The first World Mixed Doubles Qualification Event will begin on Monday 2 December and run until Saturday 7 December, at the Greenacres Curling Club, near Howwood, in Scotland.
A total of 28 World Curling Member Associations will compete. From that 28, the event will qualify the final four Member Associations for the new 20-team World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2020. It will be held in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, from 18 to 25 April.
The Member Associations will compete in four groups and will play round-robin games from Monday to Thursday (5 December). They are:
- Group A: China, Denmark, Germany, Guyana, Kosovo, Ukraine and Wales
- Group B: Belgium, Brazil, France, Ireland, Romania, Saudia Arabia and Turkey
- Group C: Hong Kong, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Poland, Slovenia and Chinese Taipei
- Group D: Austria, Belarus, Korea, Lithuania, Netherlands, Nigeria and Slovakia
After the round-robin stage, the top two teams in each group will progress to the play-offs. A series of play-off games will then determine the four World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship qualifiers. The format for that portion of the event can be seen here.
World qualifiers so far
The four qualifiers, in Scotland, will then join, Sweden, Canada, United States, Australia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Japan, Russia, England, Spain, Finland, Hungary, Norway, New Zealand, Scotland and Switzerland, at the world championship in Canada.
Live scores from the World Mixed Doubles Qualification Event will be published here throughout the event.
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