For Immediate Release – Partnership Announcement

 

The Ontario Junior Curling Tour and the Junior Slam Series are excited to inform the

Ontario junior curling community that the two organizations have entered into an

exclusive partnership. The partnership will see both organizations align their strengths to

support opportunities for junior curlers to compete and grow.

 

“We believe this is an exciting step forward for the both organizations. The OJCT has

been a longstanding staple in the junior curling community and partnering with the Junior

Slam Series brings added excitement and opportunity to junior curlers across our

province”, says OJCT Director Matt Wilkinson.

 

“The Junior Slam Series is thrilled to collaborate with the OJCT. We have always strived

to bring to junior curling innovative ideas and opportunities. Our event management and

automation tools are best in class and we now have the opportunity with the OJCT to

support a broader audience and give fans an incredible experience”, states Byron Scott,

founder of the Junior Slam Series.

 

Under the partnership, OJCT events remain fully independent and will now have access

to the Junior Slam Series’ “LiveScores” event management system. The best tools in the

world for running curling events, LiveScores makes it significantly easier to run events,

keep athletes, coaches and fans informed, and market junior curling events to a broader

audience. In addition, top points earners on the OJCT leaderboard will earn an invitation

to the Junior Slam Series Players Championship.

 

“In light of the changes starting in the 2020/21 season, that Curling Canada has made to

the junior curling calendar, timing couldn’t be better for this partnership. The landscape of

junior curling in Ontario is about to change. We look forward to being able to bring the

junior curlers of Ontario a harmonized tour of events including both independent events

and slams.” says Byron Scott.

 

Both organizations will use the 2019/20 curling season to examine their respective point

systems, leverage business efficiencies and develop meaningful event rewards for

Ontario’s junior curlers. The future is looking better already.