Yukon Curling Association

Championships

Championship Registration Forms HERE

Curling Canadas Residency Elligibility for Brier and Scotties 2020-2021 season

Free Agent and Residency Policy

Exemption Form - Use this form if you are residing in one province/territory and are requesting an exemption to
participate in another province/territory based on one of the following circumstances:
(a) You are living within a short distance of a provincial/territorial border.
(b) You are based in two locations due to your employment situation.
(c) You are a full-time student wishing to compete in the province/territory where you are attending
school versus your province/territory of your permanent residence.
(d) You are applying for “Free Agent” status. (Tournament of Hearts or Brier only)
(e) You are applying for a “Birthright” exemption. (Tournament of Hearts or Brier only)

Season of Champions Eligibility

A committee reviewed the championship format for Yukon Curling Association in May 2016, considering the following objectives; the committee met again in July 2017 and made revisions to the format, achieving similar outcomes set out in the objectives: 

  • To achieve the highest likelihood of the most experienced team advancing to represent Yukon;
  • To ensure all competing teams have a positive experience;
  • To support all competitors in their individual and team development;
  • To allow for marketing opportunities for the host clubs;
  • To promote the sport of curling.

 

YUKON CHAMPIONSHIP POLICY #7.2
2 team format

Best out of 5 series

  • No playoff required
  • A team is eliminated once they have lost their third game in the competition

3 team format

Double round robin

  • Any undefeated team will be declared the outright winner without playoffs
  • If all teams have a loss, top 3 teams advance to the playoffs
  • 1st place goes straight to final; 2nd seed vs 3rd , winner to final
  • Any team with 3 or more losses is automatically out of the playoff rounds

4 team format

Triple elimination competition using multiple bracket events

  • Seeding and placement for first draw will be determined by draw out of a hat during pre-comp meeting
  • One team goes undefeated winning all three qualifiers (AAA)
  • One team wins two qualifiers, and a second team wins one qualifier (AAC, ABA, or ABB)
  • Each qualifier is won by a different team (ABC)

5 team format

Single round robin with double knock out effect

  • Seeding and placement for first draw will be determined by draw out of a hat during pre-comp meeting
  • Any team with 2 or less losses in round robin advance to the playoff
  • A first place finisher in the round robin (no ties) advances straight to final (must be defeated twice)    
  • A team is eliminated once they have lost their third game in the competition
  • A team may also be eliminated with two losses when those losses have occurred against same competition

6 team format

Triple elimination competition using multiple bracket events

  • Seeding and placement for first draw will be determined by draw out of a hat during pre-comp meeting
  •  A, B, and C events; teams advancing are ranked as per the championship policy    

7 team format

Triple elimination competition using multiple bracket events

  • Seeding and placement for first draw will be determined by draw out of a hat during pre-comp meeting
  • One team goes undefeated winning all three qualifiers (AAA)
  • One team wins two qualifiers, and a second team wins one qualifier (AAC, ABA, or ABB)    
  • Each qualifier is won by a different team (ABC)

8 team format

Triple elimination competition using multiple bracket events

  • Seeding and placement for first draw will be determined by draw out of a hat during pre-comp meeting
  • One team goes undefeated winning all three qualifiers, no playoffs required (AAA)
  • One team wins two qualifiers, and a second team wins one qualifier (AAC, ABA, or ABB)
  • Each qualifier is one by a different team (ABC)

9+ team format

Round robin format as determined by the Executive Committee

  •  Option 1: single round robin, followed by a page playoff       
  •  Option 2: 2 pools, with a playoff with top teams

The number of sheets of ice and the number of teams competing determine the start date, allowing some flexibility for the host club. Except in circumstances deemed to be extraordinary by the Executive Committee or its appointees, all Yukon championships must play to completion at the Host Site.

As the competition progresses, the Head Official has the discretion to modify the round robin draw in the event that the round robin games no longer have meaning towards determining a winner

Tie Situations:

Following the round-robin play, the win and loss records of those teams against each other will determine their seeding for tiebreaker games. If no such seeding is established then the CCA Skill Based Team Ranking Process is used. Elimination from the playoff rounds shall only be by loss of a game.

  • Three way tie (one berth): seed 3 vs. seed 2, loser eliminated; winner plays seed 1 for winning berth.
  • Three way tie (two berths): seed 1 vs. seed 2, winner earns first berth; loser plays seed 3 for second berth.
  • Four way tie (one berth): seed 1 vs. seed 4; seed 2 vs. seed 3, losers eliminated; winners play for berth.
  • Four way tie (two berths): Seed 1 vs. seed 4; seed 2 vs. seed 3, losers eliminated; winners advance and play to determine ranking of berths.

