As you know, the evolving pandemic situation has lead to a tightening of the rules, leaving us with very little hope of a return to normal activities after the holidays. Curling Quebec’s Board of Directors met earlier today to rule on the official events scheduled for January in order to give everyone involved (players, host committees, officials, etc.) a chance to adjust their schedules as necessary. The government provided some clarification this morning and the only competitions/championships allowed at this time are Olympic & Paralympic qualifiers and World Championship.
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The state of play for the events scheduled for January 2022 is as follows:
SCOTTIES PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP – 2022 edition is canceled. It will not be possible to postpone the championship due to the short delay before the national championship which is scheduled for the end of January. Further details will be sent to the registered teams at very shortly, but a selection process will be put in place in order to determine the Quebec representatives for the Canadian Scotties championship.
HARDLINE TANKARD PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP – 2022 edition is postponed. We will capitalize on the extra wiggle room that we have as the Brier is only scheduled for March 2022. Our goal is to play a provincial championship this winter at a later date if permitted. Further details will follow in January.
U18 BOYS AND GIRLS’ PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – 2022 edition is postponed. Curling Canada recently announced that they will postpone the national championship which was scheduled to be played from February 14-20, 2022 in Timmins, Ontario. Our goal is to play a provincial championship this winter at a later date if permitted. Further details will follow.
BATTLE OF THE CLUBS – 2022 edition is cancelled and the event will not be rescheduled this season.
SENIOR MEN AND WOMEN’S PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – 2022 edition is postponed. The provincial championships are scheduled for February, however the regional playdowns must be completed by January 23rd, 2022. Our current goal is to be able to present this championship at a later date this season if permitted. This championship could also be played in the fall of 2022 is necessary. Further details will be provided in January.
OTHER TOURNAMENTS, PROVINCIAL CIRCUITS AND POINTS – Since tournaments and competitions are not authorized by the government at the moment, the points for all provincial circuits are suspended until further notice.
All teams registered for canceled events will be reimbursed. We will get in touch with those teams in January 2022.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the clubs and host committees of our events who continue to provide incredible collaboration through these hard times.
Dear competitors, we wish you all the very best and we look forward to seeing you back in action on the ice as soon as possible.