How to Watch 2024 BKT Tyres World Women's Curling Championship

Mr. Kraken

3/16/20243 min read

Six teams earned a spot in the World Women's Playoffs. All six qualifiers—Canada, Italy, Korea, Switzerland, Sweden, and Denmark—were assured of a spot in the play-offs at the close of play on Thursday. The final rankings will be decided in the remaining round-robin sessions

Although Canada had previously qualified first in the standings, they solidified their lead with victories of 9–4 against Estonia and 9–2 against New Zealand, leaving them unbeaten after ten games.

Italy is currently leading with nine wins and one loss, courtesy of victories over Norway (10-2) and Türkiye (7-6).

Skip Stefania Constantini expressed her pride in the team after the match, saying, "It's great and I think we qualified with a good game, maybe our best performance so far."

With eight victories and two defeats, Korea and Switzerland are presently tied for third position. Korea defeated Norway 7–4 before returning to defeat the US 9–3.

Switzerland defeated New Zealand 10-2 before defeating Denmark 9-1. Swiss captain Silvana Tirinzoni discussed qualifying after the match against Denmark, stating, "We've achieved our first goal – to qualify for the play-offs. Now we have two games to make our second goal, to finish second.”

Sweden defeated Japan 5-3 and Estonia 8-5 to complete a perfect day of victories. Due to these outcomes, Sweden has turned around and is now ranked fifth after losing their first three games.

Denmark presently occupies the sixth and final qualifying spot with six wins, four defeats, and a 1-9 loss to Switzerland in their lone game on Thursday.

2024 Playoff Team Details

Team Canada (Ottawa CC, Ottawa)

  • Skip: Rachel Homan

  • Third: Tracy Fleury

  • Second: Emma Miskew

  • Lead: Sarah Wilkes

  • Alternate: Rachelle Brown

Team Italy (CC Dolomiti, Cortina d'Ampezzo)

  • Skip: Stefania Constantini

  • Third: Elena Mathis

  • Second: Angela Romei

  • Lead: Giulia Zardini Lacedelli

  • Alternate: Marta Lo Deserto

Team South Korea (Uijeongbu CC, Uijeongbu)

  • Skip: Gim Eun-ji

  • Third: Kim Min-ji

  • Second: Kim Su-ji

  • Lead: Seol Ye-eun

  • Alternate: Seol Ye-ji

Team Switzerland (CC Aarau, Aarau)

  • Fourth: Alina Pätz

  • Skip: Silvana Tirinzoni

  • Second: Selina Witschonke

  • Lead: Carole Howald

  • Alternate: Stefanie Berset

Team Sweden (Sundbybergs CK, Sundbyberg)

  • Skip: Anna Hasselborg

  • Third: Sara McManus

  • Second: Agnes Knochenhauer

  • Lead: Sofia Mabergs

  • Alternate: Johanna Heldin

Team Denmark (Hvidovre CC, Hvidovre & Gentofte CC, Gentofte)

  • Skip: Madeleine Dupont

  • Third: Mathilde Halse

  • Second: Denise Dupont

  • Lead: My Larsen

  • Alternate: Jasmin Lander

2024 World Women's Playoff Matchups

The World Women's Playoff Matchups are scheduled for Saturday. The final standings for the qualification and semifinal matches were established on Friday, the final day of round-robin play, after all six play-off qualification spots were already set on Thursday.

Table-toppers Canada lost 5-6 to Korea after defeating Scotland 8-2. Even with this defeat, the Canadians' performance guaranteed them a first-place slot in the semi-final, which is scheduled for this Saturday, March 23, at 17:00.

Switzerland, the reigning champions, wrapped up their round-robin campaign with two victories, defeating Sweden 4-2 and Italy 6-2, to finish second overall and secure the other direct semifinal spot.

“I feel very comfortable. The team has played well throughout the whole event, even though we lost two – the other teams have the right to play well as well,” Silvana Tirinzoni, the captain of Switzerland, stated prior to the play-off matches,

Italy defeated Japan 10-8 in their evening match, bouncing back from their defeat to Switzerland. They concluded with the same 10-2 record as Switzerland thanks to these outcomes.

Korea had a 10-2 record as well, having defeated Denmark 9-5 before to their win over Canada. However, they suffered defeats to Switzerland and Italy, resulting in their fourth-place finish.

Following their defeat by Switzerland, Sweden finished the round robin in fifth position, while Denmark came in sixth.

Switzerland will be waiting for the winner of Italy versus Denmark on Saturday, while Canada will play the losers of Korea versus Sweden in the semi-final. The start times of both qualification matches are 11:00.

Following the qualifiers were the United States, Scotland, Norway, Turkey, Japan, Estonia, and New Zealand, ranked from eighth to seventh in descending order.

Times are ADT (GMT-3).

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