FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Junior Slam Series and the Ontario Junior Curling Tour are excited to inform the Ontario junior curling community that the two organizations have entered into an exclusive partnership. The partnership will see both organizations align their strengths to support opportunities for junior curlers to compete and grow.
“The Junior Slam Series is thrilled to collaborate with the OJCT. We have always strived to bring to junior curling innovative ideas and opportunities. Our event management and automation tools are best in class and we now have the opportunity with the OJCT to support a broader audience and give fans an incredible experience”, states Byron Scott, founder of the Junior Slam Series.
“We believe this is an exciting step forward for the both organizations. The OJCT has been a longstanding staple in the junior curling community and partnering with the Junior Slam Series brings added excitement and opportunity to junior curlers across our province”, says OJCT Director Matt Wilkinson.
Under the partnership, OJCT events remain fully independent and will now have access to the Junior Slam Series’ “LiveScores” event management system. The best tools in the world for running curling events, LiveScores makes it significantly easier to run events, keep athletes, coaches and fans informed, and market junior curling events to a broader audience. In addition, top points earners on the OJCT leaderboard will earn an invitation to the Junior Slam Series Players Championship.
“In light of the changes starting in the 2020/21 season, that Curling Canada has made to the junior curling calendar, timing couldn’t be better for this partnership. The landscape of junior curling in Ontario is about to change. We look forward to being able to bring the junior curlers of Ontario a harmonized tour of events including both independent events and slams.” says Byron Scott.
Both organizations will use the 2019/20 curling season to examine their respective point systems, leverage business efficiencies and develop meaningful event rewards for Ontario’s junior curlers. The future is looking better already.