World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship

World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship
Established2008
2020 host cityKelowna, Canada
2020 arenaKelowna Curling Club
2019 champion Sweden
Current edition
2019 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship

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.

Qualification[edit]

From it's 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.[1] 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[2]
Switzerland
7–6
Sweden

Austria
12–7
United States
2013 Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada[3]
Hungary
8–7
Sweden

Czech Republic
8–1
Norway
2014 Dumfries, Scotland, UK[4]
Switzerland
8–6
Sweden

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

Norway
9–4
Canada
2016 Karlstad, Sweden[6]
Russia
7–5
China

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

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Switzerland7007
2 Russia2204
3 Hungary2103
4 Sweden1416
5 Canada0224
6 China0123
7 Finland0101
 New Zealand0101
9 United States0022
10 Austria0011
 Czech Republic0011
 France0011
 Norway0011
 Spain0011
Totals (14 nations)12121236

References[edit]

External links[edit]