World Championships expanded to 14 teams for 2020–2021 season
The World Curling Federation, after extensive consultation with stakeholders, will expand the field for the LGT World Women’s Curling Championship 2021 and the World Men’s Curling Championship 2021 from 13 to 14 teams.
Following the cancellation of the zonal qualification events and the change in qualification process, the World Curling Federation received a request to evaluate the possibility of including those teams who had secured a place in the 2020 World Championships but failed to meet the qualification requirements for the 2021 championships.
After this evaluation, it has been agreed that Italy will now be included in the LGT World Women’s Curling Championship 2021, while China will become the 14th team in the World Men’s Curling Championship 2021. These teams earned their place in the 2020 World Championships following their finish at the World Qualification Event 2020.
Further details of the schedule and event logistics will be made available at a later date.