The competition is held on a bi-annual calendar in accordance with the terms of the Constitution of the International Curling Fellowship of Rotarians and in 2018 the competition will be hosted by the Rotary Club of Hamilton, Scotland. The competition comprises two divisions each to be played as a ‘round robin’ tournament followed by the best four teams in each division playing off in semis and finals for the medal positions.
The Championship Division
Competition by eleven teams : Scotland 3, USA 3, Canada 4, England 1, over eleven round robin draws followed by a semis and finals play off between the best four teams to decide the Gold, Silver and Bronze medal positions.
The Friendship Division
Competition by up to ten teams drawn from the participating nations, Scotland, USA, Canada and England over nine round robin draws followed by a semis and finals play off between the best four teams to decide the Gold, Silver and Bronze medal positions.
The Rolf MacKeen Fellowship Award
The Award was established in honor of the late Rolf Mackeen, a long term member of the Montreal-Westward Rotary Club, who was involved with the International Curling Fellowship of Rotarians from its inception in 1972 until 2002 when he retired. For his 26 years of service to the Fellowship he was appointed Honorary President and a new trophy 'The Rolf MacKeen Fellowship Award' was established in his honor.
The Venue and Dates of the 2018 World Championships
Home for the 2018 World Championships is the Hamilton (Lanarkshire) Ice Rink. The rink is recognized as one of the top curling venues in Scotland. The six (6) sheet ice pad is complemented by spacious changing rooms, an excellent restaurant and a large bar with full viewing over the ice. The Championships will be held April 7th to 13th, 2018.