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  The winning Chinese Men and Japanese Women
squads at Naseby. Photo: WCF

The Chinese men and Japanese women won the gold medals at the 2011 Pacific Junior Curling Championships in Naseby this weekend. In doing so they also secured the Pacific Region spots at March's World Junior Curling Championships.

Korea claimed both silver medals, and bronze went to the New Zealand women and the Japanese men.

New Zealand's Junior women curlers guaranteed themselves a medal at the 2011 Pacific Junior Curling Championships in Naseby on Friday night.

In their third match of the day Chelsea Farley, Thivya Jeyaranjan, Tessa Farley, Emily Whelan and Katie Bauer won a nail-biting tiebreaker against defending champions China 7-5 for the last qualifying spot.

New Zealand's young curlers are in with a chance of a top-three finish at the Pacific Junior Curling Championships in Naseby this week, but they have some work ahead of them.

Both the NZ Men and Women have a 1 win - 2 loss record, and will need to win at least two or three of their remaining 5 pool games to make the play-off rounds.