The Second Annual Rocky Mountain Curling Invitational will be held September 20-23, as the 2.0 version of our inaugural spring event. This event will give competitive club teams from around North America an opportunity to play against other great teams — minus the high costs of week long events.
- 16 teams representing a club or region. 12 of these teams will be from outside of Colorado.
- 4 teams will represent a Colorado based club, and will have a playdown to qualify (Must register by August 1)
- 6 game guarantee
- Round Robin format with two pools - each team will know all the game times in advance and can plan sightseeing around them.
- Open to women, men and mixed teams - for this first year, there will be no gender requirements, it is an open version of Club Nationals. As the event grows in size andstature we will take feedback on the format.
- Cash and other prizes will be awarded on Sunday at 1:30 pm with the event ending by 2 pm
- Informal, sit down dinner on Saturday night for all the teams. If any tiebreakers are required they will be played at 8 pm on Saturday night (giving those teams just enough time to eat). If no games are required other activities may be planned.
- Practice ice and/or an opening happy hour will occur at 7 pm on Wednesday September 19
- The Draw will be published in early September
- Everyone will play 2 games on Thursday and Friday and one on Saturday morning. The 6th game will be Saturday or Sunday depending on standings in each pool
- Thursday and Friday draw times will be approximately 10 am, 1:15 pm, 4:30 pm, and 8:45 pm
- The team entry fee is $500 per team (Canadian teams at par)
- A deposit of $250 per team is required to hold the spot (first come first served)
- The balance must be fully paid before September 1 with a full lineup provided at that time.
- Additional information on the entry details can be requested via email.
- The event will consist of eight-end games using the new five-rock rule.
- As a club level event, there will be no officials or timers.
- Teams are expected to finish in approximately two hours. The 8th end cannot start after two hours has elapsed. Full extra end tiebreakers will be played.
- Tie Breaking Rules
- After each team's first win they will throw 2 draws to the button with sweeping (one of each turn, different players). The total distance from the pin will be used for any tie-breaking scenarios that cannot be resolved in the one planned tiebreaker draw. A full tiebreaker document will be posted before the first game
- Teams consist of four or five people of any gender. We prefer that at least three players be from the same club or region. Out of town teams will be listed as their club or region.
- WCF broom heads will not be required, but commercially available broom heads must be used (no homemade heads). Hardline brooms may not use the plastic insert.
- Stick curlers are welcome