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Esbjerg to host European Curling Championships 2015 and World Women’s Curling Championship 2019

The World Curling Federation (WCF) announced today that the city of Esbjerg in Denmark has been awarded both the European Curling Championships 2015 and the World Women’s Curling Championship 2019.

Feature: Thinking Time

The 2014 Le Gruyere European Curling Championships is the first event to implement the World Curling Federation’s (WCF) new 'Thinking Time' policy. The policy was voted on at the 2014 World Curling Congress in Reno, USA and according to Keith Wendorf, WCF Director of Competitions and Development, the decision to switch to Thinking Time was unanimous.

Portable Curling Facility programme application deadline approaching

The deadline for submission of Business Plans and Applications for the WCF Portable Curling Facility Programme is 15 December, 2014. The WCF will review all of the applications and carry out site visits as required. We expect that a site can be selected and an announcement made by March 15, 2015.

What makes a curling championship?

To an outsider, hosting a World Curling Federation (WCF) championship event might seem simple and straightforward. However, the amount of work that goes into hosting a championship can be very surprising. A large number of people are involved in making sure everything is planned out - down to the last detail - so that nothing is left to chance.

Sports Media Trainee Programme 2014/15 Blog

Throughout the week, the World Curling Federation's Sports Media Trainees will be blogging from Le Gruyere European Curling Championships 2014.

China men and women win gold at Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2014

China men and Japan women won the gold medals at the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2014. Read the full medal game reports on the official event website by clicking on one of the links below.

Norway and Germany qualify for World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2015

Norway and Germany qualified for the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2015 following the final day of play on 6 November at the World Wheelchair Curling Qualification event taking place in Lillehammer in Norway.

Swift Current, Canada, to host Ford World Women's Curling Championship 2016

The World Curling Federation and the Canadian Curling Association are pleased to announce that the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship 2016 is returning to Swift Current in Saskatchewan, Canada. The 12-team competition, which is scheduled for 19-27 March 2016, was successfully staged at the Credit Union i-plex in 2010.

Live Coverage from Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2014

Curling fans around the world will be able to follow live coverage of this event for the first time on the World Curling Federation's YouTube Channel - www.youtube.com/WorldCurlingTV - and here on the event website homepage.

Winners of WCF Sports Media Trainee Programme

The World Curling Federation (WCF) is delighted to announce the winners of the first phase of our Sports Media Trainee Programme for the 2014-15 curling season. The winning candidates will join the WCF Media & Communications Team at Le Gruyere European Curling Championships 2014 in Champery, Switzerland between 20-30 November.

Hong Kong and Qatar confirmed as conditional Members of WCF

The World Curling Federation (WCF) has formally accepted the Hong Kong Curling Association and the Qatar Curling Federation as conditional Member Associations. Their acceptance follows a statutory period of consultation with existing Members since the annual World Curling Congress in Reno, USA in September 2014.

Brazil set to challenge USA for berth in Ford World Men's Curling Championship 2015

Brazil will challenge the USA for the right to compete in a world men's curling championship for the third time this winter. Brazil, a World Curling Federation member since 1998, will challenge the USA for the second Americas zone berth at the Ford World Men's Curling Championship 2015 this April in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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