SCOTLAND’S JUNIOR WOMEN AT WORLD-B CHAMPIONSHIPS

Scotland’s Junior Women, skipped by Beth Farmer, are in Lohja, Finland for the World Junior-B Curling Championships 2019 being held in the Kisakalio Sports Institute from 3 to 10 January.  

Team Scotland (Farmer) aim to qualify the Scottish Junior Women for the World Junior Curling Championships 2019 (WJCC), which will be held in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada from 16 to 23 February, after a disappointing result at last years WJCC. Three junior women’s teams and three junior men’s teams will qualify from the B-Championships. The Scottish Junior men have already qualified.

Beth Farmer, Kirstin Bousie, Katie McMillan and Nicola Joiner earned the right to represent Scotland after a four team playoff in Aberdeen in November against teams Bryce, Davie and Henderson. Amy Bryce has joined the team as their alternate player along with coach Alison Cunningham (standing in as team coach for Debbie Knox) and David Ramsay, Head Coach for this event.

21 women’s teams will take part in the event and are split into the following three groups:
Group A: Austria, Spain, Finland, Germany, New Zealand, Poland and Scotland
Group B: Australia, England, Estonia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan and Russia
Group C: Belarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Latvia, Slovenia and Turkey

The championships consist of a round-robin stage where the top two teams from each group along with the best third place finisher progress directly to the quarter-finals. The remaining two third placed finishers will compete in a qualification game with the winner securing the last quarter-final place. This is followed by a semi-final stage, the winners will play in the gold medal game and will qualify directly for the WJCC 2019. The losers of the semi-finals will play for the bronze medal and the last WJCC place. All games are eight ends.

Scotland’s first game is against Spain at 6am (UK time) on Thursday 3 January.

3/1/19   06.00  SCO v ESP – Won 8-2
4/1/19   10.00  SCO v POL – Won 7-3
5/1/19   14.00  SCO v AUT – Won 9-1
6/1/19   06.00  SCO v NZL – Won 11-6
7/1/19   18.00  SCO v FIN  – Won 10-1
8/1/19   14.00  SCO v GER – Won 7-5

Quarter Final
9/1/19 12.00  SCO v GER – Won 7-4

Semi Final
10/1/19 07.00  SCO v JPN – Won 6-5

Final
10/1/19 12.00 SCO v RUS

The schedule and results can be found at http://www.worldcurling.org/wjcc2019/wjcc2019-Junior-B. All times are Eastern European Time (GMT +2).

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