The World Qualification Event 2020 continued on Tuesday (14 January) at the Kisakallio Sports Institute in Lohja, Finland.
The women’s competition began the day with their second round-robin session in the morning and closed day two in the evening with their third round-robin session. At the end of day two, both Korea and Norway remain undefeated at the top of the rankings with three wins.
In the morning session, Korea defeated Turkey, by 7-6, scoring a single point in the tenth end for the win. Then in the evening session, Korea beat Italy, 9-5, helped with a score of three points in the eighth end.
In the morning, Norway secured a 9-6 win over Estonia, in large part due to a score of four points in the fifth end, then a score of three points in the seventh end. In the evening, Norway defeated Australia, 11-2. Norway took a 6-2 lead into the break before scoring five points over the next three ends, after which Australia conceded.
The morning session also saw wins for hosts Finland and Italy, while Turkey and Estonia recorded wins in the evening session.
There was a single round-robin session in the men’s competition on Tuesday afternoon. Poland and Russia remain undefeated on two wins. Poland defeated Finland, by 7-8, in a game that went all the way to an extra end, while Russia beat Czech Republic, 11-4, after just eight ends.
The afternoon session also saw China defeat Mexico, 11-3 and Japan beat England, 8-2.
The women’s competition continues Wednesday (15 January) afternoon at 14:00, while the men return to the ice at 09:00. All times are Eastern European Time (EEST) which is UTC + 2.
Women’s session two results: Mexico 1-11 Finland; Italy 7-5 Australia; Estonia 6-9 Norway; Turkey 6-7 Korea.
Women’s session three results: Norway 11-2 Australia; Mexico 2-10 Turkey; Italy 5-9 Korea; Estonia 9-5 Finland.
Men’s session two results: Czech Republic 4-11 Russia; England 2-8 Japan; China 11-3 Mexico; Finland 7-8 Poland.
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