Canada: The World Curling Federation has today (Thursday 18 January) released the schedule for the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship 2018 which will be held in North Bay Memorial Gardens, North Bay, Canada between 17 and 25 March 2018.
The round-robin begins on Saturday 17 March at 10:00, with the hosts and defending champion nation, Canada going head-to-head with Czech Republic. Switzerland will play China, Russia meet Scotland and Korea and Germany face-off, also in that session. A further 19 sessions of round-robin games will follow up until the evening of Friday 23 March.
With North Bay being the first edition of the Ford World Women’s Curling Championship with 13 teams, the schedule is different from previous years. Under the new format, a total of six teams will make the play-off round. This sees a full day of curling action on Saturday 24 March with qualification and semi-final games filling the schedule.
The bronze medal game will be played at 10:00 on Sunday 25 March, followed by the gold medal game at 15:00 that same day. All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is -5 hours from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).