Wales' only team at the 2012 European Curling Championships struggled. With no women's team entered, it was down to the men to fly the flag for Wales. Their first match was a tight contest against Spain which brought a 1-shot win, but their remaining 6 matches went against them. The competition ended with Wales bottom of the B-division table, meaning relegation to the C-division.The first match for Adrian Meikle's team was against Spain, and given Wales had the last stone advantage being just 2 ahead after the second end was not ideal, and Spain went 7-2 ahead over the next 2 ends. Undeterred, Meikle's men had levelled up at 7-all in end 6. In the closing stages, Wales had a single-shot lead, Spain levelled up before Wales took a single shot lead once more in the 10th end. The second match, against Slovakia, was a much more conclusive affair - the Slovak team took that by 9 shots to 2. Match 3, against Italy, was another close affair - with the lead switching between Wales and Italy three times over the first 5 ends. In the 8th end Italy took a 2 to go 8-4 up - and despite a good attempt over the final 2 ends, Wales could only manage 3 of the 4 points hey needed to level up. The 4th match (against Estonia) had two blanked ends in the middle, but it was the third end when Estonia took a 3 that it became difficult. That put Wales 4-1 behind, and a single shot in the 4th widened the gap. Despite pulling the score back to 5-3 after 8 ends, Estonia took and single shot in the 9th to make it virtually impossible for Wales to catch them - although the final end did go to Adrian Meikle, it was only a single shot to give Estonia the win 6-4. Matches against both Turkey and Finland were huge 11-3 wins for the opposition, leaving the Wales team facing a match against England to avoid relegation. Sadly, England were ruthless in their efforts to reach the play-offs for promotion. Wales had the hammer, but after three blanked ends were unable to take a score, and England took 2. Despite scoring in the 5th and 7th ends, Wales were always on the back foot and the 3 England took in the 6th end was difficult to ignore. The teams eventually shook after 9 ends, with the score 7-4 to England, meaning Wales had won just a single match and will be relegated to the C-division for the 2013 competition.