|NZ men v Korea. Photo © WCF / Céline Stucki|
10 Nov 2017 – The Korean men and women won their finals at the Pacific Asia Curling Championships 2017 in Erina, Australia yesterday, providing the 2018 Olympic hosts with the best possible boost before February's Games.
The New Zealand sides just missed out on the opportunity to play in the medal rounds, both finishing fifth after the round robin stage.
The Kiwi women came closest, lying level with Hong Kong on 3 wins after the double round robin. The two sides shared the spoils in their two games, so played a sudden death Draw Shot Challenge after their last match to decide the playoff qualifier.