Tour Challenge Format & Qualification

Format

Two tiers, 30 teams, 15 teams in each tier, round-robin play featuring three pools of five in each tier (applies to both men’s and women’s events).

Qualification

Tier 1: The top 15 men’s and women’s teams based on World Curling Tour’s Order of Merit rankings as of Oct. 1, 2019, will be invited to participate.

In the event an invitation is declined the next ranked team on the OOM list will be invited until the field is complete.

Tier 2: Once the Tier 1 field has been confirmed, on Oct. 8, an additional 10 invitations will be extended based on OOM beyond the Tier 1 field. To complete the Tier 2 field, five regional invitations will be extended at the discretion of the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling to teams within the province or region that the event is being held.

The winners of the Tier 2 event will receive a bye to the Meridian Canadian Open complete with all travel and accommodation expenses covered for the four players on the team. We will seed the pools as per the rankings on Oct. 15.