Welcome to another year of curling in the Thursday Open League at the VCC.
Draw Times: 6:45 pm and 9:00 pm
Curling Dates: We have 27 weeks of curling again this year starting on Thursday September 16, 2021 and concluding on April 7, 2022.
For your planning, here are the dates, month by month:
September 16, 23
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18, 25
December 2, 9, 16
January 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Social Evenings: We will have two social evenings (pizza and whatnot). The first is December 16th and the other is April 7th. These social events are included in your League fees.
League Format: We have been fortunate to once again have twenty-seven weeks of curling available to our league. With thirty-six teams, this allows for four nine-team divisions (A, B, C, D) in three blocks of curling. During each nine-week block, teams will play in a round-robin format. Teams will be re-seeded prior to round two and three. Reseeding will see the top three teams in B, C, & D move up a division, and the bottom three teams in A, B & C move down a division. The third block of curling will effectively be our nine-week playoff. At the conclusion of the third block, division winners will be announced. Teams will again be reseeded prior to the start of the next curling season.
Fees: The league fee for each team is set at $1,220.00 for 2021/22.
What your fees cover: • Ice rental • Social evenings • Prizes • Administration fees including VCC Thursday Open website, bank account charges, misc. supplies etc.
In addition to league fees, each VCC member pays a VCC Membership fee of $42.00 (incl. GST) in one league and there will be a one time Covid reopening fee of $31.50 (incl. GST). Ie. If you play in three leagues, you pay the VCC Membership fee in your primary league only.
Payment: Each team supplies one cheque payable to the “VCC Thursday Open League”.