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Countdown to Omaha

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.

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, the current world champions and a ‘special invite’ team – such as the reigning Olympic champions – will all earn places.

Those teams will be joined by the two highest ranked Member Associations from the Curling World Cup ranking list that have not yet qualified.

If three different teams win each leg from the same Member Association, all those teams would qualify for the Grand Final.

However, 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, with the next highest ranked Member Association not yet qualified after the first three legs offered a place. The same process will be followed if, for instance, a Curling World Cup stage winner and a world champion team are the same.


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