World Curling Championships


World Curling Championships
Women's World Curling Championship trophy

The World Curling Championships are annual curling events which showcase the world's best curlers, organized by the World Curling Federation. There are men's, women's and mixed championships. The men's championship started in 1959, while the women's in 1979. Starting in 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. Starting in 2008 the mixed doubles championships have been held. Canada has dominated both the men's and women's championships since their inception, although Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany (West Germany), Scotland, the United States and Norway have all won at least one championship.

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History

The World Curling Championships began in 1959 as the Scotch Cup; the first three Cups were contested between Scotland and Canada. From 1961 to 1967, the number of teams varied, with from three to eight teams competing each year.

In 1979, the first edition of the Women's Worlds was held. It was held separately from the Men's from 1979-1988. From 1989-2004, the Men's and Women's Championships were held together. From 2005 on, the Championships will be held separately, with one of the two being held in Canada each year.

In 2008, a Mixed Doubles Curling World Championship was held for the first time in Vierumäki, Finland.

From 1968-1988 awards were given to the top three teams (gold, silver, and bronze). Between 1989 and 1994, the bronze was shared by the third- and fourth-placed teams. From 1995–present awards were given to the top three teams (gold, silver, and bronze).

Tournament names

The World Curling Championships have been known by a number of different names over the years.

Men

  • 1959–1967: Scotch Cup
  • 1968–1985: Air Canada Silver Broom
  • 1986–1988: IOC President's Cup (Hexagon)
  • 1989–1990: WCF Championships
  • 1991–1992: Safeway World Curling Championship
  • 1993–1994: WCF Championships
  • 1995–2004: Ford World Curling Championship
  • 2005–present: Ford World Men's Curling Championship (odd years)
  • 2006–present: World Men's Curling Championship (even years)

Women

  • 1979–1981: Royal Bank of Scotland World Curling Championships
  • 1982: World Curling Championships
  • 1983: Pioneer Life World Curling Championships
  • 1984: World Curling Championships
  • 1985: H&M World Curling Championships
  • 1986–1990: World Curling Championships
  • 1991–1992: Safeway World Curling Championships
  • 1993–1994: World Curling Championships
  • 1995–2004: Ford World Curling Championships
  • 2005–2007: World Women's Curling Championships (odd years)
  • 2006–present: Ford World Women's Curling Championships (even years)
  • 2009–present: World Women's Curling Championship (odd years)

