The Dutch curling team has qualified for the World Cup for the fourth time in a row on Tuesday. The formation of skip Jaap van Dorp won in succession at the European Championships in Sweden from Denmark and Russia.
After a 7-6 win over the Danes, a convincing 12-4 win over the Russians was enough for a place among the first eight at the European Championship and with that a ticket for the World Cup.
"It's great. We played a lot better today than we did yesterday against Sweden and Scotland. We had complete control against the Russians and tomorrow we want to go a step further against Italy," said Orange-curler Laurens Hoekman.
The Dutch team, which consists of Carlo Glasbergen and Wouter Gösgens alongside Van Dorp and Hoekman, will play against Italy on Wednesday and will face Norway on Thursday. Those are the current numbers four and three of the stand.
Orange still has a view of a place in the first four, which means placement for the semifinals of the European Championship. Last year Scotland broke the hegemony of Sweden by winning the European title.