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Korea win historic gold medal at VoIP Defender World Juniors

Korea won a historic first-ever men’s medal when they beat USA in Sunday (26 February) afternoon’s final to take gold medals at the VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships 2017 (WJCC), in the Gangneung Curling Centre, Gangneung, Republic of Korea.

Sweden women capture gold at VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships 2017

In Saturday (25 February) afternoon’s women’s medal finals, at the VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships 2017, Sweden captured gold medals, with a 10-7 victory over Scotland. On the next sheet, in the Gangneung Curling Centre, Gangneung, Republic of Korea, Canada won bronze medals over hosts Korea, with a score of 6-3.

Scotland women and Korea men win semis to advance to gold medal finals

Saturday (25 February) morning’s semi-final session saw one-sided games from the Scottish women in their 13-2 victory over Canada, as well as the Korean men in their 11-4 win over Scotland. Taking advantage of the Page play-offs system’s second chance to reach the final, both winning teams will advance to their gold medal finals. The women’s game starts at 15.

Las Vegas now open to the world

Hundreds of hotel rooms and Old Classic packages to the World Men’s Curling Championship 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA have already been sold during a priority pre-sale for past event attendees. Now the online ticket windows are open to all curling fans to come and experience live curling like never before! Jon Killoran, Event Manager, is excited by the early results.

USA win Page 1v2 game, while Scotland win Page 3v4 in extra end

USA men took the direct route to Sunday (26 February) afternoon’s gold medal final when they beat Korea by 7-5 in Friday (24 February) evening’s Page 1v2 play-off game. This defeat means that Korea will now play in Saturday’s (25 February) sole semi-final, against Scotland, who took an extra end to beat Norway by 8-7 in the Page 3v4 game.

China win double gold at the 2017 Asian Winter Games

China’s men and women took home the gold medals at the eighth Asian Winter Games being played at the Sapporo Curling Stadium in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. In the men’s competition, China, skipped by Rui Liu, with third Xiaoming Xu, Second Dexin Ba, lead Jialiang Zang and alternate Qiang Zou defeated Yusuke Morozumi’s Japan team 11-4 to win the gold medals.

Sweden straight to gold medal final with Page 1v2 win

In the women’s Page 1v2 play-off game on Friday (24 February) afternoon, Sweden beat Scotland by 9-6 to advance to the gold medal final. Canada won the Page 3v4 game over hosts Korea by 7-5, meaning they now head to the semi-final against Scotland. This will be played at 09.00 on Saturday (25 February).

WJCC 2017: Sports Media Trainee blog

Katerina Maryschuk and Thomas Rowland have joined the World Curling Federation (WCF) media team at the VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships 2017. They are the latest competition winners of the World Curling Federation (WCF) Sports Media Trainee Programme.

Lohja, Finland named host of World Junior-B Curling Championships 2018

The World Curling Federation (WCF) has revealed today that the World Junior-B Curling Championships 2018 (WJBCC) will take place in the Kisakallio Sports Institute, in Lohja, Finland. The event will run from Wednesday 3 to Wednesday 10 January 2018. This is the second time these championships will have been held in Lohja.

Beijing will showcase best of sport and curling at CPT Women’s Worlds

Women’s influence on curling has been well documented since the early 20th century and has only continued to grow along with the sport itself. The CPT World Women’s Curling Championship 2017 taking place in Beijing, China from 18 to 26 of March will be a continuation of this strong tradition, and the opportunity to see curling grow in Asia.

Canada women reach play-offs; Tie-breaker set to decide fourth team to qualify

Sweden, Canada, Russia and Japan were the four winners in Thursday (23 February) afternoon’s 12th and final women’s round-robin session. But, while the round-robin may be over, there are still final placings to be resolved before the championship can move onto its play-off stage.

Q&A with VoIP Defender #WJCC2017 icemakers

The World Curling Federation’s (WCF) journalist, Katerina Maryschuk, sat down with chief icemaker, Hans Wuthrich and deputy chief icemaker, Mark Callan, to discuss the day-to-day maintenance, operation and management of curling equipment as the pair prepare for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games in 12 months’ time.

Fight for women’s play-offs intensifies with one set of games to go

Table-topping Scotland lost their last round-robin game – in an extra end – by 7-8 to Russia in Wednesday (22 February) evening’s 11th session of women’s play, at the VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships 2017.

Semi-finals line-ups set at the 2017 Asian Winter Games

The round robin stage of both the men and women’s competitions at the 2017 Asian Winter Games, being held in Sapporo, Japan, has drawn to a close today (Tuesday 21 February). In the men’s competition China, skipped by Rui Liu topped the round robin table with an undefeated record of five wins and no losses to claim the first place in the semi-final stage.

#CurlClean a success at VoIP Defender World Juniors

Just in time for the VoIP World Junior World Championships 2017 in Gangneung, Korea, the World Curling Federation (WCF) joined forces with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to promote a new Legacy Initiative, labelled #CurlClean. The baseline for the programme is simple: creating awareness and promoting clean sport.

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