World Curling Championships Qualification Process Update 2017
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World Curling Championships Qualification Process Update 2017

The World Curling Championships qualification process was updated in fall 2017. These changes apply to both World Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships.

2018 World Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships

There will be 13 teams in the 2018 World Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships. They are selected in this manner:

  • American Zone: 2 teams (including the host)
  • Pacific-Asia Zone: 3 teams
  • European Zone: 8 teams

2019 World Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships

There will be 13 team in the 2019 World Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships. They are selected in this manner:

  • American Zone: 2 teams (including the host)*
  • Pacific-Asia Zone: 2 teams (including the host)*
  • European Zone: 8 teams (including the host)*
  • World Qualification Event: 2 teams**

*Zone with last place team at the previous World Curling Championships loses one guaranteed spot.
**There will be 8 teams in the World Qualification Event (WQE). One (1) team from the host, one (1) team from the American Zone, two (2) teams from the Pacific-Asia Zone, and four (4) teams from the European Zone. The top 2 teams of WQE quality for the next World Curling Championships.

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