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China & Japan qualify for World Juniors 2011

The Chinese junior men’s team and Japanese junior women’s team have won the finals of the 2011 Pacific Junior Curling Championships (PJCC) in Naseby, New Zealand and secured the World Curling Federation Pacific Region spots at the World Junior Curling Championships 2011.

Team North America wins 2011 World Financial Group Continental Cup

With a day of play still to go, Team North America reached 217 points on Saturday night to win the 2011 World Financial Group Continental Cup in St Albert, Canada. In the evening Skins round, Team North America won all three games and scooped up a total of 62 points to take them over the 201 point threshold to win their fourth title in the history of the event.

Team North America extends lead at WFG Continental Cup

The second day of play at the World Financial Group Continental Cup in St Albert, Canada saw Team North America notch up another 8 wins in team and mixed doubles games to make a total of 90 points. Team World only mustered one win to take their score to 18.

Team North America off to sprint start at 2011 WFG Continental Cup

Team North America is ahead with 42 points with Team World on 12 points after the first day of curling at the 2011 World Financial Group Continental Cup. In the evening men's team games, Team North America picked up 12 points for two wins. Vancouver Olympic Gold Medallist Kevin Martin led his Canadian team to a 6-4 victory over the all-star line up led by David Murdoch from Scotland.

2011 World Financial Group Continental Cup begins Thursday in St. Albert, Canada

The 2011 World Financial Group Continental Cup, presented by Monsanto, gets underway Thursday at Servus Credit Union Place in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada.

New Year kicks off with Junior Curling Action!

Junior curlers take to the ice in the Northern and Southern hemispheres over the next fortnight in events that open the way to qualification for the 2011 World Junior Curling Championships and the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games to be held in Innsbruck, Austria, in January 2012.

Death of Wheelchair Curling Pioneer

The World Curling Federation was saddened to hear of the sudden death of Frank Duffy who died on 16th December. Frank began curling aged 12 on a frozen pond in Falkland, Fife and his future commitment to the sport lead to competitive success throughout Scotland. Sadly Frank was involved in an accident at work at the age of 35 and was thereafter confined to a wheelchair.

Sweden and Canada remain on top of WCF World Rankings

Sweden continues to top the World Curling Federation’s women’s rankings and Canada the men’s following the conclusion of the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships 2010 in Champéry, Switzerland this weekend.

ECC 2010 Men's Finals & Bronze Game

After three years of falling at the last hurdle, Norway's Thomas Ulsrud finally took European gold when he beat Denmark's Rasmus Stjerne by 5-3 at the Le Gruyere European Curling Championships in Champery, Switzerland on Saturday evening. It was a tense game, with three blank ends. The Norwegians opened with a single and, after blanking the second, the Danes levelled in the third.

ECC 2010 Women's Finals & Bronze Game

Sweden's Stina Viktorsson beat Scotland's Eve Muirhead by 8-6 in a high-class final on Saturday afternoon at the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships in Champéry, Switzerland to take gold and her first European crown. The game see-sawed between the two teams five times. The Scots started well, scoring two in the first end with a simple draw by Muirhead.

ECC 2010 Day 7 Update

The Danish men and Swedish women are through to the finals of the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships in Champéry, Switzerland. Denmark will meet Norway in the men's gold medal game and the Swedes face Scotland in the women's game on Saturday.

World Curling Federation Semi Annual General Assembly – Key Decisions/announcements

World Curling Federation Member Associations have unanimously approved changes to the WCF’s Olympic Winter Games qualifying system. Members voted to create a two year point qualification period and the creation of a new Olympic Qualification event. The new system takes effect immediately, pending approval of the International Olympic Committee, ahead of the Sochi 2014 games.

ECC 2010 Day 6 Update

Scotland's Eve Muirhead and Norway's Thomas Ulsrud both booked their places in Saturday's finals of the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships in Champéry, Switzerland when they won the Page 1-2 Play-off games on Thursday evening. The Scottish women were up against Russia's Liudmila Privivkova and finished the game off in spectacular style in the ninth end.

ECC 2010 Day 5 Update

Scotland, Russia, Switzerland and Sweden are through to the playoff stage of the women's event at this year's Le Gruyère European Curling Championships. Scotland's Eve Muirhead qualified in first place from the round-robin with two six-ends wins on Wednesday.

ECC 2010 Day 4 Update

Germany and Switzerland top the men's A Group rankings at the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships with six wins and one loss each. Germany's Andy Kapp followed up an 8-2 win over France's Thomas Dufour in his Tuesday morning game with a 7-6 win over defending champion Niklas Edin of Sweden in the evening.

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