World Junior Curling Championships

The World Junior Curling Championships are an annual curling bonspiel featuring the world's best curlers who are 21 years old or younger. The competitions for both men and women occur at the same venue. The men's tournament has occurred since 1975 and the women's since 1988. Since curling became an Olympic sport in 1998, the World Junior Curling Championship of the year preceding the Olympic Games have been held at the site of the curling tournament for the upcoming Games.[1]

World Junior Curling Championships
Established1975 (men)
1988 (women)
2021 host cityBeijing, China
2021 arenaBeijing National Aquatics Center
2020 men's champion Canada
2020 women's champion Canada
Current edition
2020 World Junior Curling Championships
World Junior Championship banners awarded to John Morris and his two teams from 1998 and 1999.

QualificationEdit

Teams qualify to participate in the World Junior Curling Championships through final rankings at the previous year's championships or through the World Junior B Curling Championships, which includes any teams that did not already qualify for the championships via the previous year's rankings. The top three teams of this tournament qualify for the main tournament, and the bottom three teams from the main tournament are then demoted to the B tournament. This type of tournament also existed from 2001 to 2004, where two teams were awarded qualification spots through the B tournament instead of three.

Previously, teams that did not qualify through rankings qualified through regional qualifiers. In the Europe Zone, teams participated in the European Junior Curling Challenge, in which the winner advances to the World Championships. In the Pacific Zone, teams participated in the Pacific-Asia Junior Curling Championships, in which the winner advances to the World Championships.

SummaryEdit

Men'sEdit

Skips listed below nation.

Year Host City/Country Final Third Place Match
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
1975 East York, Canada  
Sweden

Jan Ullsten
8–6  
Canada
Robb King
 
Scotland
Peter J. D. Wilson
 
Norway
Morten Sørum
1976 Aviemore, Scotland  
Canada

Paul Gowsell
4–3  
Sweden
Jan Ullsten
 
Norway
Sjur Loen
 
Scotland
Robert Kelly
1977 Quebec City, Canada  
Canada

Bill Jenkins
9–5  
Sweden
Anders Grahn
 
United States
Donald Barcome Jr.
 
Norway
Sjur Loen
1978 Grindelwald, Switzerland  
Canada

Paul Gowsell
4–2  
Sweden
Thomas Håkansson
 
Scotland
Colin Hamilton
 
Norway
Sjur Loen
1979 Moose Jaw, Canada  
United States

Donald Barcome Jr.
5–4  
Scotland
Andrew McQuistin
 
Canada
Darren Fish
8–4  
Norway
Sjur Loen
1980 Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada  
Scotland

Andrew McQuistin
5–3  
Canada
Mert Thompsett
 
Sweden
Thomas Norgen
9–7  
United States
Scott Dalziel
1981 Megève, France  
Scotland

Peter Wilson
8–5  
Canada
Denis Marchand
 
United States
Ted Purvis
5–3  
Sweden
Thomas Norgen
1982 Fredericton, Canada  
Sweden

Sören Grahn
6–2  
Canada
Mert Thompsett
 
Scotland
Robin Gray
 
United States
Dale Risling
1983 Medicine Hat, Canada  
Canada

John Base
7–2  
Norway
Pål Trulsen
 
Scotland
Mike Hay
6–4  
United States
Al Edwards
1984 Cornwall, Canada  
United States

Al Edwards
7–6  
Switzerland
André Flotron
 
Scotland
Mike Hay
 
Canada
Jamie Schneider
1985 Perth, Scotland  
Canada

Bob Ursel
6–5  
Switzerland
Christian Saager
 
Scotland
Hammy McMillan
11–2  
Norway
Bjørn Ulshagen
1986 Dartmouth, Canada  
Scotland

David Aitken
7–6  
Canada
Kevin Martin
 
Sweden
Örjan Erixon
12–7  
West Germany
Dieter Kolb
1987 Victoria, Canada  
Scotland

Douglas Dryburgh
3–2  
Canada
Hugh McFadyen
 
Norway
Anthon Grimsmo
7–3  
Switzerland
Markus Eggler
1988 Füssen, West Germany  
Canada

Jim Sullivan
4–2  
Sweden
Peja Lindholm
 
Norway
Thomas Ulsrud
5–2  
Switzerland
Christof Schwaller
1989 Markham, Canada  
Sweden

Peja Lindholm
7–2  
Canada
Mike Wood
 
Switzerland
Markus Eggler
5–2  
Scotland
Allan Manuel
1990 Portage la Prairie, Canada  
Switzerland

