Monday 7 November 2016
Monday (7 November) was brought to a close by the women’s third session of round-robin games being played at the Uiseong Curling Training Center in Korea.
The session saw dominant wins for Korea, Japan, New Zealand and China.
New Zealand defeated newcomers Qatar by a score of 21-0. New Zealand opened the scoring with five points in the first end and then stole the remaining sixteen points over the next five ends. Qatar would blank the seventh end and would then be run out of stones in the eighth end.
China would score in six of the seven ends played to defeat Hong Kong by a score of 18-2. The win was aided by steals of four points in the third and fourth ends and sealed with a further score of four points in the seventh end.
Korea and Japan remained undefeated in the women’s competition. Korea recorded a 23-1 victory over Australia, scoring in six of the seven ends played, including a steal of five points in the third end and score of seven points in the fifth end on the way to their win.
In the session’s final game Japan defeated Kazakhstan 14-1 after six ends of play that included steals of two, four and three points in the last three ends played.
Broadcast coverage will resume on Tuesday afternoon with New Zealand v Korea women at 14.00 (Korean Standard Time) on World Curling TV and national broadcasters.
They said it:
Bingyu Wang; skip, China (after 18-2 win over Hong Kong): “It was a good win. We lost the first game and we needed these two to get our confidence back and feel the rocks, feel the ice, and I hope we can finish well. I think this week there’s no pressure on us because we have qualified already, but this is a new team. I’ve come back and my lead [Yan Zhou] plays third now, so it doesn’t matter what team we play against, we just want to try our best.”
Results women’s session three: Australia 1-23 Korea; Qatar 0-21 New Zealand; Hong Kong 2-18 China; Japan 14-1 Kazakhstan.
Standings after men’s session four (W-L):
New Zealand (2-1)
Hong Kong (0-3)
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