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NB Canada Games Selection 2019 ....The road to Red Deer Alberta


The 2019 Canada Games will be held in Red Deer Alberta in 2019.

The NBCA is responsible for delivering a program to manage the selection and development of NB's Canada Games Curling Representatives. NB will select one boys team and one girls team. 4 players and a coach comprise each team.

Goal is to develop a broad base of competitive players and to develop coaches and to prepare the eventual winners for medal competition.

  • Players must born July 1, 2000 or later.
  • Winning Coaches must be certified (Check with Kevin Kyle and/or Brian Rice for details)

Teams will be selected through an open qualifying process. In addition there will be development camps and age appropriate events to prepare the teams. The overall schedule is:

2016-2017 Development Camps and Spiels, information Sessions.

2017-2018 Camps and Spiels

                   2 Open Team Entry Qualifiers - each qualifying 3 Boys and 3 Girls teams for a total of 6 teams in each category. Final 6 event will determine the representatives.

                   Sites to be determined.

2018-2019  Development of Canada games bound teams. Start development process for 2023 Games. 


2016-2017 Events

Sept 16,17, 2016 Curl Moncton - Development Camp and Mini Spiel - Click Here for Information and Registration Form.

Nov 5,6, 2016 - TSA Curling Club Saint John Canada Games Division TSA Junior Cash Spiel (Canada Games Teams play Saturday and Sunday only.Details to follow.

Dec 9 to 11, 2016 Curl Moncton - Development Camp and Spiel. Click here for details and registration Form

Jan 20 to,22, 2017  CWC Curling Club . Contact [email protected] 

Mar 4,5 2017 - gage Curling Club  Contact [email protected] 

April 7, 8, 9, 2017  Willie O'Ree Arena, Fredericton NB.. East Coast U16 Canada Games warm-Up Spiel. Information Poster    To Register on line click here and select East Coast U16 Canada Winter Games Warm-Up Spiel.

2017-2018 Events

Tis the season to select our 2019 Canada Winter Games representatives.  On behalf of the NBCA, all teams are wished the best of luck in their quest.

Over the last two seasons, we have been holding development camps, building up excitement and developing young curling athletes.  Whether you go on to play in recreational leagues or continue on the competitive path, everyone that has participated has learned from the experience and has had a great time.  We are very proud of all our curlers.  Thanks' to the CCE (Centre for Curling Excellence) for providing top notch development opportunities.

Dec. 8-10, 2017 will be our last development camp in this cycle.  Next up will be our Qualifying Rounds and Final Selection spiel.  As noted above, three teams of each gender will qualify from each of the two Qualifying Rounds to advance to the Final Selection spiel.  Coaches, you are reminded to ensure you are properly certified prior to the Final Selection spiel.   

Deadline to register for the NBCA Canada Winter Games play downs is Jan.4, 2018.  Details can be found on the NBCA on line calendar.  Teams may choose to enter both (if applicable) or just one of the Qualifying Rounds. 

Next season will be focused on training and preparing the two winning teams for the 2019 Canada Winter Games being held in Red Deer, AB.  In addition, development will begin on the next round of curlers and coaches for the 2023 Canada Winter Games.

It is a pleasure to announce that Shawn Riggs will take on the position of Chair of the NBCA 2023 Canada Winter Games Selection Committee so stay tuned to the calendar of events.  Shawn will have some exciting new ideas to help continue to grow our great sport!!

Good luck to everyone and "keep your broom on the ice"!!

Kevin Kyle (Chair-NBCA 2019 Canada Winter Games Selection Committee)


Jan. 4, 2018-Qualifier Registration Deadline Date

Jan 26-28, 2018-Qualifier #1 @ Gage Golf & Curling Club (qualifying three teams of each gender)

Feb 9-11, 2018-Qualifier #2 @ Sackville Curling Club (qualifying three teams of each gender)

Mar 22-25, 2018-Final Selection Spiel @ Riverside Country Club (Final 6 Boys and Final 6 Girls TKO)

Feb 15-Mar 23, 2019-Canada Winter Games, Red Deer, AB





2019 Selection Committee:

Kevin Kyle Chair [email protected]
Brian Rice [email protected]


All juniors born July 1, 2000 or later are eligible for the Canada Games Curling Teams.
Team consists of 4 players and 1 Coach.


The NBCA is charged with managing the selection of the NB Canada Games mens and ladies teams. The NBCA has a Canada Games Selection Committee that is a sub committee of the Junior Committee. The Committee is made up of former Canada Games coaches and the provincial technical program co-ordinator.


The objectives of the Selection Committee is not just the selection of the teams but also to ensure that there is a development program in place that will increase the potential of Team NB winning medals. It is also intended that teams and players other than the eventual winners will benefit from the selection process further enhancing the NB Junior development program for the long term good of the sport.


There is provincial funding provided to the Selection Committee for development. This funding will be used to benefit all teams leading up to the selection spiel as well as being directed at the final winners to prepare them for the Canada Games.

Selection Process:

6 Teams (6 Boys and 6 Girls Teams) will qualify out of 2 open qualifying events:
Qualifier #1 - Jan 2018 – 3 Qualifiers
Qualifier #2 - Feb 2018 -- 3 Qualifiers
Final NB Selection - March 2018
Canada Games – Feb 15-Mar 3, 2019 In Red Deer, AB
A series of spiels and camps will be organized for the Canada Games age level over the next few years. Check the NBCA Calendar and Canada Games page on the NBCA website for news and updates.

Kevin Kyle - Selection Committee Chair 2019 Canada Winter Games


NBCA Mission: The NBCA is a non-profit organization designed to bring together all curling centres in the province for one purpose: to provide opportunities for all residents, of any age, to participate in the sport of curling throughout their lifetime for fun, fitness and/or competition.

Mission de l’ACN-B: L’ACN-B est un organisme sans but lucratif dont l’objectif est de rassembler tous les centres de curling de la province afin de donner l’occasion à tous ses résidents de jouer au curling, quel que soit leur âge et peu importe s’ils pratiquent ce sport pour leur amusement, leur conditionnement physique ou la compétition.

NBCA Vision: The NBCA envisions to be a leading sports force within New Brunswick and throughout the Atlantic Provinces by providing growth, promotion and development opportunities to all curlers, regardless of age or physical ability, from the grassroots to the highest levels of competitive play.

Vision de l’ACN-B:L’ACN-B veut être une organisation sportive de premier plan au Nouveau-Brunswick et dans les Maritimes. Elle entend atteindre cet objectif en facilitant la croissance, la promotion et le développement du curling au bénéfice de tous ses membres, sans distinction d’âge ou de handicap, des premières glisses aux plus hautes sphères de compétition.


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