Australia return to winning ways

  • Australia skip, Jennifer Westhagen Photo © WCF / Richard Gray

Tuesday (8 November) afternoon at the Uiseong Curling Training Center in Korea, featured the women’s session four games and saw wins for China, Japan, Korea and Australia.

Japan and Korea remained undefeated in the round-robin stage after their wins this afternoon.

Japan secured a 15-3 victory over Hong Kong largely helped by a score of five points in the third end and four points in the fifth end.

Korea defeated New Zealand 9-2 helped by a steal of two points in the second end, when New Zealand skip Chelsea Farley was heavy with her final stone, and a score of three points in the fourth end.

China picked up their third win in a row after defeating Kazakhstan 20-1 and in the session’s final game Australia defeated Qatar by a score of 21-1 aided in part by a score of seven points in the fifth end.

Broadcast coverage will continue on Tuesday evening with Japan v Korea men at 19.00 (Korean Standard Time) on World Curling TV and national broadcasters.

They said it:

Jennifer Westhagen; skip, Australia (after win over Qatar): “It was pretty important for us to get our draw weights in and get our confidence back, so we just tried to play the shots we’ll need to play in the next three games [of the round-robin stage]. I think we’ve played pretty well so far, getting together as a team and playing on real curling ice is a challenge, so every game we’re improving as a team and every minute is a learning experience.”

Eunjung Kim; skip, Korea (after 9-2 win over New Zealand): “Our teamwork is one of the main reasons [for remaining undefeated] and our team members are focusing on their own roles. There’s luck as well but we’re focusing on what we have to do so it’s worked out very well.”

Results women’s session four: China 20-1 Kazakhstan; Hong Kong 3-15 Japan; Qatar 1-21 Australia; New Zealand 2-9 Korea.


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

WOMEN:

Japan (4-0)
Korea (4-0)
China (3-1)
Australia (2-2)
New Zealand (2-2)
Kazakhstan (1-3)
Hong Kong (0-4)
Qatar (0-4)

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