January 30, 2012
The schedule of play for the World Men’s Curling Championship 2012, presented by the Ford Motor Company of Canada, has been released today by the World Curling Federation and the Local Organising Committee in Basel.
Twelve of the top men’s curling teams in the world will gather in the Swiss city from the 31st of March to the 8th of April 2012 to compete on ice which will be specially prepared for the event in Basel’s St Jakobshalle.
Teams from Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, USA and hosts Switzerland will take part in this year’s event which is a further step on the way to qualification for the next Olympic Winter Games in 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
The twelve teams will compete in a round robin, with the first session taking place on Saturday the 31st of March at 14:00 local time (CEST).
The round robin concludes on Thursday the 5th April. If there are any tiebreakers, they will take place on Friday 6th, with playoffs and semifinals scheduled for Saturday 7th. The Bronze medal game will be held at 11:00 local on Sunday 8th and the final/Gold medal game will begin at 16:00 on the same day.
The event kicks off on the evening of Friday the 30th of March with a parade of the players through the centre of Basel.
While the nations competing at the Men’s Worlds in Basel are known, many of the actual teams who will be representing these nations are still to be determined over the coming weeks. National Men’s Curling Championships are set to take place in the USA, Scotland, Denmark, Switzerland and Canada where the winning team will head to the World Championship.
To keep up to date with who will be competing in Basel and more information about the event, visit: www.wmcc2012.curlingevents.com You can also keep updated by hitting ‘like’ on the event Facebook page: www.facebook.com/WMCC2012.Basel.Switzerland
The World Men’s Curling Championship 2012 in Basel, Switzerland, is presented by the Ford Motor Company of Canada. LGT Bank of Switzerland, Le Gruyère and 361° International are Main Sponsors of the event, with the City of Basel being the Official Host City.