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World Senior Curling Championships awarded to Denmark

[PA May 9] The World Senior Curling Championships 2006 has been awarded to Tårnby just outside Copenhagen in Denmark and will be played March 4-12 2006. This marks the first time the tournament will be played as a stand-alone event since the championships was inaugurated in 2002.

Tårnby has a five sheet rink and has hosted the European Junior Challenge and the former World Junior "B" tournaments on a number of occasions.

EJCC to Prague

[PA May 9] The next European Junior Curling Challenge will be held at the Roztyly Curling Arena in Prague. The tournament will be played January 3-7 2006 and is the qualification tournament for one berth to the World Junior Curling Championships next year.

Latvian Curling Champions

[RG, May 9] On April 23rd team "Rigas Roni" and "Ledenes" became Latvian champions.

In the men's championship 12 teams participated and team "Rigas Roni" skipped by Ritvars Gulbis won. His team members were Ainars Gulbis, Aivars Avotins and Normund Sarsuns.

In the women's championship 9 teams participated and team "Ledenes" skipped by Iveta Stasha won. Her team members were Zanda Bikshe, Una Grava-Germane and Inese Dobra.

Both these teams will represent Latvia at the European Curling Championships in December.

Picture - (left to right) Ainars Gulbis, Ritvars Gulbis, Aivars Avotins, Normunds Sarsuns

Dufour win the French Championship

[PA, Apr 02] Team Thomas Dufour representing Chamonix has won the French Championship and will play for France at the European Curling Championships in December. He played with team members Philippe Caux, Tony Angiboust and Julien Charlet.

Two new member nations

[HS, Mar 23]  Two new nations were adopted new members of the World Curling Federation, WCF,  when the General Assembly of the WCF today took place at Hotel Holiday Inn, Glasgow airport in Scotland.

Who they are and all other news from the meeting can be found here.

2008 World Men's to played in Grand Forks, USA

[HS, Mar 21]  The Executive Committee of the World Curling Federation announced today at their open meeting in Paisley, Scotland that the 2008 World Men´s Curling Championship will be played in Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA. The venue for the event is The Ralph Engelstad Arena with a seating capacity of 11 000 seats. Within the same venue there is also another ice rink where it is possible to organise the World Seniors Championships during the same time.

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Canadian Curling Hall of fame inductees

[Mar 09, PA] Canadian Curling Association President Barry Greenberg today announced five Hall of Fame inductees (one in the Curler/Builder category and four in the Media category), along with Volunteer of the Year and two recipients of the new President’s Award for the year 2004.


Stöckli and Ott for Switzerland

[Mar 09, PA] Last weekend the qualification for the Olympic Games in Switzerland was played. Switzerland representatives in next year's Olympic Games will Ralph Stöckli on the men's side. Stöckli lost the World Championship final in Winnipeg 2003 to Canada's Randy Ferbey.

The women's team will be headed by Mirjam Ott that won a silver at the last Olympics in 2002.

Cashspiels are coming to the Wheelchairs...

[Mar 09, PA] The Okanagan International Wheelchair Cashspiel that will be played in Kelowna in British Columbia on March 19-20 mark a landmark in WheelChair Curling History since it's the first time a  wheelchair event will have prize money.

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Two Bemidji, Minnesota teams win the U.S. Championships

[JN, Feb 27] Pete Fenson for the men and Cassy Johnson for the women, both natives of Bemidji, Minnesota, won the right to represent the United States in the 2005 World Championships and will also be the U.S. representatives to the 2006 Winter Olympics. 

Cassy Johnson, 2002 Junior World Champion, defeated 2003 World Champion Debbie McCormick 5 to 4 in the 11th End after losing to McCormick in the 1st Page playoff by a score of 8 to 6.  Johnson went undefeated in the Round Robin with a perfect 9 – 0 record. 

Pete Fenson who represented the U.S. in the 2003 World Men’s returns to World Championship play for the second time by finishing the Round Robin with a 7 – 2 record and then defeating Craig Brown, 2000 World’s Semi-Finalist, twice in the Page Playoff format. The final score was 7 to 3.

World champions to miss World Men's Curling Championship

[PA, Feb 07] Peja Lindholm will not represent Sweden in the World Men's in April. The team today lost the final of the Swedish "Elitserien" that qualifies the Swedish World Championship team to Härnösand's Team Eric Carlsén with 4-5. Eric has previously played two World Junior finals while team mate Patric Håkansson skipped Sweden at the World Juniors in 1999. Two brothers Daniel and Andreas Prytz makes the quartet complete


Sweden's line-ups for the World's complete

[PA, Feb 07] Sweden's line-ups for the World's this spring is now complete.

