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<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>These general rules apply to all Sport Region Playdowns, Berth Bonspiels, Bonspielswith Berths and Provincial Championships.The rules are published by category with attention to each specific event. The specificevent rules supersede the general rules stated.The <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Rules of <strong>Curling</strong> for Officiated Play govern the ProvincialChampionships.The General Rules of <strong>Curling</strong> as published by the Canadian <strong>Curling</strong> <strong>Association</strong> shallgovern all matters not dealt within these rules.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 theCCAJURISDICTION<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> shall govern all competitions.In all matters the decision of the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Representative or the BonspielChairperson shall be final.The final decision on all matters concerning on ice issues will be made by theHead Umpire.The <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Representative is an individual assigned to a specificProvincial Championship event.The Chairperson is appointed by <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> to be in charge at all events thatdo not have a <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Representative.APPLICATIONAll competitions shall be played under <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Rules and the GeneralRules of <strong>Curling</strong> as published by the CCA. In case of conflict, any special rulesshall take precedence.The Provincial Championships will be played under the Rules of <strong>Curling</strong> forOfficiated Play. In case of conflict, any special rules shall take precedence.ALCOHOLThe consumption of alcohol is not permitted at Junior Events as outlined in the<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Code of Conduct.IN ALL MATTERS THE DECISION OF THE CURLMANITOBAREPRESENTATIVE OR CHAIRPERSON WILL BE FINALIN ALL MATTERS CONCERNING ON ICE MATTERS THEFINAL DECISION WILL BE MADE BY THE HEAD UMPIRE3


<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> General Rules of PlayFor playdown eligibility, a competitor card must be purchased prior to the start of playat any event, i.e. prior to Sport Region Playdowns or prior to Berth Bonspiels. Only fourCompetitor Cards are required.Exception: The entire team will be ineligible if any member has notpurchased a competitor card. (Fifth‟s excluded)"Prior to start of competition" for the purposes of this rule, shall mean that everymember of the team must purchase the competitor card before the teamcommences play in that event with or without the participation of that competitor.1. Only members of affiliated clubs which are situated within the boundaries of theProvince of <strong>Manitoba</strong> are eligible to compete in Sport Region Playdowns, BerthBonspiels or to qualify through bonspiels with a berth. All contestants mustadhere to the residency rule as published on page 10.This will not prevent club teams from outside the Province of <strong>Manitoba</strong> who areaffiliated with other provincial associations from playing in <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>bonspiels with a berth but they will be ineligible for any ProvincialChampionships.Curlers residing in Canada who reside in near proximity to the <strong>Manitoba</strong> border inadjoining provinces, and who are solely members of a <strong>Manitoba</strong> <strong>Curling</strong> Clubaffiliated with <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> are eligible to curl in the various <strong>Manitoba</strong>Playdowns.2. To be eligible for a berth in all <strong>Manitoba</strong> Provincial Championships, all teammembers must be Canadian citizens. Curlers who are members of more thanone affiliated club are only entitled to compete in Sport Region Playdowns forone club. Curlers must declare in writing to <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> which club they willrepresent before the first game in Sport Region Playdowns or Berth Bonspielsand for the purpose of the playdowns, they will be deemed to be or recognizedas a member of that club.Sport Region play referred to herein does not include nor pertain to any bonspielthat leads to a Provincial Championship berth.All clubs shall decide whom they will accept as associate or regular membersof their club who join for the Provincial Championships only.3. The make-up of Sport Regions shall be the responsibility of <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>.Affiliated clubs by Sport Region can be found on pages 65-71.4. Once a team has qualified for a berth in any one Provincial Championship eitherthrough Sport Region play or bonspiels, the team personnel will immediately beineligible for any additional qualification for that same championship. Teams withineligible players cannot proceed simply by dropping ineligible members.4


5. In the event of the Sport Region or Berth Bonspiel winning team being unable tocompete in the Provincial Championship, it will be the duty of <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> toname an alternate team.6. If any individual player(s) from any eligible team is unable to compete in theNational Championship, it will be the duty of the Provincial Championship Teamto appoint the alternate player(s). The alternate player(s) must meet the eligibilitycriteria of the competition.7. The use of a curling aid commonly referred to as a “delivery stick” which enablesthe player to deliver a stone without placing a hand on the handle is notconsidered acceptable at the junior‟s, men‟s, women‟s, senior‟s or mixed SportRegion Playdowns, berth bonspiels or Provincial Championships. Teamsparticipating in other competitions providing berths into Provincial Championshipswill be ineligible for the berth if one or more members compete using the deliverystick. A team may not make themselves eligible by replacing such a member.8. The delivery stick is allowed in all competitions for Masters Men and MastersWomen.9. <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> reserves the right to alter the draw format of any <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>event due to extenuating circumstances.10. If the delay of the start of play is 1-15 minutes, then the non-offending teamreceives one point and will have last stone in the first end of actual play. Oneend is considered complete.If the delay of the start of play is 15-30 minutes, then the non-offending teamreceives one additional point and will have last stone in the first end of actualplay, two ends will be considered completed.If play has not started after 30 minutes, then the non-offending team is declaredthe winner by forfeit.At that time the non-offending team may access the ice for practice.11. To be eligible for a prize in any <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> event a team must have won aminimum of 1 game during the event.12. No points will be counted for an incomplete end when both teams still havestones to be delivered.No Points are awarded when one team has delivered all their stones and hasstones counting.If one team has delivered all their stones and the other team has stonesremaining and is counting, points will be awarded accordingly.CODE OF CONDUCT – In April 2004, <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> adopted a Code of Conduct Policywhich applies to all competitors and coaches involved in events leading to ProvincialChampionships as well as at Provincial Championship events. The Code of Conduct ispublished in the back of this rulebook. Athletes and Coaches are encouraged to familiarizethemselves with it.The Code of Conduct can be found on pages 59-62.5


