Curling Canada U15 Challenge Cups presented by the Ontario Curling Council

ALL COMPETITIONS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK.

The Ontario Curling Council is excited to continue to offer U15 Challenge Cups in 2019-2020 in 5 locations.

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: 

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.

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 complete the Mandatory Training and record results at this LINK.  The training consists of:

  1. Review and Abide by the Rule of Two Policy.
  2. Review and Abide by the Persons in Authority Policy.
  3. Upload a pdf,  jpg or png (image) of your current (within 3 years of the last date of competition) Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Check. 
LocationDateRegistration LinkRegistration DeadlineCompetition Link
Quinte Curling Club - 246 Bridge St W, Belleville, ON K8P 5L6March 28-29, 2020Register for U15 Challenge Cup - QuinteMarch 18, 2020 - 9:00 am ESTQuinte U15 Challenge Cup
St. Catharines Golf and Country Club - 70 Westchester Ave, St. Catharines, ON L2R 3P4March 28-29, 2020Register for U15 Challenge Cup - St. CatharinesMarch 18, 2020 - 9:00 am ESTSt. Catharines U15 Challenge Cup
Vanastra Curling Club - 39 1st Ave, Clinton, ON N0M 1L0March 28-29, 2020Register for U15 Challenge Cup - VanastraMarch 18, 2020 - 9:00 am ESTVanastra U15 Challenge Cup
Kenora Curling Club - 721 First St S, Kenora, ON P9N 1E3March 28-29, 2020Register for U15 Challenge Cup - KenoraMarch 18, 2020 - 9:00 am ESTKenora U15 Challenge Cup
Kapuskasing Curling Club - 68, chemin Brunelle Road North
Kapuskasing On
P5N 2L8
March 28-29, 2020Register for U15 Challenge Cup - KapuskasingMarch 18, 2020 - 9:00 am ESTKapuskasing U15 Challenge Cup

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!  

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