Yukon Curling Association

Championships

2019-2020 Championship Schedule

2019-2020 Registration Form

Free Agent and Residency Policy

Free Agent Registration Form

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.

 

NEW YUKON CHAMPIONSHIP POLICY #7.2
2017-18 YUKON CHAMPIONSHIPS

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.

 

Curling Club Championship Eligibility Requirements 2018-2019

We trust that all participants will respect the intent of this championship for curling clubs to engage their members to participate and represent their curling club at a regional competition which leads to the provincial / territorial championship and ultimately the national curling club championships.

The event was created for true club-based teams. The objective is to support the development of grassroots curling across Canada.

With this objective in mind, here are the eligibility requirements for events leading to the November 2019 national championships. Curling Canada reserves the right to exclude any team that violates the spirit and intent of this event as it pertains to the rules below.

  1. The curling club represented by each team, must be affiliated with the Yukon Curling Association, in good standing and all applicable dues paid in full.
  2. The players of any club team must be members in good standing of the affiliated curling club.
  3. Canadian citizenship is not a requirement.
  4. Any player can be a member of more than one affiliated curling club, but must declare one "home club" for this competition.
  5. The Yukon Curling Association reserves the right to limit the number of teams qualifying from each club based on capacity and scheduling limitations.
  6. Teams must qualify under one of the following conditions:
    1. Teams must have three (3) or more players who have played together in a sanctioned club league during the current curling season.
    2. Clubs that only have mixed or open leagues (i.e., no men’s and / or women’s set team leagues) may be granted an exemption to Rule (6a) by written request to the Yukon Curling Association.
  7. Once a four-person team enters the club championships playdowns, a maximum of one replacement player from the club is allowed.
  8. The replacement player must play the lead position (throwing & sweeping) and must be an active member in good standing of the affiliated curling club.
  9. If the Yukon Curling Association process includes a number of steps before declaring a champion, then the team may add a different spare at each level provided they play lead and are a member in good standing of the affiliated curling club.
  10. Teams who play exclusively in a major / super league - where teams from more than one club compete - are ineligible for the Curling Club Championships unless the team competes in another eligible league in an affiliated club.
  11. Each team will be allowed one (1) player: 
  • Member Association
  • Ranking that will disqualify a player
  • Who has played in any named Curling Canada event in any season or,
  • In any provincial / territorial event leading to a Curling Canada event in any season or,
  • Will be allowed one (1) player who has played in a Tier 1 Grand Slam event in any season.

Definition: Curling Canada events include: mixed, Canada Cup, under-21, tournament of hearts, brier, seniors, mixed doubles, university, college, under-18.

Example: Craig Savill plays in a Wednesday night league with three friends but he also represented Ontario at the Brier with his elite team. Craig and his Wednesday night team of friends are eligible for the Curling Club Championships. However, the other three (3) team members of Craig’s Wednesday team cannot have played in:

  • Any provincial / territorial championship leading to a Curling Canada event in the current year and the past two (2) years, or;
  • Any Tier 1 Grand Slam event in the current year and the past two (2) years.
  1. Curling Canada has established different levels of participation for all provinces & territories in events leading to a Curling Canada event. Individual Member Associations can choose to establish stricter guidelines, however these are the minimum:
  • Yukon Territorial Champion
  • Northwest Territories Territorial champion
  • Nunavut finished 2nd or better at territorials
  • British Columbia Competed in a provincial championship
  • Alberta finished in the final 8 teams at provincials
  • Saskatchewan finished in the final 8 teams at provincials
  • Manitoba finished in the final 8 teams at provincials
  • Northern Ontario finished 2nd or better at provincials
  • Ontario finished in the final 8 teams at provincials
  • Quebec 3rd or better at provincials
  • New Brunswick Finished in the championship round at provincials OR top 3 at open provincial events.
  • Nova Scotia 3rd or better at provincials
  • Prince Edward Island Provincial champion Newfoundland & Labrador 3rd or better at provincials
  1. Alternate players at the Brier, Tournament of Hearts or any Curling Canada event are considered as having not to have played in those events.
  2. Players who competed in the 2018 Travellers Championship or in the previous season’s National Curling Club Championships are ineligible to compete the following year at any level.
  3. Each team must be comprised of three (3) players that are a minimum of 19 years of age or over as of June 30th the year prior to the national championship. For example, a player must be 19 years of age on June 30th, 2019 for the November 2019 National Curling Club Championship.
  4. Any team will be allowed one (1) player under the age of 19 years of age whom shall be considered a "minor" and 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 to cover all costs associated with legal guardian who is not a team member.
  5. 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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