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Edmonton to host 2015 Canadian Seniors

The 2015 Everest Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships are headed to Edmonton, it was announced today by the Canadian Curling Association (CCA).

Edmonton's oldest curling club, the Thistle, will play host to the 2015 Canadian Senior Men's and Women's Curling Championships. (Photo, courtesy Thistle Curling Club)

Edmonton’s oldest curling club, the Thistle, will play host to the 2015 Everest Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships. (Photo, courtesy Thistle Curling Club)

The event will be hosted by the Thistle Curling Club in Edmonton, with the pre-qualifying playdown set for March 19 and 20, and the championships running March 21 to 28.

“We’re ecstatic that the CCA has given the Thistle Club this opportunity to play host to the 2015 Everest Canadian Seniors,” said Host Committee chair David Moore. “The Thistle is Edmonton’s oldest curling club and has a proud tradition. We know Canada’s top senior curlers will get great ice conditions, and that Edmonton will give them a warm welcome.”

The top senior curling teams in Canada will be at the Thistle Club in 2015. (Photo, courtesy Thistle Curling Club)

The top senior curling teams in Canada will be at the Thistle Club in 2015. (Photo, courtesy Thistle Curling Club)

It will be the third time that Edmonton has played host to the Canadian Senior Curling Championships. The event was first staged in the Alberta capital in 1968 when it was a male-only championship, with Saskatchewan’s Don Wilson prevailing. The championships returned to Edmonton in 1993, with Len Erickson of the host province winning the men’s title and Ontario’s Jill Greenwood capturing the women’s crown.

The Canadian Seniors have been in Alberta six times — the two in Edmonton, along with stops in Calgary in 1975 and 2001, Medicine Hat in 1996 and Lethbridge in 2003.

The 2015 winners will represent Canada at the 2016 World Senior Curling Championships.

The 2014 Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Championships were held March 22 to 30 in Yellowknife.

The Canadian Senior Men’s Championship began in 1965 in Port Arthur, Ont. Since then, Manitoba has won a leading 11 titles. The Canadian Senior Women’s Championship began in 1973 in Ottawa. Ontario has won a leading 10 crowns. The championships were conducted separately until being combined in 1985 in Yorkton, Sask.

For the 2015 Everest Canadian Seniors, 14 men’s and 14 women’s teams will compete, representing each province and territory and Northern Ontario.

Competition Format

  1. Teams will be seeded into two pools of 7 teams. Each pool (A & B) will play a six game round robin.
  2. The top four teams will advance to the Championship Pool where they will compete against the four teams from the opposite pool.
  3. The bottom three teams will advance to the Seeding Pool where they will compete against the three teams from the opposite pool.
  4. After the Championship Pool games, the top four teams will advance to the playoffs. The team finishing first overall will meet the team finishing 4th in one semi final, while teams finishing #2 and #3 will meet in the second semi final. Both winners will meet for the gold medal while both losers will meet for the bronze medal.

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