World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship
Established2008
2022 host cityGeneva, Switzerland
2022 arenaGeneva Sous-Moulin Sports Center
2022 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

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

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

See also: List of World Mixed Doubles Curling Champions

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
2022 Geneva, Switzerland
Scotland
9–7
Switzerland

Germany
7–5
Norway
2023

Medal table

As of 2022 World Championships

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Switzerland7108
2 Russia2204
3 Hungary2103
4 Scotland2002
5 Sweden1427
6 Canada0224
7 China0123
8 Norway0112
9 Finland0101
 New Zealand0101
11 United States0022
12 Austria0011
 Czech Republic0011
 France0011
 Germany0011
 Spain0011
Totals (16 nations)14141442

Performance timeline

Nation 2000s 2010s 2020s Years
08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 21 22
 Australia 17 23 5 16 24 22 12 28 31 18 18 4 13 11 14
 Austria 21 15 21 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 8 8 26 11 24 32 23 11
 Belarus 31 29 26 22 21 28 6
 Belgium 41 40 2
 Brazil 34 30 29 28 17 26 6
 Bulgaria 26 17 34 3
 Canada 5 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 12 6 10 10 4 5 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 4 5 13
 China 10 4 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 6 7 13 11 16 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 13 19 9 13
 Chinese Taipei 31 1
 Croatia 37 40 41 3
 Czech Republic 6 6 9 13 16 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 7 18 21 4 10 5 7 13 14
 Denmark 21 12 12 5 9 16 27 5 13 30 20 22 12 13
 England 23 19 13 20 22 25 33 15 8 17 26 9 14 15 14
 Estonia 16 14 8 19 8 15 22 5 6 32 13 5 19 14 14
 Finland 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 5 17 9 14 18 14 14 7 7 13 9 17 17 14
 France 12 15 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 23 20 13 21 27 31 19 35 11
 Germany 20 32 34 21 29 20 10 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 8
 Greece 39 1
 Guyana 24 37 2
 Hong Kong 27 38 2
 Hungary 9 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 11 10 13 1st place, gold medalist(s) 4 1st place, gold medalist(s) 13 13 6 9 15 10 14
 Ireland 26 26 12 13 36 34 6
 Israel 33 26 37 3
 Italy 11 16 6 22 12 17 24 9 19 12 12 18 5 7 14
 Japan 13 17 14 7 15 14 18 10 20 19 5 5 15 9 14
 Kazakhstan 28 38 38 23 25 5
 Kosovo 44 1
 Latvia 7 11 16 24 11 23 17 12 32 8 25 27 12
 Lithuania 24 28 32 3
 Luxembourg 30 35 2
 Mexico 46 1
 Netherlands 11 25 37 36 38 43 6
 New Zealand 8 13 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 14 10 5 21 20 13 29 39 9 12 20 14
 Nigeria 47 1
 Norway 4 22 18 25 4 5 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 9 5 11 9 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 4 13
 Poland 18 8 16 24 22 33 34 21 8
 Qatar 42 42 2
 Romania 27 27 23 27 35 35 31 36 8
 Russia 20 10 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 9 6 5 1st place, gold medalist(s) 9 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 5 11 12
 Saudi Arabia 48 1
 Scotland 14 9 17 5 7 9 19 4 11 9 9 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 13
 Serbia 40 39 2
 Slovakia 19 24 18 15 17 19 29 25 10 25 33 29 12
 Slovenia 26 30 23 39 20 30 33 7
 South Korea 20 23 19 24 15 11 13 6 4 24 17 15 12
 Spain 22 25 4 11 18 21 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 17 23 13 22 9 20 17 14
 Sweden 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 7 4 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 25 13 7 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 5 13
  Switzerland 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 7 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 6 1st place, gold medalist(s) 13 28 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 9 5 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 14
 Turkey 21 22 17 27 8 17 19 7
 Ukraine 45 1
 United States 15 18 10 8 4 12 19 5 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 10 13 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 8 8 14
 Wales 24 27 20 36 23 30 6
Nation 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 21 22 Years
2000s 2010s 2020s

See also

References

  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.