Pacific International CupOur apologies for the lack of recent updates! We've been busy here at the PIC, and we have a lengthy update to share with you.
As you may have heard, the BC Club Challenge Championship is now a separate event from the PIC and will be hosted by Curl BC at the Abbotsford Curling Club from March 21-24. The eligibility and format for the Club Challenge has changed as well this year. For all the details about those changes, you can check them out on the Curl BC website.
This means that there will be a change in the format for the Pacific International Cup.
For our 20th Anniversary, we are going back to our original format. There will be 16 men's and 16 women's teams, in 2 pools of 8. The top 3 teams from the BC Club Challenge will be offered a spot in the PIC, and if they decline, alternate teams will be offered the spot, in the manner described by Curl BC. There will be no BC specific pool in the PIC this year, the BC teams will be mixed into the pools with our invitees.
We will be inviting 13 men's and 13 women's teams from around the world to join us in April. Requests for associations to submit their nominations to join us have gone out, but if you haven't received that email, please contact us if your association would be interested in joining us in April.
The eligibility for curlers and teams at the PIC will follow the rules that we have established in the past. This event is meant for competitive club curlers and for curlers developing our sport in non-traditional curling countries, and it is not intended for High Performance curlers. If you have any questions about the eligibility requirements, please contact us.
If your association is interested in nominating a team for the 20th Annual PIC this April, please let us know as soon as possible. The deadline for nominating teams is November 30th.
The PIC Committee