Kemp and King are no strangers to the world stage having made their debut back in 2006 and competed at every event since plus the Winter Olympics in Vancouver in 2010.
The seven-time British pairs champions finished 17th last year, with their best effort 13th in 2009, however they look in good form to better that after a solid outing in the preliminary round.
Kemp and King posted a score of 89.30 to rank fourth out of the 11 pairs that took to the ice, Swiss duo Anais Morand and Timothy Leeman taking the eighth and final qualifying spot with 73.19.
Chinese pair Wenjing Sui and Cong Han were impressive on their way to the best score of the preliminaries, 116.57, well ahead of second place French pairing Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres.
The top eight pairs from the preliminary, which includes Kemp and King, now join the 12 other entrants for the competition proper that starts on Wednesday with the short programme in France.