World Rankings

The World Curling Federation World Rankings track and list the success of all Member Associations at the Pacific-Asia, European, World Wheelchair, Women’s, Men’s and Mixed Doubles Curling Championships and the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Points are assigned based on performance at each competition and are awarded once per season to Member Associations, either after the World Curling Championships or the regional qualifiers.

Member Associations gain points over six seasons and with each new season the value of the points awarded, in the previous years, decreases.

At the World Curling Championships, the following points are awarded - first: 240 | second: 200 | third: 180 | until 12th: 50

Finishes at the Olympic and Paralympics Winter Games count for double points – first: 480 etc…

Teams that do not qualify for the Worlds, but participate at the Pacifics and Europeans get from 50 points down to one point. This system is in place to be fair to all nations because Canada and USA do not participate in any regional qualifier.

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

In February 2013, the World Curling Federation released the first wheelchair curling World Ranking.

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 US 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 US 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 US Virgin Islands 0 0
27 Wales 0 0
2016-2017 Association Points
1 Canada 457 5
2 Switzerland 449 5
3 China 416 5
4 Russia 403 -2
5 Norway 388 -1
6 Hungary 351 -3
7 Sweden 350 -6
8 USA 333 -3
9 Czech Republic 288 3
10 Scotland/Great Britain 283 -1
11 Finland 234 2
12 Korea 201 8
13 Estonia 196 -3
14 Austria 175 -3
15 Spain 157 0
16 Latvia 156 7
17 Italy 147 2
18 England 138 0
19 Denmark 133 -5
20 Japan 123 -3
21 New Zealand 115 -5
22 Slovakia 102 -1
23 Ireland 85 2
24 Australia 73 0
25 France 59 -3
26 Turkey 56 1
27 Slovenia 48 4
28 Poland 48 -2
29 Belarus 43 3
30 Germany 36 6
31 Wales 34 4
32 Bulgaria 30 -2
33 Netherlands 28 -5
34 Romania 27 -5
35 Brazil 26 -1
36 Israel 20 3
37 Lithuania 14 -4
38 Luxembourg 6 -2
39 Kazakhstan 6 0
40 Croatia 2 3
41 Serbia 2 -1
42 Belgium 1 -2
43 Qatar 1 -2
44 Andorra 0 -1
44 Chinese Taipei 0 -1
44 Georgia 0 -1
44 Greece 0 -1
44 Guyana 0 -
44 Hong Kong 0 -1
44 Iceland 0 -1
44 Kosovo 0 -1
44 Liechtenstein 0 -1
44 Mexico 0 -
44 Mongolia 0 -1
44 Ukraine 0 -1
44 US Virgin Islands 0 -1
2017/2018 Association Points
1 Scotland 423 2
2 Russia 387 -1
3 Sweden 385 -1
4 Canada 347 1
5 Norway 308 -1
5 Czech Republic 238 12
5 Korea 171 1
8 Switzerland 171 -3
9 Turkey 166 8
10 Germany 163 -5
11 China 159 -2
12 USA 155 -2
12 Estonia 143 8
14 Hungary 131 -2
15 Japan 124 -4
16 Poland 115 0
17 Denmark 85 -3
18 Italy 80 -6
19 England 78 7
20 Finland 71 -5
21 Spain 69 8
22 New Zealand 66 -3
23 Slovakia 59 2
24 Latvia 57 -4
25 Ireland 56 -1
26 Wales 54 -4
27 Israel 54 11
28 Belarus 44 2
29 Australia 37 -2
30 France 34 -7
31 Austria 24 -3
32 Slovenia 20 -1
33 Croatia 15 1
34 Brazil 14 1
35 Hong Kong 10 6
36 Netherlands 7 4
37 Kazakhstan 7 -1
38 Romania 7 -6
39 Belgium 7 -6
40 Lithuania 4 -3
41 Andorra 2 -2
42 Luxembourg 1 -1
43 Afghanistan 0 -
43 Bulgaria 0 -2
43 Chinese Taipei 0 -2
43 Georgia 0 -2
43 Greece 0 -2
43 Guyana 0 -
43 Iceland 0 -2
43 Kosovo 0 -2
43 Kyrgystan 0 -
43 Liechtenstein 0 -2
43 Mexico 0 -
43 Mongolia 0 -2
43 Portugal 0 -
43 Qatar 0 -2
43 Saudi Arabia 0 -
43 Serbia 0 -2
43 Ukraine 0 -2
43 US Virgin Islands 0 -2