Olympic qualification

Curling at the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 will comprise three competitions with ten National Olympic Committees in each – women’s, men’s and mixed doubles.

All three competitions will be played in the Ice Cube – also known as the Beijing National Aquatics Centre.

  • Mixed Doubles: 2-8 February 2022
  • Women’s and Men’s: 9-20 February 2022

 

 

China qualifies, for each competition, automatically as the host.

Another seven places each will be offered to the National Olympic Committees, of the Member Associations of the World Curling Federation, who have gained the most qualifying points from the World Curling Championships in 2020, and 2021.

Member Associations are ranked at the women’s, men’s and mixed doubles world championships, and then Olympic Qualification Points will be awarded, according to The Rules of Curling, specifically Rules of Competition, C9. Team Ranking Procedure / Draw Shot Challenge.

 

Points allocation

Each season points are allocated to the Member Associations ranked from 1-13, in each women’s and men’s world championship, in the following order: 15, 13, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

For the mixed doubles, teams are ranked 1-20, therefore, the points allocation is as follows: 27, 23, 20, 18, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

 

Qualification events

The final two places in each event are then decided at Olympic qualification events. To compete in these events Member Associations must either host, have enough Olympic qualification points to enter or, for women and men, win through a pre-qualification event.

The women’s and men’s Olympic Qualification Event has eight National Olympic Committees each, meanwhile, the Mixed Doubles qualification event can have up to 16 competing.

 

Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 qualification procedure

 

Points progress…

WOMEN

  20202021Olympic Qualification Points
1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 
10 
11 
12 
13 
* Points for Great Britain are gained by Scotland at World Women’s Curling Championships.
** China as the host of the Olympic Winter Games 2022 are guaranteed qualification.

MEN

  20202021Olympic Qualification Points
1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 
10 
11 
12 
13 
* Points for Great Britain are gained by Scotland at World Men’s Curling Championships.
** China as the host of the Olympic Winter Games 2022 are guaranteed qualification.

MIXED DOUBLES

  20202021Olympic Qualification Points
1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 
10 
11 
12 
13 
* Points for Great Britain are gained by Scotland at World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships.
** China as the host of the Olympic Winter Games 2022 are guaranteed qualification.