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Competition Dates

  • Sask Curling Tour Berth Spiels & Players Championship
  • CTRS Events & Ranking 
  • Provincial Qualifier (North)
    January 18-20, 2019 ~ Saskatoon Nutana
  • Provincial Qualifier (South)
    January 18-20, 2019 ~ Weyburn
  • Provincial Championship:
    February 6-10, 2019 ~ Whitewood
  • National Championship: Tim Hortons Brier
    March 2-10, 2019 ~ Brandon, Manitoba
  • World Championship: Ford World Men’s C.C.
    March 30-April 7, 2019 ~ Lethbridge, Alberta

Deadlines & Important Dates

Provincial Pre-Qualifying Points Deadline

November 5, 2018  (to earn all points for SCT and CTRS)

Registrations received after this date will allow teams to accumulate points from date registration received.

SCT Berth Spiels Deadline

Monday of the week previous of the event (ie. 11 days prior to the typical Friday start-date of the event)
*TEAMS MUST ALSO BE REGISTERED WITH CURLSASK PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF THE SPIEL TO RECEIVE THE POTENTIAL BERTH INTO THE SASKTEL TANKARD!

Provincial Qualifiers Deadline

January 3, 2019 – 12:00 pm (noon)

WCT/SCT Points Cut-Off

January 8, 2019

Format

CURLSASK hosts 16-team Triple Knockout Provincial Championship. The order of determining the Provincial Berths will be as follows:
i. SCT Provincial Berth Bonspiels (4)
ii. SCT Players Championship (1)
iii. CTRS Berths (4)
iv. SCT Tour Berth (1)
v. Provincial Qualifying events (Northern & Southern) (6)

Get your team registered!

Teams must register for the following:

  1. CURLSASK Northern Playdowns  (Via CURLSASK) or Southern Playdowns (Via CURLSASK)
  2. CTRS (Via CurlingZone)
  3. Saskatchewan Curling Tour

CURLSASK, in conjunction with Curling Canada provides a Curling I/O on-line registration and payment system.

Any team member can create the team in Curling I/O, but all team members MUST create a profile in Curling I/O.  All team members will be required to read and accept the Event Participation Agreement (waiver). Click here to create a Curling I/O account.

An e-mail address can only be used by one person. Your e-mail address is what identifies you in the Curling I/O database.

REGISTER YOUR TEAM BELOW:

In order for teams to be eligible for the accumulation of points toward either the SCT or CTRS Saskatchewan Provincial berths, each team must register for the Canadian Team Ranking System (CTRS) and Saskatchewan Curling Tour (SCT) before November 1st of each year.

Men’s Northern Registration – Registration OpenMen’s Southern Registration – Registration Open

General Information

CURLSASK, in conjunction with Curling Canada provides a Curling I/O on-line registration and payment system.

Any team member can create the team in Curling I/O, but all team members MUST create a profile in Curling I/O.  All team members will be required to read and accept the Event Participation Agreement (waiver). Click here to create a Curling I/O account.

An e-mail address can only be used by one person. Your e-mail address is what identifies you in the Curling I/O database.

Information Required to Register

  • Team name
  • Team line up
  • Method of payment in full (credit card, cheque to be mailed)

Security

  • Centralized database of curlers, compliant with privacy laws and using industry standard encryption, firewalls, and other security measures to protect personal data.

Privacy

  • Registering your team provides CURLSASK the ability to use and disclose information from individuals for the purpose of providing services or information, managing records, conducting research and sharing information to other curling or sports organizations at the discretion of CURLSASK.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation prior to the registration deadline – full refund of competition registration fees.
  • Cancellation after the registration deadline – no refund of competition registration fees. Under special circumstances written application for refund can be made to CURLSASK Finance Committee for consideration.
2018-2019 General Rules of Competition – COMING SOON2018-2019 Competitor & Coach Code of Coduct – COMING SOON!

A. ELIGIBILITY

1. Affiliation
a. All participants must be player members of CURLSASK. Player Members are defined as persons who are members of CURLSASK Member Curling Clubs.
b. All participants must adhere to the CURLSASK Residency Policies and be Canadian citizens.

2. Age
a. No minimum or maximum age restriction.

3. Entry
a. Each team must register its four players prior to the commencement of play.
b. At the time of entry, the team must declare which one curling club they shall be representing for this competition.
c. If a team has a coach at North/South/Provincials, he/she must be Competition Coach Certified or Competition-Development Trained or old NCCP Level 1 Certified. At Nationals he/she must be Competition-Development Certified or old NCCP Level 2 Certified in the sport of curling to be recognized. All coaches must complete the Respect in Sport on-line training program prior to being granted coaching status.

4. Registration Fees
a. The CURLSASK registration fee for this competition is $240.00 (GST included) per team plus a Curling Canada Participant Fee of $45.00 per player payable at the time of entry.