GENERAL BONSPIEL and SPORT REGION RULES1. All berth bonspiels will use a semi-modified double knock out draw with aqualifier based on the number of teams competing.Exception: Women‟s Berth Bonspiel will be triple knockout for the 2011-2012season2. The start times for each draw will be decided by the Bonspiel/Sport RegionChairperson.Exception: Notification may come by email from the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> office3. Prior to a team‟s first game in any competition they must confirm their teammembers to the umpire /chairperson in charge. Teams should carry their CCAcards.4. A bell will be rung at a predetermined time indicating that the end in progressshall be completed and one more shall be played. An end is considered complete(and the next end is considered in progress) when the final stone of the end hasreached the nearer tee line. Unless specified, a game may be conceded at anytime.5. All games will be ten ends, except as noted in MCA Men‟s Bonspiel Rules (8ends), <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Women‟s Bonspiel Rule (8 ends), McDiarmid Senior Men‟sBonspiel Rules (8 ends) and Master Women‟s / Master Men‟s Event Rules (8ends).6. At the scheduled starting time for games, the umpire shall ring a bell to signifythe start of the game. If a team is unable to commence play at the designatedtime, it shall be assessed the penalty under <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> General Rules of Play,found on page 5, rule 10.7. A team may start any game with three players except in mixed competitions. Aplayer 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 beginningof the next end the substitute player may deliver stones in any position of thedelivery rotation of their team. The team may re-declare their delivery rotation atthat time.8. No change in position played shall be made once the game has commenced.9. Teams must play with the stones provided and colors as assigned on the sheetof ice. Under no circumstances can stones be moved from one sheet to another.6


10. In the event of any disagreement between skips, the Event Representative shallbe consulted.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 theOn Call Umpire.11. At the conclusion of each game the Event Representative and the winning skipshall sign the scorecards.12. In the event of a tie, the game is to proceed until a point is scored to decide thewinner.13. All teams must qualify for the Provincial Championship through the Sport Regionin which their club/school is embraced, or by winning representation through theBerth Bonspiels or by Bonspiels with a Berth named in the rules in each event.14. To the extent practical (as defined below), teams will be expected to defeat atleast one other team to qualify as a Sport Region representative in therespective Provincial Championship. Pairing Sport Regions will be in such amanner that no team will be able to advance to a Provincial Championshipwithout playing a game. (For example, if 2 Sport Regions are paired and eachhave 1 team entry then 1 spot will be removed and the 2 teams will play for 1provincial berth. To accomplish this, each Sport Region will be „paired‟ with aneighboring Sport Region.15. <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> will be responsible for coordinating the Sport Region playoff in thecase of one-entry Sport Regions OR for the transfer of the Sport Region berth tothe „pair‟ Sport Region in the case of zero-entry Sport Region.a) <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Sport Region pairs for all championships will be:Parkland and WestmanInterlake and EastmanCentral and WinnipegNorman will NOT be required to pair up due to geographical locations. Ifthere is no entry in Norman Sport Region, the spot will go back to the relatedbonspiel, where the highest eligible team will be awarded the spot.b) In the case of one-entry each in the paired Sport Regions in <strong>Manitoba</strong>, oneberth will be awarded with the other berth going to the Sport Region with thehighest number of entries participation ratio.c) If Winnipeg Sport Region entries fall below 3, the number of Sport Regionberths in the initial playoff will be reduced to one.d) In circumstances where the above guidelines do not determine a fullcomplement of teams for a Provincial Championship, unassigned Provincialberths will be awarded as decided by <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>.7


e) The berth will be made available through an unplayed <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> event.1) <strong>Manitoba</strong> Canola Growers Junior Men OR Junior Women – berthallocated to the Sport Region with the highest number of entriesparticipation ratio2) Scotties – berth allocated to the Sport Region with the highest numberof entries participation ratio3) Safeway Championship – berth allocated through the MCA Men‟sBonspiel4) Strathcona Senior Men‟s - berth allocated to the Strathcona SeniorMen‟s Berth Bonspiel5) Senior Women‟s-berth allocated to the Sport Region with the highestnumber of entries participation ratio6) <strong>Manitoba</strong> Credit Unions Master Men‟s - berth allocated to the MasterMen‟s Bonspiel with a Berth7) Chicken Chef Mixed - berth allocated to the bonspiel with the highestnumber of entries participation ratiof) Where there are two related bonspiels, both played prior to Sport RegionPlaydowns, the berth will be made available through the event with the largerentry.1) Senior Men – berth allocated to the highest eligible team in theMcDiarmid Lumber championship round. If all qualifiers are also SportRegion winners, then the berth will be allocated to the highest eligibleteam in the Strathcona Senior Men‟s Berth Bonspiel. A playoff will becreated if necessary.g) Where there is only one related bonspiel, played prior to the Sport RegionPlaydowns, the berth will be allocated after the Sport Region Playdowns arecompleted. It will be awarded to the highest finishing eligible team in thebonspiel. A playoff will be created if necessary.1) Masters Men – berth allocated to the highest eligible team in theChicken Chef Masters Men Bonspiel championship round.16. The <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Sport Region Playdowns will be held on the specified datesThroughout <strong>Manitoba</strong> published on the Calendar of Events. No Exceptionsallowed.17. Teams competing for Provincial Championship berths through bonspiels will beSubject to bonspiel rules.18. Should any emergency arise during the time of the bonspiel, the BonspielCommittee may change the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> General Bonspiel Rules.19. <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> reserves the right to alter any draw format of any <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> eventdue to extenuating circumstances.8


