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Curling world loses great friend: Philip Dawson

The World Curling Federation expresses its sympathy following the death of former International Curling Federation President, Philip Dawson. Philip died peacefully at home in Milltimber, Aberdeen on Saturday, December 1st 2012, aged 92 years. Philip was a highly regarded practising solicitor in Aberdeen and held the position of President of the Society of Advocates.

WCF President's Newsletter November 2012

Read the latest newsletter from WCF President Kate Caithness to WCF Member Associations. Find out what the Federation and our Members have been up to in recent months. Click on WCF Newsletters to read the latest edition.

WCF confirms 2013 & 2014 Annual Congress venues

The World Curling Federation (WCF) has announced that Copenhagen, Denmark will host the 2013 WCF Annual Congress and Reno Tahoe in the USA will host the event in 2014. The Danish capital, Copenhagen, will welcome delegates to the second WCF Annual Congress between the 26th of August to the 2nd of September 2013.

Sweden Set to Host 2012 Le Gruyère European Curling Championships

For the fourth time in the event's history, Sweden will host the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships when play gets underway on Saturday 8th December in Karlstad's Löfbergs Lila Arena (men and women A Group) and the Karlstad Curling Club (men and women B Group). The previous Swedish host venues were Vasteras (1983), Sundsvall (1994) and Örnsköldsvik (2008).

REMINDER: World Curling Federation seeks Hall of Fame nominations

The World Curling Federation is seeking nominations for the World Curling Hall of Fame. The Induction Committee are looking for nomination for individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the sport of curling either on or off the ice. Anyone can make a nomination, however the WCF will check that all nominees have the support of their home Member Association.

World’s best curlers head to Las Vegas!

In a joint announcement today by the World Curling Federation (WCF), Canadian Curling Association (CCA) and U.S. Curling Association (USCA) it was revealed that the 2014 World Financial Group Continental Cup will be staged in Las Vegas from January 16-19 at the 5,000-seat Orleans Arena, home to ice hockey’s Las Vegas Wranglers.

China men win gold at Pacific-Asia Curling Championship 2012

China won gold at the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships after defeating Japan 6-2. As a result Japan took silver while Australia won bronze after defeating Korea.

China women win gold at Pacific-Asia Curling Championship 2012

China women are celebrating winning the gold medal at the Pacific-Asia Curling Championship 2012 after defeating Japan 10-4 today. Japan therefore take the silver medal and Korea have won bronze after defeating Australia.

Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2012 begin Sunday in New Zealand

The 2012 Pacific-Asia Curling Championships get underway in Naseby, New Zealand on Sunday 18 November. 13 teams (7 men’s teams and 6 women’s teams) from the World Curling Federation’s Pacific-Asia region will take part in the event with the finals taking place a week later on Sunday 25 November.

Norway and Finland qualify for World Wheelchair Curling Championship 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.

Day 5 World Wheelchair Championship Qualification

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.

Day 4 World Wheelchair Championship Qualification

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.

Day 3 World Wheelchair Championship Qualification

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.

Day 2 World Wheelchair Championship Qualification

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.

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