World Senior Curling Championships 2019 poised for action in Norway

  • Double Olympic Winter Games champion, Sweden’s Anette Norberg, will compete in Stavanger © WCF / Tom Rowland

The Sørmarka Arena in Stavanger, Norway is set to play host to the 18th edition of the World Senior Curling Championships for women and men’s teams, with play getting underway on Saturday 20 April through to Saturday 27 April.

To be eligible to take part in these championships, players "must be not less than 50 years of age by the end of the 30th day of June in the year immediately preceding the year in which the Championship is taking place". Altogether, this event has attracted 16 women’s and 28 men’s national teams.

  • For the full draw clickScheduleabove
  • For all the line-ups clickTeamsabove

    The women have been divided into two groups as follows, with newcomers Hong Kong placed in Group A, as well as the defending champion team representing Canada:

    Group A: Australia, Canada, Finland, Hong Kong, Lithuania, Russia, Sweden and United States
    Group B: Denmark, England, Italy, Japan, Latvia, New Zealand, Scotland and Switzerland

    The four men’s groups are:

    Group A: Australia, Czech Republic, France, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Sweden and Turkey
    Group B: Canada, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Norway and Russia
    Group C: England, Ireland, Japan, Poland, Scotland, Slovakia and Switzerland
    Group D: Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Latvia, Wales and United States

    Round-robin play starts on Saturday 20 April and continues until Thursday 25 April.

    After that, in the women’s event, the group winners will go directly to the semi-finals while the teams that finish second in each group will play the third-placed team from the other group to complete the semi-final line-up.

    In the men’s event, the top teams in each group proceed to the quarter-finals, while the second and third-placed teams in each group go into qualification games, with only the winners proceeding to the quarter-finals.

    In both women’s and men’s competitions, qualification games and quarter-finals will take place on Friday 26 April, while semi-finals and bronze and gold medal games will be played on Saturday 27 April.

    This is the first time that the World Senior Curling Championships will have been hosted in Norway. At the same time, the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2019 will also take place in the Sørmarka Arena.

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