Wednesday update from the World Seniors

Team Ireland © WCF / Eakin Howard

With 20 sessions of round-robin play now complete in the World Senior Championships, the play-off qualification picture is gradually taking shape.

In the women’s event, all three qualifiers in Group A have now been established. They are group leaders Canada, unbeaten after five games, including their most recent 8-4 win over New Zealand, second-placed Japan and third-ranked Sweden. In their game on Wednesday afternoon, Japan beat the Swedes by 8-1.

In Group B, only unbeaten leaders Scotland have qualified so far. In their fifth round-robin game, the Scots beat Australia by 7-2.  Behind them, Switzerland are in second place and Ireland are third.

In the women’s event, group winners go straight to the semi-finals, while the teams finishing in second and third places will play in cross-over qualification games, with the winners going on to the semi-finals.

In men’s play, all three group leaders have now secured their play-off slots.

Hungary had been the first to qualify on Tuesday, and joining them now are Group B leaders Sweden, who beat England by 10-1 on Wednesday. Group C leaders United States have also secured a play-off spot, after winning their Wednesday game against Norway by 8-6.

Sweden’s Anders Eriksson © WCF / Logan Hannigan-Downs

After the men’s round robin completes, the qualifiers go straight to quarter-finals, with the first- and second-ranked team from each group going forward, to be joined by the best two of the three third-placed teams.

Find all the results from the World Seniors here.

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Gangneung, South Korea

26 April 2023
World Senior Curling Championships 2023