Broom Requirements

Given that our Tour Championships now have a berth spot available the MJCT will be enforcing the new sweeping rules at this event. However given the lateness of the announcement we are giving teams until the Tour Championships to become compliant. Having said that we strongly encourage and recommend that all teams purchase the new approved brush heads as soon as conveniently possible.

The purpose of the moratorium is to ensure a level playing field while protecting the integrity of the sport and the spirit of fair play. This will require voluntary player compliance.

If you have not already purchased the new brush heads and are using the old fabrics PLEASE FOLLOW Curling Canada’s recommendations by:

1. Not using directional sweeping (motion must be across the face of the stone and the last sweeping motion away from the front of the stone)
2. Not using hair or corn brooms
3. Not using inserts (Hardline Brooms)–remove the insert and turn the fabric over
4. Not using homemade heads
4. Sweeping with 2 sweepers

Following the above will help to keep it fair for all teams participating in MJCT events!

The Rules as posted in CurlMB’s rule book (page 7) are below and we’ve also attached the report from Curling Canada.

2016-18_sweeping_moratorium

2016-2017 Broom Moratorium
Only World Curling Federation (WCF) approved brush heads will be allowed at CurlManitoba events.
The sweeping technique must be
a) Sweep in any direction; there must be brush head movement in the sweeping motion
b) The motion shall not leave any debris in front of the moving stone
c) The final motion shall finish outside the path of any stone

Unofficiatied Play (Regional Qualifiers, Berth Bonspiels and Bonspiels with a Berth)
1. In keeping with the spirit of the game, at unofficiated events, the brooms and sweeping technique shall be governed by the players and coaches keeping Fair Play in mind at all times.
2. If an alternate player comes into the game, they must use the brush of the player they are replacing.
3. The target broom must be the declared sweeping brush of the skip or vice skip (third). Using a separate or different broom as the target broom is not allowed.

Officiated Play (Provincial Championships)
1. All unofficiated play rules.
2. Any player using a sweeping device at Provincial Championships not approved will be suspended from the rest of the competition and the game will be forfeited.
3. Hair Brooms and Corn Brooms are banned but will be allowed to serve as throwing devices.
4. Each player must declare his or her approved sweeping device at the start of the game. A player may not change their brush head during a game, unless the Chief Umpire grants special permission. If a change is made without permission the team will forfeit the game.
5. All equipment will be checked and tagged prior to the event, any changes must be approved by the Head Umpire.
6. A player may request that an umpire inspect a brush prior to or during a game.

Updates

Please note that the MJCT rules have been updated and registration forms for Winkler and Petersfield MJCT events have been added.

Standings and registered teams have now been updated.

Regards,
MJCT Executive

Announcement

On behalf of the MJCT Executive we have some very exciting news to share with all of our supporters and curlers. We have been working hard with Curl MB over the last year to try and confirm their support of the tour. There have been some rule changes that were adopted last season which brought us closer to this news. There will be some additional changes with our points system that will be announced soon.

In the meantime we are pleased to confirm that we have been awarded a berth spot for our Jr. Men and Women in the MJCT Championship event that will take place December 1 to 4th at the St Vital Curling Club. The spots will be awarded to the highest, qualified team at the conclusion of the event. This not only increases the value and importance of the MJCT events but will also give teams another opportunity to advance to the Canola Growers Junior Provincial. We will provide further details as they are confirmed.

As a reminder please find below the 2016/2017 MJCT schedule of events.

Hope everyone has a fantastic summer and see you in the fall. If anyone is interested in volunteering with the Executive please feel free to contact us.

2016 Events

Elmwood MJCT

Congratulations to Teams Bergman and Smith for winning the Elmwood MJCT! Thank you to all teams for participating in the last spiel of the spring.

Finals have begun with Oryniak playing J. Smith in the men’s division and Bergman playing Walter on the women’s side.

Semi final action has started at the Elmwood Curling Club with J. Smith playing Maisey and Radford playing Oryniak on the Junior Men’s side. On the Junior Women’s side it’s Wallis vs Bergman and Friesen vs Walter.

Please find below the draw for this weekend’s MJCT at the Elmwood Curling Club. Results after round robin play are below. One tiebreaker game will take place at 10am for the Jr Men’s side. Semi final action will begin at 12:30pm.

Elmwood MJCT Draw

Elmwood Results and SBR

The Elmwood MJCT will take place April 15 to 17th. Here’s your last chance to curl for the season!

Elmwood MJCT Registration Form 2016

2016 Season

The 2016 Season is upon us. There is only 1 event confirmed for the spring so far as Grand Forks CanAm Junior Spiel has been canceled due to low entries.

Details for the Teulon MJCT are below.

CanAm Junior Spiel – CANCELED

Teulon MJCT
Feb 26 – 28, 2016
Location: Teulon CC

Contact: Ashley Jahns, a_jahns17@hotmail.com, (204) 886-3375
Entry Fee: $180

Teulon MJCT Registration Form 2016

MJCT Championships

Please find below the final results of the Championship Round as well as photos of the winners. Congratulations to Teams Lamb and Walter for winning the 2015 MJCT Championships! Thank you to all the teams who participated. We look forward to another great season in 2016/2017. Stay tuned for the spring events planned!

2015 MJCT Tour Final Championship Round
Women’s Champion
Men’s Champion

Congratulations to everyone on a great season of curling!

Kyle Flett Memorial MJCT Bonspiel

Congratulations to Teams Ackland and Dunstone for winning the Kyle Flett Memorial MJCT Bonspiel.

Kyle Flett Memorial MJCT Draw 2015 FINAL

Semi final action is on right now in Petersfield with Mackay playing Bevan and Lamb playing Ackland on the junior women’s side. On the junior men’s side Dunstone faces Forrester and Lemoine plays Ryan.

Come and check out some great junior curling this weekend in Petersfield!

Please find below the draw for the Kyle Flett Memorial MJCT Bonspiel taking place in Petersfield from Nov 5 – 8th. Good luck to all teams in the final event of the season before the MJCT Championships.

Kyle Flett Memorial MJCT Draw 2015