The men’s and women’s entries for the Oct.19 to 22 Valley First Crown of Curling in Kamloops are finalized, and world-class competition headline the fields. The major cashpiel, which includes 24 male and female teams each competing for $37,500 in prize money has thus far attracted 23 and 21 elite entries respectively from the women and men.
The event is also part of the World Curling Tour, which means prize money earned goes towards the overall points for the trials for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Hosted by the Kamloops Curling Club and running from Oct. 19 to Oct. 22, the Valley First Crown of Curling attracts a field of 48 teams from across Europe, Asia and North America. The Crown of Curling is also the second oldest annual sporting event hosted in Canada’s Tournament Capital. With a rich history over the past 38 years, The Valley First Crown of Curling is one of the few events in Canada that has been able to maintain both a ladies’ spiel and men’s spiel on the same weekend.