Junior Changes & Eligibility Update
Curling Canada update to Junior Eligibility
Looking forward to the 2020-2021 season there are some important changes for our junior athletes to know. You can expect an increase to the field size, at the 2021 Canadian Junior Championship, which will take place March 15-23, 2021 in Fort McMurray, AB. A total number of 18 teams of each gender will attend the 2021 championship. This is up from the 14 teams at the 2020 championship.
How the 18 teams will be determined:
- 14 teams from Provinces and Territories
- 1 host team
- 3 teams from merit based berths*
*Merit based berths are allocated to the province and territory who was highest ranked from the past two seasons.
What does this mean for Sask Teams?
On an ongoing basis, we have an opportunity to send more teams to nationals! In the 2021 season, Saskatchewan can send two men’s teams to the national championship in Fort McMurray AB!
Age eligibility for the 2021 Nationals
Did you know your team may have one overaged player?
The age eligibility for the 2021 Under-21 Provincials/Territorials/Nationals
- Minimum of 3 and maximum of 5 players: less than 21 years of age on June 30, 2021
- Born: July 1, 2000 or later
Overage option: 1 player can be born between July 1, 1999 – June 30, 2000
Check out the Frequently Asked Questions Document made by Curling Canada
As previously announced the CURLSASK provincials Junior Championships will be held in Tisdale, from February 17-21. This event will be an 8 team round robin similar to the 2020 Championship.
For the first time ever, this championship will be contested on arena ice. Each team will have a minimum of four games on the arena ice and can expect two game days.
The Women’s event will declare one champion to represent Saskatchewan at the national championship. The Men’s event will declare a champion and an additional representative for the national championship.