World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship

Last updated
World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship
Established2008
2021 host city Aberdeen, Scotland
2021 arenaCurl Aberdeen
2021 championFlag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
Current edition

The World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships are annual curling tournaments featuring the world's best teams of mixed doubles curlers.

Contents

History

The tournament began in 2008 with the 2008 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship. Switzerland's mixed doubles team of Irene Schori and Toni Müller dominated the 2008 and 2009 championships and appeared in the first three worlds. At the 2010 Worlds, Russia won its first ever world curling title by defeating New Zealand, also first-time curling medalists. Russia did not successfully defend its world title, however, as they were defeated in the final of the 2011 Worlds by Switzerland, who won its third championship in four years. Switzerland then defended its title the next year, earning its fourth gold medal with a win over Sweden. In 2013, Hungary won their first world curling title after defeating Sweden in the final.

The 2020 event was cancelled on March 14, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [1] [2]

Qualification

From its creation in 2008 until 2020 the championship was open entry, meaning any World Curling Federation (WCF) member could send a team. With the popularity of curling, and specifically mixed doubles, growing this policy of open entry led to 48 teams participating in the 2019 championship, the final year of open entry.

Beginning in 2020 the championship will be limited to 20 teams, the top sixteen countries from the previous championship and four countries from a newly created qualification event. Called the World Mixed Doubles Qualification Event, the inaugural tournament will be held in December 2019 in Howwood, Scotland. [3] This qualification tournament is open to any WCF member not already qualified for the championship.

Results

YearHost City/CountryFinalThird Place Match
ChampionScoreSecond PlaceThird PlaceScoreFourth Place
2008 Vierumäki, Finland Flag of Switzerland.svg
Switzerland
5–4Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
9–2Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
2009 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Flag of Switzerland.svg
Switzerland
7–4Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
6–5Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
2010 Chelyabinsk, Russia Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
9–7Flag of New Zealand.svg
New Zealand
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
8–7Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
2011 St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Flag of Switzerland.svg
Switzerland
11–2Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
Flag of France.svg
France
8–6Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
2012 Erzurum, Turkey [4] Flag of Switzerland.svg
Switzerland
7–6Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Austria.svg
Austria
12–7Flag of the United States.svg
United States
2013 Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada [5] Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
8–7Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czech Republic
8–1Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
2014 Dumfries, Scotland, UK [6] Flag of Switzerland.svg
Switzerland
8–6Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Spain.svg
Spain
7–4Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
2015 Sochi, Russia [7] Flag of Hungary.svg
Hungary
6–5Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
9–4Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
2016 Karlstad, Sweden [8] Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
7–5Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
9–7Flag of Scotland.svg
Scotland
2017 Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada [9] Flag of Switzerland.svg
Switzerland
6–5Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China
6–2Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
Czech Republic
2018 Östersund, Sweden Flag of Switzerland.svg
Switzerland
9–6Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
8–3Flag of South Korea.svg
South Korea
2019 Stavanger, Norway Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
6–5Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
5–4Flag of Australia (converted).svg
Australia
2020 Kelowna, Canada Cancelled [1] [2] Cancelled
2021 Aberdeen, Scotland Flag of Scotland.svg
Scotland
9–7Flag of Norway.svg
Norway
Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
7–4Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 7007
2Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 2204
3Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 2103
4Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 1427
5Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 1001
6Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 0224
7Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 0123
8Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 0112
9Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 0101
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 0101
11Flag of the United States.svg  United States 0022
12Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 0011
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 0011
Flag of France.svg  France 0011
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 0011
Totals (15 nations)13131339

Related Research Articles

The World Senior Curling Championships is an annual curling tournament featuring curlers from around the world who are at least 50 years old. Matches at the World Senior Championships are played in 8 ends played instead of the 10 played in most international events.

The United States Curling Association is the national governing body of the sport of curling in the United States. The goal of the USCA is to grow the sport of curling in the United States and win medals in competitions both domestic and abroad. Curling's recent popularity has swelled the USCA to 185 curling clubs and approximately 23,500 curlers in the United States. The United States Olympic men's curling teams have seen success in recent years, most notably winning the gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, led by skip John Shuster.

Anna Hasselborg Swedish curler

Anna Ellinor Hasselborg is a Swedish curler who is the 2018 Olympic Champion in women's curling, and a former World Junior Champion skip. In November 2019, she became the first curler in history to reign as the simultaneous holder of the European Curling Championship gold medal, the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship gold medal, and the Olympic gold medal.

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 men's and women's versions of junior and senior championships. 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, Scotland, the United States, Norway and China have all won at least one championship.

