National Format and Qualification

Format: The 2023 BOOST National features 16 men’s teams and 16 women’s teams.

Both divisions are split into four pools of four teams for round-robin play with the top eight teams overall qualifying for the playoffs. Moving forward there will no longer be tiebreakers in any GSOC event, other than the Players’ Championship (applies to men’s and women’s events).

Qualification: The top 16 men’s and top 16 women’s teams based on the World Curling Federation’s World Ranking system as of October 9, 2023 will be invited to participate. If a team in the top 16 declines their invitation the next team on the WCF rankings will be invited until the field is complete. 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.