Mixed Doubles • Wheelchair Mixed Doubles • Senior Men • Senior Women
NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
The National Competitions Committee for the Australian Curling Federation (ACF) is seeking team nominations for the Mixed Doubles, Wheelchair Mixed Doubles, Senior Men’s and Senior Women’s events being held in Naseby, NZ commencing on Thursday 15 December 2022 and finishing on Sunday 18 December 2022.
The final dates and competition duration will be determined by the number of teams entered and will be released to the nominated representative of successful teams by 16 October 2022 as well as posted on this website. It is recommended that teams do not make travel arrangements until this release is received.
A competition draw schedule for each team will be released by the end of October. The draw for each discipline will be dependent on the number of teams nominating and will include a double knockout format as a minimum. All attempts will be made to increase the minimum number of games played by each team to three.
The nomination process and competition outcomes will follow the ACF Eligibility and Selection document Version 2.0 and all players must be current paid members of a State Association (by competition in December) to compete. A copy of the Eligibility and Selection document may be found here or under the Policies and Documents section of the Resources tab at the top of the page.
The competition will follow the World Curling Federation (WCF) Rules for Curling Oct 2021 unless otherwise stated in the ACF Nationals Rules Handbook that will be issued prior to the competition. The WCF rules can be found here.
Upon completion of the Nationals competition, and provided the teams meet the ACF selection criteria and the World Curling Federation (WCF) criteria:
- The winning team in the Mixed Doubles will represent Australia at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships (WMDCC) in Gangneung, Korea on 22-29 April 2023
- The winning teams in the Senior Men’s and Senior Women’s will represent Australia at the World Senior’s Curling Championships (WSCC) also in in Gangneung, Korea on 22-29 April 2023.
- The Winning team in the Wheelchair Mixed Doubles will represent Australia at the World Wheelchair Mixed Doubles Curling Championships (WWhMDCC) With the location yet to be announced, on 12-18 March 2023
NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
Interested teams are required to register their nomination by 2359 hrs AEST 30 September 2022 and a non-refundable $500 deposit is required to be paid with each team nomination.
A State Representative is required to sign each team’s nomination to confirm that each player is a paid member of their State Association. If there are players from more than one State, then a State Representative from each State must sign, or alternatively submit a separate declaration regarding their nominated participants stating the same.
Once the nomination due date closes the following will apply to nominating teams:
- If there is only a single team nominating for a discipline, the team will have their deposit reimbursed in full.
- If there is more than one team nominating for a discipline but less than four teams in total for that discipline, the teams will be required to deposit a further $500 (for a total of $1000) per team to secure their nomination. The requirement for this second deposit will be included in the 16 October competition schedule release and payment required by 23 October. Teams that do not show up to the competition to compete in earnest will forfeit their entire deposit of $1000. After the competition is finished, teams will be reimbursed for the excess deposit amount (if any) once costs have been finalised.
Entries are to be sent to AusCurling.Nationals@gmail.com using the attached forms. A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt of both the nomination form and the $500 deposit. Deposits are to be sent to the following:
- Account Name: The Australian Curling Federation Inc.
- BSB/Account Number: 034292 / 361160
- Bank: Westpac Banking Corporation
- Mention “Team Name” in description field
Please direct any queries to the Competition Committee at AusCurling.Nationals@gmail.com
Rink Info in NZ: http://www.curling.co.nz/
When it comes to sport integrity, it is critical that our athletes and support personnel are aware of their rights and responsibilities. There are a range of tools and resources available to help keep participants informed. Sport Integrity Australia provides a suite of courses and the Australian Curling Federation has an education plan for members which was rolled out in 2021. It is mandatory for all nominating teams to complete the required courses and submitted with the nomination form (including coaches, officials, support personnel). Instructions for completing eLearning courses can be found here.
If a nominating player or coach has already submitted their eLearning certificates to the Australian Curling Federation, there is no need to re-submit. Please follow the below checklist to confirm required information before submitting.
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