China, Japan, South Korea and Switzerland clinched the remaining play-off spots on offer as round-robin action concluded today at the World Women’s Curling Championship in Danish town Silkeborg.
South Korea were the first of the four teams to join already-qualified Sweden and Russia.
They secured their place with an 8-7 victory over Latvia in the first session at Silkeborg Sportscenter.
The South Koreans then went on to beat Scotland 7-4 in the last session to rank second overall behind Sweden, who defeated Canada 5-3 and Japan 9-8 to finish on 11 wins and one loss.
China, Japan and Switzerland ensured their passages after the second session.
Switzerland overcame United States 5-4 and when other results were taken into consideration, Japan’s 6-4 win over China saw both sides progress.
Russia finished third in the standings with the same record as runners-up South Korea – nine wins and three losses.
They overcame Latvia 9-4 in their sole outing today.
Switzerland, who suffered a 10-8 defeat at the hands of Germany in the final session, ended up fourth with eight wins and four losses.
China and Japan ranked fifth and sixth, respectively.
Hosts Denmark had mixed fortunes today, beating Finland 7-6 before losing 5-3 to Canada.
The day’s two other matches saw United States defeat Scotland 9-7 and Finland overcome Germany 10-4.
Sweden and South Korea have advanced straight to tomorrow’s semi-finals.
Prior to them being held, the four other play-off qualifiers will battle for a place in the last four.
Russia face Japan, while Switzerland go up against China.
The medal matches are scheduled for Sunday (March 24).