The 2021–2022 curling season will officially begin on Sunday (12 September) with the European Curling Championships 2021 C-Division in Geneva, Switzerland. The championships, which run until Friday (17 September) will see three women’s and three men’s teams be promoted to the European Curling Championships 2021 B-Division which will be held in Lillehammer, Norway from 20-27 November.
The event will be played at the Curling Club Trois-Chêne and will feature five women’s and ten men’s teams.
The five women’s teams are: Austria, Belgium, Lithuania, Slovenia and Ukraine.
The ten men’s teams are: Andorra, Belgium, Croatia, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.
Round-robin play will run from Sunday (12 September) until Thursday (16 September). The women will play a double round robin for a total of eight games, while the men will play a single round robin for a total of nine games. After the round-robin stage, the top three teams on the women’s and top four men’s side will progress to the play-offs.
The first-place women’s team will go directly to the final at 14.30 Central European Summer Time (CEST) on Friday (17 September) and await the winner of the semi-final at 09.00 between second and third-ranked teams.
In the men’s semi-finals, the first-ranked team will play the fourth-ranked team and the second and third-placed teams will face each other. The winner of these semi-finals will meet in the gold medal game at 14.30 CEST on Friday while the bronze medal game will be played simultaneously.
The three women’s and men’s medal winning teams will earn their Member Association a place in the upcoming European Curling Championships 2021 B-Division.
Live scores from these championships can be found here.