Stefan Traub
5–4  
Scotland
Graeme Connal
 
Sweden
Peja Lindholm
11–1  
Canada
Dean Joanisse
1991 Glasgow, Scotland  
Scotland

Alan MacDougall
5–4  
Canada
Noel Herron
 
Switzerland
Dominic Andres
 
United States
Eric Fenson
1992 Oberstdorf, Germany  
Switzerland

Stefan Heilman
10–8  
France
Jan Henri Ducroz
 
Canada
Jason Repay
 
Sweden
Joakim Carlsson
1993 Grindelwald, Switzerland  
Scotland
Craig Wilson
7–3  
Canada
Michel Ferland
 
France
Specer Mugnier
 
Germany
Markus Herberg
1994 Sofia, Bulgaria  
Canada

Colin Davison
6–2  
Germany
Daniel Herberg
 
Switzerland
Yannick Renggli
 
United States
Mike Peplinski
1995 Perth, Scotland  
Scotland

Tom Brewster, Jr.
6–3  
Germany
Daniel Herberg
 
Canada
Christopher Galbraith
9–2  
Sweden
Henrik Edlund
1996 Red Deer, Canada  
Scotland

James Dryburgh
6–4  
Switzerland
Ralph Stöckli
 
Germany
Sebastian Stock
11–3  
Canada
Jeff Currie
1997 Karuizawa, Japan  
Switzerland

Ralph Stöckli
5–3  
Finland
Perttu Piilo
 
Canada
Ryan Keane
9–6  
Japan
Makoto Tsuruga
1998[2] Thunder Bay, Canada  
Canada

John Morris
5–3  
Scotland
Gary MacKay
 
Switzerland
Ralph Stöckli
6–4  
Germany
Sebastian Stock
1999 Östersund, Sweden  
Canada

John Morris
6–2  
Switzerland
Christian Haller
 
United States
Andy Roza
7–5  
Sweden
Patric Håkansson
2000 Geising, Germany  
Canada

Brad Kuhn
8–4  
Switzerland
Patrick Vuille
 
Germany
Christian Baumann
9–3  
Denmark
Kasper Wiksten
2001 Ogden, United States  
Canada

Brad Gushue
7–6  
Denmark
Casper Bossen
 
United States
Andy Roza
7–5  
Scotland
David Edwards
2002 Kelowna, Canada  
Canada

David Hamblin
3–2  
Sweden
Eric Carlsén
 
Scotland
Kenny Edwards
10–3  
Switzerland
Andreas Hingher
2003 Flims, Switzerland  
Canada
Steve Laycock
5–4  
Sweden
Eric Carlsén
 
Switzerland
Jan Hauser
7–4  
Norway
Thomas Løvold
2004 Trois-Rivières, Canada  
Sweden

Niklas Edin
5–4  
Switzerland
Stefan Rindlisbacher
 
Scotland
Scott Hamilton
11–5  
South Korea
Kim Soo-hyuk
2005 Pinerolo, Italy  
Canada

Kyle George
6–5  
Sweden
Nils Carlsén
 
Scotland
Logan Gray
8–5  
United States
Kristopher Perkovich
2006 Jeonju, South Korea  
Canada

Charley Thomas
7–3  
Sweden
Nils Carlsén
 
Scotland
Logan Gray
12–4  
China
Wang Binjiang
2007 Eveleth, United States  
Canada

Charley Thomas
8–3  
Sweden
Niklas Edin
 
Switzerland
Christian von Gunten
7–6  
Denmark
Rasmus Stjerne
2008 Östersund, Sweden  
United States

Chris Plys
7–5  
Sweden
Oskar Eriksson
 
Canada
William Dion
5–3  
Norway
Kristian Rolvsfjord
2009 Vancouver, Canada  
Denmark

Rasmus Stjerne
9–6  
Canada
Brett Gallant
 
United States
Chris Plys
9–4  
Sweden
Oskar Eriksson
2010 Flims, Switzerland  
Switzerland

Peter de Cruz
7–6  
Scotland
Ally Fraser
 
Canada
Jake Walker
7–1  
China
Ji Yansong
2011 Perth, Scotland[3]  
Sweden

Oskar Eriksson
6–5  
Switzerland
Peter de Cruz
 
Norway
Steffen Mellemseter
10–2  
Canada
Braeden Moskowy
2012 Östersund, Sweden  
Canada

Brendan Bottcher
10–4  
Sweden
Rasmus Wranå
 
Scotland
Kyle Smith
7–3  
Norway
Markus Høiberg
2013 Sochi, Russia[4]  
Scotland

Kyle Smith
6–2  
Russia
Evgeny Arkhipov
 
Canada
Matt Dunstone
6–4  
Sweden
Patric Mabergs
2014 Flims, Switzerland[5]  
Switzerland

