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.

2018 Association Points
1 Sweden 1084 4
2 Canada 1072 -1
3 Scotland/Great Britain 830 1
4 Russia 804 -1
5 Switzerland 788 -3
6 Korea 784 2
7 Japan 729 0
8 United States 625 -2
9 China 556 1
10 Denmark 435 -1
11 Czech Republic 262 1
12 Germany 232 -1
13 Italy 174 0
14 Finland 144 0
15 Norway 125 0
16 Hungary 117 1
17 Latvia 114 -1
18 Estonia 113 0
19 Turkey 109 0
20 England 93 0
21 New Zealand 87 0
22 Netherlands 72 3
23 Poland 71 0
24 Belarus 64 2
25 Slovakia 62 -1
26 Australia 62 2
27 Spain 61 0
28 Austria 59 -6
29 Hong Kong 54 6
30 Lithuania 42 4
31 Slovenia 40 -2
32 Croatia 37 -2
33 Ireland 34 -1
34 Kazakhstan 26 -3
35 Romania 22 -2
36 France 12 0
37 Qatar 6 0
38 Brazil 4 4
39 Afghanistan 0 -
39 Andorra 0 3
39 Belgium 0 1
39 Bulgaria 0 3
39 Chinese Taipei 0 3
39 Georgia 0 3
39 Greece 0 3
39 Guyana 0 3
39 Iceland 0 3
39 Israel 0 3
39 Kosovo 0 3
39 Kyrgyzstan 0 -
39 Liechtenstein 0 3
39 Luxembourg 0 3
39 Mexico 0 3
39 Mongolia 0 3
39 Portugal 0 -
39 Saudi Arabia 0 -
39 Serbia 0 2
39 Ukraine 0 3
39 US Virgin Islands 0 3
39 Wales 0 0
2018 Association Points
1 Sweden 1210 1
2 Canada 1081 -1
3 United States 951 2
4 Switzerland 820 2
5 Scotland/Great Britain 772 -1
6 Norway 732 -3
7 Japan 502 2
8 Korea 447 7
9 Denmark 425 -1
10 Italy 382 4
11 China 353 -4
12 Russia 274 -2
13 Germany 229 -2
14 Finland 201 -2
15 Netherlands 169 1
16 Czech Republic 160 -3
17 Austria 111 1
18 Latvia 97 -1
19 Slovakia 86 5
20 Poland 81 3
21 Turkey 80 1
22 New Zealand 77 -3
23 England 76 -2
24 Israel 75 1
25 Hungary 73 -5
26 Australia 72 2
27 Chinese Taipei 67 -1
28 Spain 60 5
29 Lithuania 58 1
30 France 58 -3
31 Wales 53 -2
32 Estonia 48 -1
33 Belgium 45 -1
34 Slovenia 44 0
35 Croatia 34 0
36 Hong Kong 33 2
37 Ireland 28 -1
38 Belarus 22 -1
39 Kazakhstan 21 1
40 Romania 18 -1
41 Bulgaria 17 2
42 Serbia 16 -1
43 Qatar 14 3
44 Brazil 14 0
45 Luxembourg 11 -3
46 Iceland 6 -1
47 Andorra 5 0
48 Afghanistan 0 -
48 Georgia 0 0
48 Greece 0 0
48 Guyana 0 0
48 Kosovo 0 0
48 Kyrgyzstan 0 -
48 Liechtenstein 0 0
48 Mexico 0 0
48 Mongolia 0 0
48 Portugal 0 -
48 Saudia Arabia 0 -
48 Ukraine 0 0
48 US Virgin Islands 0 0
2017-2018 Association Points
1 China 878 1
2 Norway 808 1
3 Russia 784 -2
4 Canada 752 0
5 Korea 580 2
6 Scotland/Great Britain 534 -1
7 United States 406 -1
8 Switzerland 404 3
9 Slovakia 402 -1
10 Finland 350 -1
11 Germany 346 1
12 Sweden 337 -2
13 Czech Republic 77 0
14 Latvia 76 0
15 Japan 70 1
16 Italy 67 -1
17 Denmark 59 0
18 England 57 1
19 Slovenia 56 -1
20 Poland 51 0
21 Estonia 44 0
22 Israel 28 0
23 Turkey 27 0
24 Lithuania 16 0
25 Chinese Taipei 14 0
26 Bulgaria 11 0
27 Afghanistan 0 -
27 Andorra 0 0
27 Australia 0 0
27 Austria 0 0
27 Belarus 0 0
27 Belgium 0 0
27 Brazil 0 0
27 Croatia 0 0
27 France 0 0
27 Georgia 0 0
27 Greece 0 0
27 Guyana 0 0
27 Hong Kong 0 0
27 Hungary 0 0
27 Iceland 0 0
27 Ireland 0 0
27 Kazakhstan 0 0
27 Kosovo 0 0
27 Liechtenstein 0 0
27 Luxembourg 0 0
27 Mexico 0 0
27 Mongolia 0 0
27 Netherlands 0 0
27 New Zealand 0 0
27 Portugal 0 -
27 Qatar 0 0
27 Romania 0 0
27 Saudi Arabia 0 -
27 Serbia 0 0
27 Spain 0 0
27 Ukraine 0 0
27 US Virgin Islands 0 0
27 Wales 0 0
2018 Association Points
1 Canada 987 0
2 Switzerland 948 0
3 Norway 712 2
4 China 641 -1
5 Korea 539 7
6 Russia 499 -2
7 United States 481 1
8 Finland 410 3
9 Hungary 361 -3
10 Sweden 329 -3
11 Czech Republic 292 -2
12 Scotland/GBR 283 -2
13 Japan 204 7
14 Estonia 164 -1
15 Italy 161 2
16 Turkey 139 10
17 Spain 135 -2
18 Latvia 125 -2
19 England 114 -1
20 Austria 109 -6
21 Denmark 108 -2
22 Australia 83 2
23 Slovakia 76 -1
24 New Zealand 73 -3
25 France 68 0
26 Ireland 66 -3
27 Belarus 57 2
28 Brazil 51 7
29 Slovenia 44 -2
30 Poland 39 -2
31 Germany 34 -1
32 Wales 27 -1
33 Romania 25 1
34 Kazakhstan 24 4
35 Bulgaria 23 -3
36 Lithuania 21 1
37 Netherlands 21 -4
38 Guyana 18 .
39 Israel 17 -3
40 Hong Kong 12 4
41 Luxembourg 8 -2
42 Croatia 3 -2
43 Serbia 1 -2
45 Qatar 1 -3
44 Belgium 1 -2
46 Afghanistan 0 .
46 Andorra 0 -2
46 Chinese Taipei 0 -2
46 Georgia 0 -2
46 Greece 0 -2
46 Iceland 0 -2
46 Kosovo 0 -2
46 Kyrgyzystan 0 .
46 Liechtenstein 0 -2
46 Mongolia 0 -2
46 Portugal 0 .
46 Saudi Arabia 0 .
46 Ukraine 0 -2
46 US Virgin Islands 0 -2
2017/2018 Association Points
1 Scotland 423 2
2 Russia 387 -1
3 Sweden 385 -1
4 Canada 347 1
5 Norway 308 -1
6 Czech Republic 238 12
7 Korea 171 1
8 Switzerland 171 -3
9 Turkey 166 8
10 Germany 163 -5
11 China 159 -2
12 United States 155 -2
13 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