There will be some changes to the elite series general rules for the 2017-18 season, as well as some changes to the registration fees for the provincial championships. Other minor changes will be made to the specific rules for each event which will be made available before the start of the respective events.
- A competitor is defined as a person who is officially registered as a member of a curling team.
- All competitors must be “regular practitioners” at an affiliated curling club in Quebec. A regular practitioner is defined as someone who regularly participates in at least one league in a curling club which is officially registered with Curling Quebec.
- Competitors must be individual members of Curling Quebec.
- Competitors must have fully paid the registration fees for their respective championship by the deadline established by CQ.
- A competitor can only be registered on one team at a time for a specific championship. This includes substitute players (5th players).
- Once a player has been eliminated from one step of the qualification process, they can be added to another team in the next step of the qualification process or championship (without any regional restrictions). The player must be added to the official team roster before the start of the next phase.
** Please note that teams registered in the women’s championship (Scotties) and the men’s championship (WFG Tankard) can officially register one (1) free agent player from out-of-province. This person can only compete for one province per year.
Curling Quebec is always listening to the comments and suggestions from participants, therefore we have decided to reinstate the tiebreakers for the mixed, senior and master’s provincial championships. A maximum of two (2) rounds of tie breakers will be played per championship as required.
The number of participants in the various elite series championships has been diminishing annually, and this past year all of our provincial championships were financial deficits. It was therefore decided that the registration fees would be increased by $40. Each registration fee will now be $240 (which will include a mandatory $40 donation to Placement Sports) plus the Curling Canada Competitor cards. The Placement Sports program is a matching program established by the Quebec government in which Curling Quebec received 230% on every donation. This means that the $40 increase will ultimately bring in over $130 to the federation. For more information about this advantageous program, please visit our website: http://curling-quebec.qc.ca/programs-services/sports-investments/?lang=en