The World Financial Group Continental Cup brings together the finest curlers on the international scene to compete in a unique format where Team World faces Team North America in different disciplines.
Six teams are on each side – three men’s and three women’s. They face each other during this four day event in regular Team curling games, Mixed Doubles, Singles, Mixed Skins and Skins games.
Team World (then Team Europe) won in 2003 (Thunder Bay, Canada), 2006 (Chilliwack), 2008 (Camrose) & 2012 (Langley).
North America won in 2002 (Regina), 2004 & 2007 (Medicine Hat) & 2011 (St Albert).
For the 2013 WFG Continental Cup, a new points system will also be in place. A total of 60 points is now available, meaning the side which earns more than 30 points will be declared the champion.
For the six Mixed Doubles and six Singles matches, one point will be awarded for each victory, one-half point if tied). There will now be 18 team games (nine men’s and nine women’s) played, instead of the previous 12, each worth one point for a win, one-half point for a tie. All games are eight ends and there are no extra ends. There will also be six Skins games, with each game worth a total of five points to the winner.
The winning side receives $52,000 Cdn ($2,000 per member, including captain and coach), while the losing side gets $26,000 ($1,000 per member, including captain and coach). As well, the side which generates the highest points total from the six Skins games will receive an additional $13,000 ($500 per player, plus captain and coach).
The Canadian Sports broadcaster, TSN, will provide complete coverage of the Cup inside Canada and this coverage will be available to curling fans outside Canada to enjoy via the World Curling Federation website www.worldcurling.org
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