World Financial Group
(Courtesy the Canadian Curling Association)
Mixed Doubles - (6 points)
Each side will be required to pick six Mixed Doubles teams with two members of each individual team selected. A Mixed Doubles team consists of two throwers (one man and one woman). Sweeping will only be provided in this competition by the two players on the ice for each team. Normal sweeping and throwing rules will apply.
A total of one point will be awarded for each Mixed Doubles game won. In the case of a tie, each team will receive 1/2 point. Since six games are being played, a total of six points will be awarded.
Singles - (6 points)
Each of the six teams from each side will participate in the six Singles matches (three women and three men). The Singles competition consists of six shots and each curler on each team must throw at least one of the shots but not more than two so that all 24 curlers from each side will participate.
The winner of each game earns one point. In the event of a tie, each team will receive 1/2 point. A total of six Singles games will be played, meaning a total of six points will be awarded.
Team Competitions - (18 points)
The Team competition is a game of regular curling. Each side will play a total of 18 games (nine men's games and nine women's games).
A total of one point will be awarded for each game won. In the case of a tie, each side will receive 1/2 point. A total of 18 team games are being played, meaning a total of 18 points are available.
Skins - (30 points)
Aggressive strategy combined with exceptional shot-making should be the highlight of this final battle for points. Each side will play six Skins games and every curler must play in this aspect of the competition but only once.
The total Skins points available are 30 (total of five points for each game). The points for each of the first six ends of each Skins game will be 1/2 point per end. The final two ends of each game will be worth one point each.
In the event of tie games after eight ends, each team will choose one player for a draw to the button to determine who takes the points.
With 60 points available, the first team to reach 31 points wins the overall competition.