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WFG Continental Cup 2013 matchups revealed

Captains and coaches for Team World and Team North America have determined their picks for the opening three days of action in the 2013 World Financial Group Continental Cup.

Italy and Denmark secure World Junior Championships berths

The Italian junior men and Danish junior women have won the finals of the European Junior Curling Challenge 2013 and secured the last European spots to be able to compete at this year’s World Junior Curling Championships in Sochi, Russia. The Italians, skipped by Andrea Pilzer, won the junior men’s final against Denmark led by Tobias Thune 7-6.

World Financial Group Continental Cup begins Thursday

The World Financial Group Continental Cup gets underway on Thursday in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The ninth edition of this unique international curling competition takes place between January 10-13 and is the third time the event has been staged in British Columbia, following Chilliwack in 2006 and Langley for the 2012 edition.

Junior curlers target World Championships

January 2013 sees junior curlers from the World Curling Federation’s European and Pacific-Asia regions vying for the last spots at the World Junior Curling Championships 2013.

Curling loses another ambassador

The World Curling Federation is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Canada's Keith Reilly, who passed away on December 18, 2012 after a lengthy hospital stay. Keith had a long affiliation with our sport, representing Canada on the international stage on several occasions including the Scotch Cup (World Championship) in Perth, Scotland in 1967.

WCF World Rankings following 2012 Pacific-Asia & European Championships

Following the conclusion of the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships 2012 in Karlstad, Sweden, the World Curling Federation has released its latest world rankings which reflect team finishes at the Europeans and the Pacific-Asia Curling Curling Championships 2012, held in Naseby, New Zealand in November. The updated rankings can be seen and downloaded here: http://www.worldcurling.

ECC 2012 - Men's Gold Medal Game

The large crowd got exactly what they came to see, when Niklas Edin led his Swedish team of Sebastian Kraupp, Fredrik Lindberg, lead Victor Kjäll and alternate Oscar Eriksson to an 8-5 victory over Norway in Saturday afternoon's men's final of the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships 2012 in Karlstad, Sweden, Edin's hometown.

ECC 2012 - Women's Gold Medal Game

In Saturday morning's women's final at the Le Gruyere European Curling Championships in Karlstad, Sweden, Russia defeated defending champions Scotland by 6-5 after an extra end.

Saint John, NB, Canada to host 2014 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship

After 15 years, the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship is returning to Saint John, New Brunswick in Canada from 15-23 March 2014. “The people of the city of Saint John and the Province of New Brunswick put on a first class show for all of the world in 1999”, declared Kate Caithness, President of the World Curling Federation.

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.

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