Curling at the 2018 Winter Olympics – Qualification event

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Curling at the 2018 Winter Olympics
Qualification event
Host city Plzeň, Czech Republic
Arena Winter Arena Košutka
Dates December 5–10, 2017
Men's winner  Italy
Skip Joël Retornaz
Third Amos Mosaner
Second Simone Gonin
Lead Daniele Ferrazza
Finalist  Denmark (Rasmus Stjerne)
Women's winner  China
Skip Wang Bingyu
Third Zhou Yan
Second Liu Jinli
Lead Ma Jingyi
Finalist  Denmark (Madeleine Dupont)

The Olympic qualifying event was held from 5-10 December 2017 in Plzeň, Czech Republic. The qualification event was open to any nations that earned qualification points at the 2016 or 2017 World Curling Championships or participated at the 2014 or 2015 World Curling Championships (the Czech men's team, the Norway & the Latvia women's team).[1] The top two teams from the qualification event qualified their nations to participate in the Olympics.

Competition format[edit]

In both the men's and the women's tournaments, the teams played a single round robin, and at its conclusion, the top three teams advanced to the playoffs. In the playoffs, the first and second seeds played a game to determine the first team to advance to the main Olympic tournament. The loser of this game, along with the third seed, played a game to determine the second team to advance to the main Olympic tournament.[2]

Men[edit]

Teams[edit]

 China  Czech Republic  Denmark  Finland

Skip: Liu Rui
Third: Xu Xiaoming
Second: Jiang Dongxu
Lead: Zang Jialiang
Alternate: Ma Yanlong

Skip: Jiří Snítil
Third: Lukáš Klíma
Second: Martin Snítil
Lead: Jindřich Kitzberger
Alternate: Samuel Mokriš

Skip: Rasmus Stjerne
Third: Johnny Frederiksen
Second: Mikkel Poulsen
Lead: Oliver Dupont
Alternate: Morten Berg Thomsen

Skip: Aku Kauste
Third: Kasper Hakunti
Second: Pauli Jäämies
Lead: Janne Pitko
Alternate: Kalle Kiiskinen

 Germany  Italy  Netherlands  Olympic Athletes from Russia

Skip: Alexander Baumann
Third: Manuel Walter
Second: Daniel Herberg
Lead: Ryan Sherrard
Alternate: Sebastian Schweizer

Skip: Joël Retornaz
Third: Amos Mosaner
Second: Simone Gonin
Lead: Daniele Ferrazza
Alternate: Andrea Pilzer

Skip: Jaap van Dorp
Third: Wouter Gösgens
Second: Laurens Hoekman
Lead: Carlo Glasbergen
Alternate: Alexander Magan

Skip: Alexey Timofeev
Third: Artem Shmakov
Second: Artur Razhabov
Lead: Evgeny Klimov
Alternate: Sergey Glukhov

Round Robin Standings[edit]

Final Round Robin Standings

Key
Teams to Playoffs
Country Skip W L
 Denmark Rasmus Stjerne 6 1
 Italy Joël Retornaz 4 3
 Czech Republic Jiří Snítil 4 3
 Olympic Athletes from Russia Alexey Timofeev 4 3
 China Liu Rui 4 3
 Finland Aku Kauste 3 4
 Germany Alexander Baumann 2 5
 Netherlands Jaap van Dorp 1 6

Round Robin Results[edit]

All draw times are listed in Central European Time (UTC+1).[2]

Draw 1[edit]

Tuesday, December 5, 20:00

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Denmark (Stjerne) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 X 3
 Olympic Athletes from Russia (Timofeev) 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 X 6
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Czech Republic (Snítil) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 5
 Finland (Kauste) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Germany (Baumann) 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 X 4
 China (Liu) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 X 7
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Netherlands (van Dorp) 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 6
 Italy (Retornaz) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 7

Draw 2[edit]

Wednesday, December 6, 12:00

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Italy (Retornaz) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 X X 5
 China (Liu) 0 0 3 3 0 3 0 1 X X 10
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Netherlands (van Dorp) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3
 Germany (Baumann) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Denmark (Stjerne) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 1 1 0 4 0 2 X X 10
 Czech Republic (Snítil) 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 X X 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Olympic Athletes from Russia (Timofeev) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 6
 Finland (Kauste) 0 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 2 0 9

Draw 3[edit]

