Malcolm Richardson to be awarded 2010 World Curling Freytag Award

The World Curling Federation (WCF) has announced that Malcolm Richardson, former President of the European Curling Federation (ECF), will be awarded the 2010 World Curling Freytag Award. The announcement was made during the WCF’s semi-annual General Assembly which took place during the European Championships in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Basel, Switzerland to host World Men’s Championship in 2012

The World Curling Federation (WCF) has announced that the World Men’s Curling Championship in 2012 has been awarded to the City of Basel in Switzerland. The event will be held from the 31st of March until the 8th of April in the St Jakob Halle.

Le Gruyère European Championships in Aberdeen Set to Start

International championship curling returns to Scotland, the home of the sport, for the first time since the 2005 Women’s World Championship, when the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships get underway on Saturday 5th of December in Aberdeen. This event has grown into the largest Championship event on the curling calendar.

World Financial Group Continental Cup 2011 awarded to St. Albert, Alberta, Canada

The World Curling Federation (WCF) and the Canadian Curling Association (CCA) have announced that the World Financial Group Continental Cup 2011 has been awarded to St. Albert, Alberta.

Regina, Canada to host 2011 Ford World Men’s Championship

The World Curling Federation (WCF) and the Canadian Curling Association (CCA) have announced that Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada will stage the 2011 Ford World Men’s Curling Championship. It is the third time that the World Men’s Curling Championship returns to Regina. In 1973 Sweden won the event there (Skip: Kjell Oscarius) and in 1983 it was won by Canada (Skip: Ed Werenich).

Brazil set to challenge USA for 2010 berth at Men's World Championship

The four-sheet Grafton Curling Club in Grafton, N.D., will host a challenge between USA and Brazil on Feb. 5-7 for the final North American berth at the 2010 Capital One World Men's Curling Championship in Cortina, Italy.

China, Japan & Korea sweep the board at Pacific Championships

China won Gold, Japan took Silver and Korea won the Bronze in both the men’s and women’s competitions at the Pacific Curling Championships 2009. In the women’s final Team China skipped by reigning women’s world champion Bingyu Wang met Team Japan (Moe Meguro). Final score: 10-3.

Three Applicant Cities for 2018

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that three cities have been put forward by their respective National Olympic Committees (NOCs) to apply to host the XXIII Olympic Winter Games and XII Paralympic Winter Games in 2018. The cities, in alphabetical order, are: Annecy (France), Munich (Germany) and PyeongChang (Republic of Korea).

Continental Cup to continue - World Financial Group title sponsor

The World Curling Federation (WCF) and the Canadian Curling Association (CCA) have reached a partnership agreement to continue to stage the unique Continental Cup of Curling. The World Financial Group has signed a contract to be the title sponsor of the event for the next two editions in 2011 and 2012, with an option for a third year in 2013.

Esbjerg, Denmark to host 2011 Capital One World Women’s Championship

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – The World Curling Federation (WCF) has announced that the City of Esbjerg, Demark will host the Capital One World Women’s Curling Championship in 2011. The event will be staged in the heart of the North Sea harbour city in an ice arena complex from 19-27 March 2011.

Le Gruyère renews partnership with WCF for the European Curling Championships

The traditional cheese of Switzerland, Le Gruyère AOC Switzerland, a long time supporter of the Olympic Winter Sport of Curling, is to sponsor the European Curling Championships for two years starting with the 2009 event in Aberdeen.

Curling for Disabilities

Following discussion at the Seminar/Workshop held in Fuessen during the WCF Annual Summer Clinics, Danny Lamoureux of Canada and Dottie Burt of Scotland are jointly endeavouring to promote the development of the discipline of Visually Impaired Curling. Should any of our member association wish further information their contact details are: Danny Lamoureux danny@curling.

Norwegian Curling DVD now on sale

In a first for Norwegian curling, a new DVD on the Olympic winter sport has been created and is now available to the public. The DVD is intended for novices who seek more information on curling but is also more than suitable for those who have some playing experience, and wish to progress further. The DVD is suitable for all ages and focuses on five points: 1.

Canada captures double gold at World Seniors Championships

Canada scored double gold for the second year in a row at the 2009 World Senior Curling Championships. Canada’s Pat Sanders thrashed Switzerland’s Renate Nedkoff 10-1 to win the women’s championship. The Canadians, from Victoria, British Columbia, scored four in the first end and then added five additional stolen points over the next three ends to overwhelm the Swiss.

Switzerland wins 2009 World Mixed Doubles title, Hungary takes Silver, Canada Bronze

As the stunning mountain sunshine streamed into the windows of the 1956 Olympic Ice Stadium, Switzerland won its second consecutive World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship with a 7-4 victory over Hungary.

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