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2018 Mixed Doubles and Seniors Entries Open

The National Competitions Committee of the Australian Curling Federation (ACF) is seeking team nominations for Mixed Doubles, Senior Men, and Senior Women events being held in Naseby, NZ commencing on Wednesday, 26 September 2018 and finishing on Sunday 30 September. 

 Please note: an additional day has been added to the previously published dates. The tournament may start on September 26 if necessary. Nominations close August 1st and exact dates will be published shortly after this deadline. The bonspiel committee strongly suggest not booking flights prior to the release of the confirmed dates.

 The ACF will follow the Australian Curling Federation National Eligibility document and all players must be current paid members of a state association (by competition in September).
Upon completion of National’s, and provided the teams meet the ACF selection criteria and the World Curling Federation (WCF) criteria:

 •             The winning teams of the Senior Men’s and Senior Women’s events will represent Australia in the World Senior Curling Championships in their respective disciplines. The WSCC will be held in Stavanger, Norway April 20-27, 2019.
•             The winning team in the Mixed Doubles will represent Australia in the World Mixed Doubles Championships in Stavanger, Norway April 20-27, 2019

 Interested teams are required to register their nomination by 2000 hrs AEST 1st August, 2018 and a non-refundable $500 deposit is required to be paid with each team nomination. (Applicable to all disciplines).  The fee has increased this year as the ACF has taken out insurance to cover travel for teams competing in ACF endorsed events overseas (including this national competition). 

 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.

 Once the nomination due date closes the following will apply to teams:
•             If there is only a single team nominating for a discipline: the team will have their deposit reimbursed in full;
•             If there are less than four teams nominating for a discipline: teams will be required to deposit a further $500 (for a total of $1000) per team to secure their nomination. This second deposit will be required within a week of the nomination due date of August 1 (those Teams will be notified by the undersigned). Teams that do not show up to a 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 once costs have been established (dependent on number of teams competing).

 Entries are to be sent to Rob Gagnon at gagnon@tpg.com.au using the linked form below named 2018Aust_Nat_MD_Seniors_Entry.docx. A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt of both the nomination form and the $500 deposit.

2018Aust_Nat_MD_Seniors_Entry

 Bank Details:
Account Name: The Australian Curling Federation Inc.
BSB/Account Number: 034292 / 361160
Bank: Westpac Banking Corporation

 Please direct any questions to Rob Gagnon at gagnon@tpg.com.au
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