Former Beacon students at Curling World Championships


Update: Due to concerns over the growing number of positive Covid cases at the event, the World Championships has been cancelled. Sadly England lost their final two matches, after getting off to a promising start.

Three former Beacon Academy students are currently playing for England World Junior B Curling Championships in Finland.

England Team © World Curling Federation / Hellen Koskinen

And Skipper Joe Sugden and his teammates Felix Price and Archer Woods are on a winning streak in Group C in the round robin phase, having already beaten Austria, France and Kazakhstan.

You can watch their 5-3 win over Kazakhstan on YouTube:

Their next match is against South Korea this evening (Wednesday) at 5pm (UK time). The round-robin stage runs until Thursday and is followed by the quarter-finals and semi-finals on Friday (7th January). The quarter-finals and semi-finals are on Friday. Keep track of their progress here.

The women’s competition, which also features Beacon students, is next week.

The medal winning teams secure a place in the World Junior Curling Championships 2022, to be held in Sweden in March 2022.

Students interested in joining the Beacon Curling team, should email Mr Rees at


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