World Mixed Curling takes over Kelowna
By Brandon Smith
Friday, October 12th– Saturday, October 20th, 2018
The World’s top mixed curling teams head to Kelowna for the 1st time. This running of the Championship will be the first time it has been held outside of Europe. 35 teams will be making an appearance, each representing their respective country. Each team will consist of two men and two women.
The 35 competing teams will be split into 4 groups, they are divided as follows
Group A: Belarus, England, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Kazakhstan, Scotland, Turkey and Wales
Group B: Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland and United States
Group C: Croatia, Czech Republic, Spain, Estonia, France, Latvia, Poland, Sweden and Chinese Taipei
Group D: Austria, Canada, Hungary, Japan, Norway, New Zealand, Slovenia and Slovakia
Round-robin play will begin at 08:00 AM on Saturday, October 12th, 24 sessions will be played with the final draw at 8:00 PM on Thursday, October 18th. They playoffs rounds will take place on Friday (the 19th) and Saturday (the 20th).
As to be expected in curling, the Canadian team will be the headliner. They bring a team consisting of Lauren (Lead) and Sean (Second) Harrison, Danielle Inglis (Third) and Michael Anderson (Skip).
For the full schedule of the championship you can click here.
Featured photo: Megan Carr of Team Canada throws rock in 2017 Championship (Image Source: Alina Pavlyuchik photo)