Christian Leibbrandt (front left) at the World Junior Curling Championships 2020, © WCF / Richard Gray

Curling world loses great friend, Christian Leibbrandt

It is with great sadness that one of our curling family, Christian Leibbrandt of the Dutch Curling Association, has passed away, after losing his fight with novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Christian was a valued, talented, and active member of our Technical Officials team, working at many of our championships even as recently as February, when he was our Chief Timer at the World Junior Curling Championships 2020 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. He was also our photographer for many years at our annual junior camp in Fuessen, Germany.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Shari, all his family, and the Dutch curling community at this very sad time.

Perth, Scotland

12 April 2020