The MA Cup, presented by TSN

Curling Canada is made up of 14 Member Associations, representing Canada’s 10 provinces, plus Northern Ontario and the territories of Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Member Associations will be ranked in this fun, non-formal competition, by its team’s final position following 12 annual Canadian championships: the Canadian Mixed, the Canadian Junior Men’s and Women’s, Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Tim Hortons Brier, Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s, Travelers Curling Club Championships (men and women), Canadian Wheelchair Championship and the Canadian U-18 Boys’ and Girls’.

The program was developed to generate great interest among curling fans across the country. For years curling enthusiasts across Canada have enjoyed regional rivalries and have debated as to whether their province or territory was better than another. The points totals and results of this new system are tracked and updated at the conclusion of each applicable national championship throughout each curling season.

The winning Member Association, based on the highest average points, will hoist the MA Cup, presented by TSN. Additionally, the Governors’ Cup will be awarded to the Member Association making the biggest year-to-year improvement on an average points basis.

Both prestigious Cups are formally presented at Curling Canada’s National Curling Congress.

2016/2017 The MA Cup – Current Standings

*No points allocated indicates that the MA did not participate in the event.

PtsAvgProv/TerrMixedJR. MJR. WTCCC MTCCC WWMSR. WSR. MU18 WU18 MW.Chair
114011.7ON1213131411157131381011
213311.1AB481412131314111410713
312610.5MB1311510141413899614
412510.4NO14121245121291014147
51139.4QC8511512111161112912
61058.8SK11410138491466119
71018.4NS71079106810511135
81008.3BC61491175101244126
9877.3NL9663991557558
10857.1NB1074243571213810
11635.3PE39883724874
12413.4NT13366843133
13252.1YT51722323
141.11.0NU22211112

The Ontario Curling Association recorded a rare sweep of both the MA Cup, presented by TSN, and the Governor’s Cup. From left, Curling Canada governor Scott Comfort, OCA Vice-Chair Doug Kreviazuk, OCA Chair Rick Meraska and Curling Canada Chair Peter Inch. (Photo, Curling Canada/Neil Valois)

2015/2016 The MA Cup – Current Standings

PtsAvgProv/TerrMixedTCCC MTCCC WJR. WJR. MWomenMenSR. WSR. MW.Chair
111311.3AB145121010151512911
210110.1SK138107991013814
310010NO1291161314133613
4989.8MB5133111412126139
4989.8NS10115146113141212
6888.8ON63138810811147
7868.6QC912791189858
8808BC47913125541110
9747.4NL314645614976
10717.1NB1168127461025
11576.33PE24145474710N/A
12394.33YT7104232254N/A
13293.22NT822113723N/A
14121.33NU111321111N/A

2014/2015 The MA Cup – Current Standings

PtsAvgProv/TerrMixedJR. WJR. MWomenMenSR. WSR. MW.Chair
188.00011.000SK14.0009.00013.00011.00012.00011.0007.00011.000
287.00010.875AB6.00014.00010.00013.00010.00014.00011.0009.000
386.00010.750MB8.00010.00014.00014.0005.0009.00014.00012.000
476.0009.500BC11.00012.0008.0003.0008.00012.0008.00014.000
574.0009.250ON12.00013.0007.0009.0007.0006.00010.00010.000
673.0009.125QC9.0007.00011.0004.0009.0007.00013.00013.000
767.0008.375NO10.0003.0009.00010.00013.00010.0005.0007.000
859.0007.375NS7.00011.0005.0008.0001.00013.0009.0005.000
956.0007.000NB4.0008.00012.0005.0004.0005.00012.0006.000
1045.0005.625NL2.0002.0004.0007.00011.0008.0003.0008.000
1136.0005.143PE3.0006.0006.0006.0006.0003.0006.000N/A
1233.0004.714NT13.0005.0002.0002.0003.0004.0004.000N/A
1316.0002.667YT5.0004.0003.0001.0002.000N/A1.000N/A
147.0001.400NU1.0001.0001.000N/AN/A2.0002.000N/A
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TSN curling producer Scott Higgins, left, presents the Member Association Cup to CURLSASK board member Bob Ziegler.

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L-R: Marc-André Robitaille (Executive Director of Curling Quebec) and Serge Brazeau (Board Member) accept the Governors Cup from Curling Canada’s Hugh Avery.

2013/2014 The MA Cup – Current Standings

PtsAvgProv/TerrMixedJR. WJR. MWomenMenSR. WSR. MW.Chair
198.00012.250AB14.00014.00012.00013.00014.0009.00011.00011.000
296.00012.000MB7.00010.00014.00012.00012.00014.00013.00014.000
383.00010.375SK12.0009.0009.00011.00010.00013.00010.0009.000
480.00010.000ON13.00011.00011.0005.0007.00012.0009.00012.000
572.0009.000NS9.00012.00010.0007.0003.00011.00014.0006.000
671.0008.875BC4.00013.0007.0009.00013.0008.0007.00010.000
770.0008.750NB11.0008.00013.00010.0008.00010.0005.0005.000
860.0007.500QC10.0007.0005.0004.00011.0004.0006.00013.000
949.0007.000NO6.0004.0008.000N/A4.0007.00012.0008.000
1038.0005.429PE8.0006.0003.0006.0006.0006.0003.000N/A
1141.0005.125NL3.0003.0004.0008.0009.0005.0002.0007.000
1226.0004.333YT2.0005.0006.0003.0002.000N/A8.000N/A
1323.0003.286NT5.0002.0002.0002.0005.0003.0004.000N/A
146.0001.200NU1.0001.0001.000N/AN/A2.0001.000N/A

2013/2014 The MA Cup (presented by TSN) Champions – ALBERTA!

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Alberta’s Dan Kleinschroth and Joan Westgard presented the trophy by Curling Canada Governor Hugh Avery

 

 

  • This competition is intended to be a fun, friendly competition with the winners being recognized at Curling Canada’s National Curling Congress each year.
  • There are a total of 14 Member Associations (MAs) and therefore points have been assigned from 14.000 to 1.000 depending on the Member Association’s final ranking in each Curling Canada operated national curling championship. Note: in 15-team events, such as the Tim Hortons Brier and Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the highest ranking is 15 points.
  • At the Scotties and Tim Hortons Brier, for Member Associations that are represented by their provincial/territorial champion as well as Team Canada, points will be allocated to whichever representative finishes higher.
  • If a Member Association had no ability to access the championship, and therefore did not participate even in a qualification process, they will be marked with ‘n/a’ and the calculation would not include that event.
  • For Member Associations who do attempt to qualify, but do not make the championship field, they will be assigned either 2.000 or 1.000 points respectively and subject to the above and how many teams are in the final field.
  • The field of strength has been simplified such that all Curling Canada operated national curling championships are equally weighted.
  • Any ties will be broken by the number of wins head to head in round robin play.
  • The Member Association with the best overall average point total will be awarded the MA Cup.
  • The Governors Cup will be awarded to the Member Association with the largest point increase year to year.
  • Any ties for the MA Cup or the Governors Cup will be broken by the number of wins head to head in round robin games.