PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games

Starts Fri Mar 9, 2018
Ends Sun Mar 18, 2018

Gangneung Curling Centre

Twelve mixed gender teams: one from the host National Paralympic Committee (NPC) and eleven teams from the NPCs that gained the most qualification points from the three previous World Wheelchair Curling Championships

The Paralympic Curling Competition in PyeongChang in 2018 will comprise 12 teams.

Korea, as host, receives an automatic entry. The remaining 11 places will be offered to the 11 National Paralympic Committees of the Member Associations of the World Curling Federation who have gained the most qualifying points from the World Wheelchair Curling Championships (WWhCCs) held in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Points are awarded according to final ranking of the 10 participating teams in WWhCCs as follows: 12 – 10 – 8 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1

Teams will be ranked at the WWhCCs, and Paralympic Qualification Points will be awarded, according to the WCF Rules of Competition C9 – Team Ranking Procedure.

The International Paralympic Committee has final approval of the qualified NPCs.

PyeongChang 2018 Qualification Points following the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2015

2015 2016 2017 Paralympic Points
1 Russia 12 12 10 34
2 Norway 1 10 12 23
3 China 10 6 7 23
4 Canada 5 4 6 15
5 USA 6 5 4 15
6 Korea** 0 8 5 13
7 Great Britain* 3 0 8 11
8 Switzerland 0 7 3 10
9 Finland 8 1 1 10
10 Germany 4 3 2 9
11 Slovakia 7 2 0 9
12 Sweden 2 0 0 2
* Points for Great Britain are gained by Scotland at World Wheelchair Curling Championships.
** Korea as host country for the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games has guaranteed qualification.