World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship format

The World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship will have 20 competing Member Associations.

Member Associations qualify for the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in two ways. First, the top 16 teams at the previous year’s championship qualify directly. Meanwhile, four teams qualify from the open entry World Mixed Doubles Qualification Event.

Two round-robin groups

The 20 Member Associations will be split into two groups of ten and each team will play nine round-robin games.

The top Member Association, in each group at the end of the round robin, will progress directly to the semi-finals. The Member Associations finishing in second and third places will play qualification games to decide the other two semi-finalists.

Straight knock-out

From the semi-finals onwards, there will be a straight knock-out, with the winner of the final being crowned champion.

As well as the gold and bronze medal games, an additional ranking game will be played to determine the teams finishing in fifth and sixth place at the end of the event. This is only the case if the two teams are not from the same round-robin group. If the teams are from the same group, there will be no game, and they will be ranked in the order they finished the round robin in.

The Member Associations finishing in the bottom places in each group will go down to the World Mixed Doubles Qualification Event. Further relegation games will be played between the Member Associations, across the groups, in positions eight and nine, to decide the other Member Associations to be relegated.

Perth, Scotland

6 September 2019