Korea and Japan join World Women’s Curling Championship field

  • Korea qualify for the World Women’s Curling Championship 2019 © WCF / Tom Rowland

Based on both Korea and Japan’s performances at the Pacific-Asia Curling Championship 2018 in Gangneung, Republic of Korea (3-10 November) they have qualified for the World Women’s Curling Championship 2019.

The world’s, to be held in Silkeborg, Denmark from 16 to 24 March will feature 13 women’s teams in total. Korea and Japan will join previously qualified Denmark [as hosts], Canada and United States from the America’s zone, Switzerland, Sweden, Russia, Germany, Latvia, Scotland from the European’s and two teams from the new World Qualification Event.

At the Pacific-Asia Curling Championship, two spots were available to qualify for the worlds – the champions and runners-up. In the final, Korea’s Minji Kim beat Satsuki Fujisawa of Japan 12-8 to capture the title for the young teams’ first time.

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