Tim Kim can not make it to the quarterfinals at Players’ Championship in Toronto
April 13, 2018
Global Korean Post
The curling silver medal winner for the PyeongChang Olympic attracted people’s great attention including Korean community in Canada as they attended two different curling games in Ontario.
South Korea’s Women’s Curling Team came to Canada after the PyeongChang Olympics.
The Korean team includes skip Eunjung Kim, lead YeongMi Kim, second Seon Yeon Kim, third KyeongAe Kim, alternate Chohi Kim and coaches MinJung Kim and KyungDoo Kim.
Team Kim, belong to Gyeongbuk Curling Association, played at the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship and ranked in fifth place.
Following the games in North Bay, Team Kim also participated in 2018 Players’ Championship, April 10-15 at Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre, Toronto, Ontario.
At Grand Slam of Curling, Kim defeated the six-time Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling title winner Homan.
However, Team Kim lost four times at five Games Played with edging Ottawa’s Rachel Homan 6-5 on Thursday, April 12, 2018.
It was known that third KyeongAe Kim didn’t feel well after the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, so she could not play all the time at the Players’ Championship because she needs physical therapy due to shoulder injury aftermath in Toronto.
On Friday, April 13, two teams recorded intact at the Players’ Championship.
Calgary’s Kevin Koe for man and Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones for women topped the round-robin table with an unblemished 5-0 record at the Players’ Championship over 5 Games Played.
The quarterfinals and semi-finals are on Saturday and run-off is on Sunday.
Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones has locked up the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Bonus Cup just a little bit early.
The Players’ Championship features 12 of the top men’s teams and 12 of the top women’s teams in the world. Teams are split into two pools for round-robin play with the best eight overall qualifying for the weekend playoffs.
By Global Korean Post
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