Thursday, February 02, 2012

Pacific Region Qualifiers for World Juniors

Sayaka Yoshimura's Japanese junior women's team has qualified for the World Junior Championships in Oestersund. The girls won gold at the 2012 Pacific-Asia Junior Curling Championships at the Hwasan Ice Rink in Jeonju, South Korea, today beating Korea in the final 3-2. This team competed at the 2011 World Juniors in Perth (remind yourself here).

A Chinese junior men’s team, skipped by Xiuyue Ma, won the gold medal in the junior men’s event with a win over Korea in the final, and will also now play in Sweden.

The report on the Pacific-Asia event is here, with photos of the winning teams. The website for the World Junior Championships is here.