WCF Hall of Fame

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The WCF Hall of Fame is an international curling Hall of Fame that was established by the World Curling Federation (WCF) in 2012.[1] The induction is given as an honor that recognizes outstanding contributions to the sport of curling, and is awarded annually. Inductees are also awarded the World Curling Freytag Award, an award which predated the WCF Hall of Fame as the highest honor given by the WCF. Previous Freytag Award winners have been inducted into the WCF Hall of Fame.[2]

Inductees in the WCF Hall of Fame are curlers or builders of the sport of curling; curlers are inducted based on their performance results, ability, sportsmanship, and character, while builders are inducted based on their distinguished service and major contributions to the development of the sport of curling.[2]


The inductees are listed as follows:[2]

Year1 Inductee Country Category2 Notes
1978 Watson, KenKen Watson  Canada
1979 Hay, ChuckChuck Hay  Scotland
1980 Grierson, BobBob Grierson  Scotland
1981 Maxwell, DougDoug Maxwell  Canada
1982 Eklund, SvenSven Eklund  Sweden
1983 DeWare, MabelMabel DeWare  Canada awarded posthumously
1984 Welsh, RobinRobin Welsh  Scotland
1985 McLeod, DonDon McLeod  Canada
1986 Cobb, ArtArt Cobb  United States
1987 Picken, BobBob Picken  Canada
1988 Sugahara, KayKay Sugahara  United States
1989 McKay, DonDon McKay  United States
1990 Campbell, ColinColin Campbell  Canada awarded posthumously
1994 Wendorf, KeithKeith Wendorf  Germany
1996 Paterson-Brown, ElizabethElizabeth Paterson-Brown  Scotland
1997 Sautter, ErwinErwin Sautter   Switzerland
2000 Hardy, BobBob Hardy  United States Builder
2000 Richardson, ErnieErnie Richardson  Canada Curler
2001 Morash, ShirleyShirley Morash  Canada Builder
2001 Somerville, RaymondRaymond Somerville  United States Curler
2002 Tanner, FranzFranz Tanner   Switzerland Builder
2003 Whitehead, BobBob Whitehead  United States Builder awarded posthumously
2006 Nando, KunioKunio Nando  Japan Builder
2007 Sinclair, RoyRoy Sinclair  Scotland Builder
2008 Ingram-Brown, LeslieLeslie Ingram-Brown  Scotland Builder
2009 Schmirler, SandraSandra Schmirler  Canada Curler awarded posthumously
2010 Richardson, MalcolmMalcolm Richardson  Scotland Builder
2011 Kingsmith, RayRay Kingsmith  Canada Builder awarded posthumously
2012 Bidaud, Jean-PaulJean-Paul Bidaud[1]   Switzerland Builder
2012 Gustafson, ElisabetElisabet Gustafson[1]  Sweden Curler
2012 Hummelt, GüntherGünther Hummelt[1]  Austria Builder awarded posthumously
2013 Duguid, DonDon Duguid[3]  Canada Curler
2013 Northcott, RonRon Northcott[3]  Canada Curler
2014 Ferbey, RandyRandy Ferbey[4]  Canada Curler
2014 Hürlimann, PatrickPatrick Hürlimann[5]   Switzerland Curler
2014 Ramsfjell, EigilEigil Ramsfjell[5]  Norway Curler
2015 Howard, RussRuss Howard[6]  Canada Curler
2015 Saito, HiroyukiHiroyuki Saito[6]  Japan Builder
2015 Turnbull, RayRay Turnbull[6]  Canada Builder
2016 Hansen, WarrenWarren Hansen[7]  Canada Builder
2016 Högström, ElisabethElisabeth Högström[7]  Sweden Curler
2016 Zumofen, FrancoFranco Zumofen[7]  Italy Builder
  1. ^ "Year" denotes year that Freytag Award was awarded to the inductee for dates before 2012, and denotes year of induction from 2012 on.
  2. ^ The builder/curler categorization of awardees was not introduced until 2000.


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  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Warren Hansen inducted into WCF Hall of Fame". World Curling Federation. 8 April 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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