Club Championship Rules 2020-2021 Season

We trust all curling rinks will respect the intent of the spirit of the Curling Club Championships by engaging their members to participate and to represent their curling club in any process leading to the provincial / territorial championships and ultimately, leading to the Canadian Curling Club Championships. The event was created for true club-based teams. The objective is to support the development of grassroots curling across Canada.

  1. Participating curling clubs must be affiliated with its Provincial / Territorial Curling Association. They must be in good standing with all applicable dues to the Association paid in full.

  2. Any competitor (including 5th players and spares) must be members in good standing of an affiliated curling club.

  3. A competitor is not required to be a Canadian citizen.

  4. A 5th player may compete at any level of competition including the Canadian Championships.  If they play, they must play the traditional lead position throwing the first two stones of any and all ends for their team and sweeping delivered stones 3-8. No exceptions. Any 5th player costs will be the responsibility of the team.

  5. A team may recruit one (1) spare (or replacement player) at any level of competition including the Canadian Championships. The spare must play the traditional lead position throwing the first two stones of any and all ends for their team and sweeping delivered stones 3-8. No exceptions. A team with a registered 5th player may not add a spare or replacement player.

  6. Once a four-person team enters the club championships playdowns, a maximum of one (1) spare from the club is allowed at any level of competition. A team can use an eligible spare for any game played assuming the spare is eligible based on Rule 2). The spare may be a different player each game. The spare must play the traditional lead position throwing the first two stones of any and all ends for their team and sweeping delivered stones 3-8.

  7. Prime directive 

    1. A team must field three of the four original players for each game played at any level of the Curling Club Championships. “Original” means signed up and registered for league play in their club, OR signed up and registered for a special curling club championship qualifying event created within their club (with the permission of their Member Association). If an “Original” team only has three players, then those three players must be on the ice at all times up to and including the national championships.

    2. If any team had only three players all year or in the special qualifying event, the team may pick up an eligible spare who must play the traditional lead position throwing the first two stones of any and all ends for their team and sweeping delivered stones 3-8.

    3. If a team has four players, they are good to go.

    4. If a team has five players during the season, one player must be designated the "5th" who, if added to the line-up, must play lead and sweep stones 3-8. Or, they may choose four (4) players from the 5-person team to participate as a four-player only team in the competition.

    5. If they have six or more players during the season, the team must declare four (4) players for the competition. They can pick up an eligible spare at any level and the spare must play the traditional lead position throwing the first two stones of any and all ends for their team and sweeping delivered stones 3-8. Or they can choose five players to advance but one player must be designated the "5th" who must play the traditional lead position throwing the first two stones of any and all ends for their team and sweeping delivered stones 3-8.

  8. All four (4) competitors and any 5th or spare player must be bona fide residents within the geographical area of the Member Association they are intending to represent (unless granted an exception by the Member Association).

  9. A competitor can participate for only one affiliated curling club in one season. If you lose out while playing for one club, you cannot then play for another club unless the Member Association accepts the competitor as an 5th player or spare player.

  10. Each Member Association reserves the right to determine the number of teams qualifying from each club.

  11. Teams must qualify under one of the following conditions:

    1. Regular league players, or;

    2. A formal club championship process, or;

    3. A special event to determine your Curling Club champions for your club that is not part of your formal club championships.

  12. In each of Rule 11)(a)(b)(c), teams must have three (3) or more players who have played together in a sanctioned club league during the current curling season.

    1. Clubs that only have mixed or open leagues (i.e., no men’s only leagues and / or no women’s only leagues) may be granted an exemption to Rule 12)(a) allowing players to form teams for this special event. They must receive permission from their provincial / territorial Member Association.

  13. The use of the delivery stick by any competitor (and any 5th player or spare) is acceptable subject to the Curling Canada rules under Rule 19. Curling With A Delivery Stick.

  1. Teams who play exclusively in leagues where teams from different clubs compete and whose players may not be members of the club where the league is hosted, are ineligible to compete for the Curling Club Championships. For example, teams playing only in a city-wide super league or major league but not curling in a regular club league. Please contact your Member Association if you have any concerns.

