The 2021 World Women's Curling Championship will be held from 30 April to 9 May at the Markin McPhail Centre at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta. The news about the World Women's Curling Championship in 2021 has been announced.
The World Curling Federation has confirmed that the event, which will be the first in the world to be held in Asia, will take place at Japan’s Sapporo Curling Stadium.
After applying to host the event in September 2016, Japan was chosen as host of the event.
The World Curling Federation President, Kate Caithness, commented: “We are delighted to announce that the Sapporo Curling Stadium will be hosting the 2021 World Women's Championship and congratulate Japan on their success in the bidding process.
"We have known about Japan's plans to host a World Curling Championship for a number of years and we look forward to working closely with their dedicated team to prepare the event in Japan for the very first time.
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The Scotties Tournament of Hearts will once again feature 16 teams, but the worlds is expanding from 12 teams to 16 teams. The draws for the teams are taking place on January 2, with the tournament taking place from January 27-February 3. The finals are set for February 10-12.
For those looking to watch the Scotties Tournament of Hearts online, the options are fairly limited. Unfortunately, the Scotties Tournament of Hearts 2019 can only be found on TSN. In the United States, you'll be able to watch the tournament on the USA Network and its affiliates, but it's not expected that the USA Network will air the Scotties Tournament of Hearts at the time of this article. For those outside of North America, the tournament will be streamed online through the Curling Canada YouTube page.
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Canada will attempt to become the first country to win five consecutive championships when the Brier kicks off on Saturday. With that said, the host country is nowhere near the favourites heading into the tournament. They’re not even the second-best Canadian team heading into the round robin.
However, Canada does boast the number one ranked women’s team in the world. They’re the reigning world champions and will look to stay undefeated in the round robin. We don’t know what to expect when Canada takes the ice on Saturday. But the team that goes undefeated through round robin and goes on to win the Brier may well be Canada’s best bet at a repeat.
The road to the 2021 World Championships will start with the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. A lot of teams with potential to become WCC competitors will be looking to get one more chance to get into the World Championships.
World Women's Curling Championship 2021 Schedule
Four matches will be played during each session or draw, with three draws scheduled every day at 9 am, 2 pm, and 7 pm local time (UTC -6 hours). Round-robin matches will be held over 23 draws, from Friday 30 April to Friday 7 May. The top two teams following this round will qualify for the semi-finals, with the next four teams playing qualification games on the evening of 7 May and morning of 8 May.
A full schedule is available on the World Curling website.