November 8, 2012
Norway and Finland have qualified for the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2013 following the final day of play at the World Wheelchair Curling Qualification event. Both teams join Russia, Korea, China, Slovakia, USA, Scotland, Canada and Sweden who have already qualified for this event based on the final ranking at the 2012 event.
November 7, 2012
Finland will play Norway in the 1v2 play-off and Latvia will play Italy in the 3v4 play-off following the final day of round-robin play at the World Wheelchair Curling Qualification event. Finland beat Italy 8-7 in the morning session after an extremely close game.
November 6, 2012
Switzerland brought Italy’s unbeaten run to an end this morning as they won 6-5 in an extra end in what was a closely fought encounter at the World Wheelchair Curling Qualification event. Switzerland followed up their victory over Italy with another win, this time beating Norway 11-1 in seven ends in their afternoon game.
November 5, 2012
Turkey secured their first ever win at the World Wheelchair Curling Championship Qualification event with a 7-5 victory over Poland in their evening game, while Italy remain unbeaten going into the fourth day of competition.
November 4, 2012
Hosts Finland and Italy remain unbeaten after day 2 of the World Wheelchair Curling Qualification event on three wins and no losses. The new team line-up from Italy, skipped by Paolo Ioriatti, had a resounding 12-0 win over newcomers Turkey in the morning and then beat Latvia 7-2 in the evening session.
November 3, 2012
The World Wheelchair Curling Qualification 2012 got underway on Saturday in Lohja, Finland. The competition is being held at the Kisakallio Sports Institute for the third year in a row. A total of 11 countries have come to compete for the final two places at the 2013 World Wheelchair Curling Championships.
November 1, 2012
The 2012 World Wheelchair Curling Qualification event gets underway on Saturday at the Kisakallio Sports Institute in Lohja, Finland. Turkey will make their international wheelchair curling debut at this event, joining 10 other teams including the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Norway, Poland and Switzerland.
October 19, 2012
Member Associations of the World Curling Federation have voted to accept the Kosovo Curling Federation as a provisional member of the world governing body of the sport of curling. The KCF becomes the 50th Member of the WCF. The vote took place at the WCF Annual General Assembly held at the conclusion of the inaugural World Curling Federation Annual Congress at the Turnberry Resort in Scotland.
October 19, 2012
The World Curling Federation has announced that that Flims, Switzerland has been awarded the World Junior Curling Championships in 2014. The event will be staged in the Waldhaus Arena from the 26th of February to the 5th of March 2014. It will be the third time that the town of Flims in the Swiss Canton of Graubünden will host the world juniors.
October 17, 2012
The inaugural World Curling Federation (WCF) Annual Congress is now underway, with over 100 delegates arriving from around the world yesterday ready to take part in a series of meetings and discussions aimed at developing the sport of curling. The majority of the WCF’s 49 Member Associations will be represented at the Congress this week where several key issues will be up for discussion.
There are still places available on courses during the World Curling Federation Adult Curling Week taking place in Bratislava, Slovakia from 23-28 October 2012.
September 28, 2012
UPDATE - as of 28 September 2012: The WCF notes the decision of CAS to confirm the Anti-Doping Rule Violation of Mr Armstrong but to reduce the sanction imposed by the WCF’s Independent Hearing Panel. The new sanction imposed on Mr Armstrong is 6 months meaning he can resume curling activities as from 6 September 2012.
September 25, 2012
The teams have now been confirmed for the 2013 World Financial Group Continental Cup, presented by Monsanto. The ninth edition of this unique international curling competition will take place from January 10-13 in Penticton, Canada at the South Okanagan Events Centre.
September 5, 2012
The World Curling Federation expresses its great sadness over of the death of Arleen Day. Arleen died on Tuesday, in Regina, Canada, after a long fight against cancer. She was 63. “The curling world has lost a great friend,” said World Curling Federation President Kate Caithness, “Arleen devoted her life to our sport.
Read the redesigned, latest newsletter to WCF Member Associations from WCF President Kate Caithness and find out what the Federation and our Members have been up to in recent months.