April 8, 2013
The World Curling Federation (WCF) has announced that the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, will host the 2013 European Mixed Curling Championships at Murrayfield Curling Rink between September 14th and 21st.
The European Mixed Curling Championships 2013 invite each European Member Association to send one mixed team consisting of two male and two female curlers. It will be held at Murrayfield Curling Rink located near the city centre, adjacent to Murrayfield Rugby Stadium.
On announcing the 2013 host, WCF President, Kate Caithness, said: “We are delighted that Edinburgh and Scotland will host the European Mixed Curling Championships this coming September. For many European curlers, this event marks the beginning of what will be a very exciting season for the sport of curling as we look towards the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.” She added: “This will be the second time that Scotland has hosted this Championship, and with Edinburgh’s world-renowned culture and warm hospitality, along with the support of the local organisers and the Royal Caledonian Curling Club, I’m sure this will be an enjoyable event for everyone involved.”
Andy Morrison, Chairman of the Local Organising Committee, is also looking forward to the event. He said: "Murrayfield Curling Rink is honoured to be hosting the European Mixed Curling Championships 2013. We will be working hard over the coming months to ensure that this is a top class curling Championship. We look forward to welcoming all competitors and spectators to Edinburgh and to Scotland and hope that everyone involved will leave having enjoyed a great tournament.”
Host nation, Scotland, will be defending their European Mixed Curling Championship title after skip Ewan MacDonald, third Eve Muirhead, second Euan Byers and lead Karen Barthelemy won gold at the 2012 event which was held in Erzurum, Turkey.
This will be the first European Mixed Curling Championships to be officially supported by the World Curling Federation following Member Associations decision to dissolve the European Curling Federation at meetings in Karlstad, Sweden in December 2012.
For more on this event visit: http://emcc2013.curlingevents.com/
December 14, 2012
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the European Curling Federation (ECF) took place today at Karlstad, Sweden.
The members agreed to now gradually dissolve the ECF, with the last ECF AGM taking place in Champery, Switzerland during the European Curling Championships 2014. The ECF will cease operating as of Jan. 1, 2013 and a formal agreement was signed between the World Curling Federation (WCF) and ECF giving the rights to the WCF to run all European competitions (ECC and EMCC) with immediate effect.
However, as the ECF still exists legally, a new Executive Board was elected as requested by the constitution. Its members are:
Olli Rissanen (FIN), PresidentKarel Kubeska (CZE), Vice-PresidentAndras Rokusfalvy (HUN), Member at LargeEdith Loudon (SCO), Member at LargeRobert Susanj (SLO), Member at LargeHew Chalmers (SCO), Regional Representative Great Britain & IrelandBjörn Rüdström (SWE), Regional Representative Northern EuropeGerrit-Jan Scholten (NED), Regional Representative Western EuropeMarjan Petric (SLO), Regional Representative Eastern Europe
December 7, 2012The Le Gruyere European Curling Championships 2012 take place at Karlstad, Sweden from December 7-15, 2012.
Please note that all the information about the championships (draw, teams, etc.) can be seen on the following event webpage: http://ecc2012.curlingevents.com/
The TV and Web TV coverage schedule for this championship can be viewed here: http://ecc2012.curlingevents.com/tv-broadcast-web-tv-coverage-schedule
Coverage from this event will also be available live on the WCF YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/user/worldcurlingtv for viewers outside of the Eurosport TV-Player/European Territory.
We hope you enjoy the extensive coverage from this event if you are unable to attend it in person.
October 6, 2012Scotland is, for the fourth time in history, European Mixed Champion 2012. The team with Ewan MacDonald, Eve Muirhead, Euan Byers and Karen Barthelemy defeated Sweden (undefeated in the round robin) in the final. The bronze medal game between Finland and Austria was clearly won by the Finns.
In the ECC-C section the champions are Belarus for the women and Turkey for the men. Both teams will be accompanied to the ECC-B group championship at Karlstad, Sweden in December 2012 by Croatia (Men) and Turkey (women).
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