Jennifer Jones was straight to the point when asked what Canada needed to do to advance to the 2022 Olympic curling playoffs.
“We’ll just have to come on tomorrow a little bit sharper,” the Canadian skip Jones said following Canada’s 11-9 loss at the hands of China on Wednesday.
Canada carried a 8-5 lead after six ends against the hosts but scored just one point the rest of the way.
With a 4-4 record, Canada faces a four-team fight for the final playoff spot in Beijing.
Canada takes on Denmark at 1:05 am ET (Thursday)/ 10:05 pm PT (Wednesday) in their final round-robin match. To advance to the Olympic curling playoffs, they’ll need a win and some help along the way.
Three other matches: Switzerland-Japan, Sweden-Korea, and Great Britain-ROC, will be taking place simultaneously.
There are six scenarios where Canada makes it through with a win, with another two games decided based on the draw shot challenge (DSC). Canada sits last in the DSC rankings and would likely be ousted on a tiebreaker should it come to that.
WOMEN’S 🥌PLAYOFF SCENARIOS
Here is every playoff scenario.
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“Hopefully, we can rebound tomorrow with a good one,” Canada’s Kaitlyn Lawes said.
The Canadian men qualified for the playoffs earlier on Wednesday after a pair of losses by Switzerland and ROC eliminated that pair of teams from contention.
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