Yannick Schwaller
6–5  
Scotland
Kyle Smith
 
Norway
Eirik Mjøen
7–5  
Canada
Braden Calvert
2015 Tallinn, Estonia[6]  
Canada

Braden Calvert
6–3  
Switzerland
Yannick Schwaller
 
Scotland
Bruce Mouat
8–3  
Sweden
Fredrik Nyman
2016 Copenhagen, Denmark  
Scotland

Bruce Mouat
6–3  
United States
Korey Dropkin
 
Canada
Matt Dunstone
8–4  
Switzerland
Yannick Schwaller
2017 Gangneung, South Korea[7]  
South Korea

Lee Ki-jeong
5-4  
United States
Andrew Stopera
 
Norway
Magnus Ramsfjell
10-3  
Scotland
Cameron Bryce
2018 Aberdeen, Scotland[8]  
Canada

Tyler Tardi
6-5  
Scotland
Ross Whyte
 
Switzerland
Jan Hess
7-4  
United States
Andrew Stopera
2019 Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada  
Canada

Tyler Tardi
9-4  
Switzerland
Marco Hösli
 
Scotland
Ross Whyte
8-5  
Norway
Magnus Ramsfjell
2020 Krasnoyarsk, Russia  
Canada

Jacques Gauthier
7-2  
Switzerland
Marco Hösli
 
Scotland
James Craik
6-5  
Germany
Sixten Totzek
2021 Beijing, China

Women'sEdit

Year Host City/Country Final Third Place Match
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
1988 Chamonix, France  
Canada

Julie Sutton
6–4  
Switzerland
Marianne Amstutz
 
Denmark
Lene Bidstrup
5–2  
Scotland
Carolyn Hutchinson
1989 Markham, Canada  
Canada

LaDawn Funk
10–3  
Norway
Trine Helgebostad
 
Scotland
Carolyn Hutchinson
5–4  
Sweden
Cathrine Norberg
1990 Portage la Prairie, Canada  
Scotland

Kirsty Addison
5–3  
Sweden
Cathrine Norberg
 
Canada
Cathy Overton
8–1  
Switzerland
Helga Oswald
1991 Glasgow, Scotland  
Sweden

Eva Eriksson
5–4  
Switzerland
Nicole Strausak
 
Canada
Atina Ford
 
Scotland
Gillian Barr
1992 Oberstdorf, Germany  
Scotland

Gillian Barr
10–2  
United States
Erika Brown
 
Sweden
Eva Eriksson
 
Switzerland
Helga Oswald
1993 Grindelwald, Switzerland  
Scotland

Kirsty Hay
9–5  
Canada
Amber Holland
 
Denmark
Dorthe Holm
 
United States
Erika Brown
1994 Sofia, Bulgaria  
Canada

Kim Gellard
9–7  
United States
Erika Brown
 
Denmark
Angelina Jensen
 
Sweden
Margaretha Lindahl
1995 Perth, Scotland  
Canada

Kelly Mackenzie
6–5  
Sweden
Margaretha Lindahl
 
Switzerland
Nadia Heuer
8–3  
Scotland
Julia Ewart
1996 Red Deer, Canada  
Canada

Heather Godberson
7–6  
Scotland
Julia Ewart
 
Sweden
Margaretha Lindahl
11–5  
Switzerland
Nadja Heuer
1997 Karuizawa, Japan  
Scotland

Julia Ewart
11–3  
Sweden
Margaretha Sigfridsson
 
Canada
Meredith Doyle
5–2  
United States
Risa O'Connell
1998 Thunder Bay, Canada  
Canada

Melissa McClure
11–3  
Japan
Akiko Katoh
 
Sweden
Matilda Mattsson
6–5  
Scotland
Julia Ewart
1999 Östersund, Sweden  
Switzerland

Silvana Tirinzoni
8–3  
Japan
Akiko Katoh
 
Canada
Marie-France Larouche
10–3  
Sweden
Matilda Mattsson
2000 Geising, Germany  
Sweden

Matilda Mattsson
6–5  
Canada
Stefanie Miller
 
United States
Laura Delaney
8–5  
Switzerland
Carmen Schäfer
2001 Ogden, United States  
Canada

Suzanne Gaudet
6–4  
Sweden
Matilda Mattsson
 
Switzerland
Carmen Schäfer
5–4  
Japan
Moe Meguro
2002 Kelowna, Canada  
United States

