World Rankings

The World Curling Federation World Rankings track and list the success of all Member Associations.

Points are awarded once per season, per discipline, to Member Associations.

Member Associations are allocated points either, after the Americas, European and Pacific-Asia regional qualifiers and the World Qualification Event or after the World Mixed, Wheelchair, Women’s, Men’s and Mixed Doubles Curling Championships.

In an Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games season additional points are awarded for Member Associations competing at the Games.

Member Associations gain points over four seasons and with each new season the value of the points awarded, in the previous years, decreases. Points are worth:

  • 100% at the end of the current season
  • 75% one year back
  • 60% two years back
  • 40% three years back

    Each year, at the World Curling Championships, and once every four years at the Olympics and Paralympics, points are awarded as follows, for finishing: First, 240 | Second, 200 | Third, 180 | Fourth, 150 | Fifth, 120 | Sixth, 110 | Seventh, 100 | Eighth, 90 | Ninth, 80 | Tenth, 70 | 11th, 60 | 12th, 50 | 13th, 45.

    Teams that do not qualify for the worlds but participate in one of the regional qualifiers or the World Qualifying Event also receive points based on their performances – from 45 points down to one point. How these points are distributed varies depending on the event because each event has a different number of teams.

    In a given season, once the points have been distributed to each Member Association, that Association’s total is divided by the maximum number of points available over the four year period and multiplied by 100 to give a percentage score. The percentage scores are then used to determine each world ranking placing.


    The World Rankings were developed by 1998 Olympic gold medallist and World Curling Hall of Fame recipient Patrick Huerlimann of Switzerland, who was Vice-President of the World Curling Federation from 2010 to 2012. The World Rankings were first introduced in 2006.

    The world rankings system was enhanced for the 2018-2019 season onwards based on work by Sweden’s Paul Ahlgren, who administers the rankings on behalf of the World Curling Federation.


