2016-17 Durham Region Major League
The Durham Region Major League is back for another year and we are excited to build on the success of the past few seasons.
League play will again be Wednesday Nights at 7:30pm at the Oshawa Curling Club (226 Bond Street E) with quick practice and draw to the button for hammer prior to each game (commencing 7:15pm).
Format is still TBD based on the number of entries received. However, we have continued to increase the number of sheets used each season, so hopefully 2016/2017 will be no different… and we always ensure you get your money’s worth of both games and cash prizes. Last year went from October through late March/early April with playoffs and all teams walked away with minimum $250 plus round robin winnings.
2016/17 teams may consist of any combination/gender of players at any position each week, but remember that playoff eligibility remains for those who have played at least 1/3 of the season. Otherwise, each team will be allowed one spare per game in the playoffs who must play lead.
**In order to minimize local club conflict - all net new Major League individuals must also be verified as active participants in good standing of intermediate (or higher) league play within an OCA affiliated curling club for the 2016-2017 season, unless previously grandfathered. This league is not intended to be a replacement for regular club membership. If you have any questions about this, please contact me. I have also included last years' round robin and playoff rules below for your reference.
The entry fee does increase from $1000 to $1200 per team this season, simply to eliminate last years’ post-game lottery and ensure that we have guaranteed funds for the prize pot. We can still do a 50/50 or something if the group so chooses. $300 per person for a full season of competitive curling is unbeatable (hence the disclaimer above**).
Any questions and entry fees electronically can be sent to me via firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also send a cheque to the OCC (made out to Nathan Martin) to my attention. Entries will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.
First night will be Wednesday, October 19th 2016 and will include all teams paid in full by October 1st.
Thanks again for your interest and consideration.