Kerri Einarson is a Canadian curler from Camp Morton, Manitoba, in the Rural Municipality of Gimli. Einarson is the two-time reigning women's national champion in curling, skipping her team to victory at the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts and the 2020 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. She previously won silver in 2018. She has also won two provincial mixed curling championships in 2010 and 2013. Einarson won two Grand Slam of Curling events on the World Curling Tour, winning the 2016 Boost National and most recently the 2019 Players' Championship.

Agnes Ellinor Knochenhauer is a Swedish curler who competed at 5 World Curling Championships and at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, winning a silver and a gold medal respectively.

Tabitha Skelly Peterson is an American curler from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was a bronze medalist at the 2010 World Junior Championships and is a two-time women's national champion. She currently is skip of her own team, having traded positions with Nina Roth during the 2020 off-season.

Um Min-ji is a South Korean curler from Uijeongbu. She currently skips her own team on the World Curling Tour.

A total of 10 teams in each tournament qualified for a quota of 100 athletes in curling at the 2018 Winter Olympics. A further 8 mixed doubles pairs qualified for a total of 16 athletes. Therefore, a total of 116 athletes qualified in total to compete in the curling competitions.

Jennifer "Jenn" Dodds is a Scottish curler. She currently plays second on Team Eve Muirhead.

A total of 10 teams in each tournament will qualify for a quota of 100 athletes in curling at the 2022 Winter Olympics. A further 10 mixed doubles pairs will qualify for a total of 20 athletes. Therefore, a total of 120 athletes can qualify in total to compete in the curling competitions.

The 2019 World Mixed Doubles Qualification Event was held from December 2 to 7 at the Greenacres Curling Club in Howwood, Scotland. It was the inaugural qualification event for the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, which was previously an open entry event.

2020 United States Mixed Doubles Curling Championship

The 2020 United States Mixed Doubles Curling Championship was held from February 27 to March 1 at the Bemidji Curling Club in Bemidji, Minnesota. The twelve teams were divided into two pools of six teams each. Each pool played a full round robin with the top three from each pool proceeding to the playoffs. The winning team of Tabitha Peterson and Joe Polo was supposed to represent the United States at the 2020 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Kelowna, Canada but the event got cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They will instead compete at the 2021 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Aberdeen, Scotland as the 2021 U.S. Mixed Doubles National Championship was postponed due to the pandemic.

The 2020 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship was scheduled to be held from April 18 to 25 at the Kelowna Curling Club in Kelowna, Canada. On March 14, 2020 the event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was scheduled to be held in conjunction with the 2020 World Senior Curling Championships.

The 2020 World Senior Curling Championships was scheduled to be held from April 18 to 25 in Kelowna, Canada. On March 14, 2020 the event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was scheduled to be held in conjunction with the 2020 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship.

The 2020–21 curling season began in August 2020 and ended in May 2021.

2021 World Womens Curling Championship 2021 edition of the World Womens Curling Championship

The 2021 World Women's Curling Championship was held 30 April to 9 May at the Markin MacPhail Centre at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta.

2021 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship

The 2021 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship was held from May 17 to 23 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

References

  1. 1 2 "World Mixed Doubles and World Senior Curling Championships 2020 cancelled in Kelowna, Canada". World Curling Federation. March 14, 2020. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  2. 1 2 Potenteau, Doyle (March 14, 2020). "Coronavirus: World mixed doubles, seniors curling championships in Kelowna cancelled". Global News. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  3. "Scottish curling club appointed first World Mixed Doubles Qualification Event host". World Curling Federation. 2019-07-23. Retrieved 2019-10-10.
  4. "Erzurum Turkey to host World Mixed Doubles Championship 2012". Worldcurling.org. 2014-02-13. Retrieved 2014-02-18.
  5. "Fredericton to Stage 2013 World Mixed Doubles and World Senior Curling Championships". Canadian Curling Association. 23 April 2012.
  6. "Dumfries, Scotland to stage 2014 World Mixed Doubles and World Senior Curling Championships". World Curling Federation. 11 April 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2014.
  7. "WCF Annual General Assembly 2014 - 7 September". World Curling Federation. 7 September 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  8. "Karlstad, Sweden to host World Mixed Doubles and World Senior Curling Championships 2016". World Curling Federation. 25 April 2015. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
  9. "Venue confirmed for World Mixed Doubles and Senior Curling Championships 2017". World Curling Federation. 1 October 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2015.