European teams lock in spots at World Women’s Curling Championship 2019

  • Switzerland qualify for World Women’s Curling Championship 2019 © WCF / Alina Pavlyuchik

The journey to the World Women’s Curling Championship 2019 is complete for six women’s teams who competed at the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia this week (16-24 November).

Switzerland, Sweden, Russia, Germany, Latvia and Scotland can cross ‘compete at world women’s’ off their team’s to-do lists and join Denmark, who though competing in Tallinn, already had a berth as hosts. The World Women’s will be played at the Silkeborg Sportscentre in Silkeborg, Denmark from 16 to 24 March.

From the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championship, the six qualification spots available were based on the top six teams in the rankings at the end of the event.

The European teams will join Canada and United States from the America’s zone, and both Korea and Japan as Pacific-Asia gold and silver medallists respectfully.

To round-out the 13-team field, the next two ranked teams that did not receive a place at the Worlds, from Europe, earn spots in the new World Qualification Event, to be held in Naseby, New Zealand in (18-23) January 2019. This means Czech Republic and Finland have a second chance to qualify for the Worlds. Also, from the Europeans, the top two teams in the B-Division earn a place for Naseby – where two more Worlds places are up for grabs.

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