1997 Pacific Curling Championships

The 1997 Pacific Curling Championships were held from December 3 to 7 at the Karuizawa Kazakoshi Park Arena in Karuizawa, Japan.

1997 Pacific Curling Championships
Host cityKaruizawa, Japan
ArenaKaruizawa Kazakoshi Park Arena
DatesDecember 3–7
Men's winner Australia
Curling clubSydney Harbour CC, Sydney
SkipHugh Millikin
ThirdJohn Theriault
SecondStephen Johns
LeadTrevor Schumm
Finalist Japan (Yoshiyuki Ohmiya)
Women's winner Japan
SkipMayumi Ohkutsu
ThirdAkiko Katoh
SecondYukari Kondo
LeadAkemi Niwa
AlternateYoko Mimura
Finalist New Zealand (Helen Greer)
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Australia won the men's event over Japan (it was the seventh Pacific title for the Australian men). On the women's side, Japan defeated New Zealand in the final (it was the sixth Pacific title for the Japanese women).

By virtue of winning, the Australian men's team and the Japanese women's team qualified for the 1998 World Men's and Women's Curling Championships in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.

MenEdit

TeamsEdit

Country Skip Third Second Lead Alternate Coach Curling club
  Australia Hugh Millikin John Theriault Stephen Johns Trevor Schumm Sydney Harbour CC, Sydney
  Japan Yoshiyuki Ohmiya Hirohumi Kudo Hiroshi Sato Makoto Tsuruga Hisaaki Nakamine
  South Korea Song He-dong Lim Sung-min Kang Il-jin Kim Young-tae Jun Sung-il Kim Kyung-doo
  New Zealand Sean Becker Hans Frauenlob Ross A. Stevens Lorne De Pape Darren Carson Edwin Harley

Round RobinEdit

Place Country Skip         Wins Losses
1   Australia Hugh Millikin * 6:4
6:5
13:2
11:2
15:1
13:3
6 0
2   Japan Yoshiyuki Ohmiya 4:6
5:6
* 7:5
8:4
18:0
12:3
4 2
3   New Zealand Sean Becker 2:13
2:11
5:7
4:8
* 10:4
10:3
2 4
4   South Korea Song He-dong 1:15
3:13
0:18
3:12
4:10
3:10
* 0 6
  Teams to final

FinalEdit

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  Japan (Yoshiyuki Ohmiya) 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 X 4
  Australia (Hugh Millikin)   2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 4 X 10

Final StandingsEdit

Place Country Skip GP W L
    Australia Hugh Millikin 7 7 0
    Japan Yoshiyuki Ohmiya 7 4 3
    New Zealand Sean Becker 6 2 4
4   South Korea Song He-dong 6 0 6

WomenEdit

TeamsEdit

Country Skip Third Second Lead Alternate
  Japan Mayumi Ohkutsu Akiko Katoh Yukari Kondo Akemi Niwa Yoko Mimura
  South Korea Lee Hyun-jung Choi Yun-mi Jang Ji-young Park Sun-nam Yoon Hye-kyung
  New Zealand Helen Greer Lisa Gavreau Patsy Inder Kylie Petherick Karen Rawcliffe

Round RobinEdit

Place Country Skip       Wins Losses
1   Japan Mayumi Ohkutsu * 9:5
12:1
21:1
18:2
4 0
2   New Zealand Helen Greer 5:9
1:12
* 11:2
8:2
2 2
3   South Korea Lee Hyun-jung 1:21
2:18
2:11
2:8
* 0 4
  Teams to final

FinalEdit

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
  New Zealand (Helen Greer) 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 X X X 2
  Japan (Mayumi Ohkutsu)   0 2 1 1 2 3 0 X X X 9

Final StandingsEdit

Place Country Skip GP W L
    Japan Mayumi Ohkutsu 5 5 0
    New Zealand Helen Greer 5 2 3
    South Korea Lee Hyun-jung 4 0 4

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