World Curling Championships

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World Curling Championships
Worldwomenschampionshiptrophy.JPG
World Women's Curling Championship trophy
Sport Curling
Founded1959 (men)
1979 (women)
No. of teams13
Most recent
champion(s)
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (men)
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland (women)
Most titlesFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (men; 36 titles)
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (women; 17 titles)

The World Curling Championships are the annual world championships for curling, organized by the World Curling Federation and contested by national championship teams. There are men's, women's and mixed doubles championships, as well as junior and senior championships for each gender. There is also a world championship for wheelchair curling. The men's championship started in 1959, while the women's started in 1979. The mixed doubles championship was started in 2008. Since 2005, the men's and women's championships have been held in different venues, with Canada hosting one of the two championships every year: the men's championship in odd years, and the women's championship in even years. Canada has dominated both the men's and women's championships since their inception, although Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany (West Germany), Scotland, the United States, Norway and China have all won at least one championship.

A world championship is generally an international competition open to elite competitors from around the world, representing their nations, and winning such an event will be considered the highest or near highest achievement in the sport, game, or ability.

Curling Team sport played on ice

Curling is a sport in which players slide stones on a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four concentric circles. It is related to bowls, boules and shuffleboard. Two teams, each with four players, take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones, also called rocks, across the ice curling sheet towards the house, a circular target marked on the ice. Each team has eight stones, with each player throwing two. The purpose is to accumulate the highest score for a game; points are scored for the stones resting closest to the centre of the house at the conclusion of each end, which is completed when both teams have thrown all of their stones. A game usually consists of eight or ten ends.

World Curling Federation international sport governing body

The World Curling Federation (WCF) is the world governing body for curling accreditation, with offices in Perth, Scotland. It was formed out of the International Curling Federation (ICF), when the push for Olympic Winter Sport status was made. The name was changed in 1990.

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History

The World Curling Championships began in 1959 as the Scotch Cup. The Scotch Cup was created by Toronto public relations executive and former sports journalist Stanley D. Houston on behalf of the Scotch Whisky Association, a client of Houston's agency Public Relations Services Limited, which was looking to generate increased North American exposure for its products.[ citation needed ] The first three Cups were contested between men's teams from Scotland and Canada. The United States joined the Scotch Cup in 1961, and Sweden also joined the next year. Canada won the first six world titles, of which the legendary rink skipped by Ernie Richardson earned four. The United States was the first country to break Canada's streak, winning their first world title in 1965. By 1967, Norway, Switzerland, France, and Germany were added to the Scotch Cup, and Scotland won their first title, while Canada finished without a medal for the first time. The tournament was renamed the Air Canada Silver Broom the year after that, and Canada strung together five consecutive world titles starting in that year.

Scotland Country in Northwest Europe, part of the United Kingdom

Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain, with a border with England to the southeast, and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast, the Irish Sea to the south, and more than 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.

Canada Country in North America

Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area. Its southern border with the United States, stretching some 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world's longest bi-national land border. Canada's capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

In 1973, the competing field was expanded to ten teams, and Italy and Denmark were introduced to the world stage. Sweden, Switzerland, and Norway won their first titles in the following years, and Canada continued to win medals of all colours. In 1979, the first edition of the women's World Curling Championships was held. The championships were held separately from the men's championships for the first ten years. During this time, Switzerland, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, and Germany won world titles.

Bronze medals were not awarded until 1985 for the women's tournament and 1986 for the men's tournament. Between 1989 and 1994, the bronze medal was shared by the semifinals losers.

Beginning in 1989, the men's and women's championships were held together. Norway won their first world women's title. In 1995, Ford Canada and the World Curling Federation reached an agreement to make Ford the sponsor of the World Curling Championships. Japan, the first nation from Asia to compete in the worlds, made their debut in 1990 at the women's championship, and later in 2000 at the men's championship. South Korea and China followed suit in the 2000s. Scotland won their first women's title in 2002, and the United States won their first women's title the next year.

Ford Motor Company of Canada company

Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd. was founded on August 17, 1904, for the purpose of manufacturing and selling Ford automobiles in Canada and the British Empire. It was originally known as the Walkerville Wagon Works, and was located in Walkerville, Ontario. The founder, Gordon McGregor, convinced a group of investors to invest in Henry Ford's new automobile which was being produced across the river in Detroit.

In 2005, the men's and women's championships were separated, and an agreement was made between the World Curling Federation and the Canadian Curling Association that Canada would host one of the tournaments annually each year, all of which are title sponsored by Ford of Canada. Canada began a streak of top two finishes in the men's tournament, and China won their first world title in the women's tournament in 2009.

