STATEMENT: Japan forfeit final round-robin game due to COVID-19 concerns

Japan have forfeited their final round-robin game at the World Women’s Curling Championship, scheduled to take place on Friday afternoon, due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns.

The remaining players, while still providing negative results, have decided that for the health and safety of everyone involved in the championship, forfeiting their game and avoiding the possibility of further positive results impacting the competition was the best decision.

Japan’s opponents for the afternoon game, Korea, will now receive an automatic victory.

25 March 2022