GENERAL ELIGIBILITYPlayers who have already secured a provincial berth are ineligible for the SportRegion Playdowns and berth Bonspiels but may compete in Bonspiels with aBerth.All players must be members in good standing of an affiliated <strong>Manitoba</strong> Club,which is in good standing with <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> to compete in the Sport RegionPlaydowns, Berth Bonspiels and Provincial Championships. Players who are notmembers of an affiliated club may participate in Bonspiels with a Berth if theymeet all other eligibility requirements.NOTE:Bonspiels with a Berth include MCA Men‟s, McDiarmid Lumber, ChickenChef Masters Men‟s, Christmas Junior Men‟s and Junior Women‟sBonspiels.Any club applying for affiliation with <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> after December 1st will not be eligibleto compete for berths in any Provincial Championship during the current season.Each competitor must meet all eligibility conditions as established by the eligibility rulescontained in the event specific area.Eligibility rules for each competition will be found in the event specific rules.CCA Competitor CardsAll team members (4) must purchase the current season‟s competitor card.All team members (4) must have purchased a competitor card prior to the team‟s firstgame in a competition to maintain eligibilityFifth players must purchase a CCA Competitor Card immediately upon the team beingawarded a Provincial Berth.A Team winning a Provincial Berth must purchase CCA Competitor Cards immediatelyupon accepting the berth.Athletes competing in Junior Competitions are exempt.The signature of approval for certifying eligibility on allentries is the only person allowed to alter an entry,therefore maintaining the team’s eligibility affirmation.9


CURLMANITOBA RESIDENCY POLICYDefinitions1. The following terms have these meanings in this Policy:a) “Days” – Days irrespective of weekend and holidays.b) “<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Curler”- Any individual active curler who is a member of a<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> affiliated member club, which is situated within the boundaries ofthe Province of <strong>Manitoba</strong>.Purpose2. The purpose of this Policy, upon receipt of a residency protest, is to determine theresidency status of a <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Curler participating in Sport Region Playdowns,Berth Bonspiels or to qualify through bonspiels with a berth into <strong>Manitoba</strong> ProvincialChampionships and National Championships. Eligibility of these competitionsrequires <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Curlers to be <strong>Manitoba</strong> residents as of September 1 st of thecurrent curling season and at all times until the end of the respective competition.Application of this Policy3. This Policy applies to all <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Curlers as defined in the Definitions.4. This Policy only applies to residency matters that may arise during the course ofSport Region Playdowns, Berth Bonspiels or to qualify though bonspiels with a berthinto <strong>Manitoba</strong> Provincial Championships and National Championships.5. Residency matters arising within the competition or events organized by entitiesother than <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>, including its member clubs, will be dealt with pursuant tothe policies of these other entities unless requested and accepted by <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>at its sole discretion.Residency6. All <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Curlers are initially deemed residents of <strong>Manitoba</strong>.7. Upon receipt of a residency protest, a <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Curler who can submit anythree of the following documents naming the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Curler will be deemed aresident of <strong>Manitoba</strong>:a) A mortgage, lease or rental agreement for habitable dwelling in <strong>Manitoba</strong> listingthe <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Curler or <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Curler‟s spouse or parent/guardian; orb) Valid <strong>Manitoba</strong> driver‟s license with a <strong>Manitoba</strong> address; orc) Valid <strong>Manitoba</strong> health card with a <strong>Manitoba</strong> address; ord) Utility bills for a habitable dwelling in <strong>Manitoba</strong> listing the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Curler or<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Curler‟s spouse or parent/guardian; ore) <strong>Manitoba</strong> Public Insurance for a registered vehicle owned by the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>Curler; orf) The previous year‟s income tax return listing the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Curler as aresident of <strong>Manitoba</strong>.Students8. <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Curlers attending school on a full time basis outside of the Province of<strong>Manitoba</strong> are deemed residents of <strong>Manitoba</strong>. <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> may request that the<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Curler document their full time student status.10


