At the halfway point in the 2017-18 U21 points season, the top teams in both the men’s and women’s division have extended their leads and firmly established themselves atop the leaderboard.
For the U21 men, Team Hall has used their two wins at the Stu Sells Junior Tankard and the Brampton Junior Cashspiel in U21 events and two stellar performances including one win at the K-W Classic on the WCT/OCT mens tour to already exceed their entire point total from last season. Teams Horgan and Willsey round out a very talented top three.
The battle for positions 4 – 10 is only separated by 150 points with a combination of newly formed teams and U18 teams entering the U21 ranks for their development so with four point events left in the accumulation year, the race to the finish in the top five should be interesting.
For the U21 women, Team Wallingford has maintained their season opening advantage lead over the number two spot now owned by Team Rozon with a slight advantage over Team Little and Jewer who sit in 3rd and 4th place. Team Kiemele has rocketed their way into the top five with two finals appearances in the Stu Sells and Brampton events but are closely followed by positions 6-9 only 120 points away.
For the U18 teams, now three events into the new calendar year, men’s season opening leader Team Fayaz has maintained their men’s lead while focusing on U21 events but closely followed by team Enman, Rooney and Running.
For the women, Team Sutherland has a small advantage atop the women’s standings but are being challenged by both teams Steele and Bernard who have had top performances in U21 events they have played.
To date, over 75 teams have registered across both age groups and genders and are gaining points for every event played, a tremendous response to the changes in the system. New and/or reformed teams who have not played at least two events in the OJCT calendar still have opportunity to register for the 2017-18 accumulation year so sign up here on the registration page.
Teams (and their individual players) who have played in at least two OJCT scheduled events and not yet registered will be deemed to have chosen not register for the 2017-18 season and will not have points accumulated this year or points to carry-forward into the 2018-19 season. Teams affected by this who wish to be considered for registration for 2017-18 must now apply for special consideration through the OJCT Board.