Historically, teams representing Wales on the international stage have formed themselves and competed at Playdowns (if there are sufficient teams to warrant it) to decide on who has the right to go. With continually-rising standards in other nations, the Welsh Curling Association have made the decision to move to a selection policy instead. The new selection policy has not changed the eligibility criteria. Full details can be found in the Selection Policy Document. If you would like to apply to be considered for a place on the Wales Curling Performance Programme (which may or may not lead to a place on a national team) please download the Programme 2013-14 Entry Form or the MS Excel version and return it by the deadline: Thursday 14th February. There will also be a separate Welsh National Championships, which will be held on the first weekend of March. Full details are in a dedicated post (see Other Competitions).