Japan and China into Pioneer Hi-Bred World Men’s Curling Championship 2019

  • Japan qualify for the Pioneer Hi-Bred World Men’s Curling Championship 2019 © WCF / Tom Rowland

Both Japan and China will add their names to the list of teams competing at the Pioneer Hi-Bred World Men’s Curling Championship 2019. Based on their performances at the Pacific-Asia Curling Championship 2018 in Gangneung, Republic of Korea (3-10 November) they sealed the two spots in the event for the Pacific-Asia zone.

The world’s, to be held in Lethbridge, Canada from 30 March to 7 April at the ENMAX Centre will feature 13 teams. Japan and China will join hosts Canada; United States as the America’s Challenge winner, Sweden, Scotland, Italy, Germany, Norway, Switzerland and Russia 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, Japan’s Yuta Matsumura beat China’s Qiang Zou 9-7 to claim the championship title.

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