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Curling Canada – The world’s most famous national curling championship will be heading to the Queen City of Regina next March.

The 2018 Tim Hortons Brier, presented by Mosaic, is scheduled for March 3-11 at the Brandt Centre at Evraz Place.

For media requiring credentials, please apply on-line at www.curling.ca/championships/media-accreditation-request-form/, by no later than Feb. 25, 2018. A week or so before the event, you will be sent a confirmation letter outlining the on-site accreditation procedures.

Those requesting credentials must also email a high-resolution mugshot of themselves to media@curling.ca to make the on-site accreditation process easier.

Please note: On-ice photographers will be required to wear black clothing and shoes and restrict themselves to designated shooting areas during the games. There will be no exceptions to this guideline.

A limited number of rooms at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Regina is being held at a rate of $147 plus taxes per night for media looking for accommodation during the 2018 Tim Hortons Brier. Those needing accommodation need to book their rooms by no later than Feb. 5 as space is extremely limited. Email Joel Douglas (joel.douglas@whg.com) at the hotel with the subject line “Request for Booking Link for Brier 2018 Media” to arrange for accommodation.

It will be the first Tim Hortons Brier played with a 16-team, two-pool format, which is being introduced at this season’s Scotties and Tim Hortons Brier. The champions of Curling Canada’s 14 Member Associations will be joined by Team Canada’s Brad Gushue in the field. Gushue’s St. John’s team prevailed at the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier in its hometown to earn a return trip wearing the Maple Leaf.

The 16th team will be decided in the wild-card play-in game on Friday, March 2, at the Brandt Centre at Evraz Place between the two highest-ranked teams on the Canadian Team Ranking System who didn’t qualify out of their provincial/territorial championships.

The winner in Regina not only will have the prestige of being a Canadian champion, it will go on to represent Canada at the 2018 World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by Ford of Canada, March 31-April 8 in Las Vegas, in addition to qualifying for the 2019 World Financial Group Continental Cup (dates, location TBA). As well, the winning team will be Team Canada at the 2019 Tim Hortons Brier in Brandon, Man.

For ticket and other event information about the 2018 Tim Hortons Brier, visit www.curling.ca/2018brier/

TSN/TSN2 (RDS2 in French), the exclusive television network for Curling Canada’s Season of Champions, will provide complete coverage of the 2018 Tim Hortons Brier.

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For further information:

Al Cameron
Director, Communication & Media Relations
Curling Canada
(403) 463-5500
acameron@curling.ca