The 2017 World Junior B Curling Championships just concluded in Ostersund, Sweden with the medallists in both the men’s and women’s events earning spots at the World Junior Championships next month in Korea.
In the women’s event, Scotland defeated Turkey 7-4 in the gold medal game while Japan defeated China 6-3 in the all-important bronze medal game to claim the final spot at the 2017 World Junior Curling Championships.
Scotland coach Kate Brewster told media following the game that: “They are a focused group of young ladies who planned for this event and competed in a lot of tournaments prior to this to prepare themselves as best as they could. They have had every possible competitive scenario and challenge put in front of them and they have coped with every eventuality extremely well and kept very level headed.”
In the men’s event, China defeated Turkey 5-2 to win the gold medal while Italy defeated Germany by an identical score to qualify for the World Juniors in Korea.
The women’s field at the World Junior Curling Championships will include defending champions Canada, Hungary, Japan, hosts Korea, Russia, Scotland, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey and USA
The men’s field at the World Junior Curling Championships will include Canada, China, Italy, hosts Korea, Norway, 2016 winners Scotland, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey and USA.
(Photo credits – WCF/Jorgen Nilsson)