Women's competition started today in Erzurum ©Getty Images

Women's matches started today at the World Curling Federation (WCF) Pre-Olympic Qualification Event in the Turkish city of Erzurum, as men's competition continued.

Vera Kalocsai-Van Dorp's Hungary won their first match against Angelina Ebauyer's Kazakhstan 14-3, helped by three high-scoring ends, including five points in the fourth.

Santa Blumberga-Berzina's Latvia had a similarly comfortable victory against Ajda Zaveljcina's Slovenia 12-3, while Dilsat Yildiz's Turkey won 12-2 against Anne Shibuya's Brazil.

Blumberga-Berzina's rink then won 7-3 against Irantzu Garcia's Spain.

Yildiz won again in the evening session 11-1 against Marijke Reitsma's Austria, and Reitsma's side went down 10-3 to Daniela Matulova's Slovakia.

Gernot Higatzberger's Austria won in the men's competition 13-4 against Harold Woods III's Nigeria, and Kalle Kiiskinen's Finland defeated Kristof Czermann's Hungary 6-5.

Lukas Klima's Czech Republic won 8-4 against Stefan Sever's Slovenia, and Kriss Vonda's Latvia defeated Valentin Gheorghe Anghelinei's Romania 8-5.

Juraj Gallo's Slovakia won 11-9 against Timo Verreycken's Belgium, and Madiyar Korabayev's Kazakhstan smashed Michael Kraehenbuehl's Brazil 10-2.

Finally, Danil Dmitriev's Kyrgyzstan defeated Lin Ting-Li's Chinese Taipei 7-6.

Two men's and two women's spots are to be determined at the Pre-Olympic Qualification Event, with the top teams from this competition qualifying for the next stage in Leeuwarden in The Netherlands in December at the Olympic Qualification Event.

The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics are scheduled to take place from February 4 to 20 2022.