    2018 Association Points
    1 Sweden 1084 4
    2 Canada 1072 -1
    3 Scotland/Great Britain 830 1
    4 Russia 804 -1
    5 Switzerland 788 -3
    6 Korea 784 2
    7 Japan 729 0
    8 United States 625 -2
    9 China 556 1
    10 Denmark 435 -1
    11 Czech Republic 262 1
    12 Germany 232 -1
    13 Italy 174 0
    14 Finland 144 0
    15 Norway 125 0
    16 Hungary 117 1
    17 Latvia 114 -1
    18 Estonia 113 0
    19 Turkey 109 0
    20 England 93 0
    21 New Zealand 87 0
    22 Netherlands 72 3
    23 Poland 71 0
    24 Belarus 64 2
    25 Slovakia 62 -1
    26 Australia 62 2
    27 Spain 61 0
    28 Austria 59 -6
    29 Hong Kong 54 6
    30 Lithuania 42 4
    31 Slovenia 40 -2
    32 Croatia 37 -2
    33 Ireland 34 -1
    34 Kazakhstan 26 -3
    35 Romania 22 -2
    36 France 12 0
    37 Qatar 6 0
    38 Brazil 4 4
    39 Afghanistan 0 -
    39 Andorra 0 3
    39 Belgium 0 1
    39 Bulgaria 0 3
    39 Chinese Taipei 0 3
    39 Georgia 0 3
    39 Greece 0 3
    39 Guyana 0 3
    39 Iceland 0 3
    39 Israel 0 3
    39 Kosovo 0 3
    39 Kyrgyzstan 0 -
    39 Liechtenstein 0 3
    39 Luxembourg 0 3
    39 Mexico 0 3
    39 Mongolia 0 3
    39 Portugal 0 -
    39 Saudi Arabia 0 -
    39 Serbia 0 2
    39 Ukraine 0 3
    39 U.S. Virgin Islands 0 3
    39 Wales 0 0
    2018 Association Points
    1 Sweden 1210 1
    2 Canada 1081 -1
    3 United States 951 2
    4 Switzerland 820 2
    5 Scotland/Great Britain 772 -1
    6 Norway 732 -3
    7 Japan 502 2
    8 Korea 447 7
    9 Denmark 425 -1
    10 Italy 382 4
    11 China 353 -4
    12 Russia 274 -2
    13 Germany 229 -2
    14 Finland 201 -2
    15 Netherlands 169 1
    16 Czech Republic 160 -3
    17 Austria 111 1
    18 Latvia 97 -1
    19 Slovakia 86 5
    20 Poland 81 3
    21 Turkey 80 1
    22 New Zealand 77 -3
    23 England 76 -2
    24 Israel 75 1
    25 Hungary 73 -5
    26 Australia 72 2
    27 Chinese Taipei 67 -1
    28 Spain 60 5
    29 Lithuania 58 1
    30 France 58 -3
    31 Wales 53 -2
    32 Estonia 48 -1
    33 Belgium 45 -1
    34 Slovenia 44 0
    35 Croatia 34 0
    36 Hong Kong 33 2
    37 Ireland 28 -1
    38 Belarus 22 -1
    39 Kazakhstan 21 1
    40 Romania 18 -1
    41 Bulgaria 17 2
    42 Serbia 16 -1
    43 Qatar 14 3
    44 Brazil 14 0
    45 Luxembourg 11 -3
    46 Iceland 6 -1
    47 Andorra 5 0
    48 Afghanistan 0 -
    48 Georgia 0 0
    48 Greece 0 0
    48 Guyana 0 0
    48 Kosovo 0 0
    48 Kyrgyzstan 0 -
    48 Liechtenstein 0 0
    48 Mexico 0 0
    48 Mongolia 0 0
    48 Portugal 0 -
    48 Saudia Arabia 0 -
    48 Ukraine 0 0
    48 U.S. Virgin Islands 0 0
    2017-2018 Association Points
    1 China 878 1
    2 Norway 808 1
    3 Russia 784 -2
    4 Canada 752 0
    5 Korea 580 2
    6 Scotland/Great Britain 534 -1
    7 United States 406 -1
    8 Switzerland 404 3
    9 Slovakia 402 -1
    10 Finland 350 -1
    11 Germany 346 1
    12 Sweden 337 -2
    13 Czech Republic 77 0
    14 Latvia 76 0
    15 Japan 70 1
    16 Italy 67 -1
    17 Denmark 59 0
    18 England 57 1
    19 Slovenia 56 -1
    20 Poland 51 0
    21 Estonia 44 0
    22 Israel 28 0
    23 Turkey 27 0
    24 Lithuania 16 0
    25 Chinese Taipei 14 0
    26 Bulgaria 11 0
    27 Afghanistan 0 -
    27 Andorra 0 0
    27 Australia 0 0
    27 Austria 0 0
    27 Belarus 0 0
    27 Belgium 0 0
    27 Brazil 0 0
    27 Croatia 0 0
