The Gore Mutual Insurance Company is proud to once again sponsor the Ontario School Curling Championships, the finals being held at the Pembroke Curling Club in Pembroke, Ontario on February 14-16, 2019. This championship, with its inception in 1948, is the oldest competed for trophy in high school sports in Ontario and the Gore Mutual Insurance Company has been a sponsor since its inception. Eight Boys and Eight Girls high school teams from across Ontario compete at the Provincials for the coveted Gore Trophy and Gore Bowl.
The qualification process begins with the Zone Qualifiers (a double knock-out event) in December/January. Check the How to Participate link to determine which Zone your school falls under. The A-side and B-side winners in each of the Zone Qualifiers then advance to the Regional Playdowns (Feb. 2-3, 2019) -- it is from here (another double knock-out event) that the teams competing at the Provincial Championships are selected. The registration fee covers all levels of competition. For those teams qualifying for the Provincials, accomodations are provided by the host committee.
The event is a school tournament. The competition is open to all students enrolled full-time in the year of competition. They must be in regular attendance, be making satisfactory academic progress and meet all OFSAA eligibility requirements. You are encouraged to enter your high school team(s) -- there is no limit to the number of teams that may participate from a school.
The Ontario School Curling Committee is inclusive and believes in equal opportunities for all student athletes to participate in this event. By registering, the student athletes, parents and school officials understand and acknowledge that: i) the Ontario School Curling Provincial Championships are inclusive and gender identity is measured by a student's self-identification; and ii) all members on the Schoolboys competition team shall be billeted in the same residence, and likewise, all members of the Schoolgirls competition team shall be billeted in the same residence, should such team qualify for the Provincial Championships. Every billeter is required to undergo a Police Check with Vulnerability Sector reviewed; school officials may request a copy of the Police Check and are encouraged to contact us should they have any other concerns.
The Ontario School Curling Championship events compliment the OFSAA Championships, allowing curlers further opportunity to compete, develop their skills, make new friends and represent their schools.
Good Curling and hope to see you at the Gores.
Chair, Ontario School Curling Championship Committee