The Ontario Curling Council is excited to continue to offer U15 Challenge Cups in 2021-2022 in 3 locations.
Dates: March 26-27, 2022 – Cornwall
April 2-3, 2022 – Grimsby
April 2-3, 2022 – Fort William CC – Thunder Bay
Entry Fee: $300.00 + HST
- 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
Coach may be positioned either behind the back line or between the two hog lines
Coach may only interact with their team when they are NOT in control of the house
Coaches may not “call sweeping or line” while a rock is in motion
Coaches are permitted one 60 second timeout when their team has control of the house for the triples or fours games – all time outs are timed by the other coach on the sheet.
Each Player and Coach MUST complete a Curler Profile. Before a team can register, one member of the team (a U15 curler) must have a Profile. Coaches (regardless of whether they are certified or not) are required to complete a mandatory training (see below).
Teams can register below: NOTE: Each player will have to visit this site and click on the Competition Link in the table below to link their Curler Profile with the competition. All players will also create a Sideline Learning profile and complete the U15 Athlete portfolio.
Coach Mandatory Training
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 create a Sideline Learning profile, and complete the U15 coach portfolio. For more information on training required for competitions, please visit our Safe Sport Information Page.
|Location||Date||Registration Link||Registration Deadline||Competition Link|
|Cornwall Curling Club - 220 Water Street E., Cornwall ON K6H 1A3||March 26-27, 2022||Click HERE to register||March 18, 2022 - 9:00am|
|Grimsby Curling Club - 277 Kerman Ave., Grimsby, ON L3M 3W3||April 2-3, 2022||Click HERE to register||March 18, 2022 - 9:00am|
|Fort William Curling Club - 218 Vickers St N, Thunder Bay, ON P7C 6A3||April 2-3, 2022||Click HERE to register||March 18, 2022 - 9:00 am|
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, 2021 (born on or after July 1, 2006). 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:
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.
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!
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Have Questions about the Competition? Contact Laura Forget – firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-358-3288