(Compare to Men's 40+ A/B leagues)
The 40+ Open Division is for men and women age 40 and older who are still at the pinnacle of their careers. These teams are guaranteed four games: two on Friday and two on Saturday. Teams hold up to 8 players with 4 players on the ice at a time. After two days of competitive play, 6 teams will advance to the Golden Shovel round on Sunday to compete to have their names inscribed in the Golden Shovel.
6 teams - 1 pool - All teams will advance: The top team in each pool plus 5 wild cards (calculated by most points, ties in point total are broken by highest total number of goals scored followed by goal differential) will advance to Championship Sunday.