Scotland Secure spot at World Junior Championships
The World Junior-B Curling Championships (WJBCC) in Oestersund, Sweden, concluded on Tuesday 10th January. The WJBCC were open to junior teams from all WCF Member Associations that had not already qualified for the 2017 World Junior Curling Championships (WJCC).
After finishing top, the Scottish women have managed to secure Scotland a spot at the WJCC which are to be held in Gangneung, Korea, from 16th – 26th February 2017. The girls, skipped by Sophie Jackson, went through the entire competition undefeated – winning the final against Turkey 7-4. The Scottish junior men had already qualified for the 2017 WJCC due to their result at the Championships in 2016.
The top three placed teams claimed spots at the WJCC, so Scotland will be joined by both silver medallists Turkey and bronze placed Japan. The full field consists of: defending champions Canada, Hungary, Japan, hosts Korea, Russia, Scotland, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey and USA.
The men’s teams are for WJCC 2017 are: Canada, China, Italy, hosts Korea, Norway, 2016 winners Scotland, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey and USA.
There are games from the event – including the Scotland v Turkey final – available to watch on World Curling TV: www.youtube.com/WorldCurlingTV
All line scores and news from the WJBCC can be found here: www.worldcurling.org/wjcc2017
Pictured are Team Scotland; Skip Sophie Jackson, Naomi Brown, Mili Smith, Sophie Sinclair, alternate Laura Barr and coach Cate Brewster.
All photos © WCF/Jörgen Nilsson and WCF/Eric Norrlander