The rulebook is currently being reviewed. The final document will be published soon on this site.

I. WCT TOUR REGULATIONS

1.01 Event Categories (MEN/WOMEN)

(a) Events of the World Curling Tour are divided into 8 categories.

  • Champions Series
  • 1000 Series
  • 750 Series
  • 500 Series
  • 400 Series
  • 300 Series
  • 200 Series
  • 100 Series

(b) The category of each event will be determined by the WCT Executive upon receipt of the application.

(c) The awarded category is primarily chosen on the cash prize money offered by the event. Additionally, the expected tv coverage and the historical background of an event can also have an impact for the selection of the category.

For MEN/WOMEN Events

Category minimal Purse
Champions Series Events -
1000 CHF 69.000,00
750 CHF 50.000,00
500 CHF 35.000,00
400 CHF 21.000,00
300 CHF 14.000,00
200 CHF 7.500,00
100 CHF 2.000,00

 

For MIXED DOUBLES Events

Category minimal Purse
Champions Series Events -
1000 CHF 20.000,00
750 CHF 14.000,00
500 CHF 7.500,00
300 CHF 3.500,00
100 CHF 1.000,00

The following conversion rates will be used for events of the season 2020/21:
1 CHF (Swiss Franc) is
CAD 1.40 
USD 1.05
EUR 0.95
YEN 110
GBP 0.85

II. COMPETITION RULES

Coming soon.

III. WCT RANKING

3.01 Definitions

(a) The WCT Ranking is a mathematical method to rate the men, women and mixed doubles teams according to their performance in WCT Events.

(b) The here defined calculation of the WCT Ranking will take effect on June 1st, 2020.

(c) The WCT Ranking includes all results of WCT approved and registered events.

(d) Every team that has scored points in a WCT event will be listed on the WCT Ranking.

(e) The WCT Ranking represents all results of the WCT events played in the last 52 weeks. Results of an event drop out of the WCT Ranking exactly 52 weeks (364 days) after the last day of the event.

(f) All points obtained by teams will be counted. There are no limits to the number of events.

(g) If the team composition changes, each player takes 25% (50% for Mixed Doubles) of the old team points into the new team (Teams have to be registered for the season according to section 2.01 Teams).

3.02 Points Allocation Table

(a) Points shall be allocated based on the event category.

(b) In a 8-team event only the top 4 can receive points (W, F, SF2)
In a 9 – 14-team event only the top 6 can receive points (W, F, SF2, QF2)
In a 15+ team event the top 8 receive points (W, F, SF2, QF4)

  Winner Finalist Semi-Finalists Quarter-Finalists
Champions Series  1200 840 600 432
1000  1000 700 500 360
750  750 525 375 270
500  500 350 250 180
400  400 280 200 144
300  300 210 150 108
200  200 140 100 72
100  100 70 50 36
  100% 70% 50% 36%

* If a 3rd place game is played (winner will achieve 56% vs 4th place at 50%) of champions points.

3.03 Transitional Regulations

(a) The new WCT Ranking will become the official merit-based ranking system for the World Curling Tour on June 1st, 2020.

(b) For the transition, all events of the 2019/2020 season will be retroactively classified in the new categories system.

(c) The results of the last season will be adopted and the points will be credited to the teams according to the new WCT Ranking definitions stated above.

(d) As of June 1st, 2020, the WCT Ranking will thus represent the performance of the teams over the past 52 weeks. All events which are not part of the WCT (national championships, world championships, European championships, etc.) will no longer be included.