Moose Jaw will host the 2015 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the Canadian Curling Association (CCA) announced before noon Wednesday.
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Warren Hanson, director of head operations for Canadian Curling Association speaks with the media after announcing that Moose Jaw will host the 2015 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
Canada’s top female curlers will play at Mosaic Place from Feb. 14 to 22 for the national women’s curling championship.
It will be the first time Moose Jaw has hosted the championship, but Mosaic Place hosted the 2012 Capital One Canada Cup of Curling.
“We couldn’t be happier to bring one of our marquee curling events back to Moose Jaw,” said Greg Stremlaw, CCA Chief Executive Officer, in a press release.
“The 2012 Canada Cup was a shining example of a city supporting our sport and our curlers. We know the people in Moose Jaw, and all over Saskatchewan, will provide an amazing atmosphere in 2015.”
According to the release, the 2015 Scotties will be preceded, for the first time, by a pre-qualifying event that will determine the final 12-team field for the Scotties. Fifteen teams (the 14 Member Associations and the defending champion from the 2014 Scotties) will be eligible to compete, meaning Northern Ontario will make its Scotties debut in Moose Jaw. Four teams will compete in the pre-qualifying round just before round-robin play begins to determine the final two entries. The format will be announced at a later date.
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