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<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong><strong>Rulebook</strong>2012-2013www.curlmanitoba.org2012-2013


TABLE OF CONTENTS<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Information page 3<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> General Rules of Play page 4Curl <strong>Manitoba</strong> Special Events page 6JamboreeXmas Bonspiel<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Women‟s BonspielMCA Men‟s BonspielCoaching page 10RequirementsRules of CoachingTime outsFifths/Sixths/Alternates page 12Eligibility page 14Qualifying for Provincial Championships page 17Sport Region QualifiersBerth BonspielsBonspiels with a BerthChampionship Berth Allocation page 20U 18Senior WomenJunior WomenSenior MenJunior MenMaster WomenScottiesMaster MenSafewayMixedProvincial Championships Information page 26Includes all provincial information such as game time operation,Dress code, game ejection, banquet dress code, format, seeding,SBR, spare poolMixed Doubles Rules page 35Dominion Championship page 37Stick <strong>Curling</strong> Rules page 38Sport Regions Map and Member Clubs page 39NormanEastmanParklandInterlakeWestmanWinnipegCentralRule Changes 2012-2013 page 462


<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>These general rules apply to all Sport Region Qualifiers, Berth Bonspiels, Bonspiels with Berthsand Provincial Championships.All <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> member clubs MUST be a member in good standing with <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> NOLATER than December 5, 2012. This entails each club having submitted the requiredmembership demographics by December 5, 2012. Should a club not be a member or not havesubmitted their list by December 5 th , their members will be ineligible to compete in<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> qualifying and provincial events for the 2012-2013 season.All category rules supersede the general rules of play.The <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Rules of <strong>Curling</strong> for Officiated Play govern the Provincial Championships, theU18 Championship and the Youth Jamboree.The General Rules of <strong>Curling</strong> as published by the Canadian <strong>Curling</strong> <strong>Association</strong> shall govern allmatters not dealt within these rules.<strong>Curling</strong> Clubs may have their own rules, for their own leagues and competitions, which willsupersede all <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> rules.Provincial Championship rules supersede the General Rules of Play.TERMSThe <strong>Manitoba</strong> <strong>Curling</strong> <strong>Association</strong> Inc. shall be referred to as <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>The Canadian <strong>Curling</strong> <strong>Association</strong> shall be referred to as the CCAJURISDICTION<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> shall govern all competitions.In all matters the decision of <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> shall be final.The final decision on all matters concerning on ice issues will be made by the Head Umpire.A <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Representative is appointed by <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> to be in charge at Berth Bonspiels,Bonspiels with a Berth and Sport Region qualifiers. This individual is designated prior to theevent and all teams will be notified of who this person is.At all officiated events, the final decision in all on-ice matters will be made by the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>designated Umpire OR by a <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Representative.APPLICATIONAll competitions leading up to a provincial championship shall be played under <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>Rules and the General Rules of <strong>Curling</strong> as published by the CCA. In case of conflict, any specialrules shall take precedence.The Provincial Championships will be played under the Rules of <strong>Curling</strong> for Officiated Play. Incase of conflict, any special rules shall take precedence.ALCOHOLThe consumption of alcohol by athletes, coaches and umpires is not permitted at Junior Eventsas outlined in the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Code of Conduct.3


<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> General Rules of Play<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> reserves the right to alter the draw format of any <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> event.1. At the scheduled starting time for games, the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Representative shall ring abell to signify the start of the game. If a team is unable to commence play at thedesignated time, it shall be assessed the following penalty:‣ If the delay of the start of play is 1-15 minutes, then the non-offending teamreceives one point after one minute and will have last stone in the first end ofactual play. One end is considered complete.‣ If the delay of the start of play is 16-30 minutes, then the non-offending teamreceives one additional point after 16 minutes and will have last stone in the firstend of actual play. Two ends will be considered completed.‣ If play has not started after 30 minutes, then the non-offending team is declaredthe winner by forfeit after 31 minutes. At that time the non-offending team mayaccess the ice for practice.3. All Games will be ten ends, except:‣ MCA Men‟s Bonspiel with a berth, 8 end games‣ <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Women‟s Bonspiel, 8 end games‣ McDiarmid Senior Men‟s bonspiel with a berth, 8 end games‣ Master Women and Master Men‟s Events, 8 end games‣ Recreational Division of the Xmas Bonspiel, 8 end games‣ Youth Jamboree Bonspiel, 6 end games4. A bell will be rung at 2 hours and 15 minutes for 10 ends and 1 hour and 55 minutes for8 ends. The bell indicates that the end in progress shall be completed and one moreshall be played.An end is considered complete and the next end is considered in progress when the finalstone of the end has reached the throwing end tee line.5. Unless specified, a game may be conceded at any time‣ No points will be counted for an incomplete end when both teams still have stonesto be delivered. No Points are awarded when one team has delivered all their stonesand has stones counting. If one team has delivered all their stones and the otherteam has stones remaining and is counting, points will be awarded accordingly.6. A team may start any game with three players except in mixed competitions.‣ A player who has left a game because of illness, accident or other extenuatingcircumstances may rejoin their team at any time during any game in thecompetition.‣ A player may enter a game between ends or during an end already in progressproviding they are able to deliver a stone within the team‟s established deliveryrotation.‣ The substitute player replaces the sidelined player for that end. At the beginning ofthe next end the substitute player may deliver stones in any position of the deliveryrotation of their team. The team must re-declare their delivery rotation at that time.4


7. No change in position played shall be made once the game has commenced. Teamsmust play with the stones provided and colors as assigned on the sheet of ice. Under nocircumstances can stones be moved from one sheet to another.8. In the event of any disagreement between skips, the Event Representative shall beconsulted.9. An On Call Umpire will be available via telephone to handle any disputes. Thechairperson or Event Representative shall not make a decision but shall call the On CallUmpire.10. In the event of a tie, the game is to proceed until a point is scored to decide the winner.11. Should any emergency arise during the time of the bonspiel, the Bonspiel Committeemay change the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> General Bonspiel Rules.12. To be eligible for a berth in any <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> event a team must have won a minimumof 1 game during the event.13. No prizes shall be awarded at the Sport Region Qualifiers and Berth Bonspiels.14. All teams advancing to a Provincial Championship must have three (3) players thatparticipated at the qualifying event in which the team earned their berth to aChampionship. Each of those three (3) players MUST be present and play in theChampionship.15. It is at the discretion of each club to decide whom they will accept as associate orregular members of their club. Such decisions must be made by December 5 th to allowthose individuals to be eligible to play in Provincial Championships.All <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Policies can be found on the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>website at www.curlmanitoba.org/policiesPlease refer to the policies for information on residencypolicy, appeals policy, code of conduct policy and disciplinarypolicy.The signature of approval for certifying eligibility on allentries is the only person allowed to alter an entry, thereforemaintaining the team’s eligibility affirmation.5


<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Special EventsTIM HORTONS JAMBOREETim Hortons 16 & Under Men and Women‟s DivisionTim Hortons 16 & Under Open DivisionTim Hortons Youth Recreational Division (open)Rules1. All team members must reside in <strong>Manitoba</strong>.2. Team members must be a resident of OR curl in the same Provincial Sport Region.3. To compete in the 16 and Under Men‟s or Women‟s Division and the 16 and Under OpenDivision all team members must be 16 years of age or under as of December 31, 2012.Born in 1996 or later. No older than 16 on December 31, 2012.4. To compete in the 13 and Under Youth Recreational Division all team members must be13 years of age or under as of December 31, 2012.Born in 2000 or later. No older than 13 on December 31, 2012.5. All games in the 16 & Under Men and Women‟s Division will be 10 ends with a 5 th endbreak and 2 one minute time outs.6. All games in the 16 & Under Open Division will be 8 ends with a 4 th end break and 2 oneminute time outs.7. All games in the Youth Recreational Division will be 6 ends with coaches allowed on iceaccess with the team for the game as long as a <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> representative is present.8. Team composition in the Youth Division is open and may be 4 males, 4 females or anycombination thereof.9. The bell will ring at 2 hours and 15 minutes.10. If a team has a complete day of rest between games practice ice will be provided uponrequest. A maximum of 30 minutes will be allowed.11. The Cresting Policy is NOT in effect.Spares1. No spares are allowed in the Junior Bonspiel Division BUT a 5 th player may be registeredprior to the start of the event.2. Spares are allowed in the Recreational Division. Spares must register with the eventrepresentative prior to playing. Spare must meet the age requirements and may nothave competed in the Junior Bonspiel Division.NoteThe champion of the 16 & Under Men and Women‟s Division will not earn a berth to represent<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> at the Optimist International <strong>Curling</strong> Championship.6