9. <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Curlers attending school on a full basis within the Province of<strong>Manitoba</strong> must meet the requirements of paragraph 7 to be deemed a resident of<strong>Manitoba</strong>.Other Exemptions10. <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> may define other <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Curlers residents of <strong>Manitoba</strong> whenspecifically dealing with family relocations or transfer/change of employment when a<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Curler can reasonably demonstrate that the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Curler willbe a resident of <strong>Manitoba</strong> for a significant portion of the curling season.Reporting a Residency Protest11. Any person or <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> staff may report to <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> head office anyresidency protest with regard to a <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Curler‟s residency status. Suchprotest must be signed and in writing. Anonymous complaints may be acceptedupon the sole discretion of <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>.12. To allow for due diligence to take place the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> requires that any suchresidency protest must be received no later than 7 days prior to the start of an event.13. <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> will appoint the Executive Director, or designate, who will determinewhether the residency protest is frivolous or vexatious. If the Executive Director, ordesignate, determines the residency protest is frivolous or vexatious, the residencyprotest will be dismissed immediately.14. If a residency protest is determined by the Executive Director, or designate, to belegitimate, the Executive Director will contact the affected <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Curler andrequest any two documents listed in paragraph 7 to determine the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>Curler‟s residency status. The <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Curler will have fourteen (14) days toprovide the evidence listed in paragraph 7 in support of their <strong>Manitoba</strong> residencystatus.15. The Executive Director, or designate, will govern the decision making process fairlyand as they see fit, provided that the affected <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Curler:a) Is provided copies of all evidence to be relied upon; andb) Will have the right to present evidence and argument.16. After hearing and reviewing the residency protest and all applicable evidence, theExecutive Director, or designate, will determine whether or not <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Curleris deemed a resident of <strong>Manitoba</strong> in accordance with this Policy. If the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>Curler is deemed a resident of <strong>Manitoba</strong> the matter is closed; if the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>Curler is deemed a non-resident of <strong>Manitoba</strong>, the Executive Director, or designatewill determine the appropriate penalty to be imposed.17. The Executive Director‟s, or designate‟s, written decision, with reasons, will bedistributed to the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> and the affected <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Curler within fourteen(14) days of the conclusion of the hearing and review of evidence.18. Where the affected <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Curler acknowledges the facts that they are a nonresidentof <strong>Manitoba</strong>, the Executive Director, or designate, will determine theappropriate sanction(s).11


19. If the affected <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Curler chooses not to participate in accordance with thisPolicy, the Executive Director, or designate, may proceed in any event.Sanctions20. The Executive Director, or designate, may apply the following sanctions singly or incombination, for being deemed a non-resident of <strong>Manitoba</strong>:a) Written reprimand to be placed in the individual‟s file;b) Written apology;c) Forfeiture of games, wins, bonspiels and/or championships;d) Ineligible for certain teams, championships, bonspiels, events and/or activities;e) Removal of certain privileges of membership;f) Suspension from certain <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> teams, championships, bonspiels, eventsand/or activities;g) Suspension from all <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> activities for a designated period of time;h) Suspension from <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>;i) Expulsion from <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>; orj) Other sanctions as may be considered appropriate.21. <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Curlers who give incorrect or misleading information may bedisciplined in accordance with <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>‟s Discipline and Complaints Policy.22. Unless the Panel decides otherwise, any sanctions will commence immediately.Failure to comply with a sanction as determined by the Executive Director, ordesignate, will result in automatic suspension of membership in <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> untilsuch time as compliance occurs.Timelines23. If the circumstances of the residency protest are such that this Policy will not allow atimely conclusion, or if the circumstances of the residency protest are such thereview cannot be concluded within the timelines dictated in this Policy, the ExecutiveDirector, or designate Panel may direct that these timelines be revised.Confidentiality24. The residency protest process is confidential involving only the person submittingthe residency protest, the affected <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Curler, the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Board ofDirectors and the Executive Director, or designate. Once initiated and until adecision is released, none of the Parties will disclose confidential information relatingto the residency protest to any person not involved in the proceedings.Appeals Procedure25. The decision of the Executive Director, or designate, may be appealed inaccordance with <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>‟s Appeal Policy.12


COACHINGRequirements1. Registered coaches must be certified at a minimum Level One with Level TwoTechnical in <strong>Curling</strong> OR a minimum of Competition Coach Trained and be atleast 21 years of age.Exception: Certified Level Two or Certified Competition Coach isrequired at Junior Provincial Championships.2. Respect in Sport Certification is mandated by Sport <strong>Manitoba</strong> for any coachcoaching a team in <strong>Manitoba</strong>.3. Making Ethical Decisions on line evaluation is required to be able to coach ateam in <strong>Manitoba</strong>.4. Junior and Youth Provincial teams may name an assistant coach. The assistantcoach will ONLY be allowed access to the team when the coach is absent andonly for an entire game. The coach and assistant coach are NOTinterchangeable. The assistant coach must meet all the eligibility requirements.Coaching Breaks/Time Outs1. Two one-minute coaching breaks are permitted in all games leading to a berth ina Provincial Championship. (NOTE: This rule WILL NOT apply in MCA Men‟sBonspiel)2. Either a player or a coach may call a Time Out. Consultation is not permitted.3. During a called Time Out when an eligible coach is registered, the one-minuteclock will start as soon as the coach reaches the team.4. Coaches must notify the Umpire or timer to call a time out and should endeavorto notify their opposing coach. All time-outs including the 5 th end break will takeplace in the ice area. Competitors are to leave the ice area for necessities only.5. The coach/team calling the time-out must stay on the walkway where availableor within 2 feet of the sideboards or backboards. The coach may positionthemselves anywhere behind the back line and between the hog lines within 2feet of the sideboards. The coach may not enter the house or playing area atanytime.6. The coach/team that did not call the time-out may communicate at the homeend of the sheet. The coach may not access the playing surface.7. 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.8. Should the team winning a Provincial Championship not have an eligible Coach,a list of available Certified Level Two Coaches and Certified CompetitionCoaches will be provided from which a coach may be selected to accompany ateam to the Canadian Championship.9. The coach and any team member cannot be the same person.10. Only the coach may meet with their players during a timeout. Fifths may accessthe ice only at the 4 th /5 th end break.11. One one-minute time out will be allowed in extra ends. A Coach/team may notcarry the remainder of time outs over to the extra end from the game.At Provincial Championships each coach will be entitled to one (1) minute fairplay time out to provide an opportunity to diffuse a negative situation regarding aplayer's on-ice behavior. This time out will be governed by the Umpire on duty.13


