Pacific-Asia Junior Curling Championships 2012 underway

The 8th edition of the Pacific-Asia Junior Curling Championships got underway at the Hwasan Ice Rink in Jeonju, South Korea on Saturday.

Junior Men: Japan v New Zealand Photo: PAJCC LOC
Junior Women: Korea v New Zealand Photo: PAJCC LOC

Five junior men’s and junior women’s teams from Australia, China, Japan, Korea and New Zealand are competing in the event, which sees a double round robin taking place through to Wednesday 1 February and semifinals and finals being staged on Thursday 2 February.

The winners of the junior men’s and women’s championships will head to this year’s World Junior Curling Championships, which will take place in Östersund, Sweden, from 3-11 March as the representatives from the World Curling Federation’s Pacific-Asia region.

You can follow the results from the PAJCC here: www.pajcc2012.org
Results are mirrored on the WCF Results Database: http://results.worldcurling.org

Teams that have already qualified for the World Junior Curling Championships 2012:

Junior Women: Scotland (Gold 2011), Canada (Silver 2011), Russia (Bronze 2011), Sweden, USA, Switzerland, Norway, Czech Republic and Italy.

Junior Men: Sweden (Gold 2011), Switzerland (Silver 2011), Norway (Bronze 2011), Canada, Scotland, USA, Finland, Czech Republic and Italy.

Further information about the 2012 World Juniors can be seen here: www.wjcc2012.curlingevents.com and on the event Facebook page: www.facebook.com/wjcc2012sweden