TIM HORTONS JUNIOR CHRISTMAS BONSPIELJunior Division-Bonspiel with a BerthYouth DivisionRules1. All participants in the Junior Division must be 20 years of age or under as of December31, 2012. Born 1992 or later.2. All participants in the Youth Division must be 14 years of age or under as of December31, 2012. Born 1998 or later.3. Team composition in the Youth Division is open and may be 4 males, 4 females or anycombination thereof.4. All games in the Junior Division will be 10 ends with a 5 th end break and 2 one minutetime outs.5. All games in the Youth Division will be 8 ends with a 4 th end break and 2 one minutetime outs.6. The bell will ring at 2 hours and 15 minutes.7. If a team has a complete day of rest between games practice ice will be provided uponrequest. A maximum of 30 minutes will be allowed.8. The Cresting Policy is NOT in effect.Spares1. No spares are allowed in the Junior Division BUT a 5 th player may be registered prior tothe start of the event.2. Spares are allowed in the Youth Division. Spares must register with the eventrepresentative prior to playing. Spare must meet the age requirements and may nothave competed in the Junior Division.3. Following the registration of their four players, should a player be unable to play due toextenuating circumstances (injury, illness) the team will be permitted to use up to twoeligible spares or have the option of continuing with the remaining three players. Aspare is a temporary player who may play the position of the missing player or lower.7


CURLMANITOBA WOMEN’S BONSPIELGender Specific - FemaleRulesThe bonspiel will be run in conjunction with the MCA Men‟s Bonspiel.The bonspiel will be open to any Women‟s team.Format32 teams maximum8 end games4 eventsguarantee 2 lossesspares allowedbell 1 hour 55 minutes8


MCA MEN’S BONSPIEL – Gender Specific (Male)Bonspiel with a BerthRules1. Items contained in the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> MCA Bonspiel Rules will take precedence over the<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> General Rules. Teams competing for Provincial Berths must also complywith all eligibility rules required to compete in the Safeway Championship.2. Members of teams not complying with the eligibility rules shall be ineligible for berths orqualifiers for Provincial Berths. An ineligible member of a team makes the whole teamineligible.3. All games will be 8 ends. A bell will be rung at 1 hours and 55 minutes indicating thatthe end in progress shall be completed and one more shall be played. An end isconsidered complete (and the next end is considered in progress) when the final stoneof the end has reached the nearer tee line. Unless specified, a game may be concededat any time. In the event of a tie, the game is to proceed until a point is scored todecide the winner.4. In all games where six ends or more have been played and play cannot be continueddue to ice conditions and/or problems within the building, such as power failure,condensation falling etc, and subject to approval of the umpire and the BonspielChairperson, the game shall be considered a played game. All games called prior to thecompletion of the sixth end shall be declared no contest and replayed. This rule shall notapply to games where two penalty points have been awarded due to a team being late.5. Should any emergency arise during the time of the bonspiel, <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> may changethe <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> General Bonspiel Rules.6. Commercial advertising in direct conflict with the event sponsor shall NOT be permittedon apparel during the finals of any event. Apparel manufacturer‟s brand names shall notbe considered commercial advertising for the purpose and interest of this section. Amanufacturer‟s logo is acceptable providing it is less than 1”x 2” (25mm x 50mm.)7. <strong>Curling</strong> teams and/or individual curlers may be disqualified for non-compliance withthese bonspiel rules at the discretion of <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>.8. A minimum of Four (4) teams will win berths in the Safeway Championship through theMCA Men‟s Bonspiel.9. No spares are allowed to participate in the bonspiel. No team member additions orsubstitutions will be permitted after the commencement of the bonspiel. (Club certifiedreplacements will be accepted by the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Office until the Official bonspiel starttime.) Teams found playing with any individuals who are not registered team memberswill be immediately disqualified from Safeway berth eligibility.Format 8 end games 6 game guarantee9


COACHINGREQUIREMENTS1. 21 Years of Age (a minimum of 21 years of age at the time of the competition)2. NCCP Level 1 Certification with Level 2 Technical Training OR Competition Coach inTraining for any events leading up to and including Provincial Championship3. NCCP Certified Level 2 OR Certified Competition Coach for all Junior ProvincialChampionships4. Making Ethical Decisions On-Line Evaluation5. Respect in Sport Certification6. Criminal Record check for Junior Provincial Championships7. Child Abuse Registry Screening for Junior Provincial Championships8. Exception: Youth Recreational Events (Xmas Bonspiel and Youth Jamboree)i. Respect in Sport Certification is mandatory.ii. Prior to the start of competition teams may register a Coach/Adult Supervisor.Certification is not required. However, completion of Level 1 Technical in<strong>Curling</strong> OR Club coach OR Competition Coach Trained is STRONGLYRECOMMENDED.RULES1. A coach may coach either one junior men‟s or one junior women‟s team duringprovincial championships in a given season.2. Each team participating in the Junior Provincial Championship must register aCertified Level Two coach or a Certified Competition Coach for the Championship.In addition, an assistant coach may be registered but must meet all of thecoaching requirements. The assistant coach will ONLY be allowed access to theteam when the coach is absent for an entire game. The coach and assistantcoach are NOT interchangeable during any one game.3. At all Junior Provincial Championships coaches must be in the facility when theirteam is playing. Failure to have a coach present at any game either in its entiretyor for any part of the game will mean the team loses time-out privileges for thatentire game.TIME OUTS1. Two one-minute coaching breaks are permitted in all games leading to a berth in aProvincial Championship. (NOTE: This rule WILL NOT apply in MCA Men‟s Bonspiel)2. One additional 1-minute time out per team is allowed in an extra end. Time outs notused during regulation play may not be carried over to extra ends.The 1-minute time out will commence when the team calling the time out begins anydiscussion with the coach. The time out is complete at the end of 1 minute OR oncethe Coach/Team calling the time out has finished communication. The Coach/Teamthat did not call the time out shall exit the playing surface.3. There will be a five-minute 5 th end break in all junior competitions awarding a berthinto the junior Provincial Championship.4. Coaches must attempt to notify the Umpire or timer to call a time out and shouldendeavor to notify their opposing coach.10


5. All time-outs including the 5 th end break will take place in the ice area. Competitorsare to leave the ice area for necessities only.6. Either a player or a coach may call a Time Out. Consultation is not permitted.7. The coach/team that called the time out may access the playing surface with theircoach; the coach must stay within two feet of the sideboards or backboards. Thecoach may position themselves anywhere behind the back line or between the hoglines within 2 feet of the sideboards. The team that did not call the time out maycommunicate with their coach at the home end and shall not access the playingsurface. A coach may not enter the house or the playing surface at anytime.8. The time out is complete once the Coach/Team calling the time-out has finishedteam communication. The coach/team that did not call the time out shall exit theplaying surface.9. Only the coach may meet with their players during a timeout. Fifths may access theice only at the 4 th /5 th end break.10. The coach and any team member cannot be the same person.11. Should the team winning a Provincial Championship not have an eligible Coach forthe Canadian Championship, <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> will assist the team in attaining a coach.12. At Provincial Championships each coach will be entitled to one - one (1) minute fairplay time out to provide an opportunity to diffuse a negative situation regarding oneof their player's on-ice behavior. This time out will be governed by the Umpire onduty.DIAGRAM OF COACHES ON-ICE ACCESSIBILITY DURING TIME OUTS11


FIFTH PLAYER AND/OR SIXTH PLAYERSFIFTH PLAYERSFor all <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> events leading up to and including Provincial Championships:1. A fifth player may be registered prior to the event.2. NO SPARES ARE ALLOWED.Exception: Spares are allowed from the spare pool at Provincial Championshipsonly.3. Players on the ice must be four of the five players listed on the teamentry/registration form. The registered Fifth player may play any position in anygame.4. In addition, teams qualifying for the six 16-team <strong>Manitoba</strong> Provincial Championships,the 32-team Safeway Championship, the 12-team Senior Women‟s Championship, orthe Master Women‟s Open Championship may identify a fifth player as a teammember with competition privileges as outlined in the CCA Rules of Officiated Play.Fifth players may access the ice during the fifth end break. Fifth players must beidentified prior to the start if an event and 7 days prior to a Provincial Championship.5. Fifths must maintain the eligibility of the team.6. Fifth players will not receive berth winner crests, trophies, or a complimentarybanquet ticket.7. Following the registration of their four players plus a fifth player players for the SportRegion Qualifiers, or following the registration of four players plus a Fifth Player forBerth Bonspiels and Bonspiels with a Berth, and at any level, should a player beunable to play due to extenuating circumstances (injury, illness, employment,coaching at another sanctioned event, etc.) the team will continue with theremaining three/four players. The exception to three person teams will be in mixedcompetitions where four players are required.8. In championship events in which a pre-event practice is permitted, a Fifth Player mayparticipate in the team‟s designated pre-event practice.9. In all events in which a pre-game practice is permitted, a fifth player may participatein the pre-game practice.SPARE PLAYER1. A spare is a player named in the Spare Pool at all Provincial Championships. This is atemporary player who may play the position of the indisposed player or lower. Thespare list is approved by <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> prior to the Provincial Championships.2. The spare pool members must be eligible players from the Sport Region in which theProvincial Championship is being hosted.12


