The Dutch curling men have booked their first victory at the World Cup in Calgary, Canada after six defeats.

The team of national coach Shari Leibbrandt was 10-2 too strong for China, the host country of the upcoming Winter Games.

The Orange is also aiming for participation in Beijing 2022, but a place in the first six at the World Cup in which fourteen countries will participate is needed.

That seems too difficult a task.

For the time being, the Netherlands shares last place with China and Germany.

With skip Jaap van Dorp, the Netherlands had a comfortable 5-0 lead after two ends.

China did little in return.

On behalf of Orange, Wouter Gösgens, Laurens Hoekman and Carlo Glasbergen were also on the ice.

In the next game, the Netherlands will take on defending champion Sweden.

If the Orange does not succeed in qualifying for the Games in Calgary, there will be a second chance at a final Olympic qualifying tournament.

World Cup curling stand

  • 1. Norway - 5 wins, 1 loss

  • 2. Switzerland - 5 wins, 2 defeats

  • 3. Sweden - 5 wins, 2 losses

  • 4. Canada - 5 wins, 2 losses

  • 5. United States - 5 wins, 2 defeats

  • 6. Russian Curling Federation - 5 wins, 2 defeats

  • 7. Scotland - 5 wins, 2 losses

  • 8. Italy - 4 wins, 3 defeats

  • 9. Japan - 2 wins, 4 defeats

  • 10. Denmark - 2 wins, 5 defeats

  • 11. South Korea - 2 wins, 5 losses

  • 12. Netherlands - 1 win, 6 defeats

  • 13. Germany - 1 win, 6 defeats

  • 14. China - 1 win, 6 defeats