Canadian Team Ranking System (CTRS) 2014-2018
The Canadian Team Ranking System (CTRS) is a point system designed by the Canadian Curling Association to rank Canadian men and women’s curling teams. The rankings are determined through points earned in various curling events held worldwide throughout the season.
Canadian Team Ranking System (CTRS) – 2013-2014 Registration
All teams wishing to participate in the 2013/2014 Canadian Team Ranking System must register their team line-up for the coming season by October 31st, 2013. There is no fee to register, however if you do not register, your team will not be eligible to collect CTRS points.
Recognizing that completing forms and filling out the same information on multiple websites is a time consuming task, the Canadian Curling Association has teamed up with CurlingZone.com to provide a centralized registration. Now you can register once and select the ranking systems you would like to associate with your registration.
Eligible events must also register their event with the CCA via Gerry Geurts. If you are aware of an event that is not registered, please direct them to Gerry Geurts. There is no fee for registering an event.
How you earn points
Cash Events: Any cash event in the world will be sanctioned as an official CTRS event based on the following criteria:
The event must have a minimum field of 15 teams for men and 12 teams for women and registered no later than October 15th, 2013.
The total cash purse per gender divided by the number of teams entered must equal a minimum factor of 500; i.e. $7,500 divided by 15 = 500.
Double knockout, triple knockout & round robin pool formats are acceptable with the simple conditions that the Four Rock Free Guard Zone Rule must be used and games must be 8 or 10 ends in length.
Teams will receive points in sanctioned events as follows (click here for base CTRS values):
**IMPORTANT** Teams must have 3 of the 4 registered players on the ice at all times to collect points. “At all times” means all ends, all games in each event.
This point value will then be subject to the Strength of Field Multiplier (SFM). The SFM will be assigned to each event based on the quality of the participating teams. The SFM will be calculated using the WCT’s Order of Merit ranking the week of the event.
Due Diligence: Cash bonspiels register their events for CTRS sanctioning in good faith with the CCA. Should an event not deliver the minimum criteria required, the event will be taken off the board and the points will be taken away (teams will be advised when this occurs).
Events considering non-traditional formats (i.e. allowing women in men’s events) must request approval from the CCA before proceeding.
Note to cash tournament organizers: for your event to be eligible to offer CTRS points, you must register the event as soon as possible with the event name, all contact information, playing dates, number of entries, format, prize purse and entry fee. You will also be required to submit a list of competing skips to the CCA no later than the day before the first day of your event. At the conclusion of the event you will also be required to submit results via Gerry Geurts.