Wetzikon, Switzerland to host World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2020
Switzerland is set to host another international curling event in 2020, with the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2020 to be played in Wetzikon, which lies 30 kilometres south east of Zurich.
The event will be played in the Curling Hall Wetzikon from Saturday 29 February to Saturday 7 March and will feature 12 Member Associations.
Switzerland will qualify as hosts, then the next eight Member Associations will be determined by the final standings at the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2019, which is currently being played in Stirling, Scotland. To follow the coverage of the event in Scotland visit, www.worldcurling.org/wwhcc2019
The final three teams will qualify from the World Wheelchair-B Curling Championship 2019, which is being held in Lohja, Finland, from 28 November to 2 December.
World Curling Federation President, Kate Caithness, said: “I am delighted that we will return to Switzerland for the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2020.
“I am looking forward to seeing how the local community embraces this event as it is the first international curling championship we have hosted in Wetzikon. I am in no doubt that the organising committee will do an outstanding job in welcoming the world’s best wheelchair curlers.”
This is the fifth time Switzerland will host the World Wheelchair Curling Championship. The very first two editions were held in Sursee in 2002 and 2004. Sursee hosted again in 2008 and then in 2016 Lucerne was the host.
Andreas Heiniger, Head of Competitive Sports at Wheelchair Sports Switzerland, said: “Wheelchair Sports Switzerland, together with the Swiss Paraplegics Association, is very pleased to be chosen to host the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2020 in Wetzikon, Switzerland.
“The experienced organising committee of the world wheelchair championships in 2002, 2004, 2008 and 2016 and the international tournament in Wetzikon is happy to welcome the best 12 teams to Switzerland. We’re proud to be part of the long term development of wheelchair curling and we’re looking forward to celebrating our fifth edition of the World Wheelchair Curling Championship together with the World Curling Federation, the players, officials and team members from all over the world.”
To engage with the World Curling Federation on social media leading up to the World Wheelchair Curling Championship 2020 follow it on Twitter, Instagram (@WorldCurling) and Facebook (@WorldCurlingFederation) and use the hashtags when posting: #WWhCC2020 #curling