Residency & Eligibility Requirements

  • Mixed – all four (4) players must be Canadian citizens and residents of the same Provincial / Territorial Member Association. No age restrictions. Because the national championship is played the following season, players must be residents in the year of their provincial/territorial championship.
  • Curling Club Championships – Men & Women – all four (4) players must be residents of the same Provincial / Territorial Member Association and must be nineteen (19) years of age and older on November 1st prior to the championship. There are no citizenship requirements.
  • Junior Men & Women – all four (4) players must be Canadian citizens and residents of the same Provincial / Territorial Member Association and must be twenty (20) years of age or under on June 30th the year prior to the championship.
  • Women (Tournament of Hearts)  – all four (4) players must be Canadian citizens and a minimum of three (3) of the four (4) players must be residents of the same Provincial / Territorial Member Association. Any free agent must also be a Canadian citizen and may only compete with the approval of the Member Association where she is a resident and the Member Association where they are a free agent. No age restrictions.
  • Men (Brier) – all four (4) players must be Canadian citizens and a minimum of three (3) of the four (4) players must be residents of the same Provincial / Territorial Member Association. Any free agent must also be a Canadian citizen and may only compete with the approval of the Member Association where she is a resident and the Member Association where they are a free agent. No age restrictions.
  • Senior Men & Women – all four (4) players must be Canadian citizens and residents of the same Provincial / Territorial Member Association and aged fifty (50) years of age or over on June 30th in the year of the championship.
  • Mixed Doubles – a) Member Association teams: both players must be Canadian citizens and residents of the same Provincial / Territorial Member Association. Age restrictions may vary association to association. b) all other teams must be Canadian citizens and residents of Canada. No age restrictions.
  • Under-18 Boys & Girls – all four (4) players must be residents of the same Provincial / Territorial Member Association and seventeen (17) years of age and under on June 30th of the year prior to the championship. No citizenship requirements.
  • Wheelchair – all four (4) players must be residents of the same Provincial / Territorial Member Association. No age restrictions and no citizenship requirements.
  • Masters Men & Women – all four (4) players must be residents of the same Provincial / Territorial Member Association and sixty (60) years of age or older on December 31st the year prior to the championship. No citizenship requirements.
  • Canada Cup – all four (4) players must be Canadian citizens. No age restrictions and no residency requirements.
  • Pre-Trials & Trials – all four (4) players must be Canadian citizens. No age restrictions and no residency requirements.
  • Mixed Doubles Trials – both players must be Canadian citizens. No age restrictions and no residency requirements