COMPETITORS ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Last week we published a list of changes to the general rules for the 2017-18 season of the Elite Series. The rule change regarding the competitor’s eligibility requirements brought up several important questions and we took advantage of Curling Canada’s AGM to validate some facts with the other provinces and with Curling Canada directly.
The intention behind tightening up our eligibility requirements were to avoid teams bending the rules in their favour, particularly in the men and women’s provincial championships (Scotties and WFG Tankard) where teams are allowed to register one player from another province. All of the other provinces collectively agreed that this subject needs to be looked at in further detail before we make any major changes.
Therefore, please note that the eligibility requirements announced last week will not be applied for the 2017-18 season, and that last year’s rule will be in effect. See the full details below:
- A competitor is defined as a person who is officially registered as a member of a curling team.
- All competitors must be members at an affiliated curling club in Quebec. Affiliated implies that the club in question is also a member of the federation.
- 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.