State Championship Format

Entry Instructions for Men’s / Women’s / Mixed / Juniors
The following information is required for playdown entry:
• Each team member must complete online entry through the USCA website
• Full payment of entry fees plus any applicable regional fees
• Proof of citizenship, if not already listed on the USCA web site (world team trials and wheelchair only)
• Complete all health information and other related documents as part of the online entry process

Note: The USCA will not allow any exception of the entry deadlines! All entry documents must be received at the USCA office by the deadline dates. Teams are encouraged to submit all entry documents to the USCA office at least two weeks in advance of the appropriate deadline.

All entries must be done online through the USCA website:
www.teamusa.org/USA-Curling

Championship Formats
Less than 10 teams = single team is outright winner unless two or more teams tie
• 2 teams – best two out of three games
• 3-4 teams – double round-robin
• 5-9 teams – single round-robin

10-14 teams = split round-robin of two pools with semifinals and finals
• top two teams from each pool advance to semifinals
• pools will be peer-seeded prior to the start of the event

15-21 teams = split round-robin of three pools with quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals
• top two teams from each pool advance
• 4-rock shootout between top three teams will determine the top two teams to advance directly to the semifinals, remaining four teams play quarter-finals
• pools will be peer-seeded prior to the start of the event

22-28 teams – split round-robin of four pools with semifinals and finals
• top team from each pool advances to the semifinals
• pools will be peer-seeded prior to the start of the event

29+ teams – modified triple knockout
• standard tournament bracket
• a team losing a total of three games is eliminated from the competition
• bracket will be peer-seeded at the team meeting prior to the start of the event

Double knockout rule is in effect for any championship leading to Worlds (i.e., Juniors).
Ties will be broken by standard WCF tie-breaker procedures.