Organisation

Qualification

For the first three legs of the Curling World Cup, the host Member Association for each event will receive places. Then, the world rankings will be used to qualify the highest ranked Member Associations from each of the Americas, European and Pacific-Asia zones.

Another two teams, for each discipline, will be selected by the World Curling Federation Board, based on broadcast interest, marketing potential and/or promotional opportunities.

This process decides the teams for all three legs and Member Associations can choose to send the same athletes to each event, or have different athletes compete.

Groups will be determined based on a Curling World Cup ranking list that is being developed. Before each leg the groups will be allocated with the top-ranked team going into the first group, then the second team into the second group and so on, until all teams are allocated.

The teams for the first three legs in 2018-2019 are:

Women

Men

Mixed Doubles

China

United States

Sweden

Scotland

Canada

Korea

Japan

Russia

China

United States

Sweden

Canada

Switzerland

Japan

Norway

Scotland

China

United States

Sweden

Switzerland

Canada

Korea

Russia

Norway

Grand Final

For the Grand Final, the host country, the three winners from the first three legs, and the current World Curling champions will compete.

They will be joined by a ‘special invite’ team – such as the reigning Olympic champions – and the two highest ranked teams from the Curling World Cup ranking list that have not yet qualified.

If a team of athletes from one Member Association wins more than one leg of the Curling World Cup, they will receive one space at the Grand Final for their Member Association.

The Curling World Cup ranking list would then be used to determine the other qualifiers. However, if three different teams win each leg from the same Member Association, those teams would all qualify for the Grand Final.