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U15 Challenge

Concept: The BC Winter Games takes place every second year. Curl BC is looking to develop a meaningful competition for athletes who will be preparing to play in the BC Winter Games the following year. In addition to the event itself, Curl BC will run a one day camp for every athlete who participates in the event called a BC Winter Games Preparation Camp. The camp will feature top BC coaches and past champions at the BC Winter Games and Canada Winter Games levels.

This event will have a positive impact on the Long Term Development of U15 athletes by better preparing them for future competitions like the BC Winter Games. This will allow teams to play in the BC Winter Games and have it not be their first meaningful competition.

Dates: Friday January 11 – Sunday January 13, 2019

Location: Kamloops Curling Club

Eligibility: Teams must be comprised of four players. Any combination of players may be utilized (four male, four female, or four mixed). This event is strictly for development and does not lead to a BC Championship and provincial banner.

Age: This event is a competition for youth curlers (maximum age of 14 years at June 30, 2018), which means athletes born after June 30, 2003.

Categories: Boys, Girls or Mixed teams are eligible. Certified coaches are allowed on ice for all games. Coaches can speak to their team while it is the opposing team’s turn, but not when it is their team’s turn to throw.

Format: Two games for seeding then three Pool Play games based on the seeding round. First games will be Friday at 5:00pm. Final games will begin Sunday at 2:00pm.

Coach PD: Saturday at 4:00pm before the team banquet.

Youth Camp: The BC Winter Games Preparation Camp will take place on Friday from 9:30am-3:00pm.

Price: The base price for entering a team is $250.

Register HERE.


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