2018 Mixed Doubles, Senior Men & Senior Women National Championships
- Date: Wednesday Sept 26 to Sunday September 30, 2018
- Location: Naseby, New Zealand
- Rink Info: http://www.curling.co.nz
- Event Details: The announcement for nominations to this event, along with entry forms and eligibility criteria, has been published and full details can be found at https://curling.org.au/news-and-announcements . The National Championships is an open competition to eligible and registered curling teams with the winner earning the right to be the National Team for the year and representing Australia in the next event of their curling discipline – the Mixed Doubles World Championships, or World Senior Curling Championships. In 2018 there are 16 Mixed Doubles teams, 2 Senior Men and 1 Senior Women team who nominated themselves for this competition.
2018 World Mixed Curling Championships
- Date: October 13 to October 20, 2018
- Location: Kelowna, Canada
- Event Website: http://www.worldcurling.org/wmxcc2018
- Event Details: Kelowna Curling Club, in Kelowna, British Columbia will host the fourth edition of this open entry event from Saturday 13 October to Saturday 20 October 2018. In its first few years this event has attracted 37 of the World Curling Federation’s 60 Member Associations.
World Curling Federation President Kate Caithness said: “We are delighted to take our World Mixed event across the Atlantic for the first time. This event is proving to be a first-class development tool for our established and emerging Member Associations.
“I look forward to following the progress of this event and thank Jock Tyre, the club’s General Manager and Tourism Kelowna for their hard work to make this event possible.”
With its 12 sheets the Kelowna Curling Club is one of the biggest clubs in Canada, along with Red Deer and Royal Caledonia in Regina.
2018 Pacific-Asia Curling Championships
- Date: November 3 to November 10, 2018
- Location: Gangneung Curling Centre, PyeongChang, South Korea
- Event Website: http://www.worldcurling.org/pacc2018
- Event Details:As part of the Olympic legacy, the curling ice, used for the Olympics and Paralympics, will remain in place for at least a year after the Games, and this announcement is a major milestone for that legacy and for sustaining interest in the sport in South Korea.The event, for women’s and men’s teams and, which qualifies the gold and silver medallists to the World Curling Championships, will run from 3 to 10 November.
World Curling Federation President, Kate Caithness, said: “The Olympic Winter Games curling event captured the imagination of the South Korean public, particularly with Team EunJung Kim, a.k.a. ‘The Garlic Girls’ winning a historic first silver medal.
The Pacific-Asia Curling Championships are held annually in November and qualify teams for the World Curling Championships the following year in March and April.
From these championships two women’s teams – the gold and silver medallists – will qualify for the World Women’s Curling Championship 2019 in Silkeborg, Denmark (16-24 March). The top two men’s teams will secure places at the World Men’s Curling Championship 2019 in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada (30 March-7 April).
Also, new for this season, the teams that finish in third and fourth place, will gain entry to the World Qualification Event to be played in January 2019. This hands those teams a second opportunity to gain qualification to the World Curling Championships. The location for the World Qualification Event is not yet known.
2018 World Mixed Doubles and World Senior Championships
- Date: April 20, 2019 to April 27, 2019
- Location: Stavanger, Norway
- Event Websites: http://www.worldcurling.org/wmdcc2019 and http://www.worldcurling.org/wscc2019
- Event Details: International curling returns to the Sørmarka Arena for the first time since 2013 – where the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships took place – from 20 to 27 April 2019.
World Curling Federation President Kate Caithness said: “It has been some time since we have held an international curling event in Norway, so it is with great pleasure I confirm that Stavanger will bring the 2018-2019 season to a close with our annual World Mixed Doubles and Senior Curling Championships.
“In the past two years in Lethbridge, Canada and Oestersund, Sweden we have created a true celebration of curling with a number of championships running at the same time and under one roof and the Sørmarka Arena is a perfect venue to achieve this once more.”
These championships are open entry events and regularly attract teams from over 40 of the World Curling Federation’s 60 Member Associations.