Wednesday, December 6, 20:00

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Netherlands (van Dorp) 0 2 0 2 1 1 0 1 1 X 8
 Finland (Kauste) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 X 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Denmark (Stjerne) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 X 5
 China (Liu) 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 X 3
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Olympic Athletes from Russia (Timofeev) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 5
 Italy (Retornaz) 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 6
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Germany (Baumann) 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 2 X 8
 Czech Republic (Snítil) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 X 4

Draw 4[edit]

Thursday, December 7, 14:00

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Olympic Athletes from Russia (Timofeev) 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 5
 Czech Republic (Snítil) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 7
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 China (Liu) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 7
 Netherlands (van Dorp) 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 5
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final
 Italy (Retornaz) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 6
 Germany (Baumann) 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Finland (Kauste) 0 1 0 1 0 3 1 0 3 0 9
 Denmark (Stjerne) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 10

Draw 5[edit]

Friday, December 8, 9:00

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Germany (Baumann) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 X X 1
 Denmark (Stjerne) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 X X 6
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Finland (Kauste) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 1 X 7
 Italy (Retornaz) 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 X 3
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Netherlands (van Dorp) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 6
 Olympic Athletes from Russia (Timofeev) 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 9
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Czech Republic (Snítil) 0 4 0 2 0 1 0 3 0 X 10
 China (Liu) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 X 7

Draw 6[edit]

Friday, December 8, 19:00

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Czech Republic (Snítil) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 X 6
 Italy (Retornaz) 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 3 2 X 10
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Germany (Baumann) 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 X 5
 Olympic Athletes from Russia (Timofeev) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 X 6
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 China (Liu) 0 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 1 2 10
 Finland (Kauste) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 6
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Denmark (Stjerne) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 X 7
 Netherlands (van Dorp) 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 X 3

Draw 7[edit]

Saturday, December 9, 13:00

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Finland (Kauste) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 X 8
 Germany (Baumann) 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 X 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Italy (Retornaz) 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 X X 3
 Denmark (Stjerne) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 4 X X 8
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Czech Republic (Snítil) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 1 X 8
 Netherlands (van Dorp) 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 X 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 China (Liu) 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 X 5
 Olympic Athletes from Russia (Timofeev) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 3 X 8

Playoffs[edit]

  Second qualifier     First qualifier
                 
    1  Denmark 5
  1  Denmark 4     2  Italy 6
  3  Czech Republic 2  

First qualifier[edit]

Sunday, December 10, 8:00

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final
 Denmark (Stjerne) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
 Italy (Retornaz) 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 6
Player percentages
 Denmark  Italy
Oliver Dupont 81% Daniele Ferrazza 73%
Mikkel Poulsen 86% Simone Gonin 83%
Johnny Frederiksen 84% Joël Retornaz 84%
Rasmus Stjerne 77% Amos Mosaner 72%
Total 82% Total 78%

Second qualifier[edit]

Sunday, December 10, 16:00

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Denmark (Stjerne) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 4
 Czech Republic (Snítil) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Player percentages
 Denmark  Czech Republic
Oliver Dupont 79% Jindřich Kitzberger 93%
Mikkel Poulsen 91% Martin Snítil 84%
Johnny Frederiksen 85% Lukáš Klíma 86%
Rasmus Stjerne 88% Jiří Snítil 83%
Total 86% Total 87%

Women[edit]

Teams[edit]

 China  Czech Republic  Denmark  Finland

Skip: Wang Bingyu
Third: Zhou Yan
Second: Liu Jinli
Lead: Ma Jingyi

Skip: Anna Kubešková
Third: Alžběta Baudyšová
Second: Tereza Plíšková
Lead: Klára Svatoňová
Alternate: Ezhen Kolchevskaia

Skip: Madeleine Dupont
Third: Denise Dupont
Second: Julie Høgh
Lead: Mathilde Halse
Alternate: Lina Knudsen

Skip: Oona Kauste
Third: Eszter Juhasz
Second: Maija Salmiovirta
Lead: Jenni Rasanen
Alternate: Lotta Immonen

 Germany  Italy  Latvia

Skip: Daniela Jentsch
Third: Josephine Obermann
Second: Analena Jentsch
Lead: Pia-Lisa Schöll
Alternate: Emira Abbes

Skip: Diana Gaspari
Third: Veronica Zappone
Second: Stefania Constantini
Lead: Angela Romei
Alternate: Chiara Olivieri

Skip: Iveta Staša-Šaršūne
Third: Ieva Krusta
Second: Santa Blumberga
Lead: Evelina Barone
Alternate: Madara Bremane

Round Robin Standings[edit]