FIFTH PLAYER/SPARE PLAYER/REPLACEMENT PLAYERFIFTH PLAYER (For all <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> events leading up to andincluding Provincial Championship)A fifth player may be registered prior to the team‟s first game of the event. For allevents leading up to provincial championships, NO SPARES ARE ALLOWED. Playerson the ice must be four of the five players listed on the team entry/registration form. Theregistered Fifth player may play any position in any game.Exception: Spares are allowed from the spare pool at Provincial Championshipsonly.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 team memberwith competition privileges as outlined in the CCA Rules of Officiated Play. Fifth playersmay access the ice during the fifth end break. Fifth players must be identified prior tothe team‟s first game of the competition or 7 days prior to a Provincial Championshipand must maintain the eligibility of the team.Team-named spares will NOT be permitted at these championships. If required teamsmay access the Host Committee Spare Pool. (Fifth players will not receive berth winnercrests, trophies, or a complimentary banquet ticket).Following the registration of their four players plus a fifth player players for the SportRegion Playdowns, 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 be unableto play due to extenuating circumstances (injury, illness, employment, coaching atanother sanctioned event, etc.) the team will continue with the remaining three/fourplayers. The exception to three person teams will be in Mixed competitions where fourplayers are required.In championship events in which a pre-event practice is permitted, a Fifth Player mayparticipate in the team‟s designated pre-event practice.In Bonspiel events in which a pre-game practice is permitted, only the four players forthe game may participate.When a team identifies a Fifth Player, the Fifth Player must purchase aCCA/<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> card 7 days prior to the pre-event practice for the Championship.Mixed Teams may name a Fifth & Sixth Player – one of each gender, for the ProvincialChampionship. All Fifth & Sixth Players must purchase a CCA Competitor Card prior tothe beginning of the championship.NOTE: The coach and any member of a team cannot be the same person.Fifths and Coaches must be named seven (7) days prior to all ProvincialChampionships.14


SPARE PLAYERA 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 ChampionshipsThe spare pool members must be eligible players from the Sport Region in which theProvincial Championships is being hosted.A spare is a temporary player who:i. is selected from a spare poolii. shall meet all eligibility rules of the competition (excluding the competitorcard), andiii. shall play the position of the indisposed player or lower.REPLACEMENT PLAYERUpon 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 player becomes apermanent registered member of the team and may play any position. The replacementplayer must meet all eligibility rules of the competition and must have done so prior tothe commencement of the competition in which the team qualified. The replacement isrequired to purchase a CCA Competitor‟s Card. Competitors in Junior events DO NOTrequire a Competitor Card. <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> office must be advised in writing of anyreplacement. A team with a replacement player must comprise with at least 3 of the 4(or 5) original players.Exception: The Chicken Chef Mixed Championship teams may name a fifth andsixth player but replacement players are NOT allowed.To advance to the next level of competition a teammust be comprised of a minimum of at least 3 of the4 (or 5) original players15


SPORT REGION PLAYDOWNS, BERTH BONSPIELS1. Teams competing for Provincial Championship berths through bonspiels,shall be subject to the rules of that Bonspiel.Exceptions: All Bonspiels with a Berth2. Players who have won a berth into the Provincial Championship are ineligible forSport Region and berth bonspiel play.3. It is recommended that each Sport Region shall play down to a winner, using asemi-modified double knockout draw provided by the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> office.4. Pre-game practice ice shall be provided during Sport Region playdowns andberth bonspiels. Each team will have a 5 minutes practice on the sheet they willplay on - or may throw 8 stones down and back – whichever is the lesser. Cointoss will occur 20 minutes prior to game time. If a team is not present for the cointoss they will be deemed to have lost the toss. Based on the coin toss, teamswill have choice of last rock and first practice or first rock and last practice. Firstpractice will begin at 15 minutes prior to game time. A bell will ring to signify thebeginning and conclusion of each practice session allowing for teams to switchover.5. All teams must have purchased their four (4) competitor cards prior to the start ofthe event.6. All Sport Region Playdowns and Berth Bonspiels will be seeded by the teams thathave entered the event. The teams will have from Friday until Monday NOONturnaround time to respond with their seeds.7. At any Sport Region Playdown and Berth Bonspiel Playdown with more than onespot the bonspiel will be declared complete once the spots are declared. (Forexample, the junior berth bonspiel has 2 spots so there will be no final game.)8. Two one-minute coaching breaks are permitted in all games leading to a berth ina Provincial Championship. In addition, only in junior competitions leading to a<strong>Manitoba</strong> Canola Growers Championship berth, there will be a five-minute 5 thend break.9. The 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 thehog lines within 2 feet of the sideboards. The team that did not call the time outmay communicate with their coach at the home end and shall not access theplaying surface. A coach may not enter the house or the playing surface atanytime. The team that called the time out will be the indication of a time outbeing over if less than one minute. Only the registered coach can access theteam at a time out.16


