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RULES of PLAY:
rules of play will be the Canadian
Curling Association rules of the game (pdf),
with the following exceptions and/or additions:
1. COMPOSITION OF RINKS
2. COMMENCEMENT OF GAMES:
3. DURATION OF GAMES:
All games shall be eight (8) ends (time permitting).
buzzer will be used 20 minutes proir to the end, to signal the finish
of all games.
5. LATE ARRIVALS:
In the event that a team is late for its game, the team ready to
play "MAY" take
A curler who arrives late may join his team, in his/her regular position,
If a team forfeits a game, it will be considered a a Default.
A) Maximum of 2 spares on a team at one time.
A spare will fill the Lead position, and remainder of the team will be
two spares are being used they will fill the Lead and Second positions,
Once the game has started the spare is entitled to complete the game.
8. MEASUREMENT & DECISIONS:
measurements will be made by respective thirds. Any disputes shall be
9. TIE GAMES:
Games ending in ties will be left that way.
A) The free guard zone is
the area between the hog line and the tee line, excluding the house.
B) Any stationary stone(s)
belonging to the opposition that is located within the free
Interpretation: - A delivered
third or forth stone of an end may hit an oppositions
- If a stone(s) in the free guard zone
is removed from play prior
Curling is a game of skill and of traditions A shot well executed is a delight to see and so, too, it is a
fine thing to observe the time-honoured traditions of curling being applied in the true spirit of the
game. Curlers play to win but never to humble their opponents. A true curler would prefer to
lose rather than win unfairly
A good curler never attempts to distract an opponent or otherwise prevent him from playing his best.
No curler ever deliberately breaks a rule of the game or any of its traditions. But, if he should
do so inadvertently and be aware of it, he is the first to divulge the breach.
While the main object of the game of curling is to determine the relative skill of the players, the spirit
of the game demands good sportsmanship, kindly feeling and honourable conduct. This spirit should
influence both the interpretation and application of the rules of the game and also the conduct of all
participants on and off the Ice.