|New Zealand's Scott Becker at the 2019 WQE in Naseby. Photo © WCF / Clare Toia-Bailey
21 Jan 2019 – Four Men’s teams – England, Korea, New Zealand and the Netherlands – are vying for three playoff spots at the World Curling Qualifying Event in Naseby.
The Women’s playoff teams are confirmed with a round still to play. Finland, China and Hungary will fight it out for the two remaining places at the World Women’s Championship.
Finland’s Women became the first team to qualify for the playoffs. They met China, the other previously unbeaten team, during the morning session on the third day of play and won 8-6, helped along by a score of 4 points in the sixth end.
Finland’s skip Oona Kauste commented, “The European Championships in Estonia was a big disappointment [for us], and we took time to decide what to do next.”