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[JLH, Jun 01] The 2nd Spanish Curling Championships were held in the northern town of Puigcerda in the region of Gerona.
[PA, Apr 25] It has been decided here in Gävle that the play-off system will change starting next season. The winner of the round-robin will play the runner up for a final berth while the third and fourth placed teams will play each other and the winner of that game will play the loser between the top two for the second final spot. The loser of that game will receive the bronze medal.
[HS, Apr 22] The whole Executive Board was re-elected for another two years when the General Assembly of the World Curling Federation took place at Scandic Central Hotel in Gävle, Sweden.
It was also decided that no bronze game will be played at the Ford World's next year.
ECF Semi-annual meeting decided to establish a mixed championship
[HS, Apr 22] The European Curling Federation, ECF, decided at their Semi Annual Meeting in Gävle to establish an European Mixed Championship from 2005. The first EMC will be organised in Andorra during the first week-end of November 2005.
Claut in Italy, where they held the 2003 World University Games, has bid for the 2006 European Mixed Championships and Spain has expressed an interest for the 2007 European Mixed Championship.
The ECF meeting also approved membership for Greece as a new nation.
[HS, Apr 18] The Executive Board of the World Curling Federation, WCF, announced today that the 2005 World Women´s Curling Championships will take place in Paisley, Scotland
Dates are 19th to 27th of March 2005.
Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited renews as title sponsor of World Curling Championships held in Canada
[JT, Mar 08] The Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited has renewed its commitment to the sport of curling by extending its title sponsorship of world curling championships staged in Canada for the 2005 and 2006 seasons.
[PA, Feb 23] Kirsi Nykänen and her team that won the B-tournament in the Le Gruyère European Curling Championships in December will represent Finland in the Ford World's in April.
They won the final of the Finnish Championships with 9-6 over team Anne Malmi (formerly Eerikäinen)
[PA, Feb 23] After two exciting weekends the host nation of this year's Ford World Curling Championships has qualified their representatives. For the men's it will be double World Champions Peja Lindholm from Östersund that defeated Sundsvall, team Per Carlsén (Swedish Ford WCC team 99,02 and 03) with 4-3 in the finals.
The women's team will be Härnösand, team Anette Norberg that won the bronze at last year's Ford WCC in Winnipeg. They defeated the junior champions Skellefteå, Stina Viktorsson in the final.
[JN, Feb 04] Twelve of sixteen menâ€™s teams are now qualified for the 2004 U.S. Nationals that begin on February 28tth in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Last yearâ€™s national champion Pete Fensonâ€™s team is joined by former world competitor teams skipped by Jason Larway and Craig Brown. Ragnar Kamp former Swedish World champion (1977) has also qualified. For the Women, reigning World Champion Debbie McCormick leads the field with 1999 World silver medialist Patti Lank and 2002 Junior World Champion Cassie Johnson among the top teams.
[JT, Feb 04] The countdown to the fourth Nokia Brier, March 6-14 at Saskatchewan Place in Saskatoon, has begun, with Ontario being the first of 12 provincial/territorial men's championships to get underway.
[HS, Jan 24] Team Scotland, skipped by Frank Duffy, managed to go through the 2nd World wheelchair championship completely undefeated. In the final today Saturday in Sursee, Switzerland the Scotts beat Urs Bucher´s defending world champions from Switzerland with 6-3. Bucher had a chance with his last stone to tie the game for an extra end but he missed and the Scots stole one point to the final result 6-3. Together with Duffy the new world champions are Michael McCreadie, Ken Dickson, Angie Malone, Jim Sellar and their coach Jane Sanderson.
JT, Jan 20] The Canadian Curling Association have reconsidered
their decision regarding the World Senior Curling Championships 2004 in
Gävle, and a recent request
This brings the entries to 16 Mens and 12 Womens teams, but will not extend the proposed time schedule for the competition.
