16 men’s and 16 women’s teams, round robin play, 4 pools of 4, top 8 teams advance. Moving forward there will no longer be tiebreakers in any Grand Slam of Curling event, other than the Players’ Championship (applies to men’s and women’s events).
16 men’s and 16 women’s teams based on both the WCF world rankings total ranking and YTD rankings as of December 18, 2023 will be invited to participate. The breakdown is as follows:
• The top 7 teams based on the WCF World Rankings total will receive an invitation.
• The top 7 teams based on the YTD ranking will also be invited.
• 1 spot is reserved for the winner of the Tour Challenge Tier 2 event.
• 1 spot is available for a sponsor’s exemption as The Grand Slam of Curling reserves the right to implement a sponsor’s exemption in both the men’s and women’s event in which one spot could be filled at their discretion.
* This qualification breakdown will be applied in both the men’s and women’s event to complete the 16 team field of the Canadian Open. As there will be teams that will be ranked in the top 7 on both lists, we will go down both lists evenly until we complete the field (beginning with WCF world rankings total and continuing to YTD)