LGT World Men’s Curling Championship 2022
2 April - 10 April 2022 | Las Vegas, NV, USA
The LGT World Men’s Curling Championship is for 13 men’s teams from the World Curling Federation’s Americas, European and Pacific-Asia zones.
There will be twenty sessions of round-robin play, commencing on Saturday 2 April and concluding on Friday 8 April.
This will determine the top six-ranked teams. The teams ranked first and second will proceed directly to the semi-finals while, for teams ranked third to sixth, qualification games will take place on Saturday 9 April.
The qualification games will see the third ranked team play the sixth ranked team and the fourth ranked face the fifth ranked team. With the winners progressing to the semi-finals.
Those semi-finals will follow in the evening of 9 April — the team ranked first will play the winner of 4v5 game; the team ranked second will play the winner of 3v6 game.
The bronze medal game and then the gold medal final will be staged on Sunday 10 April.
For this event (and previously at the BKT Tires & OK Tire World Women’s Curling Championship 2022, staged in Prince George BC, Canada), the World Curling Federation will be trialling a new no-tick rule.
This means that, in that part of an end when the free guard zone rule (which prohibits the removal of certain stones) is in effect, any stone touching the centre line in the free guard zone cannot be moved off the centre line.
This trial is one of a number of recommendations made by the World Curling Federation’s Maximising the Value working group, and follows wide consultation with stakeholders, including individual players and members of the World Curling Federation Athlete’s Commission.