Competition Protocol

The Pacific International Cup recognizes both international and British Columbia club curling teams and decides Travelers Curling Club Championship of British Columbia (i.e., the BC teams advancing to a Canadian championship, the International Club Team Championship (i.e., the top international club team) as well as the Pacific International Cup Champions (the winners between the top international team and the top BC team in both men’s and women’s divisions).

The format for both men’s and women’s divisions is an international team pool and a BC Club Challenge Champions team pool for each gender playing a round robin format, thus guaranteeing each team a minimum of seven games. Three qualifiers will advance out of each pool to the medal rounds. The first place team in each pool will advance to the pool finals while the second and third place teams play in a semi-final. Tie-breakers in the pools, if required, will be through a full eight end game. If an odd number of teams are in a tie-breaker and head-to-head records do not decide which team gets a bye in the tie-breaking round, the results of a "draw to the button" will be used. Teams are requested to stay on the ice after their first draw for "draw to the button" scoring.

The International Champions and the BC Champions (Travelers Curling Club Champions of BC) will then meet in the Pacific International Cup Championship game to win the prestigious Pacific International Cup Championship Rings.

There will be no practice ice before each draw or at any time after the competition commences. Practice ice is available early on Wednesday and pre-event.

Coaches, if present, are not allowed on the ice during a game. There are no "time-outs".

All games will be eight ends with ties broken through full extra ends. Curling Canada rules will apply. We are not using time clocks - please keep each end to less than 7.5 minutes for each team - i.e., complete eight ends in two hours. The Director of On Ice Operations may penalize teams for excessively slow play by removing rocks.

Attendance at the opening ceremonies and banquet by all teams is mandatory.

British Columbia teams must abide by the rules of the BC Club Challenge. All spares must be approved by the Operations Director (Wayne Braun) and the Drawmaster (Jim Mann).

On Saturday, ballots will be handed out to each player to vote on the men’s and women’s player that best demonstrates sportsmanship and the spirit of the Pacific International Cup with men voting for the men’s sportsmanship award and women voting for the women’s sportsmanship award. The man and woman winning the Pacific International Cup Team Sportsmanship Award will be announced and the awards presented at the Saturday Night Social.

Welcome to the Pacific International Cup. It is a pleasure to host you at the Richmond Curling Centre where you can rekindle old friendships and make many new ones. Good luck, good curling and great sportsmanship!




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