David Murdoch was forced to settle for bronze at best after a disappointing defeat at the European Curling Championships in Stavanger.
The two-time Olympian and Scottish skip was edged out in the final end by Danish rival Rasmus Stjerne, losing 6-5 in their play-off match.
Denmark will now take on Switzerland in the semi-finals, with the winner going on to play Norway in the gold medal match and the loser facing Scotland for bronze.
"That was frustrating," said Murdoch.
"I thought we were robbed because we were by far the better team. We just didn't take our shots in that last end and that really cost us."
Meanwhile, Eve Muirhead's Scottish rink swept aside rivals Switzerland to progress through the round robin stage unbeaten.
Muirhead, along with Anna Sloan, Vicki Adams and Claire Hamilton, dominated Swiss rival Mirjam Ott to win their their ninth straight match 13-3.
They will now hope for a similar result they they take on Switzerland again for a place in the final in Friday's page 1v2 play-off.
"We're unbeaten and we're playing very well but we've got to maintain that round robin form now," said Muirhead.
"We put lots of pressure on Switzerland and we've got them again in the play-offs and they are going to come out firing."
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