World Rankings

The World Curling Federation World Rankings track and list the success of all Member Associations at the Pacific-Asia, European, World Wheelchair, Women’s, Men’s and Mixed Doubles Curling Championships and the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Points are assigned based on performance at each competition and are awarded once per season to Member Associations, either after the World Curling Championships or the regional qualifiers.

Member Associations gain points over six seasons and with each new season the value of the points awarded, in the previous years, decreases.

At the World Curling Championships, the following points are awarded - first: 240 | second: 200 | third: 180 | until 12th: 50

Finishes at the Olympic and Paralympics Winter Games count for double points – first: 480 etc…

Teams that do not qualify for the Worlds, but participate at the Pacifics and Europeans get from 50 points down to one point. This system is in place to be fair to all nations because Canada and USA do not participate in any regional qualifier.

The World Rankings were developed by 1998 Olympic gold medallist and World Curling Hall of Famerecipient Patrick Huerlimann of Switzerland, who was Vice-President of the Federation from 2010 to 2012. The World Rankings were first introduced in 2006.

In February 2013, the World Curling Federation released the first wheelchair curling World Ranking.

2016-2017 Association Points
1 Canada 842 1
2 Switzerland 726 -1
3 Russia 637 2
4 Scotland/Great Britain 628 0
5 Sweden 582 -2
6 USA 419 1
7 Japan 412 -1
8 Korea 385 2
9 Denmark 337 -1
10 China 320 -1
11 Germany 258 0
12 Czech Republic 203 2
13 Italy 179 0
14 Finland 154 -2
15 Norway 136 0
16 Latvia 117 0
17 Hungary 114 1
18 Estonia 114 -1
19 Turkey 96 2
20 England 92 -1
21 New Zealand 80 1
22 Austria 76 -2
23 Poland 75 0
24 Slovakia 68 0
25 Netherlands 67 1
26 Belarus 65 1
27 Spain 51 -2
28 Australia 50 0
29 Slovenia 39 0
30 Croatia 37 0
31 Kazakhstan 34 1
32 Ireland 31 -1
33 Romania 23 1
34 Lithuania 22 4
35 Hong Kong 20 3
36 France 19 -3
37 Qatar 8 1
38 Wales 4 -3
39 Belgium 2 -2
40 Serbia 1 -4
41 Guyana 0 -
41 Mexico 0 -
41 Andorra 0 -3
41 Brazil 0 -3
41 Bulgaria 0 -3
41 Chinese Taipei 0 -3
41 Georgia 0 -3
41 Greece 0 -3
41 Iceland 0 -3
41 Israel 0 -3
41 Kosovo 0 -3
41 Liechtenstein 0 -3
41 Luxembourg 0 -3
41 Mongolia 0 -3
41 Ukraine 0 -3
41 US Virgin Islands 0 -3
2016-2017 Association Points
1 Canada 868 0
2 Sweden 764 0
3 Norway 564 0
4 Scotland/Great Britain 512 0
5 USA 500 1
6 Switzerland 494 1
7 China 421 1
8 Denmark 392 -3
9 Japan 354 0
10 Russia 268 0
11 Germany 249 0
12 Finland 234 0
13 Czech Republic 187 0
14 Italy 184 0
15 Korea 137 0
16 Netherlands 133 1
17 Latvia 109 -1
18 Austria 100 4
19 New Zealand 90 -1
20 Hungary 85 0
21 England 83 0
22 Turkey 73 2
23 Poland 66 3
24 Slovakia 64 9
25 Israel 64 9
26 Chinese Taipei 61 5
27 France 59 -8
28 Australia 58 -5
29 Wales 56 -2
30 Lithuania 56 -1
31 Estonia 55 -6
32 Belgium 51 -4
33 Spain 44 -1
34 Slovenia 42 1
35 Croatia 41 -5
