30 March to 7 April 2024

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PLAYING SCHEDULE
DayDMDrawTimeSheet ASheet BSheet CSheet D
Sat30March114001SCO v KOR2CZE v CAN3SWE v NED4SUI v USA
219005NZL v NOR6SCO v USA7JPN v ITA8GER v CAN
Sun31March309009ITA v CZE10NOR v SUI11KOR v GER12JPN v SWE
4140013SUI v SWE14NED v KOR15CAN v SCO16CZE v NZL
5190017GER v NED18NZL v JPN19USA v NOR20ITA v SCO
Mon1April6090021KOR v USA22SWE v CZE23GER v JPN
7140024SWE v NOR25CAN v ITA26SCO v NZL27NED v SUI
8190028JPN v CZE29USA v NED30ITA v KOR31NOR v GER
Tue2April9090032CZE v KOR33SUI v JPN34NZL v CAN
10140035NOR v NED36GER v SCO37NZL v SWE38USA v ITA
11190039CAN v USA40JPN v NOR41CZE v GER42KOR v SUI
Wed3April12090043ITA v SWE44SUI v NZL45NED v CAN46SCO v CZE
13140047GER v NZL48ITA v NED49NOR v KOR50USA v JPN
14190051CZE v SUI52KOR v CAN53JPN v SCO54SWE v GER
Thu4April15090055NED v SCO56USA v SWE57NZL v ITA58CAN v NOR
16140059KOR v JPN60NOR v CZE61GER v USA62SUI v ITA
17190063SWE v CAN64SCO v SUI65NED v CZE66NZL v KOR
Fri5April18090067USA v NZL68ITA v GER69SCO v NOR70JPN v NED
19140071SUI v GER72CAN v JPN73KOR v SWE74CZE v USA
20190075NOR v ITA76NED v NZL77CAN v SUI78SWE v SCO
Sat6AprilQual.1000793 v 6804 v 5
SF1600811st rank v winner #80822nd rank v winner #79
Sun7AprilBRZ100083Bronze Medal Game
GLD150084Gold Medal Game

Local time = CET Central European Standard Time (UTC +1)

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The best in the world: 13 teams from 4 continents


Switzerland has qualified as the organizer. The other 12 teams had to fight for their ticket to the World Championships in Schaffhausen. The non-Europeans at the Pan Continentals in Kelowna/Canada, the Europeans at the European Championships in Aberdeen/Scotland.

The team from New Zealand qualified again after 2023, making Oceania the fourth continent to be represented at the World Championships in Schaffhausen alongside Europe, America and Asia.

Compared to the 2023 World Cup in Ottawa, the Netherlands have returned to the table at the expense of Turkey. Otherwise, the same countries are taking part in Schaffhausen as at the last World Cup. These are the participants:

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    SCOTLAND
    The team from the curling motherland is the top favorite. In the past two years, there was no way around 29-year-old skip Bruce Mouat. Scotland are the defending champions and recent 2-time European champions

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    SWEDEN
    The Olympic champions from Beijing are also top favorites. Curling legend Niklas Edin's team faced Scotland in the European Championship final in November and only lost in the extra end. Edin is record world champion with 6 titles!

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    CANADA
    The record-breaking world champion country (36 World Championship titles!) won the Pan Continentals with skip Brad Gushue (World Championship silver medal in 2023). But Canada has so many top teams that the World Cup participant will not be chosen until March at the Brier.

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    ITALY
    The secret favorites play their 10th World Cup. Skip Joel Retornaz's team is stronger than ever before. They won all their games in the round robin at the European Championships, but still only came fourth. 1x World Championship bronze so far, there's more to come.

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    SWITZERLAND
    Yannick Schwaller and his team have not been playing together for very long. Nevertheless, there was a medal at every World Cup and European Championship. The home World Championships could be a career highlight, with the support of the many Swiss fans.

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    SOUTH KOREA
    Medal candidate! Jong-Duk Park's team was the only one to beat the Canadians in the preliminary round of the Pan Continentals and went on to reach the final, where the Canadians took revenge.

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    USA
    John Shuster, 2018 Olympic champion, prevailed over his rival Corey Dropkin at the US Championships. Bitter for Dropkin, as he had secured the US federation's participation in the World Cup in November.

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    GERMANY
    Skip Marc Muskatewitz stood in the shadow of Sixten Totzek for 5 years. Now the 28-year-old is celebrating his World Championship comeback, beating Totzek at the German Championships. The Baden-Baden native almost has a home game in Schaffhausen.

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    JAPAN
    Skip Riku Yanagisawa (22 years old) comes from the Olympic city of Nagano. The team has made great progress since the 2023 World Cup (7th place). With a record of 7:2 victories, it won bronze at the Pan Continentals.

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    NORWAY
    Norway has already won 18 World Championship medals, 4x gold (once more than the Swiss men). Magnus Ramsfjell, son of 3-time world champion Eigil, is playing his 4th World Championship. With strong 10:3 victories, he finished fifth in 2023.

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    NETHERLANDS
    Skip Wouter Gösgens is taking part in the World Championships for the sixth time. The 25-year-old was relegated from the European Championship A group in 2021. After regaining promotion in 2022, his team qualified for the World Cup by finishing 7th in the European Championship.

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    NEW ZEALAND
    The Kiwis finished last at the 2023 World Cup. Now the team around skip Anton Hood is making its second attempt at the World Championships. Fifth in the Pan Continentals with 4:3 victories (the most important: the 8:6 against Australia!)

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    CZECH REPUBLIC
    2 wins in the round robin of the European Championships were enough for skip Lukas Klima to secure 8th place ahead of Turkey and thus the last World Championship place. The Czechs are unpredictable: they lost to Scotland by a wafer-thin margin of 5:6.