REPLACEMENT PLAYERS1. Upon moving to another level, a team may be permitted to replace a player, should aplayer be unable to play due to extenuating circumstances (injury, illness,employment, coaching at another sanctioned event, etc.). A replacement playerbecomes a permanent registered member of the team and may play any position.The replacement player must meet all eligibility rules of the competition and musthave done so prior to the commencement of the competition in which the teamqualified. The replacement is required to purchase a CCA Competitor‟s Card.<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> office must be advised in writing of any replacement. A team with areplacement player must be comprised of at least 3 of the 4 (or 5) original players.MIXED1. Mixed Teams may name a Fifth & Sixth Player – one of each gender, for theProvincial Championship. All Fifth & Sixth Players must purchase a CCA CompetitorCard prior to the beginning of the championship.2. If a player in any berth bonspiel or provincial championship is unable to continue toplay due to illness or other extenuating circumstance, after the game commences,the team may continue to play any end already commenced with three players. Anystone yet to be thrown by the absent player in that end will be thrown by theremaining player of the same gender. Upon completion of the end fifth/sixth or aspare from the spare pool may be used. If for any reason a spare is not available,the team may continue with three players. The first two players will each throw threestones for the remainder of the game or until such time as a spare is available. Thethrowing sequence must continue to alternate as to gender.(i.e. if a female third is unable to continue the male second shall throw the firstthree stones, the female lead shall throw the next three stones and the male skipshall throw the final two stones.)3. In all cases, a replacement shall be of the same gender as the absent player.13


ELIGIBILITY (all Championships)GENERAL ELIGIBILITY1. Players who have already secured a provincial berth are ineligible for the SportRegion Qualifiers and Berth Bonspiels but may compete in Bonspiels with a Berth.2. Each competitor must meet all eligibility conditions as established by <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>.3. Each competitor shall adhere to the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> residency policy.The policy can be found at www.curlmanitoba.org/policies.4. All players must be members in good standing of a member <strong>Manitoba</strong> Club, which isin good standing with <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> to compete in the Sport Region Qualifiers, BerthBonspiels and Provincial Championships. Players who are not members of a memberclub may participate in Bonspiels with a Berth if they meet all other eligibilityrequirements.5. The verification of the age of all members of the team is the responsibility of theteam authorized signatory.6. All four (4) or five (5) competitors registered on a team must be members of thesame <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> member Winnipeg club or members of any <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> memberclub within the same Sport Region.Exceptions to #7:Junior: A team is comprised of four (4) or five (5) players who wish to registerthrough a school must all be registered students at the same school by October1, 2012.U18: A team is comprised of four (4) or five (5) players who reside in the samesport region and be a member of a <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> member club.Senior Women & Master Women: All four (4) or five (5) competitors on ateam shall not necessarily come from one club, but may be chosen from any clubwithin their Sport Region. All City of Winnipeg affiliated clubs constitute oneSport Region for entry purposes.Mixed: Each team must have two male players and two female players andthey must play in alternate positions. Each team must consist of four players inall games played at all levels. Games will not commence with three players. Aminimum of two players of the team shall be members in good standing of thesame member curling club in <strong>Manitoba</strong> and the team must enter through andrepresent the club of those two players. All other players must be members ofan affiliated curling club in <strong>Manitoba</strong>. All four (4), five (5) or six (6) players of theteam must be accepted by the curling club they are entering out of as a teamrepresenting that club prior to the start of play at any level. The skip and viceskip shall be of opposite gender and one of these two individuals shall deliver thefinal two stones of the end for their team.14


7. Athlete verification shall be as shown on the list of members of the club for thecurrent season filed with CURLMANITOBA.8. If a team is declared ineligible after securing a provincial berth, then the team cannotcompete in the Provincial Championship by dropping the ineligible member(s). Theyare simply not eligible and the entire team will be replaced.9. All provincial participants must sign and submit a <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> ParticipationAgreement and a <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Cresting Agreement seven (7) days prior to theProvincial Championship.a. Seven Days is PRIOR TO NOON from the start of the Pre-Event Practice. (I.e.if the pre-event practice is Wednesday the agreements are due the weekprior on the Tuesday)b. If a team does not submit the two agreements seven (7) days prior to theChampionship, <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> will name an alternate team.10. In the event of a Berth Winner Team not being able to compete at a ProvincialChampionship, <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> will name an alternate team.AGE REQUIREMENTSU18Each competitor shall be a maximum of 17 years of age on December 31st of the year prior tothe National Championship (born 1995 or later).JuniorEach competitor shall be a maximum of 20 years of age on December 31st of the year prior tothe National Championship (born 1992 or later).Women‟s/Men‟sEach competitor shall be nineteen (19) years of age or older on December 31st of the year priorto the National Championship (born 1993 or before).Senior Women/MenEach competitor on a team must be fifty (50) years of age or older on December 31 st of theyear prior to the Canadian Senior‟s Championship (born 1962 or earlier).Master Women/MenEach competitor on a team must be sixty (60) years of age or older on December 31 st of theyear prior to the Canadian Senior‟s Championship (born 1952 or earlier).MixedEach competitor shall be nineteen (19) years of age or older on December 31st of the year priorto the National Championship (born 1993 or before).15


CCA COMPETITOR CARDS (Fees)1. All team members (4) must purchase the current season‟s competitor card.2. All team members (4) must have purchased a competitor card prior to the start of acompetition to maintain eligibility.3. A Team winning a Provincial Berth through a Bonspiel with a Berth must purchaseCCA Competitor Cards (fee) immediately after accepting the berth.4. Fifth players must purchase a CCA Competitor Card (fee) immediately after the teamis awarded a Provincial Berth.5. Athletes competing in Junior Competitions or the U18 are exempt from paying thecompetitor card fee for the 2012-2013 season.6. Master Competitors must either have a CCA Competitor card (fee) OR a <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>Masters Card (fee).NOTE:All Competitor Card (fees) MUST be purchased through the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> office.16


QUALIFYING FOR PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS1. Teams competing for Provincial Championship berths through bonspiels will be subjectto bonspiel rules.2. All berth bonspiels, sport region Qualifiers and bonspiels with a berth will use a semimodifieddouble knock out draw with a qualifier based on the number of teamscompeting.3. It is the sole responsibility of every team member to ensure the club they arerepresenting has submitted their name to <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> no later thanDecember 5, 2012. Any individual not on the club’s membership list will bedeemed ineligible.4. All entries are the sole responsibility of the “signature of approval” on the entry form.This person is the only person authorized to alter an entry, therefore maintaining theteam‟s eligibility affirmation.5. A team may register 5 players. During the bonspiel or the sport region qualifier only the5 registered players may compete and the 5 players can play any position. NO SPARESALLOWED.6. The start times for each draw will be decided by the Bonspiel/Sport Region Eventrepresentative.7. 30 minutes prior to all games in any <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> competition (Sport Region Qualifiersand Berth Bonspiels), the team MUST submit a completed and signed line up card andgive to the designated person. The penalty for not submitting the card is loss ofhammer in the first game the team has earned the hammer. Failure may also result inmaking a team ineligible.8. Notification of the draw and event rules will come by email from the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> office.9. No prizes will be awarded at Sport Region Qualifiers and Berth Bonspiels.10. Pre-game practice ice shall be provided during Sport Region qualifiers and berthbonspiels. Each team will have a 5 minutes practice on the sheet they will play on - ormay throw 8 stones down and back – whichever is the lesser. Coin toss will occur 30minutes prior to game time. If a team is not present for the coin toss they will bedeemed to have lost the toss. Based on the coin toss, teams will have choice of lastrock and first practice or first rock and last practice. First practice will begin at 15minutes prior to game time. A bell will ring to signify the beginning and conclusion ofeach practice session allowing for teams to switch over. A named fifth player mayparticipate in the pre-game practice.11. All Sport Region Qualifiers and Berth Bonspiels will be seeded by the teams that haveentered the event. The teams will have from Friday until Monday NOON turnaroundtime to respond with their seeds.12. At any Sport Region Qualifier and Berth Bonspiel with more than one spot the bonspielwill be declared complete once the spots are declared. (For example, the junior berthbonspiel has 2 spots so there will be no final game.)13. All Sport Region Qualifiers and berth bonspiel games will use a 2 hour 15 minute belland will be ten end games. An end is considered complete (and the next end isconsidered in progress) when the final stone of the end has reached the throwing endtee line. Unless specified, a game may be conceded at any time. In the event of a tie at17


the conclusion of play, play shall be continued without changing the rotation of play(end the stones are thrown to) for such additional end or ends as may be required todecide the winning team. However, the losing skip may; at any time declare the gameconceded.a. Exception: Master Men‟sMcDiarmid LumberSenior Men‟sBonspiel with a BerthMCA Men‟s BonspielAll games will be 8 ends. A bell will be rung at 1 hour and 55minutes indicating that the end in progress shall be completedand one more shall be played.14. In all Sport Region and berth bonspiel games, teams shall throw the designated color ofstone. The team at the top of the draw shall throw the color at top of the scoreboard.15. The A side winner in an A/B final will have choice of color. Teams will play with stonesas assigned and no rocks may be moved or changed unless permission has beenreceived from the Event Representative or Chairperson.16. Commercial advertising may be worn on the apparel of participants during BerthBonspiels and Sport Region Qualifiers provided it is deemed to be in good taste and notin direct conflict with provincial sponsors of the event.SPORT REGION QUALIFYING1. Prior to the start of competition every member of the team must meet all eligibilityrequirements.2. Sport Region play referred to herein does not include nor pertain to any bonspiel thatleads to a Provincial Championship berth.3. To the extent practical (as defined below), teams will be expected to defeat at leastone other team to qualify as a Sport Region representative in the respectiveProvincial Championship. Pairing Sport Regions will be in such a manner that noteam will be able to advance to a Provincial Championship without playing a game.(For example, if 2 Sport Regions are paired and each sport region has 1 team entrythen 1 spot will be removed and the 2 teams will play for 1 provincial berth). Toaccomplish this, each Sport Region will be „paired‟ with a neighboring Sport Region.Exception: Norman Region4. <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Sport Region pairs for all championships will be:• Parkland and Westman• Interlake and Eastman• Central and Winnipeg• Norman will NOT be required to pair up (due to geographical locations)5. Region make-up is the sole responsibility of <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>. Member clubs by SportRegion can be found on pages 39-45.6. <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> will be responsible for coordinating the Sport Region playoff in the caseof one-entry Sport Regions OR for the transfer of the Sport Region berth to the „pair‟Sport Region in the case of zero-entry Sport Region. The <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Sport RegionQualifiers will be held on the specified dates throughout <strong>Manitoba</strong>. The dates arepublished on the Calendar of Events. No Exceptions allowed.18


