China and Japan stay undefeated after the women’s third round-robin session

  • Japan skip, Satsuki Fujisawa © WCF / Tom Rowland

The women’s competition resumed at the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2018 with the third session of round-robin play on Monday (5 November) evening with wins for China, Japan and Korea.

Japan had a strong start against Hong Kong, stealing three points in the first end as Hong Kong skip Hung Ling-Yue’s double take-out attempt could only remove a single Japanese counter.

Hong Kong blanked the second end, after which Japan stole another three points in the third end, when Hung was heavy with her last draw.

Over the next two ends Japan stole four more points, leading the game 10-0 going into the break.

After the break Hong Kong managed to bounce back by scoring two points, but Japan responded straight away, scoring two points in the seventh end, after which Hong Kong conceded defeat with the final score 12-2 for Japan, who stay undefeated.

Afterwards, Japan skip, Satsuki Fujisawa said, “So far all our three matches went well. We practiced particularly our weights for this match. We think that this match went quite well thanks to that practice. We believe that it will continue to the next matches.”

She continued, “This venue brings back the feelings of the Olympics, where we had very good moments, and especially the atmosphere and the supporters brought back these feelings.”

China maintained their strong start to the championship by beating Kazakhstan, 9-0.

China applied pressure to Kazakhstan from the first end, which resulted in them stealing points in every end of the game. Then in the seventh end, with China leading by 9-0, Kazakhstan conceded.

Elsewhere in the session Korea beat Qatar by 16-0.

The championships continue tomorrow with the men's fifth session at 08:00 Korea Standard Time.

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