Canada’s three Western provincial curling associations have collaborated on the development of a Provincial Team Ranking System (PTRS) to address the need of competitive curlers across Canada.
The move is in response to the announcement on July 23rd that the system that ranks Canada’s top men’s and women’s four-player teams (CTRS) has been suspended until Oct. 31. The suspension was due to travel restrictions and uncertainty as a result of Covid-19.
The PTRS is a simple point based ranking system to rank Canadian men and women’s curling teams. The rankings are determined through the money earned in various curling events held in any province that has endorsed the PTRS in the 2020 season. The system is designed in absence of the Canadian Team Ranking System. The intention is to provide a fair and simple ranking of teams, which may be used for qualification for the respective provincial championships. It is our intention that PTRS will be a temporary measure until the Canadian Team Ranking System can be reinstated nationally.