New Zealand women and Australia men qualify for semi-finals

New Zealand women will play Korea in the semi-finals Photo: WCF/Richard Gray

In the tie-breakers, New Zealand beat Australia women 11-6 after nine ends of play and Australia men beat New Zealand 7-5.

As a result New Zealand women and Australia men join men’s and women’s teams from China, Japan and Korea in the semi-finals, which begin on Friday morning at 09:00 local time (JST).

The semi-final line-up will see the men play a best of three games semi-final series, with the first game against their semi-final opponents in the round-robin counting as the first game of the series.

The women will play a best of five games semi-final series, with the first two games against their opponent in their double round-robin counting as the first two games of the series.

STANDINGS - after round-robin (W-L)
Women:

1. Korea 8-0 (to play New Zealand in semi-final series. Korea lead series 2-0)
2. China 5-3 (to play Japan in semi-final series. China and Japan tied 1-1 in series)
3. Japan 5-3 (to play China in semi-final series. China and Japan tied 1-1 in series)
4. New Zealand 2-7 (to play Korea in semi-final. Korea lead series 2-0)
5. Australia 1-8

Men:
1. Japan 6-0 (to play Australia in semi-final series. Japan lead series 1-0)
2. Korea 5-1 (to play China in semi-final series. Korea lead series 1-0)
2. China 4-2 (to play Korea in semi-final series. Korea lead series 1-0)
4. Australia 3-4 (to play Japan in semi-final series. Japan lead series 1-0)
5. New Zealand 2-5
6. Chinese Taipei 2-4
7. Kazakhstan 0-6

Full Line Scores: http://pacc2014.worldcurling.net/livescores


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