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2020-2021 CURLING SEASON NEWS

SCHEDULE:

We are currently waiting for club availability and to hear from host committees regarding this season’s bonspiel.

2020-2021 MCT BERTH ALLOCATIONS:

**NEW** For both Men’s and Women’s tours – a team will be eligible for an MCT berth spot if they have competed in 3 MCT tour events (inclusive of the championship).

Men’s Tour:  MCT has been allocated 4 berths from Curl Manitoba to be distributed to events and points winners.  At this time we are still determining which events will have a MCT berth due to schedule uncertainty.  

Women’s Tour: MCT has been allocated 2 berths from Curl Manitoba.  One berth will go to the points leader at the end of the season, and we will determine which event will house the second berth.  

MCT FEES

Teams wishing to collect MCT points this season to vie for an MCT berth in December must pay their team fee MCT PRIOR to December 1, 2020.  Teams must also register their 4 or 5-person team with the World Curling Tour.  The MCT fee is $10/player (4-person team = $40, if you register an alternate with WCT the 5-person team fee = $50). 

Fees can be paid to the MCT via mailed cheque or e-transfer.  Please email Lisa: vp@mancurltour.ca or e-transfers to LEESAHHH@gmail.com.

**MCT Fee’s and Payment for entry in the ManCurlTour Championship**
– Mail your cheques payable to “Manitoba Curling Tour” and to Curtis Atkins (MCT President) : 4 Tain Bay,  Winnipeg, MB, R2K 2T6
– Alternatively, if you are in the St. Vital area and prefer to drop off a cheque or payment, please e-mail Lisa vp@mancurltour.ca to make arrangements.
– You may include both team fee and entry fee together on one cheque.

Teams may still participate in MCT events without paying the season fee if they do not wish to earn MCT points.

MCT RULES

The MCT would like if all teams could compete in accordance to a few simple rules:

SPARES: All teams must have 3 out of 5 registered team members in order to be eligible for MCT and CTRS points

COIN TOSS: For MCT Events this season (The Classic, and Championship) coin toss will determine choice of practice (first or second) OR rock color. First practice will be thrown clockwise and second practice will be thrown counter clockwise.  Practice will be 4 rocks away and 4 rocks back and will be followed by a draw to the button (measured) for hammerIf the last stone draw is not measurable, a different player must then attempt LSD also with sweeping.

We will confirm any changes in COIN TOSS rules in playoff rounds prior to the first MCT-run event once the event’s format is confirmed. 

ORDER OF MERIT & MCT POINTS CHANGES

Due to changes in WCT and no points collection prior to October 31st (at minimum as of now) we are working on a new points calculation system to use PRIOR to when WCT points will be calcualted.  It will consider the number of teams, number of qualifiers, and result in similar points allocations as in years past.  

MCT points ranking system will include a team’s top 5 events

LOOKING TO VOLUNTEER?

We will be looking for volunteers at our Classic and Championship events to enter live line scores during each game.  If you would like to come out and watch some curling, or will already be there, we will set you up with a computer and a quick crash-course on how to enter the line-scores!  Please e-mail Lisa vp@mancurltour.ca to sign-up. 

QUESTIONS

If you have any further inquiries, please reach out to an MCT representative: Curtis Atkins (president@mancurltour.ca) or Lisa McLeod (vp@mancurltour.ca).