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Club Championship Format 
For the 2018/2019 Season

The format for the Men’s, Senior Men’s and Women’s/Senior Women’s Club Championship events will be awarded as part of a “Club Championship Weekend” where teams will qualify, based on their league performance, for the event. The format for the draw and eligibility for the Senior events has been updated for the 2018-19 season.

General Information:
Five separate Club Championships are awarded: Mixed, Senior Women’s, Women’s, Senior Men’s and Men’s.

The Mixed Club Championship will be awarded to the winner of the Monday night mixed league.

The remaining events will be declared with separate Women’s/Senior Women's, Men's and Senior Men’s division playdowns. Participating teams will earn their berths into the Championship Weekend from the qualifying leagues outlined below. Each team is guaranteed two games. Teams meeting Senior OCA criteria are eligible for both the Senior and non-Senior titles in the Women’s Championship only. The Senior Men’s and Men’s Championships will be competed as two separate events in 2018-19.

The Club Championship events do not take the place of individual league playdowns/winners.

Qualification Process

Women’s / Senior Women’s Club Championship

1. Eight teams participating will come from the following leagues:
  • Major League – 1 team (the top team containing 3 or 4 women)
  • Thursday Night Business Women’s league – 3 top teams
  • Senior Major League – 1 team (the top team containing 3 or 4 women)
  • Wednesday Grace Clarke League – 3 top teams
2. Any team which qualifies from the Major League or the Senior Major League and only has 3 female players will replace their male player with a female player following the Club’s spares policy.
3. If a team declines their berth into the Club Championship their entry shall be offered to the next highest team.
4. If no Major League team is eligible then 4 teams will qualify from Thursday Business Women’s League.
5. If no Senior Major League team is eligible then 4 teams will qualify from Wednesday Grace Clarke League.

Men’s Club Championship

1. Eight teams participating will come from the following leagues:
  • Major League – 4 top teams (the top teams containing 3 or 4 men)
  • Tuesday Night Men’s League – 4 top teams
2. Any team which qualifies from the Major League and only has 3 male players will replace their female player with a male player following the Club’s spares policy.
3. If a team declines their berth into the Club Championship their entry shall be offered to the next highest team.
4. All qualifying Men’s Teams will be required to have a minimum of three of their original team members in order to represent their team in the Men’s Championship (an exception will be granted to any qualifying team that had 1 female player on their original team. A team in this situation may replace their female player and use an additional spare if required). 

Senior Men's Club Championship

1. Eight teams participating will come from the following leagues:
  • Senior Major League – 4 top teams (the top teams containing 3 or 4 men)
  • Wednesday Senior Men’s League – 4 top teams
2. Any team which qualifies from the Senior Major League and only has 3 male players will replace their female player with a male player following the Club’s spares policy. 
3. If a team declines their berth into the Club Championship their entry shall be offered to the next highest team.
4. All qualifying Senior Men’s Teams will be required to have a minimum of three of their original team members in order to represent their team in the Senior Men’s Championship. 

General Info
1. Leagues sending teams to the Club Championship playdowns shall identify at the beginning of the season how they will select the teams to qualify from their specific league.
2. If players are members of multiple teams in the club championship event, the player shall declare which team they will compete with prior to the start of the event. A player that starts the event on any given team may not participate or spare for another team during the championship event.
3. Spares must be Club curling members and can play no higher than the position they are replacing.
4. Spares are to come from the same league as the team competing. Exceptions must be approved by the Curling Committee.
5. Event to be held on a Friday night and Saturday. For 2019 this will be April 5 and April 6.
6. Awards Night program will follow the championship games on Saturday.

Senior Eligibility
1. To be eligible for the Senior championship all team members must meet the age requirement for Senior play as per the OCA guidelines. In the case of a team with 5 or 6 registered players a minimum of 4 of their regular players must meet this eligibility.
2. All team members including any spares who play in the Club Championship event must also meet the Senior age limit for the team to be eligible for the Senior Club Championship.

Playdowns Format
1. Eight team playoffs (2 games guaranteed), for the Women’s/Senior Women’s, Men’s and Senior Men’s.
2. Team seeding criteria will be determined by the various sections – Women’s/Senior Women’s, Men’s and Senior Men’s.
3. All games will be 8-end games, win/loss with any ties broken by full extra end toward the glass. Our SGCC Practice policy will be in place for the weekend (No players permitted on the ice prior to 15 in before the scheduled game time – maximum of 2 rocks down and back per player).
4. Coin Toss - winner to determine hammer, loser to determine rock colour.
5. The top placing team meeting the requirements for Senior eligibility will be the Senior Women’s Club Champion.
6. Women’s/Men’s Club Champions will be the club’s representatives for the Travelers Curling Club Champion regional playdowns provided their team meets the eligibility requirements for that event. Teams must confirm their intent to compete in the Travelers a minimum of one month prior to registration closing day.
7. Draw times and Draw Formats will be prepared and distributed once confirmed by the various sections – Women’s/Senior Women’s, Men’s and Senior Men’s.

Other Information

  •  Leagues sending teams to the Club Championship playdowns will need to identify at the beginning of the season how they will select the teams to qualify from their specific league.
  •  If players are members of multiple teams in the club championship event, the player must declare one team prior to the start of the event.
  •  Spares must be club curling members and can play no higher than the position they are replacing.
  •  Event to be held on a Friday night and Saturday. For 2019, this will be April 5 and 6. Suggested draw times are 6:15 pm Friday, 8:30 pm Friday, 9:15 am Saturday and the finals at 3:30 pm Saturday.
  •  Awards presentation program will follow the championship games on Saturday, approximately 5:45 pm.
  •  Other league finals will be invited to play at the same time as the Club Championship games leading up to the Awards Night program, similar to the current structure which has been held on a Wednesday.

 

Championship Brackets