5. Deadlines
a. To earn ALL points for pre-qualification through highest ranked teams on CTRS or Sask Curling Tour, a team must be registered with CURLSASK by November 5, 2018.
b. To be eligible for a Provincial Berth spot in any of the SCT events, a team must be registered with CURLSASK by the deadline date of each bonspiel.
c. The entry deadline for the Provincial Qualifying (Northern and Southern) events is 12:00 PM (noon), January 3, 2019.

Teams that have previously registered on-line with CURLSASK for berth spiels and tour points must contact the CURLSASK office by the above deadline to indicate which Provincial qualifier the team will be competing in (Qualifier North or Qualifier South).

B. ALTERNATE PLAYER (5TH PLAYER)
a. A team with an alternate player is ineligible to have a substitute player in the event.

C. SUBSTITUTE (Please refer to General Rules of Competition #14 for general substitution rules)
Specific substitution rules for this competition are:
1. For SCT Berth Bonspiels, Players Championship, and CTRS Events refer to E(3)(b)/ E(4)(c).
2. For Provincial Qualifying Events, the substitute may come from anywhere in the province but may not be a registered member of a team in the Men’s competition.
3. For Provincials, a substitute may come from anywhere in the province, not be a registered member of a team competing in the provincial event but could be from a registered team who has been previously eliminated from Men’s competition.

D. PLAYDOWN PROCEDURES

1. The SaskTel Tankard Provincial Championship will be a 16 team self-seeded Triple Knockout format with a Page System Playoff. The 16 Teams to the Provincial would be declared through the following process:

a. One qualifying berth awarded to each of four (4) Sask Curling Tour events held from September to December, 2018 as per guidelines in section E. 1.
b. One (1) berth will be awarded to the Sask Tour Players Championship as per the guidelines in section E. 2.
c. Four (4) berths will be awarded to the four highest ranked registered Saskatchewan Teams on the Canadian Team Ranking System as per guidelines in Section E. 4.
d. One (1) berth will be awarded to the highest ranked registered Saskatchewan Teams from the Sask. Curling Tour as per guidelines in Section E. 3.
e. Six (6) berths will be awarded through Provincial Qualifying Events (North and South) as per the guidelines in Section E. 5.

2. At the Provincial Final, the A Event winner, B Event winner and the two finalists of the C Event will advance to the Page System Playoff.

E. PROVINCIAL BERTHS

1. Saskatchewan Curling Tour (SCT) Berth Bonspiels
The four (4) approved Sask. Curling Tour Bonspiels for the provincial berths in the 2018 – 2019 season can be found at www.curlsask.ca/sct

a. Bonspiels will have no minimum or no maximum number of teams to be a Berth Bonspiel. Teams must adhere to the deadline date set by the SCPA for each event.
b. Bonspiel format will be triple-knockout or modified double-knockout with sudden death playoffs. The number of teams that qualify for playoffs will be maximum 8 teams and minimum 4 teams and will be determined per event by the SCPA Committee dependent on number of entries into the bonspiel.
c. Only CURLSASK Registered Teams will be eligible for the Provincial Berth spot. CURLSASK Registered Teams means team roster has been declared through CURLSASK on-line registration, competition fees paid to the CURLSASK Office or through on-line registration. Teams must be CURLSASK Registered by the deadline date of each bonspiel in order to be eligible for the Provincial Berth spot.
d. Only teams that qualify for the playoffs for each bonspiel are eligible for the Provincial Berth. If the winning team is ineligible for a Provincial Berth spot (ie. not a Registered Team or has already secured a berth from previous bonspiels), then the provincial berth will be determined as follows:

I. If 2nd place team (ie. runner-up team) is eligible, they will earn the provincial berth spot.
II. If 2nd place team is ineligible, the semi-final losers will be eligible for the berth spot.
i. If only one semi-final loser is eligible, they will be provided the berth spot.
ii. If both semi-final losers are eligible, one sudden death game will be played for the berth spot. This game will be played at the same time as the event final.
III. If both semi-final losers are ineligible, then the quarter-finalist losers will be eligible for the berth spot.
i. If the event qualified 8 teams, the eligible teams that lost the quarter-final will be ranked 1 to 4 by random draw.
1. If all four teams are eligible, the number 1 ranked team will play number 4 rank and number 2 rank playing number 3 rank in a sudden death semi-final with the winners advancing to a final game. The semi-final and final berth games will played at the same times as the bonspiel semi-final and final.
2. If only 3 teams are eligible, the number 1 ranked team will advance to the final berth game and the number 2 rank will play number 3 rank in a sudden-death semi-final with winner advancing to the final berth game. The semi-final and final berth games will played at the same times as the bonspiel semi-final and final.
3. If two teams are eligible, one sudden death game will be played for the berth spot. This game will be played at the same time as the semi-final of the event.
4. If one team is eligible, they will get the provincial berth.
ii. If the event qualified 6 teams, the two teams that lost the quarter-final are eligible they will play one sudden death game for the provincial berth. This game will be played at the same as the semi-final of the event. If only one quarter-final loser is eligible, they will be provided the berth spot.
e. If a berth spot is not allocated to a SCT Berth Bonspiel (ie. no eligible teams qualify for the playoffs of an event), then that spot will be awarded to the Provincial Qualifying events.

