2023 BC Club Championships, Presented by Original 16 returns to Abbotsford for 2023
Curl BC is excited to announce the return of BC championships to the Abbotsford Curling Club for the 2022-23 Season. The 2023 Curling Club Championships, Presented by Original 16, will take place from Tuesday, March 28th– Sunday April 2nd, 2023 in the raspberry capital of Canada. This is an annual Open BC Championship that leads to the 2023 Everest Canadian Curling Club Championships, and features the top “club level” curlers from our province. Curl BC encourages recreational curlers who have a goal of playing competitively to sign their club teams up for this open championship event.
Curl BC CEO Scott Braley says “The Curling Club Championships are for recreational, club-level curlers . This event gives those curlers an exciting annual opportunity to represent their club and to get the BC Championship experience, along with having the added opportunity of potentially representing British Columbia as Team BC on the national stage.”
The BC Championship experience includes an opening ceremony, social events, banquet, officiated play, championship ice conditions, online scoring and live-streaming of games. In addition to that we provide recognition of competitors, the host community and volunteers leading up to, during and following each championship.
This year the women’s and men’s events will begin with a triple knockout preliminary round, leading to a playoff format based upon the total number of entries. The length of the event will be dependent on the total number of entries, and will be communicated after the registration deadline of January 28th, 2022. Teams must plan to be available from Tuesday- Sunday when registering for this event.
This category has unique registration requirements: each team must be comprised of a minimum 3 players that are registered to play together on the same team, in an eligible league at their club, during the 2022-23 season, OR they must be signed up and registered for a special curling club championship qualifying event (created within their club with the permission of Curl BC).
Last season this event was hosted in the Kootenays (Zone 1) by Trail Curing Association. 5 women’s teams and 9 men’s teams battled it out over four days in a pool play format. In the end, Team Dennis from the Delta Thistle Curling Club and Team Schmidt representing the Comox Valley Curling Club punched their ticket to the 2022 Nationals, which will be contested in the West Edmonton Mall from November 20-26th, 2022. Good Curling and GO BC GO in November at the mall!
Registration will open for all 2023 categories of events on July 7th, 2022.