Frances Brodie Award

Bridget Becker wins 2023 Frances Brodie Award © WCF / Stephen Fisher

Frances Brodie was the driving force behind the group which established the first World Ladies Curling Championship in 1979 and chaired the first Official Ladies Committee of the International Curling Federation, later renamed the World Curling Federation.

In 1989, her contribution to world curling was recognised by the Federation with the introduction of an award in her name, which has been presented at the conclusion of each World Women’s Curling Championship since then.

The recipient is selected by the curlers participating in the event, to honour the curler who, “by deed and action in the course of their performance, best exemplified the traditional curling values of skill, honesty, fair play, friendship and sportsmanship.”

For many years, Frances attended these championships to make the presentation herself and until her death in 2006, she wrote to the recipient to offer her personal congratulations.

YearAwardee (Country)Awarded at championships in:
2023Bridget Becker (New Zealand)Sandviken, Sweden
2022Alina Paetz (Switzerland)*Prince George, Canada
2021Alina Paetz (Switzerland)*Calgary, Canada
2019Rui Wang (China)Silkeborg, Denmark
2018Jill Officer (Canada)North Bay, Canada
2017Bingyu Wang (China)Beijing, China
2016Irene Schori (Switzerland)Swift Current, Canada
2015Sanna Puustinen (Finland)Sapporo, Japan
2014Alison Kreviazuk (Canada)Saint John, Canada
2013Corinna Scholz (Germany)Riga, Latvia
2012Eve Muirhead (Scotland)Lethbridge, Canada
2011Henriette Løvar (Norway)Esbjerg, Denmark
2010Linn Githmark (Norway)Swift Current, Canada
2009Marianne Rørvik (Norway)Gangneung, Korea
2008Mirjam Ott (Switzerland)Vernon, Canada
2007Lindsay Wood (Scotland)Aomori, Japan
2006Junko Sonobe (Japan)Grande Prairie, Canada
2005Cassie Johnson (United States)Paisley, Scotland
2004Madeleine Dupont (Denmark)Gävle, Sweden
2003Dordi Nordby (Norway)Winnipeg, Canada
2002Mi-Yeon Kim (Korea)Bismark, United States
2001Ann Swisshelm Silver (United States)Lausanne, Switzerland
2000Rhona Martin (Scotland)Glasgow, Scotland
1999Marianne Aspelin (Norway)Saint John, Canada
1998Jackie Lockhart (Scotland)Kamloops, Canada
1997Jaana Jokela (Finland)*Berne, Switzerland
1996Kirsty Hay (Scotland)Hamilton, Canada
1995Ayako Ishigaki (Japan)Brandon, Canada
1994Helena Blach-Lavrsen (Denmark)Oberstdorf, Germany
1993Jaana Jokela (Finland)*Geneva, Switzerland
1992Amy Hatten Wright (United States)Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
1991Veronika Huber (Austria)Winnipeg, Canada
1990Almut Hege-Schöll (Germany)Vasteras, Sweden
1989Cristina Lestander (Switzerland)Milwaukee, United States
 * denotes two time winner