5
Beat Finland 6-4
Lost to Spain 5-9
Beat Wales 7-4
This means that England finished in third position on ranking and will play Italy in a tie break to decide whether or not they progress to the play-off against the Netherlands. Finland finished top of the group.
Beat Estonia 6-4
Lost to Austria 4-11
Lost to Latvia 4-11
Beat Spain 9-4
Lost to Slovakia 0-9
Lost to Poland 5-11
Lost to Belarus 5-7
Beat Turkey 7-6
Lost to Norway 4-9
The final finishing position for the women was 17th, the same as last year.