[HS, Jan 18] The 2nd World Wheelchair Curling Championships will start tomorrow in Sursee, Switzerland in the same venue that hosted the 1st WWCC in 2002. That year there were nine nations participating but now this World Championships have expanded to 13 nations.
[PA, Jan 18] Sweden has qualified four out of six of their World Championship teams. In the junior men's Örnsköldsvik team Niklas Edin won and it's the first time they will represent their country while at the women's Skellefteå team Stina Viktorsson won. Stina and Maria Wennerström played at last year's juniors
The representatives for the senior's will be team Bertil Larson among the men, none of the team has represented Sweden before, the women will be team Ingrid Meldahl where three of the members represented Sweden in the World's in 1984.
[JN, Dec 30] The U.S. Nationals will be held in Grand Forks, North Dakota from February 28th to March 6th 2004. By the end of January, 12 of the 16 men's teams and all 10 of the women's teams will be determined. North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin look to be where the action will be.
[HS, Dec 11] At the WCF semi-annual meeting six new nations was granted membership into the international curling family. Korea will arrange the World Junior's in 2006.
[JT, Nov 30] Europe 208, North America 179 means that Europe got their revenge from last year's defeat. Team Anette Norberg became the big European heroes when they blanked Sherry Middaugh 60-0 in the women's final skins game and when Peja Lindholm's team won the seventh end in the men's skins it was all over.
[JT, Nov 29] North America 149, Europe 131, with two 60 point Skins games scheduled for Sunday. The first team to reach 201 points will be declared the champion.
[JT, Nov 28] It's all even between Europe and North America at the Continental Cup after two days of intense competition in the Fort William Gardens.
With six draws in the books, Europe and North America are tied with 54 points, heading into the final weekend, when 292 points and bragging rights for a year are up for grabs.
[JT, Nov 27] The line-ups for Friday's Team and Mixed Doubles competitions of the Continental Cup have been announced.
[JT, Nov 27] Team North America and Team Europe are tied at 18 points apiece after the first day of action in the Continental Cup, billed as 'The Battle by the Bay' at Fort William Gardens.
[JT, Nov 27] In a joint announcement by the World Curling Federation (WCF) and the Canadian Curling Association (CCA), it was confirmed today that the 2004 Continental Cup has been awarded to Medicine Hat, Alberta.
[JT, Nov 25] The second Continental Cup of Curling, patterned somewhat after golf's Ryder Cup, is set to begin Thursday, November 27 at the Fort William Gardens in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Sanctioned by the World Curling Federation (WCF), USA Curling and the Canadian Curling Association (CCA), the Continental Cup will again offer a total prize package of $200,000 (Cdn). The winning side in this unique, four-day international competition that brings together the world's finest curlers, receives $125,000 while the losing side shares $75,000.
[PA, Nov 25] Hvidovre's Johnny Frederiksen won the Danish World Championships qualification last weekend after winning in two straight finals against veteran Tommy Stjerne in the best of three games final. Frederiksen represented Denmark in the World's in 2001.
Hvidovre's Madeleine Dupont will be the women's representative. She won her berth already after the round robin phase where she won all her games. The team has represented Denmark in the World Junior's in 2001.
If they will make the trip to Gävle in April is of course dependent of the results of the European's which starts next week.
[AB, Nov 18] The first round of the Russian Championships was played between October 31 and November 2 in Saint-Petersburg.
[EdP, Oct 27] Sporting L'Olla wrote curling history a month ago when they became the first ever curling champions in Spain.
[PA, Oct 27] The Royal Caledonian Curling Club, the governing body of curling in Scotland is seeking a "Manager of Development". If you'd like to work with curling development in Scotland this is your chance.
Oct 21] The 2005 men's world curling championship has been awarded to
Victoria, British Columbia, it was announced today by the World Curling Federation
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[CCA, Sep 12] The Canadian Curling Association and the World Curling Players' Association have jointly announced that with immediate effect all events will once again be open to all male teams within Canada. This means that the three year old self imposed ban by WCPA will end.
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