The 2023 Globe Women’s Curling Championship will be held in Sandviken, Sweden from 18-26 March.
Winners of the previous 3 editions Switzerland will try to defend their crown from the 12 other competing teams at the Göransson Arena.
The occasion will start with a round-robin exactly where all teams will play each and every other after.
The major six teams at the finish of the round-robin phase will advance to the playoffs. Initial and second will acquire byes to the semi-finals, although the third, fourth, fifth and sixth will compete in qualification games for the semis.
In the qualification games, the third-ranked group will play the sixth, although the fourth and fifth-ranked teams will play one particular a further. The winner of these two games will advance to the semi-finals.
The winners of the semi-finals will then meet in the final to contest the globe title although the other two teams will compete in a bronze-medal match.
2023 Globe Women’s Curling Championship: Schedule in complete
All occasions are in CET (UTC +1).
Saturday 18 March
Round Robin Session 1 – 14:00
- Sheet A – Switzerland v United States
- Sheet B – Republic of Korea v Norway
- Sheet C – New Zealand v Sweden
- Sheet D – Denmark v Japan
Round Robin Session two – 19:00
- Sheet A – Germany v Scotland
- Sheet B – Italy v Türkiye
- Sheet C – Switzerland v Japan
- Sheet D – Canada v Sweden
Sunday 19 March
Round Robin Session three – 09:00
- Sheet A – Türkiye v New Zealand
- Sheet B – United States v Canada
- Sheet C – Scotland v Denmark
- Sheet D – Italy v Republic of Korea
Round Robin Session four – 14:00
- Sheet A – Denmark v Republic of Korea
- Sheet B – Sweden v Switzerland
- Sheet C – Norway v United States
- Sheet D – New Zealand v Germany
Round Robin Session five – 19:00
- Sheet A – Canada v Norway
- Sheet B – Japan v Scotland
- Sheet C – Germany v Italy
- Sheet D – Türkiye v Switzerland
Monday 20 March
Round Robin Session six – 09:00
- Sheet A – United States v Japan
- Sheet B – Canada v Italy
- Sheet C – Republic of Korea v New Zealand
Round Robin Session 7 – 14:00
- Sheet A – Republic of Korea v Scotland
- Sheet B – Switzerland v Germany
- Sheet C – Sweden v Türkiye
- Sheet D – Norway v Denmark
Round Robin Session eight – 19:00
- Sheet A – Italy v New Zealand
- Sheet B – Türkiye v United States
- Sheet C – Japan v Norway
- Sheet D – Scotland v Canada
Tuesday 21 March
Round Robin Session 9 – 09:00
- Sheet B – Denmark v Italy
- Sheet C – New Zealand v United States
- Sheet D – Germany v Sweden
Round Robin Session ten – 14:00
- Sheet A – Scotland v Norway
- Sheet B – Germany v Republic of Korea
- Sheet C – Canada v Switzerland
- Sheet D – Japan v Türkiye
Round Robin Session 11 – 19:00
- Sheet A – Sweden v Japan
- Sheet B – New Zealand v Canada
- Sheet C – Italy v Scotland
- Sheet D – United States v Denmark
Wednesday 22 March
Round Robin Session 12 – 09:00
- Sheet A – Türkiye v Republic of Korea
- Sheet B – Norway v Sweden
- Sheet C – Denmark v Germany
- Sheet D – Switzerland v New Zealand
Round Robin Session 13 – 14:00
- Sheet A – Canada v Germany
- Sheet B – Scotland v United States
- Sheet C – Türkiye v Norway
- Sheet D – Japan v Italy
Round Robin Session 14 – 19:00
- Sheet A – New Zealand v Denmark
- Sheet B – Italy v Switzerland
- Sheet C – United States v Sweden
- Sheet D – Republic of Korea v Canada
Thursday 23 March
Round Robin Session 15 – 09:00
- Sheet A – Norway v Switzerland
- Sheet B – Germany v Türkiye
- Sheet C – Japan v Republic of Korea
- Sheet D – Sweden v Scotland
Round Robin Session 16 – 14:00
- Sheet A – United States v Italy
- Sheet B – Canada v Japan
- Sheet C – Scotland v New Zealand
- Sheet D – Denmark v Türkiye
Round Robin Session 17 – 19:00
- Sheet A – Republic of Korea v Sweden
- Sheet B – Norway v New Zealand
- Sheet C – Switzerland v Denmark
- Sheet D – Germany v United States
Friday 24 March
Round Robin Session 18 – 09:00
- Sheet A – Japan v Germany
- Sheet B – Switzerland v Scotland
- Sheet C – Türkiye v Canada
- Sheet D – Italy v Norway
Round Robin Session 19 – 14:00
- Sheet A – Denmark v Canada
- Sheet B – United States v Republic of Korea
- Sheet C – Sweden v Italy
- Sheet D – New Zealand v Japan
Round Robin Session 20 – 19:00
- Sheet A – Scotland v Türkiye
- Sheet B – Sweden v Denmark
- Sheet C – Norway v Germany
- Sheet D – Republic of Korea v Switzerland
Saturday 25 March
Qualification Games – ten:00
Semi-finals – 16:00
Sunday 26 March
Bronze Medal Game – ten:00
Gold Medal Game – 15:00
2023 Globe Women’s Curling Championship: Teams to watch
Switzerland, led by skip Silvana Tirinzoni, will start off their year’s campaign as the group to beat.