In 2008, a world championship for mixed doubles curling was created. Switzerland won the first world mixed doubles title, and proceeded to win four of the first five titles. Russia and Hungary won their first world curling titles in the mixed doubles championship, and New Zealand, France, Austria, and the Czech Republic won their first world curling medals.

In 2015, a world championship for mixed curling was created, replacing the European Mixed Curling Championship and supplanting the European Mixed and Canadian Mixed curling championships as the highest level of mixed curling in the world. [1]

Mixed curling, also known as coed curling, is the sport of curling when played by men and women together. Some community and school level curling is mixed, while most top-level curling championships are divided into men's and women's divisions. A normal mixed team consists of 2 men and 2 women with the throwers alternating in gender. In 2008, the World Curling Federation introduced a World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship.

The European Mixed Curling Championship was a mixed curling tournament held annually in the autumn for European nations. The first tournament was held in 2005.

The Canadian Mixed Curling Championship is the national curling championship for mixed curling in Canada. The winners of the tournament will represent Canada at the World Mixed Curling Championship.

In 2019, the World Qualification Event was introduced, to qualify the final two teams in the men's and women's championships. [2] A mixed doubles qualification event will also be added in the 2019–20 curling season, qualifying the final four teams of the twenty-team mixed doubles championship. [3]

The World Qualification Event is an annual curling tournament first held in 2019 by the World Curling Federation. Eight men's and women's teams who have not already qualified for the World Curling Championships compete for the final two spots in the championships.

The 2019–20 curling season began in June 2019 and will end in May 2020.

Tournament names

The World Curling Championships have been known by a number of different names over the years.

Men

Women

Competition format

The first two world championships, held as competitions between Scotland and Canada, were held as five-game series between the two nations. Upon the addition of the United States in 1961, the format was changed to a double round robin preliminary round with a three-team knockout round at the conclusion of the round robin. The knockout round was removed for the next two championships. With the addition of more teams, a single round robin preliminary round with a four-team knockout round was implemented in 1971. The championships occurring from 1968 to 1970 included three-team knockout rounds instead of four-team knockout rounds. The knockout round format was adjusted from single-elimination to the Page playoff system in 2005.

In the championships held from 1971 to 1985, third place was awarded to either the team that lost in the semifinal of a three-team knockout round or the higher-seeded team among the losing teams of a four-team knockout round. A bronze medal game was added to the knockout round in 1986, but bronze medal games were not held from 1989 to 1994, during which bronze medals were awarded to the teams that lost in the semifinals.

Until 2017 format of the world championships used a twelve team round-robin preliminary round, after which the top four teams advance to a knockout round held using the Page playoff system.

Starting in 2018 there are 13 teams playing round-robin preliminary round with top six advancing to a single-elimination knockout with top two receiving bye to the semifinals. [4] This includes two teams from the Americas zone, eight from the European zone (via the European Curling Championships) and three from the Asia-Pacific zone (via the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships). For 2019, the number of teams from the Asia-Pacific zone will be reduced by one, and there will also be one less team from the zone of the bottom-placed team at the 2018 championships. [5] . The two slots will be allocated to teams from the new World Qualification Event. The qualification event will have eight teams: the host country, one team from the Americas, two from Pacific-Asia, and four from Europe.

