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Member Association Spotlight: September 2018

A vital part of our President's Newsletter, this page is here to celebrate the great development work our 61 Member Associations are doing all over the world.

Members vote to change World Mixed Doubles format and first African Member joins at AGA 2018

The Members Associations of the World Curling Federation have voted to change the format of the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship after an emergency motion was made by the representatives at the Annual General Assembly in Budapest, Hungary. This event will change from an open entry format to a 20 team world championship and a separate open entry World Challenge, from the 2019-2020 season.

Canada complete Curling World Cup clean sweep with men’s win

Canada are guaranteed one team in each discipline at the Curling World Cup Grand Final, in Beijing, China next May, after their women’s, men’s and mixed doubles teams won each final at the inaugural Curling World Cup leg in the Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre in Suzhou, China.

Canada win women’s Curling World Cup event in Suzhou, China

Rachel Homan put in a flawless performance to lead Canada to a 7-3 victory over Sweden in the women's final at the Curling World Cup first leg in Suzhou, China. The Canadian skip has been a class act all week and was the star turn once more in a final which her rink dominated throughout.

Canada win first-ever Curling World Cup mixed doubles finals

Laura Walker and Kirk Muyres gave Canada the perfect start to Curling World Cup finals day in Suzhou, China with victory in the mixed doubles final over the United States. Their 7-3 victory, in the brand new Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre, hinged on a steal for three points in the fifth end as United States' Sarah Anderson got the wrong line with a takeout shot.

Annual Review 2017-2018

The World Curling Federation Annual Review 2017-2018 is available to download and read now... The Annual Review provides an overview of the activity of the World Curling Federation over the 2017-2018 season.

Team changes shake up new curling season

In the curling off-season, there is plenty of time for teams to iron out any faults that they have had with a strong few months of training ahead of the start of the next season. But, that plan isn’t always as straight forward as resting up for a few weeks and returning to the rink to work hard.

World Curling Federation position on McLaren Report investigation

The World Curling Federation has today (Sunday 9 September) announced that no further action will be taken on curlers implicated in the McLaren Reports, published in July and December 2016. These reports, commissioned and published by the World Anti-Doping Agency investigated allegations of state-sponsored doping in Russia and at the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014.

Canada win curling gold at 2018 Audi quattro Winter Games NZ

Canada’s Jennifer Jones and Brent Laing earned gold medals at the 2018 Audi quattro Winter Games NZ being held in Naseby, New Zealand (on Thursday 30 August). This is Jones’ second international gold medal for Canada in 2018, having claimed the Ford World Women’s title on home soil, in North Bay, in March.

World Curling a pioneering stakeholder in .sport digital ecosystem

The World Curling Federation will be one of the first International Sports Federations to join the new .sport digital ecosystem, delivered by the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), when it is officially launched on 4 September 2018. More than 15 International Federations, organising committees and service providers have signed up so far.

Semi-final match-ups set at the 2018 Audi quattro Winter Games NZ

The play-offs at the 2018 Audi quattro Winter Games NZ are set for the mixed doubles teams after round-robin play (29 August). The competition is being held in Naseby, New Zealand and features 13 mixed doubles teams from nine Member Associations. In Pool A, Canada became the first team to lock in their play-off spot with a perfect six wins and zero losses.

Curling World Cup teams to earn World Curling Tour ranking points

Teams competing in the new Curling World Cup will earn points for the World Curling Tour ranking system, also known as the Order of Merit. The World Curling Tour ranking is for individual teams and can include multiple teams from a single Member Association or professional multi-national teams.

World Curling appoint new Competitions and Development Officer

The World Curling Federation has appointed the Czech Republic’s Jiri Snitil as its newest Competitions and Development Officer. Snitil is best known as skip of the Czech Republic’s men’s team. He has represented his country at seven World Men’s Curling Championships. Also, he won a European Curling Championships bronze medal in 2012 and a European Mixed medal in 2008.

Olympians take to coaching at Prague Adult Camp

There’s no age limit when it comes to honing your curling skills. Even the games’ top players, who appear to have textbook perfect technique on the ice are continuously searching for new ways to take their abilities to the next level.

Winn Rentals World Mixed Curling Championship 2018 playing schedule released

The playing and practice schedules for the Winn Rentals World Mixed Curling Championship 2018 is now available.

Sweden to host European Curling Championships for fifth time in 2019

The Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2019 will be held in Helsingborg, Sweden between 15 and 23 November. The European A-Division, for ten women’s and men’s teams, will take place in the The Olympia Rink. As well as the A-Division the the B-Division, for 10 women’s and 16 men’s teams, will be staged in the same venue, in the B Hall, on the same dates.

Mexico to host first World Curling event

The eighth World Curling Congress and Annual General Assembly will be held in Cancun, Mexico between 4 and 6 September 2019, it has been revealed. This is the first time Mexico will host a World Curling Federation sanctioned event – and is a first step towards hosting a full international championship. It is also, only the second time the Congress will be hosted in the Americas zone.

Mixed doubles teams set for Winter Games NZ

Following its success at the Olympic Winter Games 2018, mixed doubles curling is back on the international curling scene. Teams from nine Member Associations will be heading to Naseby, New Zealand for the sixth edition of the 2018 Audi quattro Winter Games New Zealand, from Sunday 26 August, held at the Naseby Curling Rink.

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