Canadian teams will take their first steps toward the 2022 Winter Olympics this December in Estevan, Sask. The 2018 Home Hardware Canada Cup - one of curling's most competitive and hard-fought events - will take place Dec. 5-9 Affinity Place in Estevan, Saskatchewan.
It will be the 14th renewal of the Home Hardware Canada Cup, featuring this country's best men's and women's curling teams playing for a share of a $140,000 cash purse ($70,000 to each gender). In addition to the cash prizes, the winning men's and women's teams will be guaranteed of a berth in the 2021 Road to the Roar Pre-Trials, which will be the final qualifying event for the 2021 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials - the event that will decide Canada's four-player teams for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Additionally, the 2018 Home Hardware Canada Cup champions will qualify for a World Curling Federation World Cup event during the 2019-20 season.
Seven men's and seven women's teams will be invited to play at the 2018 Home Hardware Canada Cup. With new teams being formed for the 2018-19 season, the Order of Merit standings - which allows new teams to combine the points individual players carried over from former teams - as of May 1 will be used to determine six invitees of each gender. The seventh team will be the top non-qualified team on the Canadian Team Ranking System as of mid-November.
Full event packages will be available starting May 3rd, 2018. Single draw tickets, if any seats remain, will go on sale in the Fall of 2018.
NOTE: Ticket packages will not be emailed/delivered until after final draw times are confirmed, likely in October/November 2018.