Championships

Men

Scotsman David Murdoch is a two-time world champion. Murdoch gold.jpg
Scotsman David Murdoch is a two-time world champion.
YearHostChampionFinalist
1959 Flag of Scotland.svg Falkirk, Perth, and Edinburgh, Scotland Canadian Red Ensign (1957-1965).svg  Canada Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
1960 Flag of Scotland.svg Ayr, Edinburgh, and Glasgow, Scotland Canadian Red Ensign (1957-1965).svg  Canada (2)Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
1961 Flag of Scotland.svg Ayr, Kirkcaldy, Perth, and Edinburgh, Scotland Canadian Red Ensign (1957-1965).svg  Canada (3)Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
1962 Flag of Scotland.svg Falkirk and Edinburgh, Scotland Canadian Red Ensign (1957-1965).svg  Canada (4)Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1963 Flag of Scotland.svg Perth, Scotland Canadian Red Ensign (1957-1965).svg  Canada (5)Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
1964 Canadian Red Ensign (1957-1965).svg Calgary, Canada Canadian Red Ensign (1957-1965).svg  Canada (6)Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
1965 Flag of Scotland.svg Perth, Scotland Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
1966 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Vancouver, Canada Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (7)Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
1967 Flag of Scotland.svg Perth, Scotland Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1968 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Pointe-Claire, Canada Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (8)Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
1969 Flag of Scotland.svg Perth, Scotland Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (9)Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1970 Flag of the United States.svg Utica, United States Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (10)Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
1971 Flag of France.svg Megève, France Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (11)Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
1972 Flag of Germany.svg Garmisch-Partenkirchen, West Germany Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (12)Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1973 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Regina, Canada Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
1974 Flag of Switzerland.svg Berne, Switzerland Flag of the United States.svg  United States (2)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1975 Flag of Scotland.svg Perth, Scotland Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1976 Flag of the United States.svg Duluth, United States Flag of the United States.svg  United States (3)Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
1977 Flag of Sweden.svg Karlstad, Sweden Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (2)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
1978 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Winnipeg, Canada Flag of the United States.svg  United States (4)Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
1979 Flag of Switzerland.svg Berne, Switzerland Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
1980 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Moncton, Canada Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (13)Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
1981 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg London, Canada Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1982 Flag of Germany.svg Garmisch-Partenkirchen, West Germany Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (14)Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
1983 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Regina, Canada Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (15)Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
1984 Flag of the United States.svg Duluth, United States Flag of Norway.svg  Norway (2)Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
1985 Flag of Scotland.svg Glasgow, Scotland Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (16)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1986 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Toronto, Canada Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (17)Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
1987 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Vancouver, Canada Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (18)Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
1988 Flag of Switzerland.svg Lausanne, Switzerland Flag of Norway.svg  Norway (3)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
1989 Flag of the United States.svg Milwaukee, United States Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (19)Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
1990 Flag of Sweden.svg Västerås, Sweden Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (20)Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
1991 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Winnipeg, Canada Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland (2)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
1992 Flag of Germany.svg Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland (3)Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
1993 Flag of Switzerland.svg Geneva, Switzerland Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (21)Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
1994 Flag of Germany.svg Oberstdorf, Germany Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (22)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1995 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Brandon, Canada Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (23)Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
1996 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Hamilton, Canada Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (24)Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
1997 Flag of Switzerland.svg Berne, Switzerland Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (3)Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
1998 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kamloops, Canada Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (25)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1999 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Saint John, Canada Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland (3)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2000 Flag of Scotland.svg Glasgow, Scotland Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (26)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
2001 Flag of Switzerland.svg Lausanne, Switzerland Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (4)Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
2002 Flag of the United States.svg Bismarck, United States Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (27)Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
2003 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Winnipeg, Canada Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (28)Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
2004 Flag of Sweden.svg Gävle, Sweden Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (5)Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
2005 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Victoria, Canada Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (29)Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
2006 Flag of the United States.svg Lowell, United States Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland (4)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2007 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Edmonton, Canada Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (30)Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
2008 Flag of the United States.svg Grand Forks, United States Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (31)Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
2009 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Moncton, Canada Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland (5)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2010 Flag of Italy.svg Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (32)Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
2011 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Regina, Canada Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (33)Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
2012 Flag of Switzerland.svg Basel, Switzerland Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (34)Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
2013 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Victoria, Canada [6] [7] Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (6)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2014 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Beijing, China Flag of Norway.svg  Norway (4)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
2015 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Halifax, Canada Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (7)Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
2016 Flag of Switzerland.svg Basel, Switzerland [8] Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (35)Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
2017 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Edmonton, Canada [9] Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (36)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
2018 Flag of the United States.svg Las Vegas, United States [10] Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (8)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2019 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Lethbridge, Canada [11] Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (9)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2020 Flag of Scotland.svg Glasgow, Scotland [12]

