VCC Championship

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 6:00pm - Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 11:00pm

New "wild card" entries allowed for 2017 VCC Championship

This year there is a new way to get into the VCC Championship! Club teams who don't qualify for the VCC Championship through their league will be allowed to submit a "wild card" entry by Monday, April 3. Once the leagues have confirmed their teams for the VCC Championship (also by April 3) then any remaining spots in the 32-team field are open to wild card teams. If there are more wild card team entries than spots remaining in the VCC Championship then the wild card teams will be randomly selected to fill the draw at 32 teams.

Online wild card team registration form

2017 Rules and Event Details

This four-day event features two draw times taking place every evening of the VCC Championship. All teams are guaranteed a minimum of two games in this event, with a few teams who will have to play two games in one night.

Every game is eight ends and any ties are determined with a draw-to-the-button (only the throwing team can sweep). Should a tie arise, the ‘A’ and ‘B’ Finals are the only two games to be solved with an extra end, played towards the glass. Keep play moving so we can stay as close to the designated draw times as possible.

The remaining event rules - from the Club's Policy and Procedures Manual and as discussed and agreed upon by the leagues reps - are outlined below:

  • The VCC Membership Services Coordinator will organize this event.
  • The championship is a 32-team event.
  • The winner of the VCC Championship will be considered the open champion of the VCC as there will be no gender or age restrictions on participation in the event. 
  • Each league will have the opportunity to nominate at least one team for the VCC Championship. If a league has one or more full draws of eight sheets and part of another draw, it will only be guaranteed a number of entries equal to the number of full draws that the league occupies.
  • Leagues must confirm their team(s) competing in the event by Monday, April 3, 2017. 
  • If there are any open spaces in the draw after all leagues have confirmed or turned down their alloted entries, the remaining spaces will be filled by teams entering through the wild card process. 
  • The draw will consist of an A and B event single elimination format, with teams placed into the B event if they lose their first game played. 
  • The A event champions receive VCC club champion team jackets, and the A event runners-up, B event winners and B event runners-up receive prizes to be determined by the event organizers. 
  • A curler may only play on one team in the event and must declare before the start of the championship which team he or she will be playing with if successful in qualifying for the championship through more than one league.
  • Teams may employ spares only from the league they are representing and only use curlers who have not already curled in the championship as a regular team member.
  • Spares may play only lead or second. They are not permitted to skip the game and throw first or second rocks.