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.