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2023 Women's Open Qualifier

Qualifier Location: Delta Thistle Curling Club

The Women’s BC Championship (Scotties) shall be a 6-day event in Chilliwack from January 10-15th, 2023 consisting of 8-teams competing in a triple knockout preliminary round and a 4-team page playoff. The A and B qualifiers will advance to the 1V2 playoff game and the 2 C qualifiers will advance to the 3V4 playoff game. Games will be 10-ends in length. The successful team will qualify to represent BC at the 2023 Tournament of Hearts, February 17th-26th in Kamloops, BC. The 8 teams shall qualify for the BC Championships as follows:

• Seed 1 The defending champion (as long as 3 of 5 players are returning from the 2022 BC Championship lineup.)
• Seed 2-3 The top two teams on the Canadian Team Ranking System, as determined by points accrued from September 1st, 2022 to December 12th, 2022, provided that the team plays in a minimum of two out of province CTRS events.
• Seed 4-5 The top two BC Tour teams as determined by points accrued from September 1st, 2022 to December 12th 2022, provided teams have competed in a minimum of three BC Tour events.
• Seed 6 The one winner from the BC Curling Tour Berth Spiel being held in Kamloops
• Seed 7-8 The A, B qualifiers at the open qualifier taking place December 9th-11th, 2022.

* points from zone, open, provincial and national events do not go towards the BC Tour berths or the CTRS berth.
** If a CTRS or BCCT berth isn’t earned by teams within the top 100 on the CTRS standings, the berth(s) will be added to the open qualifying event
*** If the berth spiel is won by a team who is not eligible for the berth (i.e. out of province entry, women’s entry in a men’s event, etc.) the berth will be added to the open qualifying event

• Individuals shall be bona fide residents of BC prior to September 1st of the year preceding the championship season. For the 2022-23 season this would be Sept. 1, 2022, With the exception of permitting from any other Canadian location to be part of the team as a “Free Agent” and any player who has moved away from the province or territory they were born in can be part of the team due to their “Birthright” status.
• Up to date residency eligibility rules for the tournament of hearts can be found HERE
• Fifth players are permitted at all levels of play up to and including national events.
• If a game is tied after the ten ends allotted, the teams shall play extra ends until a winner is declared.
• During a ten-end game, a mandatory break of five minutes shall take place at the conclusion of the fifth end.
• In televised or streamed games teams shall play a minimum of eight ends unless permission to concede is granted by the network and Chief Umpire.

Total with tax

Registration closed

Starts on
Dec 09, 2022
Ends on
Dec 11, 2022
Registration opens on
Jul 01, 2021 at 12:00 am
Registration closes on
Oct 09, 2022 at 11:59 pm
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