World Mixed Curling takes over Kelowna – Oct 12th to Oct 20th!

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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.

Team Canada 2018 (left to right) Michael Anderson, Danielle Inglis, Sean Harrison, Lauren Anderson. (Image Source: Mountain Dweller Media)

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)

 

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I am 19 years old, born and raised in Kelowna, BC. I currently attend UBC and am in the progress of completing my International Relations Degree with the intention of earning a Master’s in Journalism. My sports background extends into my childhood; I began playing hockey at 4 years old and played competitively until I was 18. I have also spent a large portion of my life playing competitive golf, baseball, football, and soccer as well as other sports recreationally. I have been working for BC Hockey as an official for 8 years and I continue to do so, reffing levels as high up to AAA Midget. For Canucks fans, I write a blog which follows the team. You can find my page by clicking the link here. As a journalist my goal is to provide readers with passionate, opinionated and statistically backed content with the hopes of sharing my appreciation of sports with you.

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