NZ men in the reckoning in Naseby

The New Zealand men's team stayed right in the hunt at the world qualification tournament in Naseby yesterday.

The men's side has recorded just one loss and has a couple of key games today before the finals day tomorrow

On Sunday night, the side had a convincing 9-3 win over Brazil to stay in third place. Then yesterday afternoon it took on Denmark and had a resounding 8-2 victory.

It scored three on the first end and continued on from there. It had the match won by the sixth end.

It is now a clear third with just the one loss.

England and Korea, with five wins apiece, have yet to be beaten.

The New Zealand men will take on England this morning in a big match, followed by the Netherlands in what could
be a straight shoot-out as the Netherlands are tucked in behind New Zealand on the standings.

The top three teams qualify for the playoffs and the final two sides qualify for the world championships.

The New Zealand women's team is still hunting for its first win. The side was leading Hong Kong 7-6 with two ends to play but could not get across the line, after Hong Kong scored a shot on each of the final two
ends to win 8-7.

The New Zealand women were due to take on Brazil last night. Finland women have qualified for the playoffs and China and Hungary are also well placed.

New Zealand will take on Poland today.

In the playoffs tomorrow, the two top teams play each other. The winner of that qualifies for the world championships while the loser plays the third-placed team, to decide who fills the other spot for the world championships, to be held in Canada starting late in March.


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