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Curling Canada – Many of the world’s best women’s curling teams have their sights set on a trip to North Bay, Ont., in two months.

The 2018 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship takes place March 17-25 at the North Bay Memorial Gardens.

For Canadian media requiring credentials, please apply on-line atwww.curling.ca/championships/media-accreditation-request-form/by no later than March 13, 2018. A week or so before the event, you will be sent a confirmation letter outlining the on-site accreditation procedures.

Those requesting credentials must also email a high-resolution mugshot of themselves tomedia@curling.ca to make the on-site accreditation process easier.

For media outside of Canada go to www.worldcurling.org/media-accreditation and fill in the form as soon as possible.

All media who attend the 2018 Ford Worlds in North Bay are invited to a special media breakfast hosted by the City of North Bay at 7:45 a.m. on Friday, March 16, in the Hall of Fame Room at the Memorial Gardens. Those interested in attending should RSVP by CLICKING HERE no later than March 9.

Please note: On-ice photographers will be required to wear black clothing and shoesand restrict themselves to designated shooting areas during the games. There will be no exceptions to this guideline.

A limited number of rooms is being held for visiting media in North Bay. Those needing accommodation need to book their rooms quickly as space is limited. Contact Ford Worlds event manager Terry Morris at tmorris@curling.ca as soon as possible to arrange for accommodation.

The 2018 Ford World Women’s Championship will be the first to feature a 13-team field; an extra team from Asia was added after a World Curling Federation vote over the past off-season.

As well, the 2018 Ford Worlds will feature a new six-team playoff format; the top two teams from the round robin will go straight to the semifinals, while the third- through sixth-place teams will play in the quarter-finals. Additionally, there will be no tiebreakers. Ties for playoff spots will be broken through head-to-head round-robin results first, followed by pre-game Last Shot Draw results.

For ticket and other event information about the 2018 Ford World Women’s Championship, visitwww.curling.ca/2018worldwomen/.

TSN/TSN2 (RDS2 in French), the exclusive television network for Curling Canada’s Season of Champions, will provide complete coverage of all of Canada’s games, as well as all playoff rounds, at the 2018 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship.

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For further information:

Al Cameron
Director, Communication & Media Relations
Curling Canada
(403) 463-5500
acameron@curling.ca

Cameron MacAllister
Media Relations
World Curling Federation
media@worldcurling.org