Due to the ongoing global challenges caused by COVID-19, the World Curling Federation has taken the decision to host Congress virtually for the second consecutive year.
The World Curling Congress is for representatives from the World Curling Federation’s 67 Member Associations and includes the Federation’s Annual General Assembly which is traditionally held on the final day of the Congress. This will take place on Saturday (11 September) 2021 using the same virtual format which was proven successful last season.
The 2021 General Assembly will cover various items including: A vote to expel the Polish Curling Association from the World Curling Federation and a Constitutional Amendment to change the Board structure from the Structural Review Group.
In addition, various playing systems for the World Women’s, World Men’s, World Mixed Doubles and European Curling Championships B-Division will be voted on.
The introduction of the Pan-Continental Curling Championships to replace the Pacific-Asia Curling Championship and Americas Challenge will be discussed and its impact on the qualification process for the World Championships.
Finally, three trial rule proposals from the Maximising the Value Group will be reviewed.
There will also be elections for both the Vice-President (Americas) and a new director position on the Board as current Director, Hew Chalmers, will not stand for re-election.
The open meetings that proceed the Annual General Assembly have been replaced with a series of webinars that occurred over the summer period.