‣ If in the case of one-entry each in the paired Sport Regions in <strong>Manitoba</strong>, oneberth will be awarded and the other berth will go to the Sport Region with thehighest participation ratio.‣ If Winnipeg Sport Region entries fall below 3, the number of Sport Regionberths in the initial playoff will be reduced to one. The berth will go to theSport Region with the highest participation ratio.‣ If there is no entry in Norman Sport Region, the berth will go to the SportRegion with the highest participation ratio.BERTH BONSPIEL QUALIFYING1. Prior to the start of competition every member of the team must meet all eligibilityrequirements.2. Teams playing in the qualifying round of all berth bonspiels must maintain eligibilityrequirements to proceed to the Championship.BONSPIEL WITH A BERTH QUALIFYING1. Junior Christmas Bonspiel Berth will be allocated to the winner of A Event if the team iseligible; if the team is not eligible the berth will be awarded to the other finalist in the AEvent. Due to any other circumstances the playoff for the berth will be determined by<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>.2. MCA Men‟s Bonspiel Berths will be awarded through specific events.3. McDiarmid Lumber Senior Men‟s Bonspiel Berth will be allocated to the highest eligibleteam in the McDiarmid Lumber Bonspiel qualifying round.4. There will be no practice time allotted for bonspiels with a berth.5. Bonspiels with a berth will not be seeded.6. Teams competing in a bonspiel with a berth shall be subject to the rules of the Bonspieland:i. the eligibility rules for a team to win a berth, andii. If a team that is ineligible to win a berth progresses to a berth winning position inthe bonspiel, the berth shall be awarded to an eligible team. All eligible teams thatlose in any berth winning game shall be entitled to participate in a playoff for anyberths that are thus created. The intent is that ineligible or qualified teams cannotcreate byes nor secure additional berths for their Sport Region Qualifier in theProvincial Championship as a result of the bonspiel competitions.7. Bonspiels with a Berth include MCA Men‟s, McDiarmid Lumber, Chicken Chef MastersMen‟s, Christmas Junior Men‟s and Christmas Junior Women‟s Bonspiels.To advance to the next level of competition a team must be comprised of aminimum of at least 3 of the 4 (or 5) original players19


CHAMPIONSHIP BERTH ALLOCATION8 TEAM U18 WOMEN CHAMPIONSHIP—Gender Specific(Female)Berth1 - 6BerthOne (1) berth awarded to the winning team for each of the six sport regionqualifiers:Norman, Parkland, Westman, Central, Eastman, InterlakeTwo (2) berths awarded to the Winnipeg Sport Region7 – 88 TEAM U18 MEN CHAMPIONSHIP—Gender Specific(Male)Berth1 - 6BerthOne (1) berth awarded to the winning team for each of the six sport regionqualifiers:Norman, Parkland, Westman, Central, Eastman, InterlakeTwo (2) berths awarded to the Winnipeg Sport Region7 – 8Note:The winners will go on to represent <strong>Manitoba</strong> at the U18 International Optimist in the sameyear starting in the 2013-2014 season.20


16 TEAM JUNIOR WOMEN CHAMPIONSHIP—Gender Specific(Female)Berth1 - 7BerthOne (1) berth awarded to the winning team for each of the seven sport regionqualifiers:Norman, Parkland, Westman, Central, Eastman, Interlake, WinnipegThree (3) berths awarded to the Sport Regions with the highest participation ratio8 – 10BerthTwo (2) berths awarded to the 2012 Spring Junior Berth Bonspiel11 – 12BerthOne (1) berth awarded to the 2012 Early Bird Fall Berth Bonspiel13BerthTwo (2) berths awarded to the Junior Berth Bonspiel14-15BerthOne (1) berth awarded to the 2012 Christmas Junior Bonspiel with a Berth1616 TEAM JUNIOR MEN CHAMPIONSHIP—Gender Specific (Male)Berth1 – 7BerthOne (1) berth awarded to the winning team for each of the seven sport regionqualifiers:Norman, Parkland, Westman, Central, Eastman, Interlake, WinnipegThree (3) berths awarded to the Sport Regions with the highest participation ratio8 – 10BerthTwo (2) berths awarded to the 2012 Spring Junior Berth Bonspiel11 – 12BerthOne (1) berth awarded to the 2012 Early Bird Fall Berth Bonspiel13BerthTwo (2) berths awarded to the Junior Berth Bonspiel14-15BerthOne (1) berth awarded to the 2012 Christmas Junior Bonspiel with a Berth1621


16 TEAM SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS—Gender Specific(Female)Berth1 – 8One (1) berth awarded to the winning team for each of the six sport regionqualifiers:Norman, Parkland, Westman, Central, Eastman, InterlakeTwo (2) berths awarded to the Winnipeg Sport Region (Event A & B winner)BerthTwo (2) berths awarded to the Sport Regions with the highest participation ratio9 - 10BerthOne (1) berth awarded to the 2012 Spring Scotties Berth Bonspiel11BerthOne (1) berth awarded to the Scotties Berth Bonspiel12Berth13 – 14Two (2) berths awarded to the top <strong>Manitoba</strong> teams on the Canadian Team RankingSystem(CTRS) subject to the following terms:1) the team comprises of at least 3 of the 4 or 5 members of the previous year‟sCTRS registered team, and2) the team competes in a minimum of one (1) eligible event (an MCT or WCTsanctioned event held in <strong>Manitoba</strong>) this season, and3) the team must declare in writing by September 15, 2012 their intention to utilizethis entry into the Provincial Championship4) In order to remain eligible for the CTRS berth, all 4 players must meet theeligibility requirements in the year of the championship.5) Must be in the top 30 of the CTRS ranking for the 2011-2012 season.Berth 15Berth16One (1) berth awarded to the highest ranked team on the <strong>Manitoba</strong> <strong>Curling</strong> Tour atthe conclusion of the MCT Championship subject to 3 of the 4 or 5 players meetingthe eligibility requirements for the Provincial Championship.One (1) berth awarded to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Provincial Championfrom the previous season if:1) The team comprises of 3 of the 4 or 5 members of the previous year‟s provincialwinning team:2) The team declares in writing by September 15, 2012 their intention of utilizingthe berth, and3) The team, all 4 or 5 players, meets the eligibility requirements for the year ofthe current Scotties Championship.22


32 TEAM SAFEWAY CHAMPIONSHIP—Gender Specific (Male)Berth1 – 17Berth18Berth19 – 20Berth21Berth22Berth23Berth24Berth25-26Berth27 – 28Berth29 – 32Seventeen (17) berths awarded to the Sport Region Qualifiers as follows:Norman (2), Parkland (2), Westman (3), Central (2), Eastman (2), Interlake(2), Winnipeg (4)One (1) berth awarded to the Sport Region with the highest participationratioTwo (2) berths awarded to the Safeway Berth BonspielOne (1) berth awarded to the Brandon Men‟s Bonspiel with a BerthOne (1) berth awarded to the Champion of a <strong>Manitoba</strong> <strong>Curling</strong> Tour Event.For the 2012-2013 season the event will be the White‟s Drugstore Classic inSwan River, <strong>Manitoba</strong>, November 9 – 11, 2012.One (1) berth awarded to the <strong>Manitoba</strong> <strong>Curling</strong> Tour Champion subject to:1) The team comprises of 3 of the 4 members of the previous year‟sprovincial winning team2) In order to maintain eligibility all 4 players must meet therequirementsOne (1) berth awarded to the Safeway Provincial Champion from theprevious season if:1) The team comprises of 3 of the 4 members of the previous year‟sprovincial winning team2) The team declares in writing by September 15, 2012 their intention ofutilizing the berth, and3) The team, all 4 or 5 players, meets the eligibility requirements for the yearof the current Safeway Championship.Two (2) berths awarded to the top <strong>Manitoba</strong> teams on the Canadian TeamRanking System(CTRS) subject to the following terms:1) the team comprises of at least 3 of the 4 members of the previous year‟sCTRS registered team, and2) the team must declare in writing by September 15, 2012 their intention toutilize this entry into the Provincial Championship3) the team competes in a minimum of one (1) eligible event (an MCT orWCT sanctioned event held in <strong>Manitoba</strong>) this season, and4) In order to remain eligible for the CTRS berth, all 4 players must meet theeligibility requirements in the year of the championship.5) Must be in the top 30 of the CTRS ranking for the 2011-2012 season.Two (2) berth awarded to the highest ranked team on the <strong>Manitoba</strong> <strong>Curling</strong>Tour at the conclusion of the MCT Championship subject to 3 of the 4 playersmeeting the eligibility requirements for the Provincial Championship.Four (4) berths awarded to the MCA Men‟s Bonspiel. All teams awarded aberth must satisfy all eligibility requirements.23


