January 29, 2008

Team Norberg will not be Sweden's representatives at Worlds

Sweden's representatives at the Ford World Women's Curling Championship in Vernon will NOT be Anette Norberg's European Champions. Norberg and her team, who beat Scotland's Kelly Wood in the final at Fussen, have lost out to Stina Viktorsson of Skellefteå in the battle to become Sweden's representatives at the World event.

Swedish Curling Association's General Secretary Hakan Sundstrom reports that former World and Olympic Champion Norberg played Viktorsson three times in Karlstad. Viktorsson won all three games, first in the round-robin 10-4, then in the first game in the page play-off 7-6, and then in the final 9-3.

Maria Prytz plays third stones for Viktorsson, the second is Maria Wennerström, and lead is Margaretha Sigfridsson who skipped the team that was runners-up to Jackie Lockhart's Scotland in Bismarck in 2002.

Anette Norberg's photo was taken by Bob at the Euro Championships.

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