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Curling Canada – It will be a global gathering of granite superstars when the 2019 Pioneer Hi-Bred World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing, takes place March 30-April 7 at the ENMAX Centre in Lethbridge, Alta.

For Canadian media requiring credentials, please apply on-line at www.curling.ca/championships/media-accreditation-request-form/, by no later than March 22, 2019. 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.

For media outside of Canada go to www.worldcurling.org/media-accreditation and fill in the form as soon as possible.

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. CLICK HERE to review photography guidelines.

A limited number of rooms at the Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge is being held at a rate of $134 plus taxes per night for media looking for accommodation during the 2019 Pioneer Hi-Bred World Men’s Curling Championship. Those needing accommodation need to book their rooms as soon as possible as space is extremely limited. Email Jay Hamm (gm_lethbridgelodge@northland.ca) at the hotel with the subject line “Request for Media Booking for 2019 World Men’s” to arrange for accommodation.

The 2019 Pioneer Hi-Bred World Men’s Championship will feature a 13-team field and a six-team playoff format; the top two teams from the round robin will go straight to the semifinals, while the third- through sixth-place teams will play in the quarter-finals. Additionally, there will be no tiebreakers. Ties for playoff spots will be broken through head-to-head round-robin results first, followed by pre-game Last Shot Draw results.

For ticket and other event information about the 2019 Pioneer Hi-Bred World Men’s Championship, visit www.curling.ca/2019worldmen/

TSN/TSN2 (RDS2 in French), the exclusive television network for Curling Canada’s Season of Champions, will provide complete coverage of all of Canada’s games, as well as all playoff rounds, at the 2019 Pioneer Hi-Bred World Men’s Curling Championship.

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For further information:

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

Kyle Jahns
Manager, Communication and Media Relations
Curling Canada
Tel: 204-803-8221
kyle.jahns@curling.ca

Cameron MacAllister
Head of Media
World Curling Federation
media@worldcurling.org