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.