Here's how Canada's Olympic trials qualifying breaks down for conventional four-person curling as well as mixed doubles. 


 

2021 Tim Hortons Curling Trials

  • Nov. 20-Nov. 28, 2021 at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
  • Nine men's and nine women's team will qualify for the event.
  • Round robin with the top three teams reaching the playoffs. First-place team goes straight to the final while the second and third-place teams play in the semifinal. 
  • Men's and women's winning teams will represent Canada in four-person curling at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.

 

Here's how to qualify:

 

2021 Tim Hortons Curling Trials

Qualifying Event Men Women
2019 Home Hardware Canada Cup champion   John Epping Rachel Homan
 2020 Scotties Tournament of Hearts/Tim Hortons Brier champion   Brad Gushue Kerri Einarson
2020 Home Hardware Canada Cup champion  Cancelled Cancelled
Teams in top three of CTRS in either 2018-19 or 2019-20 Brad Jacobs, Brendan Bottcher, Kevin Koe Tracy Fleury, Jennifer Jones
 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts/Tim Hortons Brier champion Brendan Bottcher (already qualified) Kerri Einarson (already qualified)
Minimum one men's team and two women's teams from Trials qualifying event in early fall*  -
Two teams from Home Hardware Pre-Trials qualifier (Oct. 26-31, 2021)

*If 2021 Scotties and/or Tim Hortons Brier winners have already qualified for the Trials, an additional Trials berth to the respective gender will be made available at this event. The event will happen in the early fall of 2021. Dates and location to be announced. 

Courtesy of Curling Canada 


 

 2022 Canadian Mixed Doubles Olympic Trials

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  • Dec. 28-Jan. 2 (location TBD).
  • 16 teams split into two eight-team pools.
  • The two pool winners, plus the next four best win-loss records qualify for the six team, modified double-knockout playoff.
  • Winning team will represent Canada in mixed-doubles curling at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.
  • Curlers who qualify for the Olympics in four-person curling are not eligible for mixed doubles. 

 

Here's how to qualify:  

 

2022 Canadian Mixed Doubles Trials

Qualifying Event Team
Top four teams from the Canadian Mixed Doubles Rankings as of May 1, 2020 - Jennifer Jones/Brent Laing
- Jocelyn Peterman/Brett Gallant
- Nancy Martin/Tyrel Griffith
- Rachel Homan/John Morris
A - Top two not previously qualified finishers at 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship* - Kadriana Sahaidak/Colton Lott
- Kerri Einarson/Brad Gushue
B - Winners of two regional Tier 1 Mixed Doubles Bonspiel qualifying events in the 2021-22 season* -
C - Top four not previously qualified teams from the Canadian Mixed Doubles Rankings as of Dec. 14, 2021** -
D - Top two teams from the Canadian Mixed Doubles Rankings, excluding CTRS points, as of Dec. 14, 2021** -
E - Top two not previously qualified finishers from a Last Chance Qualifying Event, Dec. 10-13, 2021*  -

* If winning team has already qualified, the next highest non-qualified finisher will get the berth. To be eligible for a Trials berth, the teams must finish within the top four at the events referred to in section A, B and E.

** Canadian Mixed Doubles Rankings will comprise results from best seven events (maximum three CTRS events) from March 15, 2019, to Dec. 14, 2021.

Courtesy of Curling Canada