Final 12 teams confirmed for World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2019

  • Russia competing at the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2017 in Gangneung, Republic of Korea © WCF / Céline Stucki

The world wheelchair qualification event in Lohja, Finland, in November, saw the wheelchair curling teams from Estonia, Slovakia and Latvia confirm their places in Stirling for the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2018 from 3 to 10 March 2019.

This will be the first time that Estonia and Latvia will feature in this championship, whilst Slovakia return after their absence in 2017. With that, the final 12 Member Associations for Stirling’s tournament are now confirmed.

They are: Canada, China, Estonia, Germany, Korea, Latvia, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, Switzerland and United States.

This line-up is a blend of fresh talent and experienced athletes with Estonia and Latvia making their debut whilst seven of the other Member Associations have made it to a final of these world championships before.

The tournament returns to Scotland in March for the first time since 2005. This will be the first time that 12 teams have competed in a world wheelchair championship and it will be the first opportunity for nations to gain qualification points towards next Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing, in 2022.

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