Qualification for the Tour Challenge


The Tour Challenge is the largest event in the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling with 60 teams — 30 men’s teams and 30 women’s teams — split into two tiers.

Tier 1: The top 15 men’s teams and top 15 women’s teams based on the World Curling Tour’s Order of Merit (OOM) as of Oct. 1, 2018, receive invitations for this group. If any team declines, the next team ranked on the OOM list is invited.

Tier 2: After Tier 1 has been confirmed, the next 10 men’s teams and 10 women’s teams on the OOM total rankings will receive Tier 2 invitations. To complete the Tier 2, five regional invitations will be extended at the discretion of the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling to teams within the province or region the Tour Challenge is being held.