Final Round Robin Standings

Key
Teams to Playoffs
Country Skip W L
 Italy Diana Gaspari 5 1
 China Wang Bingyu 5 1
 Denmark Madeleine Dupont 4 2
 Czech Republic Anna Kubešková 3 3
 Latvia Iveta Staša-Šaršūne 2 4
 Germany Daniela Jentsch 2 4
 Finland Oona Kauste 0 6

Round Robin Results[edit]

All draw times are listed in Central European Time (UTC+1).[2]

Draw 1[edit]

Tuesday, December 5, 15:00

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Latvia (Staša-Šaršūne) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 1 2 10
 Germany (Jentsch) 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 5
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Denmark (Dupont) 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 X 7
 Italy (Gaspari) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 X 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final
 Czech Republic (Kubešková) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
 China (Wang) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 1 7

Draw 2[edit]

Wednesday, December 6, 8:00

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Czech Republic (Kubešková) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 X 9
 Latvia (Staša-Šaršūne) 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 X 5
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Finland (Kauste) 0 0 0 0 0 0 X X X X 0
 China (Wang) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 2 1 2 1 1 X X X X 9
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Germany (Jentsch) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 1 0 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 7
 Denmark (Dupont) 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 1 2 9

Draw 3[edit]

Wednesday, December 6, 16:00

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Germany (Jentsch) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 3 10
 Czech Republic (Kubešková) 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 7
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Italy (Gaspari) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 2 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 X 7
 Finland (Kauste) 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 X 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 China (Wang) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 3 1 0 3 0 2 1 X 11
 Latvia (Staša-Šaršūne) 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 X 5

Draw 4[edit]

Thursday, December 7, 9:00

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 China (Wang) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
 Italy (Gaspari) 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 2 8
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Denmark (Dupont) 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 X 5
 Czech Republic (Kubešková) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 1 X 9
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Latvia (Staša-Šaršūne) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 0 2 3 0 2 0 1 X 10
 Finland (Kauste) 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 X 5

Draw 5[edit]

Thursday, December 7, 19:00

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Czech Republic (Kubešková) 0 2 0 3 1 0 2 0 3 X 11
 Finland (Kauste) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 X 5
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final
 Germany (Jentsch) 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 9
 Italy (Gaspari) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 1 10
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final
 Latvia (Staša-Šaršūne) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 9
 Denmark (Dupont) 0 2 0 2 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 10

Draw 6[edit]

Friday, December 8, 14:00

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Denmark (Dupont) 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 X X 3
 China (Wang) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 4 X X 9
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Italy (Gaspari) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 3 9
 Czech Republic (Kubešková) 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 7
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Finland (Kauste) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 4
 Germany (Jentsch) 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 6

Draw 7[edit]

Saturday, December 9, 9:00

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Finland (Kauste) 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 X X 3
 Denmark (Dupont) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 1 1 0 3 0 1 2 X X 9
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 China (Wang) 0 1 0 2 2 0 2 0 X X 7
 Germany (Jentsch) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 X X 3
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final
 Italy (Gaspari) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 7
 Latvia (Staša-Šaršūne) 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 6

Playoffs[edit]

  Second qualifier     First qualifier
                 
    1  Italy 4
  1  Italy 4     2  China 11
  3  Denmark 5  

First qualifier[edit]

Saturday, December 9, 19:00

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 Italy (Gaspari) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 X X 4
 China (Wang) 0 1 3 4 0 1 1 1 X X 11
Player percentages
 Italy  China
Angela Romei 70% Ma Jingyi 89%
Stefania Constantini 73% Liu Jinli 67%
Veronica Zappone 80% Zhou Yan 83%
Diana Gaspari 61% Wang Bingyu 78%
Total 71% Total 79%

Second qualifier[edit]

Sunday, December 10, 12:00

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final
 Italy (Gaspari) Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4
 Denmark (Dupont) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 5
Player percentages
 Italy  Denmark
Angela Romei 73% Mathilde Halse 69%
Stefania Constantini 84% Julie Høgh 60%
Veronica Zappone 81% Denise Dupont 65%
Diana Gaspari 61% Madeleine Dupont 75%
Total 75% Total 67%

References[edit]

Specific[edit]

  1. ^ "Czech Republic to host Olympic Qualification Event 2017". World Curling Federation. 3 February 2017. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "2018 Olympic Qualification Event – Schedule of play". World Curling Federation. 19 November 2017. Retrieved 19 November 2017.

General[edit]