Monday, November 17, 2008

Worlds Qualifying all week in Prague

Ten teams are competing in Prague at the World Wheelchair Curling Championship Qualifying Competition, for the final two places at the 2009 Worlds in Vancouver next February. After 7 draws of round robin competition, China, Germany and the Czech Republic are unbeaten. Sentimental favourite Japan, forced to qualify when their pre-tournament tie-break draw to the button at the 2008 Worlds lost by millimetres, are out of contention at 1-5.

CLICK HERE for live line scores. Click on the team names for participants. The website also has webcams on each sheet but I could not get access to them.

Teams and schedule (CET time which is 9 hours ahead of Pacific and 6 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time) can be downloaded as a Word document from this page.

The Page playoff final games are scheduled for Thursday November 20th.


Anonymous said...

I heard a rumour that Chris Daw was coaching the Team from China!

Does anyone know????

. said...

Not this week - Chris is recovering from a broken hip after an ATV accident.

Not any other week either, though he may work with the nascent Newfoundland/Labrador provincial wheelchair curling team if and when he is fit again.

. said...

An anonymous poster suggests that Chris Daw has indeed been working with the China team. I will attempt to discover some details and update the blog if necessary.