Winners of the final 3 championships (2019, 2021, 2022), stalwarts Tirinzoni and fourth Alina Paetz are returning to guarantee their grip on the globe title remains ironclad. And if the prospect of a ‘four-peat’ wasn’t sufficient to hold the Swiss group motivated, the further-finish heartbreak they suffered at November’s European championship exactly where they completed runners-up behind Denmark is certain to give them an added increase as they fend off the very best of the rest.
Fresh from winning a record-tying fourth Canadian women’s championship, Kerri Einarson and her group will be the initial in line to attempt to knock Switzerland off their perch.
Joined by third, Val Sweeting, second Shannon Birchard and lead Briane Harris, Group Einarson will be hoping for a winning third look as they hunt their initial globe crown.
In 2020, the Canadians missed out on the opportunity to compete at worlds due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, through the Calgary ‘bubble’ they placed in a disappointing sixth. Then in 2022, they have been denied a shot at gold soon after becoming knocked out of the semi-finals by the Republic of Korea and later settled for bronze. Could 2023 lastly be the year Einarson gets her hands on the globe championship?
On top of that in the hunt and not to be underestimated are Sweden, Scotland, Japan and Denmark.
Household favourite and 2018 Olympic champion Anna Hasselborg will be hunting to convert her sixth look at worlds into a golden one particular soon after finishing as a runner-up in 2018 and 2019.
Also hoping to step up will be a new-appear Scottish group following the current retirement of Beijing 2022 Olympic gold medallist Eve Muirhead.
26-year-old Rebecca Morrison, who won bronze with lead Sophie Jackson, second Sophie Sinclair and third Gina Aitken at final year’s Europeans will be hoping for a smoother start off to this year’s globe championships in Sweden soon after COVID-19 disrupted their 2022 campaign.
Japan is set to be represented by Group Fujisawa, also recognized as Loco Solare, and they appear to be a threat to all title contenders.
In addition to clinching silver at final year’s Olympic Games, the Japanese curlers also brought residence gold at the Pan Continental Championships defeating Republic of Korea’s Group Ha eight-six in the final.
Meanwhile, Denmark, skipped by Madeleine Dupont, will also be ones to watch soon after they ended a 28-year-extended wait for a second curling European title and a initial women’s title final year with their unforgettable final-gasp triumph more than Switzerland. Possessing now gone the distance after, they could properly do it once more.
Lastly, one particular storyline worth watching as the competitors develops will be how debutants New Zealand fares.
Their exceptional journey started in late 2020, when skip Jess Smith got the get in touch with that she had been diagnosed with cancer, forcing her to place her sport to one particular side to undergo remedy. Just after a series of therapies, which includes chemotherapy, in August 2021, Smith got the news that she was in remission and was back on the ice the following season.
Locating her feet on the ice practically straight away, Smith led her group to a national title which subsequently earned them a spot at the Pan Continental Championships in November for their international debut.
Just after the People’s Republic of China opted to withdraw from the contest, the Kiwis have been elevated from the ‘B’ contest to the ‘A’ occasion and have been left facing fully various stakes.
As an alternative of competing for promotion, tickets to the 2023 Women’s Curling Globe Championships have been out there to the major 5 finishers. Seizing the moment, Smith and her rink completed the contest four-four and crucially, in fifth spot providing them a spot at this year’s occasion.
2023 Globe Women’s Curling Championship: How to watch reside
The 2023 Globe Women’s Curling Championship will be out there to watch through The Curling Channel on Recast, a subscription-no cost streaming platform.
For viewers in Canada, the 2023 Globe Women’s Curling Championship will also be broadcast on TSN which includes each and every of Canada’s round-robin games as properly as the playoffs.
Reside streams will be out there on TSN.ca and in the TSN app.