Live Blog: Day five at the PCCC
Canada and Australia pick up final wins
With a draw to the four-foot for the win against Korea, Canada wins 7-4.
The semi-finals are now set with USA v KOR and CAN v JPN at 13:00 5 November!
The two women’s teams relegated to the B-Division are Brazil and Hong Kong, as they finished in the last two places.
Australia back in the lead!
After a steal of two and a steal of one after a heavy draw, Australia now lead Hong Kong 6-5.
Big steal for Canada!
In what looked to be a Korean two, quickly turned into a steal for Canada when the Koreans ticked off a guard on a soft hit. Canada leads 6-3 playing the seventh end.
Kerri Einerson 🇨🇦 is on fire! A runback takeout to roll behind a corner and freeze for the shot stone! #PCCC2022 #curling
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— World Curling (@worldcurling) November 5, 2022
USA finish round robin with W against New Zealand
Mark it as a 9-2 final, as the Americans await the results of Korea and Canada to see how they place in the semi-finals.
Fifth end updates
USA continue to dominate against New Zealand, 9-1.
Kazakhstan is up 7-3 on Brazil.
After a steal of one, based on a measure, Hong Hong takes a 5-2 lead against Australia.
Meanwhile, in a tight battle, Canada sliced a tiny piece into the button for shot, to go up 5-3.
Canada steal in three
Korea missed their runback attempt in three, after a nice come around by Canada to go down 1-4.
USA up early
United States is 7-0 against New Zealand after getting another steal of one.
Kazakhstan take 4-0 against Brazil
This is a must win for both to possibly keep themselves out of relegation.
Canada makes a triple to limit damage
Not how you’d typically draw up your first end, but Canada’s Kerri Einarson had to make a triple takeout just to cut Korea down to a steal of one.
Final women's round robin
Although the play-off teams are confirmed (Canada, USA, Japan and Korea) tonight’s games will confirmed seeding for the semi-finals and relegation for next year’s B-Division.
Tonight we have:
New Zealand v United States
Korea v Canada
Brazil v Kazakhstan
Hong Kong v Australia
Words from Dropkin
Korea defeat Australia
With a hit for three on their last, Australia shook hands, 9-4 against Korea.
If Japan beats New Zealand, they will get the fourth play-off spot. Ranking for places 1,2,3 between Canada, USA and Korea will be determined by DSC (Draw Shot Challenge).
New Zealand continue to grind!
A nice double by New Zealand secures them one point for sure as we wait for the results of a measure for the second point….
and it’s for two! 7-5 for Japan as they play nine.
USA top Brazil
The Americans beat Brazil 9-3 to complete their 6-1 round-robin showing.
Canada finish round robin with a win
A 11-3 final against Chinese Taipei gives Canada a 6-1 record as they await their semi-final opponent.
Sigh of relief from New Zealand
It’s been one of those days so far for Anton Hood, but a great double for two gets him back on the board, 6-3!
Looks like Gushue is coming off
Lots of ice time for Canada’s alternate, Nathan Young!
Brad is resting up for the semi-finals.
Couldn't make that shot if you tried..
New Zealand played a run double on their final stone in five, but the attached image let’s you know how it went. RIGHT IN BETWEEN! Steal of two for Japan to go up 6-1.
Japan hit for two
Japan go up 4-1 against New Zealand after four ends, with sights on play-offs in mind.
Missed opportunity for New Zealand
Ouch! After a great double on NZL skip’s Anton Hood to sit two, they rolled out on their nose hit for two, going down 1-2 after three ends.
Steals for Canada and USA
Chinese Taipei hit and rolled out on a double attempt against Canada for one, while Brazil did the same, giving up a steal of three.
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Korea, Canada and Japan open with two
USA stole one in their opening end, and are currently sitting three in the second end against Brazil.
Final men's round robin coming up!
The final play-off spot and two more BKT Tires & OK Tire World Men’s Curling Championship berths will be decided this afternoon:
Korea v Australia
Brazil v United States
Chinese Taipei v Canada
Japan v New Zealand
Canada, United States and Korea have secured their spots already.
The most important game is JPN v NZL as that will decide the final spot!
First win for Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan run Hong Kong out of stones to win 7-5 and pick up their first win of the week.
Kazakhstan steal three
Kazakhstan take one step closer to their first win of the week with a steal of three in the ninth end to take a 7-4 lead over Hong Kong.
Sixth win for Canada and Korea
Canada defeat Japan, 9-3, and Korea beat United States, 9-5, to stay tied at the top of the table on six wins and one loss.
New Zealand win
New Zealand beat Brazil, by 10-4, for their fourth win of the week.
Scores after eight
After eight ends the scores are:
Japan 3-8 Canada
Kazakhstan 4-5 Hong Kong
Korea 8-5 United States
New Zealand 6-4 Brazil
Canada score four
Canada’s Kerri Einerson plays a promoted double-takeout to score four and take an 8-3 lead over Japan after eight ends.
Korea score another two
Korea hits a takeout to score two points and take a 6-1 lead over United States after six.
Around the sheets
We’ve hit the fifth end break in the A-Division morning’s session. The scores are:
Japan 2-3 Canada
Kazakhstan 1-4 Hong Kong
Korea 4-1 United States
New Zealand 4-3 Brazil
Perfect hit and roll
Yang Taei 🇰🇷 with a perfect roll underneath two stones to lie three! #PCCC2022 #curling
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— World Curling (@worldcurling) November 4, 2022
Canada steal two
With the score level after three, Canada steal two in the fourth to take a 3-1 over Japan.
New Zealand bounce back
New Zealand scored a two in the third end, then followed that with a steal of two in the fourth to take a 4-3 lead over Brazil.
Korea open the scoring
After two blanked ends, Korea score two in the third to take a 2-0 lead over United States.
Brazil open with a three
Brazil are left with an open hit to begin the game with a score of three.
Welcome to day five!
The women’s second last round-robin session is underway. On the ice are:
Japan v Canada
Kazakhstan v Hong Kong
Korea v United States
New Zealand v Brazil