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This event provides a fun-packed weekend of curling, betting and partying, and usually occurs in late January or early February. This is open to the first 96 adults members who sign up on the poster that is hung in the Main Lounge. From the 96 curlers, 24 (male or female) are asked by the Calcutta Committee to skip. The 24 skips then draw up their rinks in rotation from the sign up list. After the rinks have been drawn, they are posted (along with the competition schedule) for review prior to the Calcutta Auction Dinner (held the Saturday before the double knock-out competition). At the dinner, the rinks are put up for auction, with the auction proceeds (less 15% to BDCC) being the Calcutta Pool.
The Calcutta Pool is parceled among the winning teams - 40% to the rink not losing a single game, and 12% to each of the five rinks that only lose one game. In addition, after the auction, but before the start of play, each member of a rink can purchase a 10% share of their rink from the owner, thereby making them part owners. This total of all the players' entry fees (less 15% to BDCC) is the Team Pool. This is parceled out to members of a winning rink using the same percentages as described above for the Calcutta Pool. Before each draw during the competition, Club members are able to bet on the outcome of the next draw, by placing bets on winning team Tri-Fecta combinations.