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President’s Newsletter: May 2019

The President’s Newsletter for May 2019.

Member Association Spotlight: May 2019

A vital part of our President’s Newsletter, this page is here to celebrate the great development work our 61 Member Associations are doing across the globe. Subscribe to future newsletters at www.worldcurling.

Creating a legacy for curling in China

Members of the World Curling Federation, and its partner the World Academy of Sport, the Chinese Curling Association and the Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, plus other stakeholders gathered at Beijing’s Shougang Park in April for the first Chinese Curling Association workshop of its kind.

Brazil encouraged by new qualifying opportunity

Not many teams would succeed in beating one of the top outfits from the United States or Canada three times in a best-of-five series and, particularly on away ice. But, until now, through the Americas zone qualification system, that has been the only route to participation in the World Curling Championships for the Brazilian federation.

Competing nations confirmed for expanded Youth Olympic Games curling

The World Curling Federation can confirm the 24 National Olympic Committees that will compete in curling – from 10 to 22 January 2020 – at next season’s winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020, in Switzerland.

The pioneers taking curling to new horizons

Paula Herrera had no idea what an eventful night it’d be when she settled in for a relaxing evening at home in Mexico City to watch the 2014 Olympic Winter Games with her partner Rodrigo Velez. For some reason, they decided to watch curling! I said, “I’ve never seen this before,” Herrera recalls.

Canada's jubilant Team Jennifer Jones victorious in Beijing

Tirinzoni and co fought their way back into the final at the Shougang Arena through scores of three in the third and sixth end but Jones’ game management in the closing stages ensured victory for Canada.

Norway's Skaslien and Nedregotten triumphant at Curling World Cup Grand Final

Norway’s Kristin Skaslien and Magnus Nedregotten won the inaugural Curling World Cup Grand Final by beating Canada’s Laura Walker and Kirk Muyres 8-3 in Beijing.

Canada's Team Kevin Koe claim Grand Final glory

Canada’s Team Kevin Koe have been crowned the inaugural Curling World Cup champions after beating China’s Team Zou Qiang 5-3 in the Grand Final gold-medal match.

Curling World Cup set for grand finale in Beijing, China

The Curling World Cup is set to reach its climax as 24 teams from ten countries participate in the inaugural Grand Final between 8-12 May in Beijing, China. Here’s all you need to know.

Latest Mixed Doubles World Rankings released

Following the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2019 the latest mixed doubles curling World Rankings have been published with United States moving into the top three after their bronze medal finish.

Winter World Masters Games 2020 open for registration

The world’s largest multi-sport event for amateur curlers over *35 years old, is open for registration to compete at the Winter World Masters Games in Innsbruck, Austria from 10-19 January 2020. The competition will feature over 3,000 athletes and will be hosted at the Sportpark Kitzbühel, located near the city centre close to the ski jumping.

Sweden win World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2019

Sweden have won gold at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2019 in Stavanger, Norway, beating Canada by a score of 6-5. After losing 6-7 to Canada earlier in the week during the round robin, the Swedes – Anna Hasselborg and Oskar Eriksson – reversed their fortunes this time around, ultimately thanks to a final draw to the button on the last stone of the eighth end.

Canada retain World Senior Curling Championships double in Norway

Canada’s senior women’s and men’s teams have won the World Senior Curling Championships double for a second year running. With a score of three points in the opening end of the gold medal final, thanks to an open draw by skip Sherry Anderson, Canada women set themselves on track to defend their world women’s senior title, beating Denmark by 10-1 in just six ends.

United States win bronze at World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2019

United States have won bronze medals at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2019, in the Sørmarka Arena, in Stavanger, Norway. It took an extra end to close out Australia but United States – who are Cory Christensen and John Shuster – ultimately prevailed, winning by a score of 5-4. “It was our goal to medal here and to do it for U.S.

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