Policies & Guidelines

Residency & Eligibility Requirements

Residency & Eligibility Requirements for Curling Canada events not including the Tournament of Hearts or Brier

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-20)

All four (4) players must be Canadian citizens and residents of the same Provincial / Territorial Member Association and meet the following age requirements for upcoming championships.

2021

Minimum of 3 and maximum of 4 players: less than 21 years of age on June 30, 2021

Born: July 1, 2000 or later

Overage: 1 player can be born between July 1, 1999 – June 30, 2000

2022

Minimum of 3 and maximum of 4 players: less than 21 years of age on June 30, 2022

Born: July 1, 2001 or later

Overage: 1 player can be born between July 1, 2000 – June 30, 2001

2023

Minimum of 3 and maximum of 4 players: less than 21 years of age on June 30, 2023

Born: July 1, 2002 or later

Overage: 1 player can be born between July 1, 2001 – June 30, 2002

2024

4 players: less than 21 years of age on June 30, 2024

Born: July 1, 2003 or later

* No overage players

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 from 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

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