Live Blog: Day three at the PCCC
New Zealand steal three for the win
Hong Kong wreck on a guard with their last to give up a steal of three and give New Zealand an 8-6 win.
That’s a wrap on the live coverage for today. Join us tomorrow for day four of the Pan Continental Curling Championships.
Steal for the Kiwis
New Zealand steal a single in the ninth end.
Hong Kong lead 6-5, with hammer, going into the tenth.
One to go
We have one game still being played here in our four draw day at the Pan Continental Championships.
Hong Kong currently lead New Zealand, by 6-4, after eight ends.
Win for Canada
Canada defeat Brazil, 10-2, to pick up their fifth win to join USA at the top of the table.
USA pick up fifth win
United States defeat Kazakhstan, 9-0 after six ends to continue their unbeaten run.
Canada steal three
Canada steal three in the sixth to lead Brazil 8-1.
Australia score a single in the sixth end, then concede with the score 11-1 to Japan.
Scores at the break
Scores at the fifth end break:
United States 7-0 Kazakhstan
Canada 5-1 Brazil
New Zealand 2-4 Hong Kong
Australia 0-11 Japan
Japan in complete control
Japan steal three more points in the fifth end against Australia to lead 11-0 at the break.
Great double from Fujisawa
No problem for the skip. 😎 Fujisawa Satsuki makes the double as Japan 🇯🇵 head towards a steal.
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— World Curling (@worldcurling) November 3, 2022
Over in the B-Division
The women are playing in the B-Division right now and at the fifth end break the scores are:
Nigeria 4-6 Kenya
Chinese Taipei 3-2 Mexico
Final session of the day underway
We’re back on the ice with the women’s sixth round-robin session.
United States v Kazakhstan
Canada v Brazil
New Zealand v Hong Kong
Australia v Japan
New Zealand emerge as winners over Chinese Taipei
That was a fun one! After a great double by New Zealand, and a flashed hit by Chinese Taipei, the final score is 6-3.
USA win and New Zealand up three without hammer
Ah, Chinese Taipei come up light on their draw, giving the Kiwis a steal of one and a 6-3 lead as they play ten.
USA have just defeated Japan 10-7.
Great draw by Chinese Taipei in nine!
Randie Shen came around four stones, out counting two New Zealand shots, to sit one behind cover.
WOW! Anton Hood played a gentle double tap to get shot stone and now Shen needs to touch the four-foot for a single point.
Japan trailing USA
It’s going to be a long way back for Japan who are down 5-10 to USA in the ninth end.
Canada and Australia claim dominating wins
Canada defeated Korea 3-11 and Australia topped Brazil 10-2.
On the other two sheets New Zealand have blanked the last three ends to maintain their 3-3 tie and United States lead Japan 7-5.
Some games close, some not so much..
TPE and NZL are tied 3-3 after five, while Canada and Australia continue to steam roll.
The game between Japan and United States just took a turn, when Korey Dropkin made an open draw for five to go up 7-4.
Five for Canada and stretches from Nathan Young
The young-gun from Newfoundland appears to be warming up while Gushue slides down the ice.
Tag, Nathan Young, you’re in the game!
Fourth end updates
Chinese Taipei levelled their game 3-3 against Kazakhstan.
Australia stole four to spread their gap 8-1 against Brazil, while Canada looks to set up a big end against Korea.
Japan has a nose hit to take a 4-2 lead.
Strong start for Canada
In a battle for top-spot Canada opens their game against undefeated Korea with four!
Session nine about to start!
Welcome to the ninth round-robin session at the PCCC!
We have four men’s games on the ice:
Chinese Taipei v New Zealand
Korea v Canada (Live broadcast)
Japan v United States (Live broadcast)
Brazil v Australia
Watch LIVE on Recast: https://wcf.co/CurlingChannel
Korea and Canada finish afternoon session with wins!
It was a good battle between Canada and Australia, but in the end, a hit for two points sealed the deal after nine ends for the Canadians.
Today is a four session day so we’ll be back at 16:00!
New Zealand hit for three!
There’s no quit in this team. With three in nine, smiles on their faces, they’ll play the final end down 10-6.
Canada draw for three in seven
Canada stretch their lead to 9-5 after Australia slipped back twelve on their draw attempt, giving Einarson the full eight-foot for three.
Aussies need a good draw
With Canada sitting two, AUS needs to draw behind cover to defend against a potential three-ender.
Japan and United States pick up wins
Brazil made a hit for a single before shaking hands against Japan 2-11. United States downed Hong Kong 13-1, to keep their undefeated record going.
In our other two games, Canada is up against Australia 6-5 and Korea is beating New Zealand 9-3.
Japan score three on Brazil
Japan have a comfy lead now at 7-1 after five ends. Korea is also up 7-1 against New Zealand.
Ouf, USA steal five
Hong Kong came up light on their final draw against USA to give up a big steal of five, going down 10-0.
Canada has a hit for three, to go up 4-3.
Trouble brewing for Hong Kong and Australia?
A crowded house that doesn’t look too kind…
Australia go up against Canada
With a nose hit, Australia take two points for a 3-1 against the hosts after three ends.
Japan and United States off to hot starts
Japan is up 4-0 against Brazil after three while United States just stole two after a flashed Hong Kong hit, to go up 5-0.
Do you wanna build a snow man?
Up now, women's session five!
Brazil v Japan
Hong Kong v USA
Australia v Canada
Korea v New Zealand
Watch LIVE: https://wcf.co/CurlingChannel
Chinese Taipei defeat Australia
In a back and fourth battle, TPE beat AUS 9-4 after running them out of stones in the tenth end.
Korea takes down USA
In the ninth end, Korey Dropkin had to touch the four-foot on a draw, but came up light giving Korea a stolen point on their way to a 10-6 win.
NZL tops BRA
The 13-2 win put NZL at 2-1 while Brazil drops to 0-3.
Korea had a chance to draw to full four but came up JUST light and got a single to go up 7-2 against USA.
Australia 1-5 Chinese Taipei
New Zealand 8-3 Brazil
Canada 8-2 Japan.
Reminder teams MUST play six ends in round robin, eight in play-offs.
Korea with the steal pants
USA is down 6-0 after three following a steal of two in the second and third.
Japan also have their hands full with Canada, down 4-1 with lots of Canadian stones in the house.
New Zealand is leading Brazil 7-3 and Chinese Taipei is up 4-1.
Welcome to Canada
8am game and a snow storm. Name a better curling combo.
Good morning curling fans ☕️
Canada is taking on Japan live now on @TSNCurling! Let’s hear your cheers for @TeamGushue! GO 🇨🇦 GO!!#PCCC2022 pic.twitter.com/yAFGaoO1ZR
— Curling Canada (@CurlingCanada) November 2, 2022
Big opening ends
Korea and Chinese Taipei opened with two, while New Zealand scored four and Canada got three to get these morning games up and running.
Rise and shine, curling fans!
It’s early. It’s snowing. We’re in Canada. It’s curling time!
Snuggle in wherever you are and get ready for some great men’s games.
United States v Korea
Australia v Chinese Taipei
New Zealand v Brazil
Canada v Japan