    27 France 0 0
    27 Georgia 0 0
    27 Greece 0 0
    27 Guyana 0 0
    27 Hong Kong 0 0
    27 Hungary 0 0
    27 Iceland 0 0
    27 Ireland 0 0
    27 Kazakhstan 0 0
    27 Kosovo 0 0
    27 Liechtenstein 0 0
    27 Luxembourg 0 0
    27 Mexico 0 0
    27 Mongolia 0 0
    27 Netherlands 0 0
    27 New Zealand 0 0
    27 Portugal 0 -
    27 Qatar 0 0
    27 Romania 0 0
    27 Saudi Arabia 0 -
    27 Serbia 0 0
    27 Spain 0 0
    27 Ukraine 0 0
    27 U.S. Virgin Islands 0 0
    27 Wales 0 0
    2018 Association Points
    1 Canada 987 0
    2 Switzerland 948 0
    3 Norway 712 2
    4 China 641 -1
    5 Korea 539 7
    6 Russia 499 -2
    7 United States 481 1
    8 Finland 410 3
    9 Hungary 361 -3
    10 Sweden 329 -3
    11 Czech Republic 292 -2
    12 Scotland/GBR 283 -2
    13 Japan 204 7
    14 Estonia 164 -1
    15 Italy 161 2
    16 Turkey 139 10
    17 Spain 135 -2
    18 Latvia 125 -2
    19 England 114 -1
    20 Austria 109 -6
    21 Denmark 108 -2
    22 Australia 83 2
    23 Slovakia 76 -1
    24 New Zealand 73 -3
    25 France 68 0
    26 Ireland 66 -3
    27 Belarus 57 2
    28 Brazil 51 7
    29 Slovenia 44 -2
    30 Poland 39 -2
    31 Germany 34 -1
    32 Wales 27 -1
    33 Romania 25 1
    34 Kazakhstan 24 4
    35 Bulgaria 23 -3
    36 Lithuania 21 1
    37 Netherlands 21 -4
    38 Guyana 18 .
    39 Israel 17 -3
    40 Hong Kong 12 4
    41 Luxembourg 8 -2
    42 Croatia 3 -2
    43 Serbia 1 -2
    45 Qatar 1 -3
    44 Belgium 1 -2
    46 Afghanistan 0 .
    46 Andorra 0 -2
    46 Chinese Taipei 0 -2
    46 Georgia 0 -2
    46 Greece 0 -2
    46 Iceland 0 -2
    46 Kosovo 0 -2
    46 Kyrgyzystan 0 .
    46 Liechtenstein 0 -2
    46 Mongolia 0 -2
    46 Portugal 0 .
    46 Saudi Arabia 0 .
    46 Ukraine 0 -2
    46 U.S. Virgin Islands 0 -2
    2018-2019 Association Points
    1 Canada 75.000 3
    2 Russia 70.114 0
    3 Scotland 63.485 -2
    4 Norway 55.955 1
    5 Sweden 52.083 -2
    6 Spain 38.008 15
    7 Czech Republic 36.636 -1
    8 Switzerland 34.545 0
    9 Turkey 34.538 0
    10 Germany 33.636 0
    11 Estonia 21.508 2
    12 United States 20.432 0
    13 Korea 19.432 -6
    14 Denmark 18.970 3
    15 Japan 18.803 0
    16 Hungary 17.098 -2
    17 China 16.705 -6
    18 Poland 13.947 -2
    19 Finland 13.803 1
    20 Italy 13.121 -2
    21 Slovenia 12.008 11
    22 Slovakia 11.636 1
    23 Belarus 10.682 5
    24 Latvia 10.167 0
    25 England 9.886 -6
    26 Wales 9.409 0
    27 New Zealand 8.679 -5
    28 Australia 8.379 1
    29 Ireland 8.030 -4
    30 France 6.576 0
    31 Israel 6.098 -4
    32 Austria 4.167 -1
    33 Hong Kong 3.258 2
    34 Chinese Taipei 2.424 9
    35 Brazil 2.303 -1
    36 Croatia 2.205 -3
    37 Netherlands 1.659 -1
    38 Kazakhstan 1.432 -1
    39 Romania 0.788 -1
    40 Belgium 0.697 -1
    41 Lithuania 0.364 -1
    42 Andorra 0.273 -1
    43 Luxembourg 0.114 -1
    44 Afghanistan 0.000 -1
    44 Bulgaria 0.000 -1
    44 Georgia 0.000 -1
    44 Greece 0.000 -1
    44 Guyana 0.000 -1
    44 Iceland 0.000 -1
    44 Kosovo 0.000 -1
    44 Kyrgyzstan 0.000 -1
    44 Liechtenstein 0.000 -1
    44 Mongolia 0.000 -1
    44 Mongolia 0.000 -1
    44 Nigeria 0.000 -
    44 Portugal 0.000 -1
    44 Qatar 0.000 -1
    44 Saudi Arabia 0.000 -1
    44 Serbia 0.000 -1
    44 Ukraine 0.000 -1
    44 U.S. Virgin Islands 0.000 -1