World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2021
17 May - 23 May 2021 | Aberdeen, Scotland
The World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship is for teams, of one female and one male player, from the World Curling Federation’s Americas, European and Pacific-Asia zones. The teams competing in this event are those who qualified for the cancelled 2020 edition of the championship.
The seven highest ranked National Olympic Committees from the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2021 will qualify for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 mixed doubles competition.
In the situation where the Chinese National Olympic Committee team holds a position amongst the top seven places in this championship, the National Olympic Committee finishing in eighth place will automatically qualify for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 mixed doubles competition.
In the situation where the Chinese National Olympic Committee team finish outside of the top seven places at these events, it will qualify automatically for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 mixed doubles competition through the allocation of the host country quota place.
The teams ranked first and second (A1 and B1 from the round-robin stage are ranked based on their Draw Shot Challenge Score) get a bye to the semi-finals. The teams ranked second in their group will compete against the third ranked team from the other group. The winners of those qualification games advance to the semi-finals, with the first ranked team playing the lowest ranked winner (e.g. – 6th based on Draw Shot Challenge Score) and the second ranked team playing the other team. The winners of the semi-finals play in the gold medal game, the losers of the semi-finals play in the bronze medal game.
Teams who finish at the bottom of each group will be relegated to the World Mixed Doubles Qualification Event 2022. The eighth placed finisher from each group will play the ninth placed finisher of the other group, the loser of each of those games will also be relegated.