The MA Cup, presented by TSN

MA Cup, Governors’ Cup, Curling Canada Foundation Cup

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. These Member Associations participate in annual national championships operated or endorsed by Curling Canada. Beginning with the 2017-18 season, these Member Associations will be participating in three (3) season-long competitions.

The MA Cup, presented by TSN, and the Governors’ Cup presented by Curling Canada, will remain in their existing  formats, while Curling Canada’s Foundation Cup will make its debut in 2017-18.

The MA Cup and the Governors’ Cup competitions are based on the Member Association teams’ final position following the fourteen (14) annual Canadian championships: the Canadian Mixed, the Canadian Junior Men’s and Women’s, the Tournament of Hearts, the Brier, the Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s, the Curling Club Championships (men and women), the Canadian Wheelchair Championship, the Canadian U-18 Boys’ and Girls’, and the Canadian Masters (men and women).

  • The winning Member Association, based on the highest average points from the 14 national championships, will win the MA Cup, presented by TSN.
  • The Governors’ Cup will be awarded to the Member Association making the biggest year-to-year improvement on an average points basis.
  • The Curling Canada Foundation Cup will go to the Member Association that scores the highest average points in the four championships devoted to youth curling — the Canadian Junior (Under 21) Men’s and Women’s Championships and the Canadian Under-18 Boys and Girls Championships.

Rules

  • This competition is intended to be a fun, friendly competition.
  • The points assigned are 14.000 (first place) to 1.000 (last place) depending on the Member Association’s final ranking in each Curling Canada-operated or endorsed national curling championship. Note: in 16-team events, such as the Brier and Tournament of Hearts, the highest ranking is 16.000 points.
  • At the Tournament of Hearts and the Brier, Member Associations represented by Team Canada will not earn points for Team Canada. Teams must have won a provincial/territorial championship in the current year to earn points. Additionally, the winner of the Wild Card game will not be eligible to earn points toward the MA Cup or Governors’ Cup.
  • If a Member Association did not participate, even in a qualification process, they will be marked with ‘n/a’ and the calculation would not include that event.
  • The strength of field has been simplified such that all Curling Canada operated or endorsed national curling championships are equally weighted.
  • Any ties for the MA Cup, Governors’ Cup or Curling Canada Foundation Cup will be broken by the number of wins head to head in round-robin games over all events.

All three trophies will be formally presented at Curling Canada’s National Curling Congress.

2017/2018 The MA Cup – Current Standings

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

PtsAvgProv/TerrMixedTCCC WTCCC MJR. WJR. MWMSR. MSR. WW.ChairU18 WU18 MM. MM. W
115411.0ON1412101011914141210118811
214810.6NS10119149141071381414312
214810.6AB81312111012159491213146
41349.6MB4141351216910613291110
41349.6BC5101461410561112951314
61238.8SK6584661181414136913
71208.6NO7677131313128381247
81128.0NB11851258613104101073
91097.8QC13761385711757758
10997.1NL123119773291141164
11574.4PE2918434335429
12484NT943224845331
13403.3YT3241322521105
14121.3NU112311111

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
11635.7PE39883724874
12413.7NT13366843133
13253.1YT51722323
14121.5NU22211112

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