2018 Optimist Provincial U-18 Championship Update - Edmonton’s Crestwood C.C. selected to host first U-18 Berth Bonspiel
The ACF is pleased to announce that the first berths in the 2018 Optimist Provincial U-18 Championship will be awarded to each gender winner of the Crestwood Curling Club’s U-18 Bonspiel scheduled for December 9-11, 2017. The Crestwood has long been a supporter of the Alberta Junior Curling Tour, and their U-18 bonspiel has been a popular event amongst the Tour’s U-18 competitors. The ACF is pleased to liaise with both the Alberta Junior Curling Tour and the Crestwood CC to add additional prestige and value to their mandate.
At its Annual General Meeting in June 2017, recall the ACF membership approved the creation of a U-18 berth bonspiel. The winners of this years’ Crestwood spiel will claim those first provincial berths. Seven subsequent berths, per gender, will come from three regional playdowns later in the season, thus adding two additional teams per gender to what was formally a 6-team championship. In addition, the 2018 provincials will see a format change; from a round robin to an 8-team triple knockout event.
The 2018 Optimist Provincial U-18 Championship will be held in Okotoks. For more information on the Berth Bonspiel, visit the Crestwood C.C. website: http://www.crestwoodcurling.com/.