Curling Canada U15 Challenge Cups presented by the Ontario Curling Council

The Ontario Curling Council is excited to continue to offer U15 Challenge Cups in 2019-2020 in 6-7 locations (to be finalized based on location – 2-3 locations in the north, 4 locations in the south).

Dates:  March 28-29, 2020

Entry Fee:  $300.00 + HST 

  • Includes 
    • Four “Coachable” Triples Games
    • Singles Competition (and prizes)
    • At least one Four-Person Game
    • Lunch on Saturday AND Sunday
    • Participation Certificates for all participants
    • Top three teams awarded with Medals

Registration: 

Will open by January 1, 2020.

Locations:

We are busy seeking host locations for these exciting events – if you’re club is interested in hosting – please contact Jennifer Ferris at jennifer@ontcurl.com.  Hosting fees are available.

The following locations are confirmed:

  1. Kapuskasing 
  2. Kenora
  3. Quinte Curling Club
  4. Vanastra Curling Club
  5. St. Catharines Golf and Country Club

Team Composition: 

Entries will be accepted on a first come, first served bases. 

The U15 Challenge Cup Events are a competition for youth curlers (Age Restriction: Open to players aged fourteen (14) or younger as of June 30, 2019 (born on or after July 1, 2004).   With teams comprised of four players. Any combination of players may be utilized (4 male, 4 female, or 4 mixed).   Athletes may be from any CurlON or NOCA affiliated club.  Teams can be of any skill level, and composition of players – i.e. all players will have to play all positions, therefore having a traditional skip, etc… is not necessary.  Out of province players are welcome, but they must come from a Curling Canada Member Association affiliated Club.

About the Event:

This event differs from others as it will introduce teams to two new disciplines (Triples and Singles) being used to develop new curlers in Curling Canada’s Youth Feeder System.  

Triples

Triples is an exciting format used to teach curlers to become more well-rounded.  Teams will play three 2-end sets, the first two sets are worth two points each, the third set is worth four points.  Players rotate positions every set giving all players on the team a chance to throw last rock, call strategy, judge/sweep on their own.  Team coaches will be permitted on the ice throughout the whole game to counsel and teach their teams strategy, etc…  Each Team will play four (six- end) triples games as part of the competition.

Singles

All members of the team will also play Singles.  Players will throw a set number of shots (different weights, different areas of the sheet, both turns), scores will be recorded.    The foundational skills involved in this competition are critical for all successful curlers to have in their skill set.

Here’s where the competition gets fun!  Scores from the Triples competition and the Singles Competition will be totaled to create an aggregate score, which will be used to seed teams for the fours competition!  Each team will play two traditional fours games (6 ends each) on the final day of the competition to determine the Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalists of the U15 Challenge Cup!  

Certified Coaches will receive Professional Development Credits towards their NCCP Maintenance of Certification – but you don’t need to be certified or even a coach to help a team on the ice during this event.  Any coach accompanying a team to this event must have a valid police check on file with Curl ON or NOCA.  Coaches must complete an OCC Participation Agreement.

All parents of the team members must complete a Participation Agreement for their athletes.

Take your first road trip! Enter your first Curling Canada Competition!  Learn about two new disciplines that will raise your game to the next level!

Have Questions about the Competition?  Contact Jennifer Ferris – jennifer@ontcurl.com or 289-527-0352