Paterson had scraped through to the last four despite yesterday morning’s 7-3 round-robin defeat, but the 35-year-old Scot was unable to reverse that result last night. Edin had won all nine games en route to the semis and is chasing a seventh European title to add to his four world golds. He quickly led 3-0 in front of his adoring home crowd, and although Paterson counted two stones to cut the deficit to 4-3 at the halfway stage, Edin controlled the rest of the match and clinched an 8-4 victory at the penultimate end.
Paterson can still salvage a bronze medal, however, and will now face Dane Mikkel Krause in tonight’s third-place play-off. Krause lost to Swiss skip Yannick Schwaller last night but will fancy his chances against Paterson after beating the Scot 6-5 on Monday.
Perth’s Eve Muirhead will meet Swiss world champion Silvana Tirinzoni in this afternoon’s women’s semis after completing her round-robin programme with a scrappy 7-6 victory over Estonia’s Marie Turmann. Tirinzoni qualified in first place, but Muirhead inflicted her only defeat this week when she pipped her 9-8 on Monday. The 29-year-old also defeated Tirinzoni in the 2017 semis en route to her second European title. Russia take on Olympic champions Sweden in other last four tie.