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World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2021 While the 2020 edition was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship is officially a go. After months in the Calgary bubble, where Canadian champions were crowned — including the mixed doubles duo competing this week — and the world’s women’s and men’s titles handed out, the scene shifts to Europe.
While the 2020 edition was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship is officially a go.
After months in the Calgary bubble, where Canadian champions were crowned — including the mixed doubles duo competing this week — and the world’s women’s and men’s titles handed out, the scene shifts to Europe.
Before 2020, the tournament was open to all available member associations; 48 teams competed in 2019. The competition is limited to the top 20 eligible associations for this year’s tournament, which begins May 17.
Teams include Canada’s dynamic duo of Kerri Einarson and Brad Gushue. Einarson, who skipped the 2020 and 2021 Scotties champions, teamed up with three-time Brier champion skip Gushue. With Canada finishing as runners-up in 2019 and 2017 (and third in 2018), the pair will set their sights on the country’s first mixed doubles title in the 13th edition of the tournament.
The route to the gold medal will be tough, however, with several competitors having already won gold. The defending champs, Sweden, are half back; Oskar Eriksson, who won in 2019, returns without his teammate Anna Hasselborg. He’ll be competing with Almida de Val in 2021. Two-time champs Dorottya Palancsa and Zsolt Kiss are back for Hungary; the duo won in 2013 and 2015. And Switzerland’s Martin Rios and Jenny Perret, winners in 2017 are back as well. Rios also won in 2012 with Nadine Lehmann.
Here’s everything you need to know for the 2021 Mixed Doubles Curling Championship:
When is the 2021 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship?
This year’s tournament begins Monday, May 17, with the final scheduled to take place Sunday, May 23, at 10 a.m. ET.
Where is the 2021 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship?
The tournament is taking place in Aberdeen, Scotland, under strict COVID-19 protocols. Last year’s tournament, which was cancelled, was supposed to be held in Kelowna, B.C.
Calgary, Alta., was the home for the women’s and men’s world championships in 2021.
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What channel is the 2021 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship on?
Select World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship draws will be broadcast on TSN and RDS2 in Canada with live streaming available via TSN.ca and the TSN app.
Curling fans can also watch on the World Curling TV YouTube channel and the World Curling Federation’s Facebook page.
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2021 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship pool standings
Round-robin play runs for five days, with the top three teams from each group advancing. The top two teams automatically qualify for the semifinals. The Nos. 2 and 3 teams from each group will play the other group’s Nos. 2 and 3 teams in qualification games. The winners will then play in the semifinals against the No. 1 seeds.
The top seven teams will qualify for the 2022 Winter Olympics. China, as the host country, already has an automatic berth.
There will also be a relegation playoff between the eighth- and ninth-place teams.