Subject:  HCC - League Playoffs and Club Championship for 2017/18

Please read the following information with regards to HCC's 2018 season finalization dates, playoff formats, year-end bonspiel, dinner/dance and Champion's day!HCC will be ending our Curling season on Sunday April 15th 2018. As agreed at last year’s AGM in keeping with majority results from last year’s HCC member survey, we are bringing back the league playoffs this year.  Below are the overall plans for each of the HCC leagues for the remainder of the year.  Please watch for information to come from your league convener(s), and your team skips with regards to final draws and play-off schedules.

Daytime leagues:

  • Curling season play for all daytime leagues will wrap-up on Thursday April12th 2018.
  • The daytime league conveners already have or will be providing the schedule/draw schedule for their respective league for the rest of this curling season.
  • Of special note is the year-end Day-Timer’s bonspiel and social that will be taking place on Thursday April 12.  Mark this date in your calendar.

 ** Special Note **

    There will be no curling on Friday April 13th 2018.

  Ice maintenance will be performed in advance of Champions Day which is set for Saturday April 14th 2018.

Twilight leagues (Tuesday Ladies and Thursday League), Saturday Evening Social, and Sunday Novice leagues:

  • Curling season play will end on Sunday April 8th 2018 for Saturday and Sunday Leagues
  • Curling season play will end on Thursday April 12th 2018, for  Tuesday Ladies and Thursday Leagues
  • The conveners for these leagues will communicate the details for the rest of the season to all skips and its league members.
  • Each of these leagues will have a declared champion. A trophy will be presented to the winning team on the last night of league play.

Monday, Tuesday (Mens), Wednesday (Mixed) and Thursday evening leagues:

  • the next draw for these leagues will be the league championship competition for each of these leagues, where teams will be seeded into the A, B, or C tier based on their results from the first 2 draws, and then all team points will start from zero
  • League A, B and C champions will be determined by April 12th 2018. The conveners for these leagues will be communicating the details for the league playoff schedule that will be completed by this date
  • A/B/C winners of each league will then proceed to participate in the HCC Championship Event on Saturday April 14

Friday evening social league:

  • Friday evening league play ends on Friday April 6 coordinated by the Friday night league conveners.  
  • The top 4 teams from the Friday league will proceed to participate in the HCC Championship Event on Saturday April 14

 ** There will be no curling on Friday evening March 30th 2018, due to Easter.

April 14 2018

"HCC's Champions Day"

  • This is a new format that we are trying this year to complete the HCC championship via a single day event
    • Play down for the HCC Championship will be semi-final games between the A/B/C winners:  Monday versus Thursday winners and, Tuesday versus Wednesday winners.  The winners of these games will go on to play each other for the HCC A, B, and C championship
    • the Friday evening league will also have their semi-final and final games
    • Players with team conflicts for the championship play down will need to decide the team they will be playing on for the championship games and find an eligible spare to replace them in each of their other games
  • Please keep your eyes and eyes open as the schedule for this day will be coming out shortly.

April 7 2018

"HCC's Year-end Bonspiel and Banquet"

 In addition to the year-end conclusion for all leagues, we are inviting all HCC members to participate in our year-end bonspiel followed by a dinner and dance which will be taking place on Saturday April 7 2018.

More details about our Year-end Bonspiel and Banquet will be coming soon. Get your team together now, as this promises to be the best event of the season.