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WCF Hall of Fame

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 Ken Watson  Canada
1979 Chuck Hay  Scotland
1980 Bob Grierson  Scotland
1981 Doug Maxwell  Canada
1982 Sven Eklund  Sweden
1983 Mabel DeWare  Canada awarded posthumously
1984 Robin Welsh  Scotland
1985 Don McLeod  Canada
1986 Art Cobb  United States
1987 Bob Picken  Canada
1988 Kay Sugahara  United States
1989 Don McKay  United States
1990 Colin Campbell  Canada awarded posthumously
1994 Keith Wendorf  Germany
1996 Elizabeth Paterson-Brown  Scotland
1997 Erwin Sautter   Switzerland
2000 Bob Hardy  United States Builder
2000 Ernie Richardson  Canada Curler
2001 Shirley Morash  Canada Builder
2001 Raymond Somerville  United States Curler
2002 Franz Tanner   Switzerland Builder
2003 Bob Whitehead  United States Builder awarded posthumously
2006 Kunio Nando  Japan Builder
2007 Roy Sinclair  Scotland Builder
2008 Leslie Ingram-Brown  Scotland Builder
2009 Sandra Schmirler  Canada Curler awarded posthumously
2010 Malcolm Richardson  Scotland Builder
2011 Ray Kingsmith  Canada Builder awarded posthumously
2012 Jean-Paul Bidaud[1]   Switzerland Builder
2012 Elisabet Gustafson[1]  Sweden Curler
2012 Günther Hummelt[1]  Austria Builder awarded posthumously
2013 Don Duguid[3]  Canada Curler
2013 Ron Northcott[3]  Canada Curler
2014 Randy Ferbey[4]  Canada Curler
2014 Patrick Hürlimann[5]   Switzerland Curler
2014 Eigil Ramsfjell[5]  Norway Curler
2015 Russ Howard[6]  Canada Curler
2015 Hiroyuki Saito[6]  Japan Builder
2015 Ray Turnbull[6]  Canada Builder
2016 Warren Hansen[7]  Canada Builder
2016 Elisabeth Högström[7]  Sweden Curler
2016 Franco Zumofen[7]  Italy Builder
2017 Arnold Richardson,
Ernie Richardson,
Garnet Richardson,
Wes Richardson
 Canada Curlers
2018 Kevin Martin  Canada Curler
2018 Young C. Kim  South Korea Builder
2018 Elmer Freytag  United States Builder awarded posthumously
2018 Shorty Jenkins  Canada Builder awarded posthumously
  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.


  1. ^ a b c d "World Curling Federation Annual General Assembly April 2012". World Curling Federation. 6 April 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "World Curling Hall of Fame". World Curling Federation.
  3. ^ a b "Duguid and Northcott inducted into World Curling Hall of Fame". World Curling Federation. 26 March 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ "Ferbey to be inducted into Word Curling Hall of Fame". Canadian Curling Association. 1 April 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Ferbey, Huerlimann and Ramsfjell inducted into World Curling Hall of Fame". World Curling Federation. 1 April 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ a b c "Russ Howard, Ray Turnbull and Hiroyuki Saito inducted into World Curling Hall of Fame". World Curling Federation. 19 March 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ a b c "Warren Hansen inducted into WCF Hall of Fame". World Curling Federation. 8 April 2016. Retrieved 2016.

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