Revised September 11/14
- Open Curling is a one day tournament (called “bonspiel”).
- Teams consist of 4 players: Lead, Second, Vice, Skip
- One alternate is allowed per team and can be used either as substitute or for injury replacement
- Canadian Curling Association Rules and Regulations will be used to govern play.
- The tournament format is set by the convener upon registration for the event and may include but is not limited to:
- 4 to 6 end games
- Round robin format
- “Point” spiel scoring: 10 points for a win, 1 point for each end won, ¼ point for each point scored.
- Ties broken by a “draw to the button” by one member of each team immediately following the game. Teams may sweep their own rocks – no sweeping by opponents.
- Schools may enter only 1 team. Additional teams may be entered based on space and at the discretion of the convener.
- Players must wear either official curling shoes or shoes (not worn outside) with slider tape on the sliding foot. All shoes must be cleaned prior to entering the ice surface.
- Banner is awarded to the team that accumulates the most points. There is no final game.
- Seeding will be used to place teams in divisions based on the prior year’s bonspiel results.
- All teams must complete the league eligibility sheet and fax or email it to the league convenor within the specified time frame.
- Supervisors are required to report the scores from their sheet to the convenor after each game.
- Coaching is done from behind the glass with one timeout permitted for consultation between the coach and the team.
- Measurements may be conducted by the players. In the case where players cannot either use the tool properly or cannot make a decision, both coaches may make a decision. In cases where both coaches cannot make a decision, the tournament convenor will make a decision to either award a point or declare a non-decision (dead rock).
- All players and supervisors must where clothing that clearly identifies their school: polos, t-shirts, etc. or name tags for supervisors.