Yannick Schwaller

Yannick Schwaller (born 31 March 1995 in Solothurn) is a Swiss curler. He currently skips "Team Bern Zähringer Securitas Direct" on the World Curling Tour.

Yannick Schwaller
Born (1995-03-31) 31 March 1995
Team
SkipYannick Schwaller
ThirdMichael Brunner
SecondRomano Meier
LeadMarcel Käufeler
Career
European Championship
appearances
1 (2019)

Junior career

Schwaller skipped the Swiss junior men's team at three straight World Junior Curling Championships.

Throwing third stones, Schwaller and teammates Reto Keller, Patrick Witschonke and Michael Probst won a gold medal at the 2014 World Junior Curling Championships. After finishing the round robin with a 6-3 record, the team then beat Canada and Norway before defeating Scotland's Kyle Smith rink in the final.

Again throwing third stones, Schwaller, Romano Meier, Patrick Witschonke and Probst returned to the World Juniors in 2015 to defend their title. They had a better round robin record this time, finishing 7-2, but would lose to Canada's Braden Calvert rink in the final.

Now throwing fourth stones, Schwaller with teammates Meier, Witschonke and Probst represented Switzerland at the 2016 World Junior Curling Championships. The team went 6-3 in the round robin, but lost to Canada twice in the playoffs, and settled for fourth place.

Men's career

Schwaller won his first World Curling Tour event at the 2018 Stu Sells Oakville Tankard.[1] He played in three Grand Slam events (the 2018 Masters, the 2018 National and the 2019 Champions Cup) in the 2018-19 season, not qualifying at any of the events. His team played in three legs of the inaugural Curling World Cup. In the second leg, his team went 2-4; in the third leg they went 4-2 and in the Grand Final, they went 3-3.

Schwaller began the 2019-20 curling season by winning the 2019 Baden Masters and the 2019 Cameron's Brewing Oakville Fall Classic.[2][3]

Mixed career

Schwaller has twice skipped Team Switzerland at the World Mixed Curling Championship. Throwing second stones, Schwaller led teammates Meier, Briar Hürlimann and Celine Koller to a 5th place finish at the 2015 World Mixed Curling Championship. The team finished with a 7-1 record in group place, but lost to Sweden in the quarterfinals.

Throwing fourth rocks, Schwaller led teammates Elena Stern, Michael Brunner and Koller to a 21st place finish at the 2017 World Mixed Curling Championship. The team failed to make it out of group play, finishing the tournament with a 4-3 record.

Personal life

Schwaller is employed as an architect.

Grand Slam record

Key
C Champion
F Lost in Final
SF Lost in Semifinal
QF Lost in Quarterfinals
R16 Lost in the round of 16
Q Did not advance to playoffs
T2 Played in Tier 2 event
DNP Did not participate in event
N/A Not a Grand Slam event that season
Event 2018–19 2019-20
Masters Q Q
Tour Challenge DNP Q
The National Q Q
Champions Cup Q

References

  1. "2018 Stu Sells Oakville Tankard". World Curling Tour. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  2. "2019 Baden Masters". World Curling Tour. Retrieved August 29, 2019.
  3. "2019 Cameron's Brewing Oakville Fall Classic". World Curling Tour. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
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