World Mixed Doubles and World Senior Curling Championships 2020 cancelled in Kelowna, Canada
The World Mixed Doubles and World Senior Curling Championships 2020 have been cancelled in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, due to the ongoing spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
These final two World Curling Championships of the 2019-2020 season were due to take place from 18–25 April at the Kelowna Curling Club.
With over 60 teams expected to be competing and more than 400 travellers including athletes, coaches, supporters and media attending from around the world, it is no longer possible to run these international events.
This decision comes following a recommendation from British Columbia’s Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and careful deliberation with public health officials and event organisers, along with various national travel restrictions that have come into place around the world in the past 48 hours.
“The local organising committee recognises that hosting successful events cannot take place without significant support,” said event co-chair Jan Martens. “It’s only with the assistance of our sponsors, our partners – City of Kelowna, Tourism Kelowna, the Province of B.C. and our numerous volunteers that we are able to meet the challenge. We want to sincerely thank everyone that worked so hard and partnered with us on this journey.”
The safety of the athletes, officials, staff and supporters is paramount in this difficult decision.
With the event now not taking place, the World Curling Federation will consider the implications on mixed doubles Olympic qualification and discuss potential changes that will need to be considered with all the relevant stakeholders.
World Curling Federation President, Kate Caithness, said: “Following the cancellation of the World Women’s Curling Championship 2020 in Prince George, in the same Canadian province as the World Mixed Doubles and World Senior Curling Championships 2020, as well as the cancellation of the LGT World Men’s Curling Championship 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland, we must also cancel these final world events of the season.
“It’s with great regret and disappointment that it has not been possible to run all of our flagship World Curling Championships in 2020. But, it’s vitally important to remember that we are not alone in doing so, with fellow sporting bodies around the globe also having to make these difficult decisions. Ultimately our first priority is always the health and well-being of our athletes, officials, fans and staff.”
Tickets purchased at Select Your Tickets via the Internet or phone sales will be automatically refunded to the purchasing credit card on file. In person sales can only be refunded by visiting the Select Your Tickets Box office.
2020 World Mixed Doubles and Seniors Curling Championships
Saturday April 18th, 2020 – Saturday April 25th, 2020
Curling Banquet – on sale now – Saturday, April 25th, 2020 @ 7:00pm
FULL WEEK & PLAYOFF PACKAGES AS WELL AS DAY PASSES FOR MIXED DOUBLES & SENIORS ARE ON SALE
All packages for Mixed Doubles & Seniors will consist of tickets for 28 Draws, we have also included 2 tie breakers if needed.
There are 23 competing draws
Draw 24 is a Qualifier
Draw 25 – Semi Finals
Draw 26 – Semi Finals
Draw 27 – Bronze Final
Draw 28 – Gold Final
***Draws and times will be determined at a later date.
All Playoff Packages for Mixed Doubles will consist of tickets for Draws 24 – 28
Seniors will consist of tickets for Draws 25 – 28
Day Passes – include all draws in that day
Seniors Mixed Doubles
Saturday Day 1 – Draws 1-4 Day 1 – Draws 1-4
Sunday Day 2 – Draws 5-8 Day 2 – Draws 5-8
Monday Day 3 – Draws 9-12 Day 3 – Draws 9-11
Tuesday Day 4 – Draws 13-16 Day 4 – Draws 12-15
Wednesday Day 5 – Draws 17-20 Day 5 – Draws 16-19
Thursday Day 6 – Draws 21-24 Day 6 – Draws 20-23
Rail seats – get all your curling excitement from the comfort of the restaurant rail seating. With reserved seats you’ll never miss the best action!
Restaurant level seats – keep warm in the restaurant while watching the championship draws, tables and seats in the restaurant are general admission.
Arena level seats – be up close and part of all the action, make sure to bring a scarf or gloves with you as it may get chilly. Seating in the arena is general admission.