10. The results of Sport Region playdown winners must be sent to <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>office immediately. Should the winner not be able to proceed to the ProvincialChampionship, the runner-up team will represent the Sport Region (the runnerupis the team losing the final game).11. All Sport Region Playdown and berth bonspiel games will use a 2 hour 15 minutebell and will be ten ends. An end is considered complete (and the next end isconsidered in progress) when the final stone of the end has reached the nearertee line. Unless specified, a game may be conceded at any time. In the event ofa tie at the conclusion of play, play shall be continued without changing therotation of play (end the stones are thrown to) for such additional end or ends asmay be required to decide the winning team. However, the losing skip may; atany time declare the game conceded.Exception: Master Men‟sMcDiarmid Lumber Senior Men‟s Bonspiel with a BerthAll games will be 8 ends. A bell will be rung at 1 hour and 55minutes indicating that the end in progress shall be completed andone more shall be played. An end is considered complete (and thenext end is considered in progress) when the final stone of the endhas reached the nearer tee line.12. Unless specified, a game may be conceded at any time.13. In all Sport Region and berth bonspiel games, teams shall throw the designatedcolor of stone. The team at the top of the draw shall throw the color at top of thescoreboard. The A side winner in an A/B final will have choice of color. Teamswill play with stones as assigned and no rocks may be moved or changed unlesspermission has been received from the Event Representative or PlaydownChairperson.14. Commercial advertising may be worn on the apparel of participants duringBerth Bonspiels and Sport Region Playdowns provided it is deemed to be ingood taste and not in direct conflict with provincial sponsors of the event.15. In Sport Region Playdowns the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> designated date may not bechanged.17


BONSPIELS WITH A BERTH1. Teams competing in a bonspiel with a berth shall be subject to the rules of theBonspiel and: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 winningposition in the bonspiel, the berth shall be awarded to an eligible team. Alleligible teams that lose in any berth winning game shall be entitled toparticipate in a playoff for any berths that are thus created. The intent is thatineligible or qualified teams cannot create byes nor secure additional berthsfor their Sport Region Playdown in the Provincial Championship as a result ofthe bonspiel competitions.2. There will be no practice time allotted for bonspiels with a berth.3. Commercial advertising may be worn on the apparel of participants duringBonspiels with Berths provided it is deemed to be in good taste and not in directconflict with provincial sponsors of the event.4. Teams are required to purchase their four (4) team competitor cards immediatelyupon being awarded the berth to any Provincial Championship. The team mustmeet all other eligibility requirements prior to the start of the event in order to beawarded the berth.5. If there is more than one spot in a bonspiel with a berth the final game must beplayed to a minimum of five (5) ends.6. Bonspiels with a berth will not be seeded.<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> or its representative(s) shall determine which advertising is inappropriateand unacceptable.18


Recreational Division MandatoryRESPECT IN SPORT CERTIFICATIONPrior to the start of competition teams may register a Coach/AdultSupervisor. Certification is not required. However, completion of Level 1Technical in <strong>Curling</strong> or Competition Coach Trained is STRONGLYRECOMMENDED.Eight end gamesThere will be a two-minute coaching break at the conclusion of the 4 th end.Two one-minute coaching breaks are permitted in all games.The one-minute time outs will start immediately when the coach speaks tothe team.Players are not permitted to leave the ice area to confer with their coach.SPARESChampionship Division No spares allowed. Fifth players may be registered prior to the start of the event.Recreational Division Spares are permitted. Spares must register with the umpire prior to playing. Spares must meet age eligibility. A spare may not have competed in the Championship Division. A spare may play the position of the indisposed player or lower.If a team has a complete day of rest between games practice ice will beprovided for upon request. A maximum of 30 minutes will be allowed.Cresting Policy is NOT in effectAll coaches, fifths and player replacementsmust be made prior to a team’s first game.20


8-ENDER JUNIOR CHRISTMAS BONSPIELBonspiel with a BerthELIGIBILITY (General Eligibility is on page 9)Junior Bonspiel Division1. Each competitor on a team must be a maximum of 20 years of age on December31st of the year prior to the National Championship (born 1991 or later).2. The verification of the age of all members of the team is the responsibility of thecurling club or school the team is entering out of. The school principal or team entryauthorized signatory must confirm team personnel and eligibility with the entry.3. Other qualifying teams from the bonspiel will replace any ineligible team/s. Themethod to be used in replacing teams shall be determined by <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>.Both the Junior Men‟s and Junior Women‟s division of the bonspiel will award two spotsto the 2011-2012 <strong>Manitoba</strong> Canola Growers Junior Provincial Championship.Youth Bonspiel Division1. All participants must be a maximum of 14 years of age as of December 31, 2011(born 1998 or later)2. Team composition is open and may be 4 males, 4 females or any combinationthereof.COACHINGJunior Bonspiel Division Mandatory MandatoryRESPECT IN SPORT CFERTIFICATIONMAKING ETHICAL DECISIONS ONLINEEVALUTIONTeams may register a coach who is certified at a minimum of NCCP CertifiedLevel One with Level Two technical in <strong>Curling</strong> or Competition Coach Trained andbe at least 21 years of age. Only registered coaches will be allowed access totheir teams at coaching breaks.Games in the Junior Divisions will be 10 ends (with extra ends as required).There will be a coaching break of a maximum of 5-minutes at the conclusion ofthe 5 th end in addition to two one-minute coaching breaks per team. Oneadditional one-minute coaching break per team is allowed in an extra end. Theone-minute time outs will start immediately when the coach speaks to the team.Coaching breaks not used during regulation play may not be carried over to theextra end.The bell will ring at 2 hours and 15 minutes.21


