After more than one year, we are finally back on ice! And we have some exciting news to share with you!
To kick off Season 2021-2022, our men’s team decided to move to Minnesota for training in early August while Ting-Li would be commuting between Madison, WI, and Chaska, MN, on the weekends. (That’s a 4.5-hour drive!) A lot of top USA curling teams are doing their trainings in Minnesota. We thought, “Why not do the same?”
In addition to daily practice at the Chaska Curling Center, the men’s team also participated in a couple of bonspiels in the past month. Our goal was to get ready for the upcoming competitions.
Team Chinese Taipei
We are excited to share with you that our men’s team is going to represent Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) in the Pre-Olympic Qualification Event 2021 in October and the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2021 in November. In addition, our mixed doubles team, based in Vancouver, BC, will go to Pre-Olympic Qualification Event as well as the World Mixed Doubles Qualification Event 2022 in January.
Pre-Olympic Qualification Event 2021
The Pre-Olympic Qualification Event will be held in Erzurum, Turkey, from October 5th to October 15th, 2021. The top 3 mixed doubles teams and the top 2 men’s and women’s team will qualify for the Olympic Qualification Event in December. Below is the round robin schedule for Team Chinese Taipei.
Mixed Doubles Round Robin Schedule (Turkey Time)
October 5th, 19:00 – AUT vs TPE
October 6th, 09:00 – TPE vs BEL
October 7th, 09:00 – TPE vs DEN
October 7th, 14:00 – MEX vs TPE
October 5th, 14:00 – TPE vs BEL
October 6th, 09:00 – TPE vs AUT
October 6th, 14:00 – KGZ vs TPE
October 7th, 09:00 – KSA vs TPE
October 7th, 19:00 – TPE vs DEN
The are 3 groups and 16
18 teams in total. (Two teams withdrew from the competition). The top 3 teams from each group will advance to the play-off.
Men’s Round Robin Schedule (Turkey Time)
October 10th, 14:00 – TPE vs BRA
October 11th, 19:00 – KGZ vs TPE
October 12th, 19:00 – TPE vs TUR
October 14th, 14:00 – KAZ vs TPE
There are 3 groups and 17 teams in total. The top 2 teams from each group will advance to the play-off.
Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2021
The Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2021 will be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, from November 6th to 13th, 2021. The number of participating teams and the schedule have not been announced yet. For the men’s event, the gold medal team will qualify for the World Men’s Curling Championship 2022, while the silver and bronze medalists are eligible to participate in the World Qualification Event 2022 in January.
This event will also be the last version of PACC. Beginning Season 2022-2023, the Pan-Continental Curling Championships will replace the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships and the American Challenge. More info can be found here.
World Mixed Doubles Qualification Event 2022
The World Mixed Doubles Qualification Event 2022 will be held in Angus, Scotland, from January 4th to 9th, 2022. The top 4 teams will qualify for the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2022 in April.
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