SMDCT Dates and Locations
CURLSASK Dates and Locations
- Provincial Championship:
February 12 – 15, 2021 ~ Tisdale
- National Championship:
March 23-28, 2021 ~ Calgary
- World Championship:
April 17-24, 2021 ~ TBD
- All participants must be player members of CURLSASK. Player Members are defined as persons who are members of CURLSASK Affiliate Member Curling Clubs.
- All participants must adhere to the CURLSASK Residency Policy and be Canadian citizens.
- At the time of entry, the team must declare which one curling club they shall be representing for this competition.
- No age restriction.
- Teams comprised of both players who are under the age of 19 at the time of the Provincial, must have a coach or guardian accompany them.
- Each team must register its two players with the Canadian Mixed Doubles Tour by TBD* to be eligible to receive points towards the Saskatchewan Mixed Doubles Provincials.*Date may change to be consistent with Curling Canada
- All prequalified teams will be contacted by CURLSASK at the points deadline to accept their teams berth to provincials.
- One coach will be allowed for each team. Coach must be 21 years of age or older and have a minimum Competition Coach Trained. All coaches must complete the Respect in Sport on-line training program prior to being granted coaching status.
Teams will earn spots into the Saskatchewan Mixed Doubles Provincial competition based on the following order of criteria:
- Saskatchewan Mixed Doubles Tour Rankings (SMDTR) (8 berths)
- The top six (6) eligible teams on the rankings as of TBD9 will be awarded berths in the provincial championship; any unclaimed berths will be awarded to the next highest ranked team.
- The two (2) top finishing playoff teams at the TBD.
- Canadian Mixed Doubles Rankings (CMDR) (6 berths)
- The top 6 eligible teams on the rankings as of TBD not already qualified will be awarded provincial berths.
- Teams must be registered on the CMDR.
- CURLSASK U18 Mixed Doubles Championship (4 berths)
- The semi-finalists of the CURLSASK U18 Mixed Doubles Championship will earn berths in the Mixed Doubles Provincial Championship.
- Any unclaimed berths will be awarded to the next highest finishing U18 team.
- Last Chance Berth Event (6 spots)
- This will be an open-entry event serving as a last chance qualifier for the provincial championship.
- All entries will be subject to CURLSASK Registration Fee + bonspiel fee.
- In the event of a tie for a qualifying berth, the Tiebreaker Criteria will be as follows:
- Higher Ranked SMDTR team
- Higher Ranked CMDRS team
- Number of 1st place finishes in all events.
- Number of 2nd place finishes in all events.
- Number of 3rd/4th place finishes in all events.
- Number of 5th to 8th place finishes in all events.
- Head to head record of the teams in all events.
- If any of the above spots are not filled to complete the 24-team field at provincials, the remaining spots will be awarded to the next highest team(s) based on the SMDTR points system.
- Teams are considered entered when a complete line-up and all fees have been received by CURLSASK.
- In the event where team(s) who are not eligible for Playdowns, as per the set criteria, qualify for the playoffs, it is understood that the placing points for that team are not awarded and not passed on to any team. (e.g. If a team from Alberta wins an event then the points vanish and are not awarded to any team.)
- Registration/Berth Acceptance Fee – All teams participating in the provincials will be required to pay the CURLSASK registration fee.
- Entry Deadline
The entry deadline for the Saskatchewan Mixed Doubles Curling Tour Last Chance Berth Event is TBD.
- Alternate/substitute players are not allowed. A team must forfeit any game(s) in which it fails to have both players playing for the entire game.
- PLAYDOWN PROCEDURES
- For the Saskatchewan Mixed Doubles Curling Tour Last Chance Berth Event, there will be no maximum number of teams that can enter. The event will have a triple-knock-out draw format.
- The Saskatchewan Mixed Doubles Provincial Championship is a 24 team event. The draw is a round robin of 4 pools of 6 teams in each pool. Teams will be seeded into the pools based on a pre-seeded process determined by CURLSASK. After round-robin play, the top 12 teams will qualify for the single knock-out playoffs. The top team in each pool will be set ahead in the playoffs. The next best 8 records (regardless of pools) will make the playoffs. These teams will be ranked 5-12 and seeded one spot back from the first place teams. Where necessary, ONLY ONE tie-breaking draw will be played. (teams finishing 2-3 in the round robin may be eliminated on their Skill Based Team Ranking System).
- All games are played under the CURLSASK and Curling Canada rules.
- The winning team must continue with its original registered team to represent Saskatchewan at the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship. If a team is unable to field their originally registered line-up at the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, the runner up team will be declared team Saskatchewan and will then be subject to all applicable playdown procedures.
- The winning team will earn the right to represent Saskatchewan at the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship March 23-28, 2021 in Calgary, AB. Teams must cover all entry fees and travel/accommodation expenses.