Championships

Scotsman David Murdoch is a two-time world champion.
World Curling Championships
Year Host city Country
1959 - Men's Falkirk, Perth & Edinburgh  Scotland
1960 - Men's Ayr, Edinburgh & Glasgow  Scotland
1961 - Men's Ayr, Kirkcaldy, Perth & Edinburgh  Scotland
1962 - Men's Falkirk & Edinburgh  Scotland
1963 - Men's Perth  Scotland
1964 - Men's Calgary, AB  Canada
1965 - Men's Perth  Scotland
1966 - Men's Vancouver  Canada
1967 - Men's Perth  Scotland
1968 - Men's Pointe-Claire, QC  Canada
1969 - Men's Perth  Scotland
1970 - Men's Utica, NY  United States
1971 - Men's Megève  France
1972 - Men's Garmisch-Partenkirchen  Germany
1973 - Men's Regina, SK  Canada
1974 - Men's Berne  Switzerland
1975 - Men's Perth  Scotland
1976 - Men's Duluth, MN  United States
1977 - Men's Karlstad  Sweden
1978 - Men's Winnipeg, MB  Canada
1979 - Men's Berne  Switzerland
1979 - Women's Perth  Scotland
1980 - Men's Moncton, NB  Canada
1980 - Women's Perth  Scotland
1981 - Men's London, ON  Canada
1981 - Women's Perth  Scotland
1982 - Men's Garmisch-Partenkirchen  Germany
1982 - Women's Geneva  Switzerland
1983 - Men's Regina, SK  Canada
1983 - Women's Moose Jaw, SK  Canada
1984 - Men's Duluth, MN  United States
1984 - Women's Perth  Scotland
1985 - Men's Glasgow  Scotland
1985 - Women's Jönköping  Sweden
1986 - Men's Toronto  Canada
1986 - Women's Kelowna, BC  Canada
1987 - Men's Vancouver  Canada
1987 - Women's Chicago, IL  United States
1988 - Men's Lausanne  Switzerland
1988 - Women's Glasgow  Scotland
1989 - Men's Milwaukee, WI  United States
1989 - Women's Milwaukee, WI  United States
1990 - Men's Västerås  Sweden
1990 - Women's Västerås  Sweden
1991 - Men's Winnipeg, MB  Canada
1991 - Women's Winnipeg, MB  Canada
1992 - Men's Garmisch-Partenkirchen  Germany
1992 - Women's Garmisch-Partenkirchen  Germany
1993 - Men's Geneva  Switzerland
1993 - Women's Geneva  Switzerland
1994 - Men's Oberstdorf  Germany
1994 - Women's Oberstdorf  Germany
1995 - Men's Brandon, MB  Canada
1995 - Women's Brandon, MB  Canada
1996 - Men's Hamilton, ON  Canada
1996 - Women's Hamilton, ON  Canada
1997 - Men's Berne  Switzerland
1997 - Women's Berne  Switzerland
1998 - Men's Kamloops, BC  Canada
1998 - Women's Kamloops, BC  Canada
1999 - Men's Saint John, NB  Canada
1999 - Women's Saint John, NB  Canada
2000 - Men's Glasgow  Scotland
2000 - Women's Glasgow  Scotland
2001 - Men's Lausanne  Switzerland
2001 - Women's Lausanne  Switzerland
2002 - Men's Bismarck, ND  United States
2002 - Women's Bismarck, ND  United States
2003 - Men's Winnipeg, MB  Canada
2003 - Women's Winnipeg, MB  Canada
2004 - Men's Gävle  Sweden
2004 - Women's Gävle  Sweden
2005 - Men Victoria, BC  Canada
2005 - Women Paisley  Scotland
2006 - Men Lowell, MA  United States
2006 - Women Grande Prairie, AB  Canada
2007 - Men Edmonton, AB  Canada
2007 - Women Aomori, Aomori  Japan
2008 - Men Grand Forks, ND  United States
2008 - Women Vernon, BC  Canada
2008 - Mixed Doubles Vierumäki  Finland
2009 - Men Moncton, NB  Canada
2009 - Women Gangneung  South Korea
2009 - Mixed Doubles Cortina d'Ampezzo  Italy
2010 - Men Cortina d'Ampezzo  Italy
2010 - Women Swift Current, SK  Canada
2010 - Mixed Doubles Chelyabinsk  Russia
2011 - Men Regina, SK  Canada
2011 - Women Esbjerg  Denmark
2011 - Mixed Doubles St. Paul, MN  United States
2012 - Men Basel  Switzerland
2012 - Women Lethbridge, AB[1]  Canada
2012 - Mixed Doubles Erzurum[2]  Turkey
2013 - Men Victoria, BC[3]  Canada[4]
2013 - Women Riga[5]  Latvia

National Championships

Men's

  • Canada Tim Hortons Brier
  • United States United States Men's Curling Championships
  • Scotland Bruadar Scottish Men's Championship
  • France French Men's Curling Championship
  • Russia Russian Men's Curling Championship
  • Italy Italian Curling Championship

Women's

  • Canada Scotties Tournament of Hearts
  • United States United States Women's Curling Championships
  • Scotland Columba Cream Scottish Women's Championship
  • France French Women's Curling Championship
  • Italy Italian Curling Championship

Curlers in wheelchairs

The first World Wheelchair Curling Championships was held in 2002. It is an annual wheelchair curling event which showcase the world's best wheelchair curlers, organized by the World Curling Federation.

See also

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