12 TEAM SENIOR WOMEN CHAMPIONSHIP—Gender Specific(Female)Berth1 – 7Berth8 – 10Berth11Berth12Seven (7) berths awarded to the Sport Region Qualifiers as follows:Norman, Parkland , Westman, Central, Eastman, Interlake, WinnipegThree (3) berths awarded to the Sport Region with the highest participationratioOne (1) berth awarded to the winning team in the Lloyd GunnlaugsonMemorial Bonspiel, October 24 – 28, 2012 at the Thistle <strong>Curling</strong> ClubOne (1) berth awarded to the <strong>Manitoba</strong> Senior Women‟s Champion from theprevious season if:1) The team comprises of 3 of the 4 or 5 members of the previous year‟sprovincial winning team2) The team declares in writing by September 15, 2012 their intention ofutilizing the berth, and3) The team, all 4 or 5 players, meets the eligibility requirements for theyear of the current Senior Women‟s Championship.16 TEAM SENIOR MEN CHAMPIONSHIP—Gender Specific (Male)Berth1 - 13Berth14Berth15Berth16Thirteen (13) berths awarded to the Sport Regions as follows:Norman (1), Parkland (1), Westman (2), Central (2), Eastman (1), Interlake(2), Winnipeg (4)One (1) berth awarded to the Sport Region with the highest participationratioOne (1) berth awarded to the winning team in the McDiarmid Lumber SeniorBonspiel with a BerthOne (1) berth awarded to the winning team in the Strathcona Senior Men‟sBerth Bonspiel24


MASTER WOMEN CHAMPIONSHIP—Gender Specific (Female)Teams competing for the <strong>Manitoba</strong> Master Women‟s Provincial Championship shall enter anopen entry bonspiel.16 TEAM MASTER MEN CHAMPIONSHIP—Gender Specific (Male)Berth1 - 12Berth13 – 14BerthTwelve (12) berths awarded to the Sport Region Qualifiers as follows:Norman (1), Parkland (1), Westman (2), Central (2), Eastman (1),Interlake (1), Winnipeg (4)Two (2) berths awarded to the Sport Region with the highest participationratioOne (1) berth awarded to the Brandon Master Men‟s Bonspiel with a berth15Berth16One (1) berth awarded to the Chicken Chef Master Men‟s Bonspiel with aBerth16 TEAM MIXED CHAMPIONSHIP—Gender Specific (AlternatingMale & Female)Bonspiel#1 & #2Berth Bonspiels to be held in Norman and Central on the same weekend.The berths are open to all eligible teams.Berth allocation will be based on entry.Bonspiel#3 & #4Berth Bonspiels to be held in Winnipeg/Interlake/Eastman andWestman/Parkland on the same weekend.The berths are open to all eligible teams.Berth allocation will be based on entry.Berth16One (1) berth awarded to the Mixed Provincial Champion from the previousseason if:1) The team comprises of 3 of the 4 or 5 or 6 members of the previousyear‟s provincial winning team.2) The team declares in writing by September 15, 2012 their intention ofutilizing the berth, and3) The team, all 4 or 5 or 6 players, meets the eligibility requirements forthe year of the current Chicken Chef Mixed Championship.Note: Within the 4 bonspiels, 15 berths will be awarded.25


CURLMANITOBA PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPSPROVINCIAL GAME TIME OPERATION1. All Provincial Championship games will use time clocks.2. Timing will be thinking time. The game time allotted to each team to complete 10end games shall be 40 minutes per team. The game time allotted to each team for 8ends shall be 32 minutes per team.3. Extra ends will be allotted 5 minutes.4. The clock shall start once the house and playing area is turned over to theopposition. The clock will continue to run until the player delivering the stonecrosses the delivery end T-line.5. The time allotted between ends to clear the house shall be 1 minute commencingonce the last stone of the end comes to rest OR crosses the back line. If a measureis required the umpire will stop the clock to be able to measure.6. Each team will be allowed 2-one minute time outs per game excluding extra end(s).Extra ends will be allotted 1-one minute time out per team.7. During an end the team or coach whose clock is running may call a time out or theteam delivering first may call a time out between ends to commence at thecompletion of the break between ends.8. The umpire or <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> representative will determine the maximum amount oftime necessary for a coach to access their team. Two times will be determined, onefor the home end and one for the away end. The coaches will be notified of the settime. The one minute time out will start immediately when a coach reaches theirteam OR when the set time is completed.DRESS CODE AT PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS1. At the Provincial Championships the following shall apply to all team personnelincluding coaches and Fifth Players when on the ice surface either during play, timeoutsor practice.2. No commercial advertising on apparel or equipment will be permitted during anyProvincial Championship except the following:a) Team sponsor crests are allowed on team apparel at all Provincial Championships.However, Event Title Sponsor crests and Presenting Sponsor crests (if provided)must be worn when any Team Sponsor crests are worn.b) A participant may choose not to wear Title and Presenting Sponsor crests. In thiscase, however, NO team sponsor cresting shall be worn.c) TEAM SPONSOR CRESTING may be worn on the sleeve (between the shoulder andelbow) and shall cover an area that is, in total, a maximum of 4” (10cm) tall and amaximum of 4” (10cm) wide. TEAM SPONSOR CRESTING on the sleeve of eachplayer may be different and may represent more than one sponsor.d) TEAM SPONSOR CRESTING may be worn on the back and shall cover an area that isno larger than 8 inches wide and 4 inches deep. The crest must appear within 5inches below the neck OR 5 inches above the hem. TEAM SPONSOR CRESTING oneach player may be different but can only display one sponsor per jacket.e) TEAM SPONSOR CRESTING shall not be in conflict with the Event Title Sponsor orany other sponsors <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> deems to be in conflictf) TITLE SPONSOR CRESTS (if provided) shall be worn on the left chest and clearlyvisible whenever the team‟s sponsor crest is visible. This area is reserved.g) PRESENTING SPONSOR CRESTS (if provided) shall be worn on the right chest andclearly visible whenever the team‟s sponsor crest is visible. This area is reserved.26


h) Any garment that covers the event title sponsor crests while leaving the teamsponsor crest visible is unacceptable.i) Title Sponsor crests earned by the participant in a previous year(s) may be worn onthe left chest at the current year championship sponsored by the same title sponsor.j) Title and Presenting Sponsor Crests from any current year championship may beworn at any other championship (if the space on the chest is available because noTitle/Presenting Sponsor Crests are provided for the second championship)k) CURLMANITOBA SPORT REGION & BERTH BONSPIEL CRESTS may be worn on thesleeves, below team sponsor cresting, or on the right chest if no Presenting SponsorCrest is provided.l) It is NOT mandatory to wear the CURLMANITOBA CRESTS.m) It is NOT permissible to cover unacceptable cresting or advertising with duct tape(or other similar products)n) GARMENT MANUFACTURER‟S LOGOS may be of various dimensions but shall be nomore than 2 in 2 (13cm 2 ) in total area.o) GARMENT MANUFACTURER‟S LOGOS may appear no more than twice on anygarmentp) The individual participant‟s own name, the team‟s home club or home town, andcresting from a previous year‟s event recognizing the same title sponsor may beworn at any championship. No garment worn on the ice surface by athletes orcoaches will display any other types of cresting, embroidery, screened or printedgraphics or logos (except as defined above)q) HATS are permitted at all championships but shall not display any cresting,embroidery, screened or printed graphics or logos except that of the title sponsor,the previous year‟s event recognizing the same title sponsor, the team‟s home clubor home town. Manufacturer‟s logos are permitted but shall be limited in size to nomore than 2 in 2 (13cm 2 ) in total area. Hats must be worn peak forward or peakbackward at all times.r) <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> cresting, and shirts or hats provided by <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> are permitted.s) <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> will allow manufacturer‟s logos and brand names on BRUSHES &DELIVERY IMPLEMENTS.t) If a garment or piece of equipment is deemed inappropriate, it shall not be allowedin the ice area.u) A player or team may be disqualified if one or more team members fail to complywith any dress code or equipment provisions.3) No commercial advertising on apparel will be permitted during any ProvincialChampionships except as described in the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Dress Code Policy.4) Teams will not be permitted to transport and/or display on-ice any type of sponsorshipsignage in any <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> conducted events. Where applicable, cresting policy shallbe in effect.5) Coaches must be dressed in curling attire to be allowed ice access.6) Teams will not be permitted to distribute promotional items to the fans while games arein progress.7) So as not to disturb other curlers, all electronic communication devices brought on-icemust be turned off prior to play beginning. This includes cellular telephones, electronicpagers, beepers, etc.8) Consumption of alcohol and tobacco products on-ice will not be permitted duringProvincial Championship play.Permissible cresting is at the sole discretion of the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Umpires orEvent Representative. All cresting and uniforms will be approved at the precompetitionpractice.27


