The 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts opens on Friday, Feb. 19 with 18 teams featuring various U SPORTS curling alumni competing to win the Canadian women’s curling championship inside the Calgary bubble.
The field was expanded to 18 teams for this year only to accommodate teams that didn’t get an opportunity to compete for their provincial or territorial championship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The teams will be separated into two pools of nine, seeded based on their final standing in the 2019-20 Canadian Team Ranking System.
They will play a full round robin within their respective pools, and then the top four teams in each pool will move on to the Championship Pool, and play four more games against the teams from the other pool. Their preliminary pool records will be carried forward.