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2019 to 2020 Challenge Procedure & Schedule
 

Below is the Quebec Challenge Cup schedule for the 2019-20 season. If a Club does not wish to challenge or cannot meet the date, the challenge will be passed to the next Club. The Club must advise the Branch in writing that they do not wish to challenge.

It is the responsibility of the winning team to contact Jim Mastine or Robert Dods. They will advise the challenging club who is the present holder and the person they should communicate with. Following this contact it will be the responsibility of the two (2) clubs to strictly adhere to this schedule.
Jim Mastine: email – mastine@sympatico.ca
Tel: 819-845-7725
Robert Dods: email: RWDods@gmail.com
Tel: 514-695-9796   cell: 514-246-4940

Challenge        Challenger                 vs                    play before

995          North Grenville            Pembroke                  Oct. 20, 2019
996           Deep River           Winner/Gagnant 995        Nov. 10, 2019
997           Laval sur-le-Lac    Winner/Gagnant 996       Nov. 30, 2019
998           Carleton Place      Winner/Gagnant 997        Dec. 22, 2019
999           Metcalfe                Winner/Gagnant 998       Jan. 12, 2020

1,000         Special 1,000 challenge event           Feb. 2, 2020

1001        Carleton Heights   Winner/Gagnant 999        Feb. 23, 2020
1002         Huntington           Winner/Gagnant 1001      Mar. 15, 2020
1003         Ottawa Hunt        Winner/Gagnant 1002      Apr. 12, 2020

 

History
The Quebec Challenge Cup is the oldest competitive trophy in North America. It has been continually contested since 1874. The series is open to any club involved with the OVCA or Curling Quebec as an event under the Canadian Branch. Due to the vast number of clubs waiting to challenge for the Cup, it is typically a 5-7 year cycle to get another chance to challenge for this large, prestigious trophy.

The Quebec Challenge involves having a 10-end double rink curling game. At the conclusion of each challenge, the Cup is awarded to the club with the highest aggregate score.

There are many traditions that have been maintained throughout these 100 plus years of competition. The host club welcomes the opposition with pre-game libations. After five ends of curling, the teams stack their brooms, take a half-time break and enjoy more refreshments and enlightening conversations. Back to finish the competition, and when the scores are tallied and the winner is determined, it is time to head inside to enjoy even more rituals that come with the Quebec Challenge. A post- game meal is prepared by the host club and enjoyed by all. And finally it is time for the cup to be filled, not with just any beverage, but with a Rusty Nail of mammoth proportion, that is not to be enjoyed solely by the winning team, but is to be passed from player to player on every team until the cup is emptied.