The 2022 World Men’s Curling Championship, the final major international team event of the year, will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, from April 2-10. This marks the exciting finish to the Olympic curling season.
Due to the short time frame between the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games and the forthcoming world championship, there will be little overlap in teams. The two Olympic champion teams, led by Niklas Edin (2022) and Brad Gushue (1998), will receive the bulk of the focus (2006).
They are just two of the thirteen teams competing in the tournament, which will begin with a single round-robin phase in which all teams face one another.
In March, World Curling confirmed that the Russian Curling Federation team would not be participating in the Championship. The Netherlands will take their place.
Olympians Edin and Gushue Head the Shortened Field.
Just three of the 13 participating teams returned from Beijing 2022: Sweden (Edin), Canada (Gushue), and Italy (Jol Retornaz).
To get to Las Vegas, Gushue perhaps faced more obstacles than anyone else. His emotionally depleted team won bronze in Beijing but entered the Brier, the Canadian national men’s championships, as a wildcard entry with low hopes.
Despite finishing the competition with only three players after losing third Mark Nichols to Covid, the team surprised everyone by winning their fourth national title and earning a spot on Team Canada for the second time this year.
When, Where, and How to Watch the 2022 World Men’s Curling Championship in Las Vegas
On Saturday, April 2, between 14:00 and 19:00 local time, the first two games in a round robin schedule will be played (UTC -7 hours). Every day from April 3-8, at 9:00, 14:00, and 19:00, there will be three drawings.
You may Get a Detailed Schedule of Each Draw’s Games, Broken Down by Session, Here.
On April 9 at 14:00, the third-through-sixth-place teams will play their qualifying games, with the winners moving on to play the round-top robin’s two teams in the semi-finals that evening at 19:00.
The bronze medal game will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 10, and the gold medal game will begin at 16:00 p.m.
Games will be shown on Curling Channel, World Curling’s broadcast partner, and other affiliated networks, pending the terms of any applicable rights agreements.