From November 14 to 18, 2018 the RCD will be hosting its 12th annual wheelchair curling bonspiel tournament – 2018 Canadian Open. 

RCD Bonspiel Background
Wheelchair curling tournaments have been staged at the Paralympics since the 2006 Winter Paralympic Games in Turin. The 2018 Winter Paralympics was held from March 10 to 17, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. Gold medal went to Team China, Silver to Team Norway and Bronze to Team Canada. As of May 2018, the current Wheelchair World Rankings Top Five is in the order of: China, Norway, Russia, Canada and Korea.

We are happy to announce that we have 14 teams registered to compete in the 2018 Bonspiel; they are all of high caliber athletes and including a number of international and national teams. The RCD strives to make this event nationally and internationally acclaimed and hope to attract many audiences and to help bringing wheelchair curling global presence to Richmond. 

 

Participating Teams – 14 Teams

 

Event Details
Date:              November 14 to 18, 2018
Time:             Refer to Draw Schedule
Venue:           Richmond Curling Club (5540 Hollybridge Way, Richmond, BC)
Format:           7 games of Round Robin; 2 games for Championship & Placement Play-Off

Opening Ceremony: November 14, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Round Robin: November 14 to 17
Play Off: November 17 to 18
Award Presentation: November 18, 2018 at 12 p.m.    

 

Draw Schedule (November 14 to 18, 2018)
Click here to download the Draw Schedule.

 

Volunteers Recruitment Rock Cleaners to assist with the competition

Click here to download Volunteer Invitation and Volunteer Registration Form.

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Thank you to our 2018 12th Annual Bonspiel Sponsors:

 

2018 Title Sponsor 2016-2018 Special Sponsor
   
Ice Sponsor Special Banquet Sponsor
   
Media Sponsor Bonspiel Athletes Sponsors
 
   
Bonspiel Hotel Sponsor
 
Bonspiel Supporters

 

   

Special Acknowledgement and Recognition to the Province of British Columbia

 

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