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China, Japan and Switzerland claim remaining LGT World Women’s play-off places

After Friday afternoon’s second-last round-robin session of the LGT World Women’s Curling Championship 2019 in Silkeborg, Denmark, all six qualifiers for the weekend play-off games have been determined. Before this session, table-topping Sweden, Korea and Russia had already qualified. With a 5-4 win over United States, Switzerland joined them.

Korea join play-off picture alongside Sweden and Russia

Friday is the last day of round-robin action at the LGT World Women’s Curling Championship 2019 in Silkeborg, Denmark. Korea came on to face Latvia in the morning’s eighteenth session, knowing that a victory would guarantee them a place in the weekend’s play-off games.

World Curling Technical Commission appointed with ‘outstanding’ ice remit

The World Curling Federation has appointed eight members to its new Technical Commission that will be given a brief to ensure outstanding ice conditions at all World Curling Federation events. The commission will also be charged with assisting Member Associations in improving existing, or building new, dedicated curling facilities.

Krasnoyarsk, Russia to host World Junior Curling Championships 2020

The World Junior Curling Championships 2020 will be held in Krasnoyarsk Russia, next season, from Saturday 15 to Saturday 22 February. Krasnoyarsk, is in Siberia, in the heart of Russia, and held the Winter Universiade Games, earlier in March. The World Juniors in 2020 will be played in the 3,500 seater Crystal Ice Arena. Ice Hockey was played there during the university games.

Olympic gold medallist joins World Curling staff team

The World Curling Federation has appointed Olympic Winter Games Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic gold medallist, Rhona Howie (nee. Martin), from Scotland, to its staff team. Howie takes up the role of Equipment and Logistics Officer based at Greenacres, near Glasgow, where the majority of World Curling competition equipment is kept.

World Curling Hall of Fame recipients for 2019 announced

The World Curling Federation will induct three people to its World Curling Hall of Fame in 2019. They are Norway’s Dordi Nordby, the late Michael Burns, Sr. from Canada and Scotland’s Michael [Mike] Thomson, who was the first Secretary General of the World Curling Federation.

Register for the World Curling Federation’s 2019 development opportunities

The World Curling Federation is pleased to offer a wide range of curling camps, courses and other development opportunities once again in 2019. Visit www.wcf-camps-courses.com for more information and to register.

Meet the teams competing at the LGT World Women’s Curling Championship 2019

The LGT World Women’s Curling Championship 2019 is set to take place from 16-24 March in Silkeborg, Denmark. With a field of 13 women’s teams coming from all corners of the globe – it’s time we meet the stars of the show.

World rankings updated at the conclusion of the World Wheelchair Championship

World rankings updated at the conclusion of the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2019.

China win their first World Wheelchair Curling Championship title

China have won the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2019 in Stirling, Scotland. Their victory came against the hosts, Scotland, at The Peak, in Stirling, by 5-2. This is first time China have collected the World Wheelchair Curling Championship gold medals.

Norway men and Sweden women collect Winter Universiade Games 2019 gold medals

Norway’s Magnus Ramsfjell and Sweden’s Isabella Wranaa skipped their teams to gold medals at Sunday’s (10 March) Winter Universiade Games 2019 curling finals, in the Ivan Yarygin Sports Palace in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Norwegian skip, Magnus Ramsfjell is backed by third Martin Sesaker, second Bendik Ramsfjell and lead Gaute Nepstad.

Korea collect World Wheelchair 2019 bronze medals

Korea have won the bronze medals at the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2019 on Sunday morning at The Peak, in Stirling, Scotland. The bronze medal game ended 10-3, against Norway, for skip Soonseok Seo and his team made-up of fourth player Huitae Yang, second Byongseok Min and lead Min-Ja Bang. They are supported by alternate Jinho Cha and coach Jong Chul Beak.

Wetzikon, Switzerland to host World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2020

Switzerland is set to host another international curling event in 2020, with the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2020 to be played in Wetzikon, which lies 30 kilometres south east of Zurich. The event will be played in the Curling Hall Wetzikon from Saturday 29 February to Saturday 7 March and will feature 12 Member Associations.

Lohja, Finland to host more international curling, including World Qualification Event

The Kisakallio Sports Institute in Lohja, Finland will continue to cement its place as a world class international curling venue when it hosts the second World Qualification Event. The competition will run from Monday 13 to Saturday 18 January 2020. The next editions of the World Wheelchair-B and World Junior-B Curling Championships will also be held there.

Winter Universiade Games set for Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Less than a week after the World Junior Curling Championships 2019 wrapped up in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada, many of the athletes who competed are set to return to the international stage.

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