Provincial Rules1) The round robin draw shall be as prepared by <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>2) All games in Provincial Championships will be 10 ends with a minimum of 5 endsrequired. Any team defaulting a game in the Provincial Championships for other thanextenuating circumstances (weather, multiple injury, etc) will be dealt with as follows:• All members of that team will be disqualified from further play in thatcompetition and will not be allowed to compete in any <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> sanctionedcompetition for the remainder of the season in which the default takes place.• As well, all team members involved will not be allowed to participate in any<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> sanctioned competition for the year (season) following theinfraction.Exception: Master Women and Master Men Championships shall be 8 endswith a minimum of 4 ends required.3) At the Provincial Championship a coaching break of 5 minutes will be mandated afterthe fifth end in addition to two 1-minute time outs per team. One additional 1-minutetime out per team will be allowed in an extra end. Time outs not used during regulationplay may not be carried over to the extra ends.4) All 8 end games at the Master Championships shall have a 5 minute break after thefourth end. The 4 th end break will be at the discretion of the umpire.5) In all games, where play cannot be continued due to ice conditions and/or problemswithin the building; such as power failure, condensation falling, etc., and subject toapproval of the Umpire and the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Competition Chairperson, play shall beresumed at the point of the last completed end. This rule shall not apply in gameswhere the game has been declared due to a team being late.6) All competitors are expected to attend all meetings and Umpire functions associatedwith the Provincial Championship. Failure to have at least one player or the registeredcoach present at the pre-competition team briefing prior to the conclusion of roll call willresult in loss of hammer in the first game of the competition in which last rock has beenearned.7) A coach and any team member cannot be the same person.8) In all games of the competition a pre-game practice of seven (7) minutes will beprovided, choice of last rock for the game will be determined by a draw to the button,which will occur at the conclusion of each team‟s pre-game practice.9) A player from the team, at the conclusion of the team practice shall throw a draw shot,which shall be measured by the Umpire. In the event of a tie, the Skill Based Rankingwill be used as a tie breaker. Please refer to Skill Based Ranking on page 32.10) Each team member will be required to deliver a minimum of one (1) draw shot for laststone advantage.11) A team line-up card must be completed and presented to the Umpire at the time of thecoin toss. A team that does not hand in the game roster will be required to do so priorto their team practice. Any player changes during a game must be reported to theUmpire.12) A minimum of 30 minutes before the draw, the teams shall toss a coin to determine theorder of practice and rock colour. The winner of the toss shall have choice of secondpractice or stone colour.28


Pre-Game Practice Routine Duration StartTime until thestart of gameCoin Toss-option color or last practice 3:00 30:00 27:001st Team access the ice 1:00 26:00 25:00First Practice 7:00 25:00 18:00Shootout (1 team 1 rock)*-hammer 3:00 18:00 15.00Practice Switch 1:00 14:00 13:00Second Practice 7:00 13:00 6:00Shootout (1 team 1 rock)-hammer 3:00 6:00 3:00Game Start Countdown 1:00 1:00 0:00Game commences 0:00Game Ejection1) All athletes at any <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> must show respect for the game of curling.2) The Umpires at all Championship events are eempowered to eject a player from a gamefor unsportsmanlike behavior of any kind including verbal abuse directed at anyoneincluding team mates, opposition, volunteers or <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> representatives.3) There will be no warnings for any infraction.4) An appeal process is outlined by <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>. (www.curlmanitoba.org/policies)Dress Code (Banquets)1) All Team Members attending a Championship banquet are expected to dress in businesscasual attire.2) No jeans, sweatpants, hoodies or hats.3) If a team attends in a poor fashion the penalty may be loss of hammer in the first gamethe team has earned the hammer.4) A <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> representative or a <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Umpire may enforce the dress code.FormatSixteen Team Round Robin: Junior, Scotties, Senior Men, Master Men, MixedThe competition shall consist of two groups of eight teams with each group competing in around robin competition where the two teams with the most wins from each group shalladvance to a playoff round. The playoff round shall use a four-team page playoff to determinethe provincial champion.Twelve Team Round Robin: Senior WomenThe competition shall consist of two groups of six teams with each group competing in a roundrobin competition where the two teams with the most wins from each group shall advance to aplayoff round. The playoff round shall use a four-team page playoff to determine the provincialchampion.Eight Team Round Robin:U18 Women & U18 MenThe competition shall consist of two groups of three teams with each group competing in around robin competition where the two teams with the most wins from each group shalladvance to a playoff round. The playoff round shall use a four-team page playoff to determinethe provincial champion.29


Open Entry BonspielMaster WomenThe Provincial Championship for Master Women shall be decided by an open entry bonspiel.The format will be determined by <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> after the entry deadline.Thirty-Two Team Modified Knock Out: SafewayThe Safeway Provincial Championship shall be a thirty two (32) team modified double knockoutdraw. Eight (8) teams advancing to a semi modified double knockout qualifying round with four(4) teams advancing to the Safeway Four Championship page playoff round.For the Provincial Championship, all 32 teams will be ranked and seeded into the standard drawformat (#1 vs. #32, #2 vs. #31, #3 vs. #30, etc)In all games of the competition leading up to the final eight, choice of last rock will bedetermined by a draw to the button which will occur at the conclusion of each team‟s pre-gamepractice. A player from the team, at the conclusion of the team practice shall throw a drawshot, which shall be measured by the Umpire. In the event of a team covering the pin, the teamwill conduct another draw shot using a different player until a draw shot can be measured.Each team member will be required to deliver a minimum of one (1) draw shot for last stoneadvantage.For the final eight, A - side winners will have the choice of last rock or rock colour for the firstgame. The team with last rock shall have first practice.In the final game the winner of Team 1 vs. Team 2 shall have choice of last rock and color. Theteam with last rock shall have first practice.The winner of the 1 vs. 2 game may practice for 30 minutes during the semi final on adesignated sheet commencing after the start of the game.GameLast Rock in FirstEndStone ColourPractice OrderGames leading tofinal eightDraw to the buttonCoin toss for option of secondpractice or stone colourFirst game ofChampionship roundA-side winner choiceof last rock OR colourLast rock hasfirst practiceBalance ofChampionship roundFinal GameDraw to the buttonWinner of 1-2 game has choiceof last rock AND colourCoin toss for option of secondpractice or stone colourLast rock hasfirst practiceSeedingThe sixteen teams shall be seeded by the competing teams and grouped as follows:Black Group: Seeds 1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12, 13, 16Red Group: Seeds 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14, 15The twelve teams shall be seeded by the competing teams and grouped as follows:Black Group: Seeds 1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12Red group: Seeds 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 1130


Skill-Based Ranking1) The Skill based ranking shall be an accumulated number determined from the draw tothe button stones for hammer at the conclusion of the pre-game practice.2) Both team‟s throws will be recorded at all times. If a team removes their stone prior tomeasurement the maximum of 185 cms will be allotted to the team.3) Each team member will be required to deliver a minimum of one (1) draw shot for laststone advantage. Four different players must participate in the SBR; if a five man teamis declared only four players can participate.4) In all Championship events, for the first game of an event, if there should be a tie forlast stone both teams shall throw another draw shot by a different player. The first drawwill be added to the accumulated SBR.5) After the first draw the accumulated SBR will be posted and shall be used to determinelast stone in case of a tie.6) The accumulated SBR (less the one worst of all attempts will be dropped) will be usedfor all tie breaker games.7) In the case of a tie in the Skill Based Ranking standings the teams tied will drop thesecond worst attempt to determine the team‟s placement. If still tied drop the thirdworst attempt and so on.Spare PoolAll Championships will have a spare pool available to the teams except for the Master Women‟sChampionship. The spare pool is made up of competitive curlers from the Sport Region thatthe Championship is held in. Bios of the spares are available upon request.NOTE1) At the discretion of the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Umpire, teams will be allowed up to one half hourfrom the conclusion of their previous game to exercise their choice of last rock and/orcolor as outlined in the rules.2) There will be no ice time provided for selecting rock color or for selecting stones.3) Where two provincial championship finals are played concurrently in the same venue,the first event to select stones shall be determined by the Men‟s Championshipschoosing first in the odd years and the Women‟s Championships choosing first in theeven years.4) The <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Event Representative in consultation with the umpire shall decide iceassignment for tie-breaker(s), and playoff games.5) During the draw shot for hammer the coaches and fifth players are NOT allowed in theIce area.6) The rock color, rock selection and first end last rock advantage is charted on the nextpage.IN ALL MATTERS CONCERNING ON ICE SITUATIONS, THE FINAL DECISION WILL BEMADE BY THE HEAD UMPIREIN ALL MATTERS CONCERNING OFF ICE ISSUES, THE FINAL DECISION WILL BEMADE BY THE CURLMANITOBA EVENT REPRESENTATIVE31


