Following the cancellation of World Mixed Doubles Qualification Event 2022 due to take place in January, the World Curling Federation’s Competitions and Rules Commission have confirmed the qualification system for this and next year’s championships.
The previously intended 20-team field will now be reduced to 16 teams. This will include all 16 qualified Member Associations based on their results at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2021.
The open-entry qualification event was intended to qualify four additional teams for the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2022, but was cancelled due to challenges with COVID-19 logistics.
The championship field will include (in order of their final ranking from the 2021 championship): Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Czech Republic, United States, China, Germany, RCF, New Zealand, Australia, England, Hungary and Japan.
From these 16 teams, two will be relegated to the World Mixed Doubles Qualification Event, set to be held in December 2022. A total of six teams will then be promoted to the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2023 from this qualification event to return the field to 20 teams.
With this decision, Korea, Finland, Estonia and Spain are currently relegated to December’s World Qualification Event following their final ranking in the 2021 world championship.
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