World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship

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World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship
Established2008
2021 host cityAberdeen, Scotland
2021 arenaCurl Aberdeen
2021 champion Scotland
Current edition

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

History[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Year Host City/Country Final Third Place Match
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
2008 Vierumäki, Finland
Switzerland
5–4
Finland

Sweden
9–2
Norway
2009 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
Switzerland
7–4
Hungary

Canada
6–5
China
2010 Chelyabinsk, Russia
Russia
9–7
New Zealand

China
8–7
Spain
2011 St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Switzerland
11–2
Russia

France
8–6
Sweden
2012 Erzurum, Turkey[4]
Switzerland
7–6
Sweden

Austria
12–7
United States
2013 Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada[5]
Hungary
8–7
Sweden

Czech Republic
8–1
Norway
2014 Dumfries, Scotland, UK[6]
Switzerland
8–6
Sweden

Spain
7–4
Hungary
2015 Sochi, Russia[7]
Hungary
6–5
Sweden

Norway
9–4
Canada
2016 Karlstad, Sweden[8]
Russia
7–5
China

United States
9–7
Scotland
2017 Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada[9]
Switzerland
6–5
Canada

China
6–2
Czech Republic
2018 Östersund, Sweden
Switzerland
9–6
Russia

Canada
8–3
South Korea
2019 Stavanger, Norway
Sweden
6–5
Canada

United States
5–4
Australia
2020 Kelowna, Canada Cancelled[1][2] Cancelled
2021 Aberdeen, Scotland
Scotland
9–7
Norway

Sweden
7–4
Canada

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Switzerland7007
2 Russia2204
3 Hungary2103
4 Sweden1427
5 Scotland1001
6 Canada0224
7 China0123
8 Norway0112
9 Finland0101
 New Zealand0101
11 United States0022
12 Austria0011
 Czech Republic0011
 France0011
 Spain0011
Totals (15 nations)13131339

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "World Mixed Doubles and World Senior Curling Championships 2020 cancelled in Kelowna, Canada". World Curling Federation. March 14, 2020. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  2. ^ a b 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.

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