Canada Games

Curling NB 2023 CWG Selection Committee

Canada Winter Games 2023…..Confederation Bridge, here we come

The 2023 Canada Games will be held in PEI between the 17th of February 2023 and 6th of March 2023.

For Curling competition in PEI will take place as follows:

Female Curling- 17-23 Feb

Male Curling- 26 Feb to 4 Mar

Mixed Doubles- 26 Feb to 3 Mar

The NBCA is responsible for delivering a program to manage the selection and development of NB’s Canada Games Curling Representatives. The NBCA through the NBCA CWG Committee will oversee the selection of one men’s team, one ladies’ team and a mixed doubles team.

The 2023 Curling NB CWG Committee will be comprised of a Chairperson (Shawn Riggs), Technical Director (Brian Rice), and the Training Coordinator (CCE appointed representative).  The mission of this committee is two-fold:  First and foremost, we want to encourage and facilitate the growth and development of curling within the province of New Brunswick.  This will be accomplished by providing CWG aged curlers various training components through on ice sessions or spiels and encourage participation in as many selected spiels as possible during a season. This will help teams/players work on game readiness as well as participate in training opportunities.  This focus will be the center of gravity for the committee from 2019-2022.  Secondly, in the final year of the CWG cycle (2022-2023), our focus will shift to the selection process and ensuring that we select the most competitive teams to represent NB at the 2023 CWG.  The intent is to select teams that have a viable opportunity of medaling at the 2023 Canada Winter Games.

Teams will be selected through an open qualifying process.  In addition, there will be development camps and age appropriate events to prepare the teams.  The draft schedule is outlined in the CWG Training Plan 2019-2023 document.  This document not only highlights when events will likely be taking place, it also provides an overview of the various training objectives for both players and coaches.  All players/parents and coaches are encouraged to review this document.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW 2023 CWG Training Plan  (Please Note:  this document has been update as of 12 December 2021 reflect COVID 19 impacts.)

Eligibility: 

Team Discipline: Under-18 for both Men’s and Women’s Four Person same gender team disciplines (LTAD Learn to Compete Stage) Competitors shall be a maximum of 17 years of age on June 30th, 2022. Born on or after July 1st, 2004. 4 x athletes and 1 x coach per team. The coach must be a Certified Competition Development Coach OR Certified Competition (Competition Introduction) Coach with specialized Canada Winter Games Professional Development Module. Minimum age 21.

Mixed Doubles Discipline: Under-20 for the Mixed Doubles team discipline (LTAD Train to Compete Stage) Competitors shall be a maximum of 19 years of age on June 30th, 2022. Born on or after July 1st, 2002. One (1) female athlete, one (1) male athlete and one (1) coach per team. The coach must be a Certified Competition Development Coach OR Certified Competition (Competition Introduction) Coach with specialized Canada Winter Games Professional Development Module. Minimum age 21.

Funding:

There is provincial funding provided to the Selection Committee to assist with the cost of the development opportunities provided throughout the CWG cycle.  This funding will be used to benefit all teams leading up to the actual selection process as well as to assist the “selected” CWG teams as they prepare to represent NB at the CWG.

Selection Process for Teams Discipline: 6 boys and 6 girls teams will qualify from one open qualifying event and move on to the final CWG Selection Spiel:

Team Qualifier – 28-30 October 2022 will qualify the 6 boys and 6 girl teams. Location TBC

Team Selection Spiel – 10-13 November 2022 will be a 6 team TKO event for both the boys and the girls. Location TBC

Selection Process for Mixed Doubles Team: The CWG Mixed Doubles Selection Spiel will be an open event with no limitations of the number of entries.  This event is tentatively scheduled 1-4 December 2022. Location TBC however multiple venues may be used.

Captain Shawn Riggs

Operations Officer, Personnel Support Services, 5th Canadian Division Support Group
Canadian Armed Forces

Shawn.riggs@forces.gc.ca/ Tel: 506-422-2328 / CSN: 432-2328 / BB: 506-999-2311