36 Ireland 31 0
37 Belarus 21 0
38 Hong Kong 20 7
39 Romania 18 -1
40 Kazakhstan 17 0
41 Serbia 16 -2
42 Luxembourg 15 -1
43 Bulgaria 13 1
44 Brazil 12 -1
45 Iceland 9 -3
46 Qatar 5 2
47 Andorra 3 0
48 Greece 0 -2
48 Georgia 0 0
48 Kosovo 0 0
48 Liechtenstein 0 0
48 Mongolia 0 0
48 Ukraine 0 0
48 US Virgin Islands 0 0
48 Guyana 0 -
48 Mexico 0 -
2016-2017 Association Points
1 Russia 780 0
2 China 576 1
3 Norway 551 2
4 Canada 550 -2
5 Scotland/Great Britain 461 1
6 USA 425 -2
7 Korea 412 0
8 Slovakia 362 0
9 Finland 329 1
10 Sweden 294 -1
11 Switzerland 250 1
12 Germany 233 -1
13 Czech Republic 112 1
14 Latvia 111 1
15 Italy 107 -2
16 Japan 102 0
17 Denmark 88 0
18 Slovenia 74 0
19 England 72 1
20 Poland 67 -1
21 Estonia 57 1
22 Israel 36 2
23 Turkey 35 2
24 Lithuania 21 -3
25 Chinese Taipei 18 1
26 Bulgaria 17 -3
27 Andorra 0 -1
27 Australia 0 -1
27 Austria 0 -1
27 Belarus 0 -1
27 Belgium 0 -1
27 Brazil 0 -1
27 Croatia 0 -1
27 France 0 -1
27 Georgia 0 -1
27 Greece 0 -1
27 Guyana 0 -
27 Hong Kong 0 -1
2016-2017 Association Points
1 Canada 457 5
2 Switzerland 449 5
3 China 416 5
4 Russia 403 -2
5 Norway 388 -1
6 Hungary 351 -3
7 Sweden 350 -6
8 USA 333 -3
9 Czech Republic 288 3
10 Scotland/Great Britain 283 -1
11 Finland 234 2
12 Korea 201 8
13 Estonia 196 -3
14 Austria 175 -3
15 Spain 157 0
16 Latvia 156 7
17 Italy 147 2
18 England 138 0
19 Denmark 133 -5
20 Japan 123 -3
21 New Zealand 115 -5
22 Slovakia 102 -1
23 Ireland 85 2
24 Australia 73 0
25 France 59 -3
26 Turkey 56 1
27 Slovenia 48 4
28 Poland 48 -2
29 Belarus 43 3
30 Germany 36 6
31 Wales 34 4
32 Bulgaria 30 -2
33 Netherlands 28 -5
34 Romania 27 -5
35 Brazil 26 -1
36 Israel 20 3
37 Lithuania 14 -4
38 Luxemborg 6 -2
39 Kazakhstan 6 0
40 Croatia 2 3
41 Serbia 2 -1
42 Belgium 1 -2
43 Qatar 1 -2
44 Andorra 0 -1
44 Chinese Taipei 0 -1
44 Georgia 0 -1
44 Greece 0 -1
44 Guyana 0 -
44 Hong Kong 0 -1
44 Iceland 0 -1
44 Kosovo 0 -1
44 Liechtenstein 0 -1
44 Mexico 0 -
44 Mongolia 0 -1
44 Ukraine 0 -1
44 US Virgin Islands 0 -1
2017/2018 Association Points
1 Scotland 423 2
2 Russia 387 -1
3 Sweden 385 -1
4 Canada 347 1
5 Norway 308 -1
5 Czech Republic 238 12
5 Korea 171 1
8 Switzerland 171 -3
9 Turkey 166 8
10 Germany 163 -5
11 China 159 -2
12 USA 155 -2
12 Estonia 143 8
14 Hungary 131 -2
15 Japan 124 -4
16 Poland 115 0
17 Denmark 85 -3
18 Italy 80 -6
19 England 78 7
20 Finland 71 -5
21 Spain 69 8
22 New Zealand 66 -3
23 Slovakia 59 2
24 Latvia 57 -4
25 Ireland 56 -1
26 Wales 54 -4
27 Israel 54 11
28 Belarus 44 2
29 Australia 37 -2
30 France 34 -7
31 Austria 24 -3
32 Slovenia 20 -1
33 Croatia 15 1
34 Brazil 14 1
35 Hong Kong 10 6
36 Netherlands 7 4
37 Kazakhstan 7 -1
38 Romania 7 -6
39 Belgium 7 -6
40 Lithuania 4 -3
41 Andorra 2 -2
42 Luxembourg 1 -1
43 Afghanistan 0 -
43 Bulgaria 0 -2
43 Chinese Taipei 0 -2
43 Georgia 0 -2
43 Greece 0 -2
43 Guyana 0 -
43 Iceland 0 -2
43 Kosovo 0 -2
43 Kyrgystan 0 -
43 Liechtenstein 0 -2
43 Mexico 0 -
43 Mongolia 0 -2
43 Portugal 0 -
43 Qatar 0 -2
43 Saudi Arabia 0 -
43 Serbia 0 -2
43 Ukraine 0 -2
43 US Virgin Islands 0 -2