2. SCT Players Championship

a. The Saskatchewan Tour Players Championship will be a 16 team invitation only event. In order to be eligible for invitation, teams must be registered for CURLSASK Men’s Playdowns by January 3, 2019
b. Determination of the teams to be invited to this event will be based on results in eligible SCT/CTRS (as identified above) events from January 5, 2018 to December 13, 2018. This will be the responsibility of the SCPA and will use the following criteria:
i. All of a team’s eligible results will be counted towards their point totals
ii. The teams with the top 4 CTRS point totals will be invited
iii. The top 12 teams using the Wild Card Points** system will be invited.
iv. If any of the 16 teams declines their invitation, the eligible team with the next highest points using the Wild Card system will receive an invitation until the 16 berths have been filled.
c. Points awarded for the Players Championship will also count towards totals used to calculate the SCT and CTRS berths.

*** Wild Card Points are as follows:
Points will be awarded as follows for the SCT and CTRS events to determine the Wild Card berth. (All bonspiels have equal value.)
1st place ~ 10 points
2nd place ~ 7 points
3rd & 4th place ~ 5 points
5th to 8th place ~ 3 points

3. Saskatchewan Curling Tour (SCT) Highest Ranked Team

All approved 2018 – 2019 Men’s SCT Events hosted in Saskatchewan from September 2018 to January 5, 2019 will be designated as events that will secure SCT points for the 2019 Provincial Championship. For the list of approved events, go to www.curlsask.ca/sct
Teams will be able to earn points if they meet the following criteria:

a. All participants must be affiliated members of CURLSASK. Team rosters need to be declared through CURLSASK on-line registration. Competition Fee, including the Curling Canada Fee, must be paid to the CURLSASK Office or through on-line registration, by November 1st. Points accumulated prior to November 1 will count only if fees and registration are completed by November 1. Registrations received after November 1 will allow the team to accumulate points only from date of registration received.
b. When a minimum of three of four registered team members compete in that bonspiel. Teams qualifying for CURLSASK Provincials through the Sask. Curling Tour must have three of four registered players. In the event only three of four registered team members compete, the substitute for the bonspiel must:
i. play the position of the indisposed player or lower.
ii. not have competed in the same event with another team.
c. Points will be awarded as follows: (All bonspiels have equal value.)
1st place ~ 10 points
2nd place ~ 7 points
3rd & 4th place ~ 5 points
5th to 8th place ~ 3 points
d. Points will be awarded to all events as long as the draw qualifies a minimum of four teams to the playoff round. Only a maximum of 8 teams in any event are eligible for points.
e. In the event where team(s) who are not eligible for Men’s 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 10 points vanish and are not awarded to any team.)
f. Where events only qualify 6 teams the 5th and 6th place teams will be awarded 3 points each and the normal 7th and 8th place points will not be awarded.
g. In the event of a tie for a qualifying berth, the Tiebreaker Criteria will be as follows:
i. CTRS Points
ii. CTRS points in SCT Events
iii. Number of 1st place finishes
iv. Number of 2nd place finishes
v. Number of 3rd/4th place finishes
vi. Number of 5th to 8th place finishes
vii. Head to head record in Sask. Tour Events

4. Canadian Team Ranking System (CTRS) Highest Ranked Teams

The CTRS ranks Canadian men curling teams based on performance in cash tournaments worldwide and men’s playdowns leading to sanctioned world championships. Men’s teams can earn CTRS points by first registering with Curling Canada by their deadline of October 31st. Only events approved by Curling Canada are eligible to offer CTRS points. For more information on how points are calculated, eligible events, standings and to register to earn CTRS points, please go to www.curling.ca.
(Clarification – source of CTRS points are through the curling.ca list of Canadian teams NOT through the worldcurl.com Order of Merit list of CTRS points.)

On January 8, 2019, the four highest ranked registered Saskatchewan Teams in the top 75 teams on the CTRS will earn berths to the Provincial. If there are not four registered Saskatchewan teams who have earned points in the top 75 teams, the berth spot(s) will then be awarded to the Southern and Northern Qualifying events.

