National Format & Qualification

Format

The National features 15 men’s and 15 women’s teams. Both men’s and women’s divisions are split into three pools of five teams for round-robin play.

Qualification

The top 14 men’s and top 14 women’s teams based on the World Curling Tour’s Order of Merit ranking system as of Nov. 5, 2019, will be invited to participate. One spot in both the men’s and women’s field will be reserved for a possible sponsor’s exemption.

In the event that a team in top 14 declines their invitation, the next team on the OOM rankings will be invited until the field is complete.

The Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling reserves the right to implement a sponsor’s exemption in both the men’s and women’s events in which one spot could be filled at their discretion.

We will seed the pools as per the rankings on Nov. 19, 2019.