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This past April, the Nordic Junior Curling Tour (NJCT) hosted the first ever NJCT U21 Mixed Doubles Championships. It included 12 teams from 6 countries curling at the Sundbyberg Curling Center (home club of Anna Hasselborg) for the “Spirit of Curling” trophy. Two of those twelve teams came from Canada and qualified through the Junior Slam Series.
In our 2019-20 season the Junior Slam Series is scheduling a series of qualification events for the right to represent the Junior Slam Series in Sweden curling against an amazing field of international teams for as the championship enters its second year. Qualifying teams will travel to Stockholm, Sweden, paid for by the Junior Slam Series, and get a chance to add their names to the championship trophy.
We are hosting a series of pre-qualification events in which teams will earn points*. The top points earners will earn an invitation to the NJCT Qualifier in January 2020 from which the winning team will travel to Sweden in the spring of 2020.
Our first Pre-Qualification event will be held at Kitchener’s KW Granite Curling Club and will be targeted at U18 Mixed Doubles teams. This event will run in parallel to the U21+ Royal Slam creating an action packed weekend of junior curling.
Format with Full Draw: Pools of 6, Round Robin Games against each team within pool, Guarantee of 5 games
Championship Round Qualification: Top 8 advance based on Record & Shootout
Draw Times Start: Friday 9:00 am Anticipated Sunday Completion: 7:00 pm
* We are currently finalizing our points system and will announce it once finalized.