Only CTRS cash events, Grand Slam events and the Canada Cup from January 12, 2018 to January 8, 2019, will be designated as qualifying events for the 2018-2019 Provincial SaskTel Tankard. All other fixed points events are exempt.
Teams will be able to earn points if they meet the following criteria:
a. Teams wishing to earn points toward CTRS Berths must register with Curling Canada on-line prior to the deadline set by Curling Canada – October 31st.
b. All participants must be affiliated members of CURLSASK. Team rosters need to be declared through CURLSASK on-line registration. Competition Fee, including the Curling Canada Fee, must be paid to the CURLSASK Office or through on-line registration, by November 5th. Points accumulated prior to November 1 will count only if fees and registration are completed by November 5th. Registrations received after November 5th will allow the team to accumulate points only from date of registration received.
c. When a minimum of three of four registered team members compete in that bonspiel. Teams qualifying for CURLSASK Provincials through the CTRS must have three of four registered players. In the event only three of four registered team members compete, the substitute for the bonspiel must:
i. reside within CURLSASK boundaries.
ii. be a member of good standing of a member club of CURLSASK.
iii. play the position of the indisposed player or lower.
iv. not have competed in the same event with another team.

d. In the event of a tie for a qualifying berth, the Tiebreaker Criteria will be as follows:
i. Number of 1st place finishes
ii. Number of 2nd place finishes
iii. Number of 3rd/4th place finishes
iv. Number of 5th to 8th place finishes
v. Head to head record in CTRS events
vi. CTRS points in SCT Events

5. Provincial Qualifying Events

a. Provincial Qualifying Events will be held one in each the North and South on the same weekend in January at dates and locations set by CURLSASK.
b. Each qualifying event will be guaranteed one (1) berth to the Provincial Tankard. The remaining berths will be allocated by the Competition Committee each event based on comparison of the number of entries between each event.
c. Draw will be a triple-knockout and 10 end games.
d. The Events are open to any Men’s eligible team regardless if they have previous Registered for a SCT or CTRS berth points or are new teams registering with CURLSASK. All teams wishing to compete in final qualifying events must confirm their entry with the CURLSASK office and be registered on-line through the CURLSASK registration system by the deadline of 12:00 pm (noon), January 3, 2019.
e. Teams who have earned a Provincial Tankard berth through SCT Berth Bonspiels, SCT Players Championship, SCT Tour and CTRS are ineligible to enter a Qualifying Event.
f. Teams can declare at the time of registration which Qualifying event they wish to attend, they are not bound by location of team but cannot enter both events.

6. Miscellaneous

a. It is understood that teams will have to enter and/or qualify for the Point Qualifying Berth Events under the terms and conditions of each respective Bonspiel or CURLSASK guidelines.
b. In the event of a challenge or dispute related to rulings or awarded points, it is understood that the decision of the CURLSASK Competition Committee is final.
c. The order of determining the Provincial Berths will be as follows:
i. SCT Provincial Berth Bonspiels (4)
ii. SCT Players Championship (1)
iii. CTRS Berths (4)
iv. SCT Tour Berth (1)
v. Provincial Qualifying events (Northern & Southern) (6)
Berths must be accepted in this order. Once a team has been awarded a berth, they will be removed from consideration from the subsequently determined berths (ie. the SCT Provincial Berth spot teams, having already secured a berth, will not be considered in awarding any of the others.)
d. In the event a registered player(s) is/are replaced throughout the curling season, that replaced player(s) may apply to CURLSASK for reinstatement of eligibility in order to re-enter other Provincial berth events with another team. Application must be made in writing (e-mail is sufficient) to CURLSASK Chief Official at least 3 days prior to wanting to compete with any other team in a provincial berth event. A player may only request to be reinstated once for the Men’s Playdown Process.

Below provides information specific to each competition host site such as hotel and ticket information. This information can also be found in the Competitor Guide under the Documents Tab.

PROVINCIAL QUALIFIER NORTH –  Saskatoon Nutana

KEY CONTACTS:

CURLSASK Liaison: TBD

Host Committee Chairperson: TBD

TEAM ACCOMMODATION: TBD

PROVINCIAL QUALIFIER SOUTH – Weyburn

KEY CONTACTS:

CURLSASK Liaison:  TBD

Host Committee Chairperson: TBD

Host Website:  TBD

TEAM ACCOMMODATION:

TBD

SOCIAL FUNCTIONS:

Luncheon tickets are provided for curlers.  Extra tickets are available at registration for family and friends.

Luncheon location still to be determined.

TICKET INFORMATION:

Admittance for curlers, members of CURLSASK and media will be provided at registration.

Day Pass – $5.00

Event Pass – $10.00

Available at the Door.

PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP – Whitewood

TEAM ACCOMMODATION:

TBD

SOCIAL FUNCTIONS:

TBD

TICKET INFORMATION:

TBD