  2. EXEMPTIONS

Each four-person team is allowed to have one (1)player who, during the previous three (3) curling seasons (2019-2020 / 2018-2019 / 2017-2018), has participated in the Canadian Mixed; and/or, the Canada Cup; and/or, the Continental Cup; and/or, the Under-21; and/or, the Tournament of Hearts; and/or, the Brier; and/or, the Canadian Seniors; and/or, the Canadian Mixed Doubles; and/or, the Under-18; and/or, the Canadian Wheelchair; and/or, any Canadian Trials or Pre-Trials event;or any provincial / territorial event leading to these events. This same player may have played in a Tier 1 or Tier 2 Grand Slam event in the previous three (3) curling seasons (2019-2020 / 2018-2019 / 2017-2018)

For example:

  • Craig Savill plays in a Wednesday night league with three friends.

  • Craig also represented Ontario last season at the Brier with his elite team.

  • Therefore, Craig would be eligible for the Club Championships.

The other three (3) team members of Craig’s Wednesday team, however, CANNOT have playedin the following:

  1. Any Tier 1 Grand Slam event in the previous three (3) seasons. They could have played in a Tier 2 Grand Slam.

  2. Any provincial / territorial championship leading to the Canadian Mixed; and/or, the Canada Cup; and/or, the Continental Cup; and/or, the Under-21; and/or, the Tournament of Hearts; and/or, the Brier; and/or, the Canadian Seniors; and/or, the Canadian Mixed Doubles; and/or, the Under-18; and/or, the Canadian Wheelchair; and/or, any Canadian Trials or Pre-Trials event in the previous three (3) seasons (2019-2020 / 2018-2019 / 2017-2018) and regardless of finish); OR, unless their final ranking is less than the threshold established by the respective Member Association (see chart).  Note: any player can have played in any of these events prior to 2017-2018 (regardless of finish) and not affect their eligibility for the Curling Club Championships.

Threshold: Therefore, if you are not the ‘one’ player on the team without any restrictions, you and/or the other three players and any 5th players and any spares may have competed in any provincial / territorial championship in the previous three (3) seasons (2019-2020 / 2018-2019 / 2017-2018) and still allowed to play in the Curling Club Championships, as long as you don’t match or surpass the thresholds set by your province (see chart).

As example, if you competed in the provincial Tournament of Hearts in Manitoba and you finished 8th or better You cannot play in the Curling Club Championships based on this chart. If you had finished 9th or worse, you would be cleared to play.

Member Association

You are ineligible if……

Alberta

You finished 8th or better at any provincial

British Columbia

You competed in any provincial championship (not including 9th or lower in the Mixed Doubles)

Manitoba

You finish 8th or better at any provincial

New Brunswick

You finish in the championship round at provincials OR you finish 3rd or better at open provincial events.

Newfoundland & Labrador

You finish 3rd or better at provincials

Northern Ontario

You finish 2nd or better at provincials

Northwest Territories

You win a territorial championship

Nova Scotia

You finish 3rd or better at provincials

Nunavut

You finish 2nd or better at territorials

Ontario

You finish 8th or better at any provincial

Prince Edward Island

You win a provincial championship

Quebec

You finish 3rd or better at provincials

Saskatchewan

You finish 8th or better at any provincial

Yukon

You win a territorial championship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. 5th players at the Canada Cup; and/or, the Under-21; and/or, the Tournament of Hearts; and/or, the Brier; and/or, the Canadian Seniors; and/or, the Under-18; and/or, the Canadian Wheelchair; and/or, any Canadian Trials or Pre-Trials event are considered as not to have played in those events.

  2. Competitors (as individuals or as a team) who competed in the previous season’s (2019) national Curling Club Championships are ineligible to compete the following season at any level including as 5th players or spares.

  1. A minimum of three (3) players must be a minimum of nineteen (19) years of age or over as of June 30th, 2020.

  2. Any team is allowed one (1) player under nineteen (19) years of age whom shall be considered a “minor”. They must be accompanied by a legal guardian (or a chaperone identified by the legal guardian) for the duration of the event including departure from home and return to their home. A legal guardian can be a parent on the team. The team is responsible for all costs associated with legal guardian who is not a team member.

  3. Curling Canada has the sole authority to grant exceptions to these rules in extraordinary circumstances. Any request must be submitted by the Provincial / Territorial Member Association. Curling Canada will consult with the Provincial / Territorial Member Association and will notify them within five (5) business in writing of any decision. The Curling Canada decision may not be appealed.


 

 

 

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