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2018 Elmira U18 OJCT bonspiel

February 2, 2018
February 4, 2018
Glenn Paulley
Elmira and District Curling Club
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40 Eldale Road, Elmira, Ontario, Canada, N3B 2C7

The 5th annual 2017-2018 Elmira and District Curling Club’s OJCT-sanctioned U18 Cash Bonspiel will take place the weekend of February 2-4, 2018.

For further information, contact Glenn Paulley at gpaulley@acm.org or by phone at (519) 725-4921.


Entry fee for all rinks is $225. Team registration is online ONLY on the Elmira and District Curling Club website. After registering, please contact Glenn Paulley via email so that your registration can be confirmed and to determine if your draw preference can be met.

Payment in full is necessary to book your spot and guarantee your term’s entry.

We anticipate a total cash prize pool in the neighbourhood of $2200.00. Teams that qualify for the playoffs will, at a minimum, be refunded their entry fee.

Teams are welcome to bring their own food and meal items to this event. We do not currently plan on providing meals at the curling club during this event, but this is subject to change. At a minimum, pizza and soft drinks will be available after the Saturday evening draws.


We are pleased to have the St. Jacobs Marriott Courtyard Hotel in nearby St. Jacobs as our event hotel again this year, who have reserved a discounted block of rooms for teams from outside Waterloo Region. Discounted rooms include “traditional” king-and-sofa and double-queen rooms, but suites are also available, complete with whirlpool bath. Breakfast is included in the discounted rate.

The Marriott Hotel, located at 50 Benjamin Road in Waterloo, is adjacent to the St. Jacobs Farmer’s market, has a full-service restaurant and offers free WiFi in all areas of the hotel. Reservations at the discounted rates will be available through January 5, 2018. Alternative hotels are the St. Jacobs Holiday Inn Express, the new St. Jacobs Hilton Suites, and the new Delta Hotel in Uptown Waterloo.


Please note that draw times and other details are subject to change.

  • We plan on hosting eight teams of each gender. Athletes must be 17 years of age or under as of 30 June 2017, in keeping with OCA U18 eligibility.
  • All teams will play their first game on Friday night.
  • Use of WCF-approved brush heads is required for all games, including 7-minute practices.
  • Teams of each gender will be divided into two pools of four teams each. Each pool will play a round-robin with other teams in their pool; the top two teams in each pool will qualify for playoffs on Sunday.
  • Assuming a full draw, all teams will be guaranteed three games.
  • Each draw will have both boys and girls games played simultaneously. Please see the tentative draw schedule below.
  • All games are 8 ends with an extra-end if necessary, including playoffs.
  • Round-robin games will use the traditional coin flip to determine hammer and colour of stones.
  • Time-outs will be permitted; two 1-minute time-outs per team per game, with an extra time-out permitted in the case of an extra end.
  • Team ranking, based on draws-to-the-button immediately after each team’s second game, will determine the secondary tie-breaking criteria for qualifying for playoffs (after head-to-head win/loss in the case of two rinks).
  • The top two teams from each pool will cross-over for the semi-final games on Sunday morning, with the winners going on to the championship Sunday afternoon. Finalists will also play Sunday afternoon to determine 3rd and 4th place.
  • 7-minute practices will be scheduled for all playoff games on Sunday. After the 7-minute practice has been completed, teams will have one minute to throw a draw to the button to determine hammer/colour for that game.


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