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.
|World Junior Curling Championships|
|2021 host city||Beijing, China|
|2021 arena||Beijing National Aquatics Center|
|2020 men's champion||Canada|
|2020 women's champion||Canada|
|2020 World Junior Curling Championships|
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.
Skips listed below nation.
All-time Medal TablesEdit
|5||United States (USA)||4||6||10||20|
|8||South Korea (KOR)||1||2||1||4|
|13||Czech Republic (CZE)||0||1||0||1|
|Totals (16 nations)||79||79||87||245|
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