The Dutch curlers are still fighting for a World Cup ticket. The team of skip Jaap van Dorp won the last group duel in qualifying 9-2 against host New Zealand and thus secured the playoffs.
Depending on the result of the last match between England and South Korea, the Dutch team finishes in second or third place in the rankings.
Place two means a final match against the number one, Tuesday night in Naseby. The winner of that game goes to the World Cup in Canada at the end of March. The loser gets a second chance later in the evening against number three.
The important game against New Zealand was energetic for the curlers. Halfway it was already 7-1, after which the victory was easily won.
The Dutch curling team finished in November eighth at the European Championships in Finland, which forced them to participate in the World Cup qualifying tournament.
The Netherlands participated in the World Cup curling in 1994, 2017 and last year. The three participations yielded a seventh, eleventh and tenth place.