Rock Color, Rock Selection and First End Last RockAdvantageGame Last Rock Rock Colour Rock SelectionRound Robin GameDraw to thebuttonCoin toss for option of second practice or stone colourTie-breakers, in allcompetitions andQuarter Finals andSemi Final in pageplayoff systemsLast rock advantage in the first endwill be awarded by the draw to thebutton at the conclusion of the pregamepractice.In the 1 vs. 1 and the 2 vs. 2 games,if a team has a better win-loss record,that team gets the choice of secondpractice or colour.No rock selection.The rocks on the assignedgame sheet shall be used.If both teams have the same win-lossrecord a coin toss will determinewhich team gets the choice of secondpractice or colour.Semi-Final in singleknock-out playoffFinal in pageplayoff systemsFinal in single knockoutplayoff systemsIn the loser of the 1 vs. 1 and thewinner of the 2 vs. 2 games, there willbe a coin toss to determine who getschoice of second practice or colourteamsdraw to the button forhammers at the end of the pre-gamepractice.Last rock advantage in the first end orchoice of colour will be awarded tothe first place team from each pool.The winner of the #1 vs. #1 gameshall have the choice of last rock inthe first end AND shall have thechoice of rock colour.Where the hammer is determined theteam with the hammer shall practicefirstUndefeated teams at the conclusionof round-robin play will have choice oflast rock and colour. If no team isundefeated the team with the betterwin/loss record in round-robin willhave choice of last rock or colour. Inall other cases skill based ranking willdetermine who has choice of last rockor colourNo rock selection.The rocks on the assignedgame sheet shall be usedStones of a team‟s colourmay be selected from anysheet and need not be fullsets. Handles will not bechanged.Stones of a team‟s colourmay be selected from anysheet and need not be fullsets. Handles will not bechanged32


PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP TIE-BREAKERS ANDPLAYOFFSRound Robin Tie-breaker1) Should two or more teams be tied for a playoff position, the team ranking and thestructure of tie-breaker games shall be determined according to the Ranking Table forTiebreakers. When three draws are required to complete the tie-breaking scenario,games will be 8 ends.2) The ranking for tie breakers will be used for team placement in all tiebreakers. Thechart is on page 32.Page Playoff1) Two teams from each pool will advance to the playoff round. The playoff round shall beeither a page playoff or a single knock-out playoff as specified in the rules of thecompetition.2) The teams ranked first in each pool will compete with the winner advancing to the finaland the loser competing in the semi-final.3) The teams in second place in the Round Robin will compete with the winner advancingto the semi-final.4) Once a team makes their color selection and declares it to the Umpire the choice cannotbe altered.5) The winner of the 1 vs. 1 game may practice for 30 minutes during the semi-final on adesignated sheet commencing after the start of the game.National Championships1) The winning team shall be eligible to represent <strong>Manitoba</strong> in competition for the Canadian<strong>Curling</strong> Championship.2) An alternate player shall accompany the winning team to the Canadian Championshipfor the Scotties Tournament of Hearts and the Brier. The alternate is chosen by theteam from any member club in <strong>Manitoba</strong>. This athlete will take part in all functions as ateam member. The alternate player must be named at the time <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> declaresthe National representative.33


Round Robin RankingFirstSecondRanking for Tiebreakers and Tiebreaker StructureTBDrawsRanking Determination MethodTiebreaker StructureX X N/A Win/loss in round robin No tiebreakers requiredXX N/A Win/loss in round robin No tiebreakers requiredXXX 1 Resolvable tie - win/loss in round robin One team ranked first and the other two play aIrresolvable tie - Skill based ranking tiebreakerXXXX 1 Resolvable tie - win/loss in round robinIrresolvable tie - win/loss in round robin willrank one team as 1st or 4 th . Skill basedranking system shall be used to rank theremaining threeXXXXX 2 Resolvable tie - win/loss in round robin5 team irresolvable tie - Skill based rankingsystem3-team irresolvable tie - win/loss in roundrobin will rank two teams. Skill basedranking system shall be used to rank theremaining threeXXXXXX 2 Ranking through win/loss record primarilyand using skill based ranking system asnecessary to resolve irresolvable ties.XXXXXXX 2 Ranking through win/loss record primarilyand using skill based ranking system asnecessary to resolve irresolvable tiesX XX 1 Win/loss in round robin for second place Tiebreaker 2 vs. 3Teams ranked 1-4.Two tiebreakers games with 1 vs.4 and 2 vs.3From the winners of the tiebreakers, first placedetermined by the win/loss in round robinTeams ranked 1-5One playoff spot to the winner of 2 vs.3Tie breaker: 4 vs.5 and the winner vs. 1 in a secondtiebreakerFrom the winners of the playoff spots, first placedetermined by the win/loss in round robinTie breaker: 4 vs.5 and the winner vs. 1 in a secondtiebreakerTie breaker: 3 vs. 6 and the winner vs. 2 in a secondtiebreaker. From the winners of the playoff spots, firstplace determined by the win/loss in the round robinTie breaker: 4 vs.5 and the winner vs. 1 in a secondtiebreakerTiebreaker: 2 vs.7 and 3 vs. 6 and the winners play ina second tiebreaker. From the winners of the playoffspots, first place determined by the win/loss in theround robin.X XXX 2 Resolvable tie - win/loss in round robin Tied teams ranked 2-4The first tiebreaker has 3 vs. 4.Irresolvable tie - Skill based ranking system The second tiebreaker has the winner of the firsttiebreaker vs. the team ranked 2X XXXX 2 Resolvable tie - win/loss in round robinIrresolvable tie - win/loss in round robin willrank one team as 2nd or 5th. Skill basedranking system shall be used to rank theremaining threeX XXXXX 3 Ranking through win/loss record primarilyand using skill based ranking system asnecessary to resolve irresolvable ties.X XXXXXX 3 Ranking through win/loss record primarilyand using skill based ranking system asnecessary to resolve irresolvable ties.Tied teams ranked 2-5Two tiebreakers with 2 vs. 5 and 3 vs.4.The winners of these compete in a second tiebreakerto determine second place.Tied teams ranked 1-5Tiebreaker 4 vs. 5 and the winner vs. 1 in a secondtiebreaker.Tiebreaker 2 vs. 3Winner (2-3) plays winner (1-4/5)Tied teams ranked 1-6Tiebreaker 4 vs. 5 and the winner vs. 1 in a secondtiebreaker.Tiebreaker 3 vs. 6 and the winner vs. 2 in a secondtiebreaker.Winner (1-4/5) plays winner (2-3/6)34


WCF Rules for MIXED DOUBLESA Mixed Doubles team consists of two players (one male and one female)RULES1. Scoring is the same as in regular curling.2. Each game will consist of eight ends. If at the completion of the scheduled ends thescore is tied, play shall continue for the extra ends required to determine the winningteam.3. Each team shall receive 48 minutes of playing time for an eight-end game. When extraends are required, the clocks will be reset, and each team shall receive 6 minutes ofplaying time for each extra end.4. Each team shall deliver five stones per end. The player delivering his/her team‟s firststone of the end must also deliver his/her team‟s last stone of that end. The other teammember shall deliver the team‟s second, third and fourth stones for that end. The playerdelivering the first stone can change from end to end.5. No stone, including those in the house, can be removed from play prior to the deliveryof the fourth stone of an end. If there is a violation, the delivered stone shall beremoved from play, and any displaced stone(s) shall be replaced to their originalposition by the non-offending team.6. Prior to the start of every end, one team shall instruct the game umpire to place theirteam‟s stationary stone (1), and their opponent‟s stationary stone (1), in either positionA or B:A A stone bisecting the centre line, midway between the hog line and the front ofthe house; orB A stone on the back half of the button, bisecting the centre line and touchingthe tee line.7. The team having the decision on the placement of the stationary stones shall be:(a) Unless predetermined, the teams opposing each other in the game shall use acoin toss to determine which team has the decision in the first end.(b) Following the first end, the team that lost the end will have the decision on theplacement.(c) If an end is blanked, the team that did not deliver the last stone in that endshall have the decision on placement in the next end.8. The team whose stationary stone is placed in the position in front of the house shalldeliver first in that end, and the team whose stationary stone is placed in the houseshall deliver the second stone of that end.9. Prior to the start of every game at WCF competitions, each team shall be allowed a 5minute warm-up period on the rink on which they will be playing. The team deliveringthe last stone in the first end shall practice first.26 August 200635


Prior to the start of every end, one team shall instruct the game umpire to place their team‟sstationary stone (1), and their opponent‟s stationary stone (1), in either position “A” or “B”:A – red stone bisecting the centre line, midway between the hog line and the front of the houseB – yellow stone on the back half of the button, bisecting the centre line and touching the teeline--_36


