- Start: Saturday, March 18
- End: Sunday, March 26
- Venue: Goransson Arena
- Location: Sandviken, Sweden
The 45th World Women’s Curling Championship is taking place in Sandviken, Sweden on Saturday, March 18th.
This will be the 4th time Sweden has hosted a World Women’s Curling Championship since its inception in 1979 (previously held in Gavle, Vasteras, and Jonkoping).
The 2023 World Women’s Curling Championship promises to be an exhilarating event. When it comes to placing your bets and answering any betting questions you may have, take a look at our in-depth betting guide.
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The 2023 Women’s World Curling Championship is fast approaching, yet the most popular online sportsbooks have not posted betting odds for the event.
Predictions are that the favored teams to win gold in Sandviken will include: Sweden, Switzerland, Canada, and South Korea. All four of these countries are historically successful in curling events.
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Teams and Format
13 of the top women’s teams from across the globe will compete at this event, having qualified through performances in either the Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships or the Pan Continental Curling Championships.
8 teams from Europe (Denmark, Switzerland, Scotland, Italy, Sweden, Turkey, Germany, and Norway) qualified from the European tournament, whilst 5 teams from Asia/Oceania (Japan, Korea, Canada, United States, and New Zealand) qualified from the Pan Continental Championships.
The round-robin phase will determine the top six teams, which will advance to the playoffs. First and second-place teams receive byes to the semi-finals.
Third, fourth, fifth, and sixth-ranked teams compete in qualification games for semis. Winners of the semi-finals will meet in the final while the other two teams compete in the bronze-medal match.
Many are speculating Canada to appear as the frontrunner with the highest odds, closely followed by Sweden and Switzerland. The reason for that presumption is Jennifer Jones, who boasts several accolades and an Olympic gold medal in her curling career.
We wanted Gold but are proud of our Scotties Silver and our great 10-2 run this week.
Congrats to Team Canada/Team Einarson on the win. Go get’em in Sweden.
Thx to Curling Canada, the ice crew, Kamloops, BC, and the volunteers for staging a 1st class Scotties event.
— Team Jennifer Jones (@TeamJJonesCurl) February 27, 2023
We can’t forget Sweden’s Anna Hasselborg, another Olympic gold medalist, who leads her team with exceptional talent and determination. Hasselborg will be looking to make the most of her experience as this is her sixth world championship appearance.
Fresh off becoming the first women’s team to complete a career Grand Slam, can Sweden deliver a title in front of its home fans?
Another team to watch out for is Switzerland, led by the skillful Silvana Tirinzoni. Having won both the 2019 and 2021 World Women’s Curling Championships, the Swiss team is a strong contender for the top spot in this year’s competition.
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However, remember that these odds may shift as the competition progresses and new information becomes available.
Furthermore, it is essential to take into account other factors that can impact a team’s performance, such as injuries, team dynamics, and even weather conditions. A minor slip or sudden temperature change can sway the outcome and impact your potential winnings.
While the focus tends to lie on the top-tier teams, we believe it would be unwise to overlook the potential dark horses in this championship.
Teams like Norway, the United States, and Scotland have demonstrated considerable improvement over recent years and could provide a thrilling upset in the competition.
Sweden has been improving every season and has the advantage of the home-ice this year. Led by Anna Hasselborg (skip), Sara McManus (third), Agnes Knochenhauer (second), and Sofia Mabergs (lead) will be looking to bounce back from last year’s disappointing fourth-place finish.
This year Sweden delivers a championship in front of its home fans, Sweden is the best bet to win the 2023 Women’s World Curling Championship.