Youth Bonspiel Division MandatoryRESPECT IN SPORT CERTIFICATIONPrior 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 Competition Coach Trained is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.Games in the Youth Division will be 8 ends (with extra ends as required). Therewill be a coaching break of a maximum of 5 minutes at the conclusion of the 4 thend.Two one-minute coaching breaks are permitted in all games. The one-minutetime outs will start immediately when the coach speaks to the team.Players are not permitted to leave the ice area to confer with their coach.SPARESJunior Bonspiel Division No spares are allowed. Teams may register 5 eligible players prior to playingtheir first game. Only these four or five registered players are allowed to curlduring the bonspiel.Youth Division Following the registration of their four players, should a player be unable to playdue to extenuating circumstances (injury, illness) the team will be permitted touse up to two eligible spares or the option of continuing with the remaining threeplayers. A spare is a temporary player who may play the position of the missingplayer or lower.All coaches, fifths and player replacementsmust be declared prior to a team’s first game.22


CURLMANITOBA WOMEN’S BONSPIELRULES<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> General Bonspiel Rules (page 6) will also apply to the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>Women‟s bonspiel. Items contained in the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Women‟s Bonspiel Rules willtake precedence over <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> General Bonspiel Rules.1. The bonspiel will be run in conjunction with the MCA Men‟s Bonspiel.2. The bonspiel will be open to any Women‟s team.3. Bonspiel Format 32 teams maximum 8 end games 4 events guarantee 2 losses spares allowed bell 1 hour 45 minutes4. The bell indicates that the end in progress shall be completed and one more shallbe played. An end is considered complete (and the next end is considered inprogress) when the final stone of the end has reached the nearer tee line. Unlessspecified, a game may be conceded at any time. In the event of a tie, the game is toproceed until a point is scored to decide the winner.5. All annual trophies shall remain the property of <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>. However, any winningteam that wishes to retain their event trophy for the remainder of the season mayhave possession of the trophy after engraving and upon guaranteeing amplesecurity for the trophy‟s safe return to the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> office.6. Photographs of all trophy winners will be taken at the rink immediately after the finalgame. This will be done at the cost of <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>.7. In all games where six ends or more have been played and play cannot becontinued due to ice conditions and/or problems within the building; such as powerfailure, condensation falling etc, and subject to approval of the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>Representative and/or the Bonspiel Chairperson, the game shall be considered aplayed game. All games called prior to the completion of the sixth end shall bedeclared no contest and replayed. This rule shall not apply to games where twopenalty points have been awarded due to a team being late.23


MCA MEN’S BONSPIELBONSPIEL WITH A BERTHRULES<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> General Bonspiel Rules (page 6) will also apply to the MCA Men‟sbonspiel. Items contained in the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Bonspiel Rules will take precedence overthe <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> General Bonspiel Rules. Teams competing for Provincial Berths mustalso comply with the Safeway Championship Provincial Rules and <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>General Sport Region Playdown Rules.1. Priority for entry will be given to members of <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> affiliated clubs and to outof province teams consisting of members of clubs affiliated with the CCA, USCA or theWCF.2. For teams to be eligible for the berths in the Safeway Provincial Championship, allregistered members of teams MUST:i. Be nineteen (19) years of age or over on December 31, 2011. (born in 1992 orearlier)ii. Be Canadian citizens (refer to Residency Rule, page 10)iii. All four (4) or five (5) competitors registered on a team must be members ofthe same Winnipeg club or members of any affiliated club within the samerural Sport Region.iv.The successful team members must purchase a CCA Competitor Cardimmediately upon being awarded a berth to the Safeway Championship.iv. Members of teams not complying with the eligibility rules shall be ineligible forberths or playdowns for provincial berths. An ineligible member of a teammakes the whole team ineligible.3. All games will be 8 ends. A bell will be rung at 1 hours and 45 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 finalstone of the end has reached the nearer tee line. Unless specified, a game may beconceded at any time. In the event of a tie, the game is to proceed until a point isscored to decide the winner.4. All annual trophies shall remain the property of the <strong>Association</strong>. However, anywinning team that wishes to retain their event trophy for the remainder of the seasonmay have possession of the trophy after engraving and upon guaranteeing amplesecurity for the trophy‟s safe return to the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> office.5. Photographs of all trophy winners will be taken at the rink immediately after the finalgame. This will be done at the cost of <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>.6. In all games where six ends or more have been played and play cannot becontinued due to ice conditions and/or problems within the building, such as powerfailure, condensation falling etc, and subject to approval of the umpire and theBonspiel Chairperson, the game shall be considered a played game. All gamescalled prior to the completion of the sixth end shall be declared no contest and24


eplayed. This rule shall not apply to games where two penalty points have beenawarded due to a team being late.7. Should any emergency arise during the time of the bonspiel, the BonspielCommittee may change the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> General Bonspiel Rules.8. Commercial advertising in direct conflict with the event sponsor shall NOT bepermitted on apparel during the finals of any event. Apparel manufacturer‟s brandnames shall not be considered commercial advertising for the purpose and interestof this section. A manufacturer‟s logo is acceptable providing it is less than 1”x 2”(25mm x 50mm.)9. <strong>Curling</strong> teams and/or individual curlers may be disqualified for non-compliance withthese bonspiel rules at the discretion of the Bonspiel Committee.10. A minimum of Five (5) teams will win berths in the Safeway Championship throughthe MCA Men‟s Bonspiel. However, if the prior year's <strong>Manitoba</strong> Champion and<strong>Manitoba</strong> <strong>Curling</strong> Tour Champion do NOT gain direct entry to the Provincial Men'sChampionship by meeting the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>'s requirement that 3 of the 4 membersof those championship teams are returning, AND if a team does not gain direct entryas the highest-ranking <strong>Manitoba</strong> team on the Canadian Team Ranking System, thenup to Eight (8) teams shall gain entry through the Bonspiel.11. MCA Bonspiel 6 game guarantee 8 end games12. No spares are allowed to participate in the bonspiel. No team member additionsor substitutions will be permitted after the commencement of the bonspiel. (Clubcertified replacements will be accepted by the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Office until the Officialbonspiel start time.) Teams found playing with any individuals who are notregistered team members will be immediately disqualified from Safeway bertheligibility.25