Cassandra Johnson
7–6  
Sweden
Matilda Mattsson
 
Canada
Suzanne Gaudet
9–8  
Italy
Diana Gaspari
2003 Flims, Switzerland  
Canada

Marliese Miller
5–4  
United States
Cassandra Johnson
 
Italy
Diana Gaspari
7–4  
Sweden
Stina Viktorsson
2004 Trois-Rivières, Canada  
Norway

Linn Githmark
9–6  
Canada
Jill Mouzar
 
Sweden
Stina Viktorsson
7–6  
United States
Aileen Sormunen
2005 Pinerolo, Italy  
Switzerland

Tania Grivel
10–2  
Sweden
Stina Viktorsson
 
Canada
Andrea Kelly
6–4  
Denmark
Madeleine Dupont
2006 Jeonju, South Korea  
Russia

Ludmila Privivkova
5–4  
Canada
Mandy Selzer
 
Denmark
Lene Nielsen
8–4  
Switzerland
Michèle Jäggi
2007 Eveleth, United States  
Scotland

Sarah Reid
7–6  
Canada
Stacie Devereaux
 
Denmark
Madeleine Dupont
8–6  
United States
Aileen Sormunen
2008 Östersund, Sweden  
Scotland

Eve Muirhead
12–3  
Sweden
Cecilia Östlund
 
Canada
Kaitlyn Lawes
9–8  
Russia
Ludmila Privivkova
2009 Vancouver, Canada  
Scotland

Eve Muirhead
8–6  
Canada
Kaitlyn Lawes
 
Switzerland
Martina Baumann
5–4  
Russia
Margarita Fomina
2010 Flims, Switzerland  
Sweden

Anna Hasselborg
8–3  
Canada
Rachel Homan
 
United States
Alexandra Carlson
9–7  
Switzerland
Manuela Siegrist
2011 Perth, Scotland[3]  
Scotland

Eve Muirhead
10–3  
Canada
Trish Paulsen
 
Russia
Anna Sidorova
9–3  
Sweden
Jonna McManus
2012 Östersund, Sweden  
Scotland

Hannah Fleming
6–5  
Czech Republic
Zuzana Hájková
 
Russia
Anna Sidorova
7–4  
Sweden
Sara McManus
2013 Sochi, Russia[4]  
Russia

Alina Kovaleva
6–5  
Scotland
Hannah Fleming
 
Japan
Sayaka Yoshimura
8–4  
Czech Republic
Zuzana Hájková
2014 Flims, Switzerland[5]  
Canada

Kelsey Rocque
6–4  
South Korea
Kim Kyeong-ae
 
Russia
Alina Kovaleva
11–4  
Sweden
Isabella Wranå
2015 Tallinn, Estonia[6]  
Canada

Kelsey Rocque
8–2  
Scotland
Gina Aitken
 
Switzerland
Elena Stern
7–6  
Sweden
Isabella Wranå
2016 Copenhagen, Denmark  
Canada

Mary Fay
7–4  
United States
Cory Christensen
 
South Korea
Kim Min-ji
8–4  
Hungary
Dorottya Palancsa
2017 Gangneung, South Korea[7]  
Sweden

Isabella Wranå
10-7  
Scotland
Sophie Jackson
 
Canada
Kristen Streifel
6-3  
South Korea
Kim Min-ji
2018 Aberdeen, Scotland[8]  
Canada

Kaitlyn Jones
7-4  
Sweden
Isabella Wranå
 
China
Wang Zixin
11-5  
Norway
Maia Ramsfjell
2019 Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada  
Russia

Vlada Rumiantseva
8-7  
Canada
Selena Sturmay
 
Switzerland
Raphaela Keiser
6-4  
China
Han Yu
2020 Krasnoyarsk, Russia  
Canada

Mackenzie Zacharias
7-5  
South Korea
Kim Min-ji
 
Russia
Vlada Rumiantseva
14-4  
Japan
Sae Yamamoto
2021 Beijing, China

All-time Medal TablesEdit

Overall
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Canada (CAN)34191669
2  Scotland (SCO)19101645
3  Sweden (SWE)919937
4   Switzerland (SUI)7121332
5  United States (USA)461020
6  Russia (RUS)3148
7  Norway (NOR)1269
8  South Korea (KOR)1214
9  Denmark (DEN)1157
10  Germany (GER)0235
11  Japan (JPN)0213
12  France (FRA)0112
13  Czech Republic (CZE)0101
  Finland (FIN)0101
15  China (CHN)0011
  Italy (ITA)0011
Totals (16 nations)797987245

ReferencesEdit

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