  • Men's: Härnösand, Eric Carlsén (see above)
  • Women's: Härnösand, Anette Norberg who makes her third straight trip to the World's. 6th last year in Gävle
  • Junior Men: Sundbyberg, Nils Carlsén. Nils who played third for last year's World Junior Champions makes his fifth straight appearance at the World Junior's.
  • Junior Women: Skellefteå, Stina Viktorsson. Third straight World Junior's. 3rd last year.
  • Senior Men: Leksand, Jan Lundblad. Jan was a part of the Swedish European Championship team in 1991.
  • Senior Women: Stocksund, Ingrid Meldahl. Runner up at last year's Seniors.

Gervais and Perkovich to represent USA at the World Junior Curling Championships

[USCA, Feb 06] Newcomers and veterans claimed the gold medals at the 2005 USA Curling Junior National Championships this afternoon at the Capital Curling Club.

Making their first national championship experience a memorable one were the North Dakota girls-all from Bismarck-guided by the Gervais sisters, Gillian (skip) and Sarah (vice skip). Their team claimed the gold with a 7-3 win over Katie Dassow's Wisconsin 1 rink.

On the men's side, four-time Junior Nationals competitor Kris Perkovich skipped Minnesota to the gold medal over the Wisconsin 2 team led by Cam Delaney. Perkovich's team includes two previous champions-Jason Smith (2004) and Kevin Johnson (2004 and '03).


3rd World Wheelchair Curling Championship to start in Glasgow

[HS, Jan 14]  The WWCC 2005 is the biggest wheelchair event ever. There are altogether 16 teams to play, divided  into two groups of round-robin. The two best teams of each group will advance to the semi finals.



US World Trials 2005 on their way

[JN, Dec 23] The Preliminary round for the US Men’s World’s and Olympic Trials has been completed with 32 teams now moving on to the Qualifying round to be held on January 6th through 9th at two locations in Minnesota.

Read about the teams in the second round

News from the WCF Semi-annually meeting and the ECF General Annual Assembly

[HS, Dec 02]  An individual World Championship, Japan will host the 2007 World Women's Championships and Sweden will host the 2008 European Curling Championships were some of the decisions taken today at the WCF and ECF meetings.

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European Curling Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria

[HS, Dec 02]  When the ECC President Malcolm Richardson of Scotland on Friday evening December 3rd opens the 30th European Curling Championships for men and women in Sofia he does it in front of the biggest number of participants ever at an international curling championship. There are altogether 49 teams from 27 different nations to play at the Winter Sport Palace in Sofia, the capital of  Bulgaria.

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Pacific Curling Championships

[PA, Nov 22]  News and results from the Pacific Curling Championships can be found at our web page for the event.

Continental Cup News

[PA, Nov 22]  News and results from the Continental Cup can be found at our web page for the event.

Grande Prairie, Alberta awarded the Ford World Women's Curling Championship 2006

[JT, Nov 16]  The 2006 Ford world women's curling championship will be staged at the Canada Games Arena in Grande Prairie, March 18-26, it was announced today by the Canadian Curling Association (CCA) and the World Curling Federation (WCF)

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Warren Lowe appointed director of Finance

[Sep 03]  At the meeting of the Executive Board of the World Curling Federation in Perth, Scotland on 27 August 2004, it was unanimously agreed to appoint Warren Lowe, USA to the position of Director of Finance.  He will also take over the Convenership of the Operations and Constitution/Legal Committees previously held by Denis Fox.

Warren Lowe will complete the term of office on the Executive Board as the appointed representative of the United States Curling Association for which Denis Fox was appointed.

Warren Lowe has served as a WCF Representative for the USCA since 1996.

Stock's team for the Continental Cup

[PA, Jul 07]  Sebastian Stock's German WCC runner-up team was selected for the European Continental Cup team a couple of weeks ago.

The German team normally plays a rolling schedule using five players but the rules of the Continental Cup state that a team consist of four players.

Stock has now announced that the team that will play will consist of himself, Daniel Herberg, Stephan Knoll and Patrick Hoffman

Continental Cup European teams nominated

[PA, Jun 07]  The Executive Board of the World Curling Federation, WCF, has nominanted the European teams for the Continental Cup 2004 to be held in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada between November 25 and November 28.

The nominated teams are:


  • Peter Lindholm of Sweden, 2004 World Champions
  • Sebastian Stock of Germany, 2004 WCC Silver medallist
  • David Murdoch of Scotland, 2003 European Champions


  • Dordi Nordby of Norway, 2004 WCC Silver medallist
  • Anette Norberg of Sweden, 2003 European Champions
  • Luzia Ebnöther of Switzerland, 2004 WCC Bronze medallist and 2004 ECC Silver Medallist



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