The McLellan Cup is a challenge that continuously travels in the Maritimes between New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, 134 years of curling history
First played for in 1887, the cup
was competed for in an inter-Provincial Bonspiel between the New Brunswick and Nova Scotia clubs at Moncton in 1887. The trophy was the gift of the Honourable D. McLellan
, Provincial Secretary of N.B.,1883, and Member of the Legislative Council to 1890.
Since 1907 the McLellan Cup has become a regular Men’s Club Challenge. This year it marks the 114th year as a continuously sought-after trophy–the oldest men’s club challenge trophy in curling anywhere in the world. Each match that has been played is being recorded in log books that accompany the trophy. So far there have been 1,476 games. All curling clubs involved, player names, team scores and winners can be tracked back. A true travelling history.
The cup will be contested this year at Curl Moncton, on Wednesday, December 11, starting at 1 p.m.
Games take place on a Wednesday afternoon. The challenge takes place with 3 teams selected from interested male club members of the host club, playing 14 ends (the first games were 21 ends) against three teams from the previous winning club. The winner is decided by a combined score of all three teams.