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 victory.
  • Curling Club Championships – Men & Women – all four (4) players must be residents of the same Provincial / Territorial Member Association. Three (3) of the four (4) players must be a minimum of nineteen (19) years of age and older on November 1st prior to the year of the championship. There are no citizenship requirements.
  • Junior Men & Women (Under-21) – 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 must be a member in good standing of the same affiliated curling club. (Individual Member Associations may adjust this to one or more affiliated curling clubs). Must not have competed for any other country in any World Curling Federation competition (at any level) the previous two curling seasons (a curling season is determined as September 1 to May 31). A maximum of one (1) player per team may be a Free Agent. A Free Agent is a citizen and a resident anywhere in Canada and can choose to compete in any of the fourteen (14) member associations.If one (1) player on a team of four (4) players is a free agent, the other three (3) players must meet one (1) of the requirements noted in a), b) or c). If a free agent is not used, all four (4) players on a team of four (4) must meet one (1) of the requirements noted in a), b) or c).

    a) A bona fide resident of the province / territory they intend to represent. Member Associations may allow Canadian citizens who are residents of border towns in the United States, and who are active members in good standing of affiliated Canadian curling clubs, to participate.

    b) Born in the province / territory in which they intend to represent.

    c) Full-time students in good standing attending a recognized post-secondary educational institute.

  • Men (Brier) – all four (4) players must be Canadian citizens and must be a member in good standing of the same affiliated curling club. (Individual Member Associations may adjust this to one or more affiliated curling clubs). Must not have competed for any other country in any World Curling Federation competition (at any level) the previous two curling seasons (a curling season is determined as September 1 to May 31). A maximum of one (1) player per team may be a Free Agent. A Free Agent is a citizen and a resident anywhere in Canada and can choose to compete in any of the fourteen (14) member associations.If one (1) player on a team of four (4) players is a free agent, the other three (3) players must meet one (1) of the requirements noted in a), b) or c). If a free agent is not used, all four (4) players on a team of four (4) must meet one (1) of the requirements noted in a), b) or c).

    a) A bona fide resident of the province / territory they intend to represent. Member Associations may allow Canadian citizens who are residents of border towns in the United States, and who are active members in good standing of affiliated Canadian curling clubs, to participate.

    b) Born in the province / territory in which they intend to represent.

    c) Full-time students in good standing attending a recognized post-secondary educational institute.

  • 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:
    • 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.
    • 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