Live Blog: Day four at the PCCC
That's a wrap on day four
Thanks for following along today. Join us again tomorrow where we’ll fill the final play-off and world championship qualification places.
Canada defeat New Zealand
Canada score three in the ninth. New Zealand concede to give Canada a 10-5 win and move them into joint first place in the rankings.
The results in the men’s B-Division evening session:
Guyana 3-11 Kazakhstan
Saudi Arabia 0-15 India
Kenya 5-15 Qatar
Nigeria 2-12 Hong Kong
Canada qualify for the play-offs
Due to the results elsewhere in this session, Canada confirm their play-off place before their game with New Zealand has come to a conclusion. They lead New Zealand, 7-4, after seven ends.
United States win and reach the play-offs
United States defeat Australia, 8-3, to confirm their play-off and World Championship spot.
Korea steal five to secure play-off place
Brazil’s Marcelo Cabral De Mello is facing six Korea counters when he comes to play his last stone of the sixth end. He nudges one but rolls through to give up a steal of five. Brazil concede with the score 10-1.
Korea secure a place in the play-offs and the BKT Tires & OK Tire World Men’s Curling Championship 2023.
India steal again for the win
India steal five more in the sixth end to defeat Saudi Arabia, 15-0.
Japan win in six
Japan continue their recovery with a six-end, 10-1 win over Chinese Taipei, capped with a steal of three in the sixth end, for their second win in succession.
A-Division after five
We’ve reached the fifth end break in the A-Division.
Canada lead New Zealand, 5-3.
Japan have had back-to-back steals to lead Chinese Taipei, 7-1.
Korea are 5-1 up over Brazil.
United States are beating Australia, 5-2.
B-Division at the break
Here’s what’s happened over in the B-Division after five ends:
Kazakhstan just stole four to take a 7-2 lead over Guyana.
Qatar lead Kenya, by 9-2.
Hong Kong scored three in the third end, then stole a single in the fourth, then stole two more in the fifth, to lead 8-1 over Nigeria.
India are in complete control and have stolen in every end to lead Saudi Arabia, 10-0.
USA score three
United States’ Korey Dropkin is left with an open draw to the four-foot to score three points and take a 5-1 lead over Australia after three ends.
New Zealand score three
New Zealand’s Anton Hood plays a double take-out with his last stone to score three points and take a 3-2 lead over Canada after three ends
Single for Australia
Qatar score back-to-back fours
Over in the B-Division, Qatar opened their game against Kenya with a score of four points. They followed that with a steal of four and lead 8-0 after two ends.
New Zealand make their hit, but roll too far and give up a steal of one. Canada lead 2-0 after two.
Chinese Taipei level things up
Chinese Taipei skip Randie Shen holds his nerve to draw a precise shot to the four-foot while facing three Japan counters, to level the score at 1-1 after two.
The second-last men’s round-robin session is set to go!
USA steal the win!
You never knew who was going to win this one! When USA’s final draw slid deep, setting up a double for Canada, it looked like the Canadians were going to seal the deal. But Einarson’s double attempt was wide, and didn’t make contact with shot stone giving USA the stolen winning point, 8-6.
New Zealand beat Australia
New Zealand improve their record to 3-3 with a 10-7 win against Australia.
10th end Canada and USA
USA leads 7-6 but Canada has the hammer – perfectly set up end by both sides.
Big steal for New Zealand
Patience is a virtue. New Zealand earned a steal of two in nine after Australia’s final hit over curled. They lead 10-7 playing the tenth.
Korea move to 5-1
Final score: Korea 13-2 Hong Kong.
Pending results of the Australia v New Zealand game, this could qualify Korea for play-offs. Stay tuned!
The North American battle continues
After a fantastic double by USA skip to limit a multiple score by Canada, Einarson makes the draw for one to tie the game, 6-6 after eight ends.
Japan women qualify!
Congratulations to Japan on qualifying for the play-offs and securing a berth to the LGT World Women’s Curling Championship 2023! 🇯🇵#PCCC2022 | #Curling pic.twitter.com/WcHuHJcruU
— World Curling (@worldcurling) November 3, 2022
Great draw by US!
Tabitha Peterson plants her stone on the button to get two points right back, for a 6-5 lead against Canada after six.
Fifth end updates
Canada make a nose hit to score two points and take a 5-4 lead against USA.
Japan is up 9-1 against Kazakhstan. A win here will qualify them for the play-offs.
New Zealand and Australia are having a great battle, tied 5-5.
Korea is in control, 8-2 against Hong Kong.
Korea steal four on Hong Kong
Yikes, a big steal of four for Korea may just put this game away as they lead 8-1.
Measure between Canada and USA for a possible third point
USA hits and sticks for at least two…. and the measure indicates it’s CANADA!
USA 4-3 Canada
Cutest Hong Kong fan award goes to
Our future curling superstar cheering on mommy and the #TeamHKG ladies @worldcurling Pan Continental Curling Championships! #HKCurling #HKCuA #PCCC2022 pic.twitter.com/k3LsMJs0xC
— Jason Chang (@UnhingedCurling) November 3, 2022
Canada looking troubled
The Americans have been playing great while Canada have had a few half shots. USA could be building towards a big end here in four.
Japan draw for three
Kazakhstan tried to cut down Japan with their final draw but were heavy, leaving Fujisawa a draw to the eight-foot for three and a 6-1 lead.
USA draw for two
Canada’s Kerri Einarson made a nice double to limit the damage against USA, leaving them a draw for two to level the game 2-2.
Japan steal two
Japan steal two against Kazakhstan to go up 3-1 after a heavy draw.
New Zealand draw for three
After a flashed final stone by Australia, New Zealand have an open draw to score three and go up 3-1.
Welcome to session 12
We have the women playing this afternoon – with play-off spots up for grabs.
Hong Kong v Korea
New Zealand v Australia
Kazakhstan v Japan
USA v Canada
Canada women first to qualify!
Canada’s Team Einarson have qualified for the PCCC play-offs as well as secured Canada a berth in the LGT World Women’s Curling Championship 2023.
Canada win again
After a nice angle runback by Dean Hewitt of Australia to score one, the Aussies shook hands bowing to the Canadians 11-4.
Japan and United States get wins
Japan have won their first game, 9-3 against Brazil while United States held off New Zealand 6-2.
Canada is up 11-4 against Australia, playing the eighth end.
Korea win 11-5
Korea improve to 4-1 while Chinese Taipei drop to 2-3.
Korea and Canada on cruise control
Canada scored a big four ender to go up 9-3 against Australia while Korea is 9-5 up against Chinese Taipei.
United States and New Zealand are having a good game, with the US leading 4-1, looking to blank the seventh end.
Brazil just gave up a steal of two to swing the score 8-3 for Japan, on route to their first victory.
Korea off to strong start
Korea is up early, 6-1 after three ends against Chinese Taipei.
Canada just made a draw to the four-foot for two points to take a 5-2 lead against Australia while United States is up 2-0 against New Zealand.
Will today be the day Japan get their first win? They’re currently leading Brazil 4-1 after three.
Thursday’s schedule at the Pan Continental Curling Championships!
Highlighted games will be broadcast while every sheet will be streamed on @RecastTV https://t.co/fy3vfdC4XH#PCCC2022 | #Curling pic.twitter.com/AbC680g6X9
— World Curling (@worldcurling) November 3, 2022
Good morning from day four!
It’s day four in Calgary. Today we will start to see which teams have qualified their Member Association a spot at the world championships!
Kicking off this morning’s session we have the men taking to the ice:
Japan v Brazil
United States v New Zealand
Canada v Australia
Korea v Chinese Taipei