Women

YearHostChampionFinalist
1979 Flag of Scotland.svg Perth, Scotland Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1980 Flag of Scotland.svg Perth, Scotland Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1981 Flag of Scotland.svg Perth, Scotland Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
1982 Flag of Switzerland.svg Geneva, Switzerland Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1983 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Moose Jaw, Canada Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland (2)Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
1984 Flag of Scotland.svg Perth, Scotland Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (2)Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
1985 Flag of Sweden.svg Jönköping, Sweden Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (3)Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
1986 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kelowna, Canada Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (4)Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
1987 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago, United States Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (5)Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
1988 Flag of Scotland.svg Glasgow, Scotland Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
1989 Flag of the United States.svg Milwaukee, United States Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (6)Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
1990 Flag of Sweden.svg Västerås, Sweden Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
1991 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Winnipeg, Canada Flag of Norway.svg  Norway (2)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
1992 Flag of Germany.svg Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (2)Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1993 Flag of Switzerland.svg Geneva, Switzerland Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (7)Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
1994 Flag of Germany.svg Oberstdorf, Germany Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (8)Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
1995 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Brandon, Canada Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (3)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
1996 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Hamilton, Canada Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (9)Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1997 Flag of Switzerland.svg Berne, Switzerland Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (10)Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
1998 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kamloops, Canada Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (4)Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
1999 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Saint John, Canada Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (5)Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2000 Flag of Scotland.svg Glasgow, Scotland Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (11)Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
2001 Flag of Switzerland.svg Lausanne, Switzerland Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (12)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
2002 Flag of the United States.svg Bismarck, United States Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
2003 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Winnipeg, Canada Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2004 Flag of Sweden.svg Gävle, Sweden Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (13)Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
2005 Flag of Scotland.svg Paisley, Scotland Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (6)Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2006 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Grande Prairie, Canada Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (7)Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2007 Flag of Japan.svg Aomori, Japan Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (14)Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
2008 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Vernon, Canada Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (15)Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
2009 Flag of South Korea.svg Gangneung, South Korea Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
2010 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Swift Current, Canada Flag of Germany.svg  Germany (2)Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
2011 Flag of Denmark.svg Esbjerg, Denmark Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (8)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2012 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Lethbridge, Canada [13] Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland (3)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
2013 Flag of Latvia.svg Riga, Latvia [14] Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland (2)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
2014 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Saint John, Canada Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland (4)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2015 Flag of Japan.svg Sapporo, Japan [15] Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland (5)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2016 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Swift Current, Canada [16] Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland (6)Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
2017 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Beijing, China [17] Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (16)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2018 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg North Bay, Canada [18] Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (17)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
2019 Flag of Denmark.svg Silkeborg, Denmark [19] Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland (7)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
2020 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Prince George, Canada [20]
2021 Flag of Switzerland.svg Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Mixed

YearHostChampionFinalist
2015 Flag of Switzerland.svg Bern, Switzerland Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
2016 Flag of Russia.svg Kazan, Russia [21] Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
2017 Flag of Switzerland.svg Champéry, Switzerland [22] Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2018 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kelowna, Canada Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
2019 Flag of Scotland.svg Aberdeen, Scotland

Mixed Doubles

YearHostChampionFinalist
2008 Flag of Finland.svg Vierumäki, Finland Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
2009 Flag of Italy.svg Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland (2)Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
2010 Flag of Russia.svg Chelyabinsk, Russia Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
2011 Flag of the United States.svg St. Paul, United States Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland (3)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2012 Flag of Turkey.svg Erzurum, Turkey [23] Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland (4)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
2013 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Fredericton, Canada [24] Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
2014 Flag of Scotland.svg Dumfries, Scotland [25] Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland (5)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
2015 Flag of Russia.svg Sochi, Russia [26] Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary (2)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
2016 Flag of Sweden.svg Karlstad, Sweden [27] Flag of Russia.svg  Russia (2)Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
2017 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Lethbridge, Canada [28] Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland (6)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2018 Flag of Sweden.svg Östersund, Sweden Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland (7)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2019 Flag of Norway.svg Stavanger, Norway Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada

Wheelchair

YearHostChampionFinalist
2002 Flag of Switzerland.svg Sursee, Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2004 Flag of Switzerland.svg Sursee, Switzerland Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
2005 Flag of Scotland.svg Braehead, Scotland Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland (2)Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
2007 Flag of Sweden.svg Sollefteå, Sweden Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
2008 Flag of Switzerland.svg Sursee, Switzerland Flag of Norway.svg  Norway (2)Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
2009 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Vancouver, Canada Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
2011 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Prague, Czech Republic Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (2)Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
2012 Flag of South Korea.svg Chuncheon City, South Korea Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
2013 Flag of Russia.svg Sochi, Russia Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (3)Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
2015 Flag of Finland.svg Lohja, Finland [29] Flag of Russia.svg  Russia (2)Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
2016 Flag of Switzerland.svg Lucerne, Switzerland [30] Flag of Russia.svg  Russia (3)Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
2017 Flag of South Korea.svg Gangneung, South Korea [31] Flag of Norway.svg  Norway (3)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2019 Flag of Scotland.svg Stirling, Scotland [32] Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland

National championships

Men

Women

See also

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The 2018 World Women's Curling Championship was held from March 17–25 at the North Bay Memorial Gardens in North Bay, Ontario, Canada. The format of the tournament was changed this year, with 13 teams qualifying for the tournament, and the top 6 teams from round-robin play will qualify for the playoffs. The playoff system were single-knockout, where the top two teams received a bye while the remaining four played the first round.

Jenna Loder is a Canadian curler from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is a two-time Canadian junior champion and two-time world junior medallist, playing third for Kaitlyn Lawes.

Doubles curling is a variation of the sport of curling with only two players on each team. Mixed doubles is the most common format of doubles curling, where the term 'mixed' specifies that each team is composed of one man and one woman. The term mixed is also used to describe a specific format of 4-person team curling where the team consists of two men and two women and the throwing order alternates genders, see mixed team.

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