Korea and China lead women’s rankings at round-robin halfway mark

  • China skip Yilun Jiang Photo: © WCF / Céline Stucki

The women’s teams at the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2017 in Erina, Australia, reached the midway point of their round-robin on Sunday (5 November) afternoon.

With only six teams in the women's championship, they play a double round-robin before progressing to the semi-finals later in the event.

After the seventh draw of women’s games, Korea lead the table with five wins from five games, while China sit in second place with four wins and a loss.

Korea beat Hong Kong, 11-1, during the session scoring in all of the first three ends. First, they notched three points and then two two-point steals in each of the second and third ends. Also, during this session China won against New Zealand 9-3, helped by a single point steal in the eighth end followed by a two point steal in the ninth and final end.

Japan rounded off the session with an 8-2 win over the hosts Australia, who are yet to win here in the Erina Ice Erina.

The next live game, on national broadcasters and World Curling TV (note geo-blocking may apply), at these championships will be Korea v Japan men at 19:00 Australia Eastern Daylight Time (+11 hours, Greenwich Mean Time) on Sunday.

They said it

EunJung Kim; skip, Korea (after 11-1 win over Hong Kong): “We are trying to focus on ourselves technically and mentally and that is successful at halfway. The ice reading is tricky, but if we can read it we will be successful.”

Men’s session seven results: New Zealand 3-9 China; Australia 2-8 Japan; Korea 11-1 Hong Kong

Standings after men’s session seven (W-L):

Korea 5-0
China 4-1
Japan 3-2
New Zealand 2-3
Hong Kong 1-4
Australia 0-4

Curling fans around the world will be able to follow live coverage of these championships via the World Curling Federation’s broadcast partners in China (CCTV), Japan (NTV), Korea (SpoTV), Hong Kong (i-Cable), New Zealand (Sky), USA (NBC) and the Olympic Channel. Coverage will also be available on the event website and the World Curling Federation’s YouTube Channel, www.youtube.com/WorldCurlingTV

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