Third day of PACC brings win for Kazakhstan women

  • Kazakhstan lead Diana Torkina Photo: © WCF / Richard Gray

On Monday (7 November) morning, the women’s second session of round robin games was played at the Uiseong Curling Training Center in Korea.

Kazakhstan and China recorded their first victories of the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2016, after losing their first games on Sunday, while Japan and Korea continued with winning form.

Kazakhstan posted a 18-1 victory over Qatar, with scores of four points in the fourth, fifth and eighth ends. China beat Australia 14-5, with a decisive five points coming in the fifth end, giving them a 9-1 lead at the break. One of the stand-out shots from this game came in the seventh end when skip Bingyu Wang played a precise tap-and-roll that came to rest on the button, giving her team two points.

Korea, were confident against Hong Kong – who had challenged New Zealand on Sunday in their first international curling game, which they lost by just a single point. However, the hosts won on Monday with a bigger margin, 14-3.

New Zealand had another close game during this session with Japan, and slightly heavy deliveries from skip Chelsea Farley, in each of the sixth, seventh and tenth ends with the hammer proved costly. Japan won 8-7.

Broadcast coverage will recommence on Monday afternoon with China v Japan men at 14.00 (Korean Standard Time) on World Curling TV and national broadcasters.

They said it:

Ramina Yunicheva; skip, Kazakhstan (after 18-1 win over Qatar): “Qatar was playing here for the first time and our team was playing here for the first time, so this was a very interesting game. We are very happy for our first win – we are a young team.”

Results women’s session two: Korea 14-3 Hong Kong; Kazakhstan18-1 Qatar; New Zealand 7-8 Japan; China 14-5 Australia

Standings after women’s session one (W-L):


Japan 2-0
Korea 2-0
Australia 1-1
China 1-1
Kazakhstan 1-1
New Zealand 1-1
Hong Kong 0-2
Qatar 0-2

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