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March 11, 2019
Women’s World Championship begins Saturday in Denmark
(STEVENS POINT, Wis.) – Jamie Sinclair is set to lead Team USA for the second straight year as the 2019 LGT World Women’s Curling Championship begins Saturday in Silkeborg, Denmark.
Sinclair (Osgoode, Ontario) and teammates Sarah Anderson (Minneapolis, Minn.), Taylor Anderson (Minneapolis, Minn.), Monica Walker (St. Paul, Minn.), and Vicky Persinger (Fairbanks, Alaska) will compete against 12 other countries in preliminary pool play at the Silkeborg Sportscenter. The American ladies will kick off the round robin on Saturday night against host Denmark, skipped by two-time Olympian Madeleine Dupont.
The U.S. has not medaled at the women’s world championship since 2006 when they lost the final to Sweden in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Sinclair’s team came close last year when they finished fourth after a close loss to Russia in the bronze-medal game in North Bay, Ontario. The U.S. has only won gold once at this event – in 2003 in Winnipeg, Canada.
Sinclair, 26, will compete in her second consecutive world championship with Walker, 31, at lead, and Persinger, 26, who joins the team as alternate but was Sinclair’s second last season when they became the first U.S. team to win the Grand Slam Players’ Championship. Walker also was a member of Team USA at the 2015 women’s world championship. Sarah Anderson, 24, was the alternate in 2013 for Erika Brown and has represented the U.S. at two World Junior Championships and two World Mixed Doubles events. It will be the first women’s championship appearance for Taylor Anderson, 24, who was also on those two World Junior teams in 2016 and 2015 with her twin sister. Persinger (2013) and Walker (2007) also both competed at past World Junior events. The team is coached by Bryan Cochrane of Ontario and Pete Fenson (Bemidji, Minn.)
How to watch: In partnership with World Curling TV, the Olympic Channel and NBCSN will combine to carry live coverage of all of Team USA’s round robin games plus the playoffs. To see the complete schedule, go to https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Curling/Features/2019/March/04/TV-schedule-for-Womens-World-Championship.
Live scores & social media: Live scores will be posted at http://www.worldcurling.org/wwcc2019. USA Curling will post game recaps and photos after each U.S. game at www.usacurl.org. The official event hashtags are #wwcc2019 and #curling.
Team USA schedule (all times local, Central European Time (CET)):
Saturday: 7:30 p.m., USA vs. Denmark (Madeleine Dupont)
Sunday: 9 a.m., USA vs. Japan (Ikue Kitazawa); 7 p.m., USA vs. Korea (Minji Kim)
Monday: 9 a.m., USA vs. Finland (Oona Kauste); 7 p.m., USA vs. Russia (Alina Kosaleva)
Tuesday: 9 a.m., USA vs. Germany (Daniela Jentsch); 7 p.m., USA vs. Canada (Chelsea Carey)
Wednesday: 2 p.m., USA vs. Latvia (Iveta Stasa-Sarsune); 7 p.m., USA vs. Sweden (Anna Hasselborg)
Thursday: 2 p.m., USA vs. China (Rui Wang)
Friday: 9 a.m., USA vs. Scotland (Sophie Jackson); 2 p.m., USA vs. Switzerland (Silvana Tirinzoni)
This year at the LGT World Women’s Curling Championship 2019, new title sponsor LGT is giving curling fans the opportunity to vote for the top curling shot of the week. LGT will select five outstanding shots from the round robin stage at the championship. Voting will open on March 25 and close on March 31. Then, the winning shot will be announced on April 1. Fans are encouraged to use the hashtag #TopShotsLGT when sharing on social.
USA Curling is sponsored by AtomOS, Toyota, Brooms Up Curling Supplies, Carhartt, CryoMAX 8-Hour Cold Pack, Sitrin, The RAM Restaurant & Brewery, Thorne, ISS (Ice, Sports & Solar), and Twin Cities Orthopedics, and is partnered with Brakebush, Laurie Artiss Ltd. – The Pin People, United Airlines, 12th End Sports Network, IHG, and CurlingZone.
For more information: Terry Davis, Director of Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org, 608-338-9900 (mobile).