Preview: Ford World Men’s Curling Championship
The focus of this remarkable international season for Scottish teams now turns to Victoria on Vancouver Island in Canada, with the Ford World Men’s Curling Championship getting underway there on Saturday 30th March.
Scotland is represented by the five-man team that won the national Championship last month – skip David Murdoch, third Tom Brewster and the three-man front end of Greg Drummond, Michael Goodfellow and Scott Andrews (pictured).
The twelve teams who have qualified for this event are: hosts Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA.
The teams will battle it out in seventeen sessions of round-robin play, scheduled from Saturday 30th March until the evening of Thursday 4th April. At the end of the round-robin, tie-breakers will be played, if needed, to determine the top four ranked teams.
Scotland open their campaign against Japan, in their only scheduled game on Saturday. They face Denmark and then Canada on Sunday.
Throughout the Championship, the usual RCCC international service will be available on this website, with full reports after every Scottish game as well as other important developments.
World Curling TV (WCTV), the television arm of the World Curling Federation, will provide extensive live and video-on-demand coverage to broadcasters outside Canada of the Ford World Men’s Curling Championship 2013. WCF Broadcast Partners for the 2013 World Curling Championships include Eurosport (Eurosport, Eurosport 2 and Eurosport Player) in Europe, NHK in Japan, CCTV-5 in China, Universal Sports Network in the USA, SporTV in Brazil. In Canada, TSN (RDS in Quebec) will carry all Team Canada games throughout the round robin, followed by the playoffs and medal games. http://www.worldcurling.org/tv-web-coverage
Find out where & when you can watch broadcast coverage of the Ford World Men’s Curling Championship 2013 http://www.worldcurling.org/wmcc-2013-tv-web-tv-programme-schedule
In addition, Curling fans around the world will be able to follow selected live coverage of the events via the World Curling Federation’s YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/WorldCurlingTV
News, live scores and more can been seen on the event website: http://www.curling.ca/championships/worlds/
Additional coverage and galleries will also be available on the WCF website: http://www.worldcurling.org/ford-world-mens-curling-championship-2013
Event Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/fordworldcurling
Event Twitter Hashtags: #2013wmcc #curling