DOMINION CURLING CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPNational Championship EligibilityEligibility Requirements 2013, as determined by the Dominion insuranceCompanyDominion Insurance trusts that all participants will respect the intent of this championship. Theevent is formulated for true club curlers, not elite, past or present. The objective is to supportordinary curlers and the development of curling across Canada. We keep this objective in mindas we set our eligibility requirements and on-ice rules, including the CCA Rules of <strong>Curling</strong> forGeneral Play. The Dominion reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to exclude any team thatviolates this spirit and intent.1. The curling club represented by the team must be affiliated with its Provincial/Territory<strong>Association</strong>.2. Each club will declare a men's team and women's team of 4 players that played togetherregularly, in a sanctioned club league in the most recent season, excluding major/superleagues, to represent the club as the men's and women's club champions.3. Each team will be allowed only 1 player who has played in a Junior's, Men's, Women's orSeniors' provincial/territory event in the current or previous 4 years, or participated in aGrand Slam event in the current or previous 4 years.*4. No fifths allowed.5. All games will be 8 ends with ties being decided by a full extra end.6. A maximum of 1 replacement player from the club can play lead.7. Each team will be allowed a maximum of 2 players under the age of 20, as of December31st of the year prior to the championship (minimum age of 15 as of December 31st). **8. The Dominion has the sole authority to grant exceptions to these rules in extraordinarycircumstances.*Provinces/Territories with OPEN provincials/territories will be permitted 1 player who hasplaced top 25% in a Junior's, Men's, Women's or Seniors' provincial/territory event in thecurrent or previous 4 years, or participated in a Grand Slam event in the current or previous 4years. Total of five (5) years.**Individual curling associations may adopt more restrictive criteria if they choose.37


TWO MAN STICKSTICK CURLING RULES1. Each stone must be delivered with a curling delivery stick, from a standing orsitting (wheelchair) position.This provides equity for those physically unable to attain a sliding position. Skill isstill required to attain both alignment and weight.2. Sweeping/brushing is allowed only from the hog line to the back of the house at theplaying end.This provides fairness to those with physical limitations unable to sweep/brush.3. Each team is comprised of two curlers. Everyone is occupied either delivering orskipping.4. One member of each team stays at each end of the rink, and must not cross center ice.This increases the pace of the game and responsibilities are shared by the two teammembers.5. The two delivering curlers alternately deliver 6 stones each per end, while the teammateskips the end. Then roles reverse and the partners deliver the stones back. 18 stonesare delivered per person each game.6. All games are 6 ends. In case of a tie an extra end is played, with each playerdelivering 3 stones. The skip and delivery exchange roles at the midpoint in theextra end.7. No stones may be removed from play prior to delivery of the fourth stone ofeach end. If a stone is removed, the delivered stone is removed from play andall other stones are returned to their original positions. This includes stones inthe house as well as in the free guard zone.8. Except for wheelchair curlers, each delivery must begin with the right foot in the lefthack, for right handed curlers, or with the left foot in the right hack, for left handedcurlers. All stones must be released before reaching the hog line, and with some part ofthe stone within 2 feet of the center line.Since drastically changing the course of a stone mid-delivery is possible with a stick,releasing stones from near the sides of the sheet would change the game unduly.9. All stones must be released before reaching the hog line and with some part ofthe stone within two feet of the centre line.10. All other rules and etiquette of regular curling apply.Four Man Stick <strong>Curling</strong> follows the same rules with the exception on Rules 3, 4, and 5.September 201038


Norman Region<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Member Clubs 2011-2012Burntwood <strong>Curling</strong> ClubFlin Flon <strong>Curling</strong> ClubGillam <strong>Curling</strong> ClubThe Pas <strong>Curling</strong> ClubSnow Lake <strong>Curling</strong> Club39


Parkland Region<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Member Clubs 2011-2012Binscarth <strong>Curling</strong> ClubBowsman <strong>Curling</strong> ClubDauphin <strong>Curling</strong> ClubGilbert Plains <strong>Curling</strong> ClubGrandview <strong>Curling</strong> ClubSwan River <strong>Curling</strong> Club40


Westman Region<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Member Clubs 2011-2012Baldur <strong>Curling</strong> ClubBoissevain <strong>Curling</strong> ClubBrandon <strong>Curling</strong> ClubBrookdale <strong>Curling</strong> ClubCarberry <strong>Curling</strong> ClubDeloraine <strong>Curling</strong> ClubGlenboro <strong>Curling</strong> ClubHamiota <strong>Curling</strong> ClubHartney <strong>Curling</strong> ClubKenton <strong>Curling</strong> ClubKillarney <strong>Curling</strong> ClubMelita <strong>Curling</strong> ClubMiniota <strong>Curling</strong> ClubMinnedosa <strong>Curling</strong> ClubNeepawa <strong>Curling</strong> ClubNewdale <strong>Curling</strong> ClubRivers <strong>Curling</strong> ClubRiverview <strong>Curling</strong> ClubRoseland South ClubShoal Lake <strong>Curling</strong> ClubSouris <strong>Curling</strong> ClubVirden <strong>Curling</strong> ClubWawanesa <strong>Curling</strong> Club41


Central Region<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Member Clubs 2011-2012AltamontAltonaCarmanCartwrightClearwaterCypress RiverElm CreekEmersonGladstoneGlenoraHalbstadtHollandLansdowne/ArdenLaSalleMacGregor/Nor-MacManitouMiamiMordenMorrisPilot MoundPlumasPortage la PrairieRolandSt Claude-HaywoodStarbuckSte LeonSwan LakeTreherneWinkler42


Eastman Region<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Member Clubs 2011-2012Beausejour <strong>Curling</strong> ClubSpringfield <strong>Curling</strong> ClubBissett <strong>Curling</strong> ClubSteinbach <strong>Curling</strong> ClubGrand Marias <strong>Curling</strong> ClubLac Du Bonnet <strong>Curling</strong> ClubWhiteshell <strong>Curling</strong> ClubLorette <strong>Curling</strong> ClubPinawa <strong>Curling</strong> ClubSt Adolphe <strong>Curling</strong> ClubSte Anne <strong>Curling</strong> Club43


Interlake Region<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Member Clubs 2011-2012Arborg <strong>Curling</strong> ClubArgyle <strong>Curling</strong> ClubCurl BalmoralEast St Paul <strong>Curling</strong> ClubEriksdale Curlng ClubFisher BranchGimli <strong>Curling</strong> ClubNorthern Interlake <strong>Curling</strong> ClubPetersfield <strong>Curling</strong> ClubRiverton <strong>Curling</strong> ClubRosser <strong>Curling</strong> ClubSelkirk <strong>Curling</strong> ClubStonewall <strong>Curling</strong> ClubStony Mountain <strong>Curling</strong> ClubTeulon <strong>Curling</strong> ClubWarren <strong>Curling</strong> ClubWinnipeg Beach <strong>Curling</strong> Club44


Winnipeg Region<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Member Clubs 2011-2012Assiniboine Memorial <strong>Curling</strong> ClubCharleswood <strong>Curling</strong> ClubDeer Lodge <strong>Curling</strong> ClubElmwood <strong>Curling</strong> ClubFort Garry <strong>Curling</strong> ClubFort Rouge <strong>Curling</strong> ClubGranite <strong>Curling</strong> ClubHeather <strong>Curling</strong> ClubPembina <strong>Curling</strong> ClubRossmere <strong>Curling</strong> ClubSt Vital <strong>Curling</strong> ClubThistle <strong>Curling</strong> ClubVictoria <strong>Curling</strong> ClubWest Kildonan <strong>Curling</strong> ClubWest St Paul <strong>Curling</strong> ClubWildewood <strong>Curling</strong> Club45


<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Rules Changes2012-2013 Season1. In events where pre-event and pre-game practice is permitted, a fifth player may participate intheir team‟s designated practice slot.2. In all <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> events the event representative or the umpire will determine the maximumamount of time necessary for a coach to access their team. Two times will be set, one for thehome end, and one for the away end. The coaches will be notified of the set time and the oneminute time out will be started immediately when a coach reaches their team OR when the settime is completed; whichever comes first.3. All teams competing in any <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> event (regional qualifiers, berth bonspiels andbonspiels with a berth) must complete a line up card to be handed to the event representativeprior to each game. Any changes during the game must be reported to the Umpire.4. A minimum of 30 minutes before the draw, the teams shall hand in their team line up card andtoss a coin to determine the order of practice and the colour of stone.5. The time allotted for a 10 end game is 40 minutes per team. The time allotted for an 8 endgame is 32 minutes per team.6. Master Women and Master Men will use time clocks for Provincial Championships.7. The seeds for the 16 Team Championships shall be 1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12, 13, 16 and 2, 3, 6, 7, 10,11, 14, 15 respectively.8. Three players that participated at the event where the team earned a berth to a ChampionshipMUST be present and participate at the Championship.9. All athletes at any <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Championship must show respect for the game of curling.The Umpire at all Championship events is empowered to eject a player from a game forunsportsmanlike behaviour of any kind including verbal abuse directed at anyone includingteam mates, opposition, volunteers or all <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> representatives. There will be nowarnings for any infraction unless it is otherwise stated in the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> rulebook. Anappeal process is outlined by <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>.10. A dress code for Championship Banquets is as follows: All team members attending theChampionship banquet are expected to be dressed in business casual attire. No jeans,sweatpants, hoodies or hats. The penalty will be loss of hammer in the first game the teamhas earned the hammer.11. Competitor Cards (fees) must be purchased prior to the start of any event through the<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> office or online through the entry system.12. No prizes will be awarded in any sport region qualifiers or berth bonspiels.46

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