PROVINCIAL GAME TIME OPERATIONAll Provincial Championship games, except <strong>Manitoba</strong> Credit Union‟s Master Men andWomen‟s, will use time clocks.Timing will be thinking time. The game time allotted to each team to complete a 10 endgames shall be 42 minutes. The game time allotted to each team for 8 ends shall be 33minutes.Extra ends will be allotted 5 minutes.The clock shall start once the house and playing area is turned over to the opposition.The clock will continue to run until the player delivering the stone crosses the near T-line.The time allotted between ends to clear the house shall be 1 minute commencing oncethe last stone of the end comes to rest OR crosses the back line.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.The registered coach who is certified at Level One with Technical Two in <strong>Curling</strong> ORCompetition Coach in trained (exception: junior coaches must be certified Level TwoOR Certified Competition Coach) and be at least 21 years of age may confer with theteam at that time. The one minute time outs will start immediately upon any discussionbetween the team and the coach calling the time out. The time out will end any timewithin the one minute that the team and coach calling the time out has completed theirdiscussion.During an end the team or coach whose clock is running may call a time out or the teamdelivering first may call a time out between ends to commence at the completion of thebreak between ends. The team that called the time out may access the playing surfacewith their coach; the coach must stay within two feet of the sideboards or back boardsor between the hog lines within two feet of the sideboards if no walkway is available.The team that did not call the time out may communicate with their coach at the homeend on the backboards. A coach may not access the house or playing area at anytime.These time outs are in addition to the 1-minute break between each end.The mandatory 5-minute time out after the 5 th end and the optional 2-minute time outbefore the first extra end, the team that shall deliver the first stone of the subsequentend may call a timeout to commence at the completion of the break between ends.Master <strong>Curling</strong> Championships 4 th end break of 5 minutes will be voluntary and agreedon by both teams and the timer or observer.26


DRESS CODE AT PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPSAt the Provincial Championships and at the Competitive side of the Youth Jamboree,the following shall apply to all team personnel including coaches and Fifth Players whenon the ice surface either during play, time-outs or practice.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 ProvincialChampionships. However, Event Title Sponsor crests and Presenting Sponsorcrests (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 only be worn on the sleeves (betweenshoulder and elbow)d) TEAM SPONSOR CRESTING shall cover an area that is, in total, a maximum of4” (10cm) tall and a maximum of 4” (10cm) wide.e) TEAM SPONSOR CRESTING on each sleeve (between shoulder and elbow)and/or on each player may be different and may represent more than onesponsorf) TEAM SPONSOR CRESTING shall not be in conflict with the Event TitleSponsor or any other sponsors the <strong>Association</strong> deems to be in conflictg) TITLE SPONSOR CRESTS (if provided) shall be worn on the left chest andclearly visible whenever the team‟s sponsor crest is visible.h) PRESENTING SPONSOR CRESTS (if provided) shall be worn on the right chestand clearly visible whenever the team‟s sponsor crest is visible.i) Any garment that covers the event title sponsor crest while leaving the teamsponsor crest visible is unacceptable.j) Title Sponsor crests earned by the participant in a previous year(s) may be wornon the left chest at the current year championship sponsored by the same titlesponsor.k) Title and Presenting Sponsor Crests from any current year championship may beworn at any other championship (if the space on the chest is available becauseno Title/Presenting Sponsor Crests are provided for the second championship)l) CURLMANITOBA ZONE/SPORT REGION & BERTH BONSPIEL CRESTS maybe worn on the sleeves, below team sponsor cresting, or on the right chest if noPresenting Sponsor Crest is provided.m) It is NOT mandatory to wear the CURLMANITOBA ZONE/SPORT REGION &BERTH BONSPIEL CRESTSn) It is NOT permissible to cover unacceptable cresting or advertising with duct tape(or other similar products)o) GARMENT MANUFACTURER‟S LOGOS may be of various dimensions but shallbe no more than 2 in 2 (13cm 2 ) in total area.p) GARMENT MANUFACTURER‟S LOGOS may appear no more than twice on anygarmentq) 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 or27


coaches will display any other types of cresting, embroidery, screened or printedgraphics or logos (except as defined above)r) 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 homeclub or home town. Manufacturer‟s logos are permitted but shall be limited in sizeto no more than 2 in 2 (13cm 2 ) in total area.s) <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> cresting, and shirts or hats provided by <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> arepermitted.t) <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> will allow manufacturer‟s logos and brand names on BRUSHES &DELIVERY IMPLEMENTS.u) If a garment or piece of equipment is deemed inappropriate, it shall not beallowed in the ice area.v) A player or team may be disqualified if one or more team members fail to complywith any dress code or equipment provisions.Permissible cresting is at the sole discretion of the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> EventRepresentative. All cresting and uniforms will be approved at the pre-competitionpractice.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.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.Teams will not be permitted to distribute promotional items to the fans while games arein progress.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.Consumption of alcohol on-ice will not be permitted during Provincial Championshipplay.<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> will have the right to administer disciplinary measures in the event ofcontravention of any rules. Such disciplinary measures may include but are notlimited to:Informal verbal reprimandFormal written reprimandTemporary suspension from an eventPermanent suspension from an eventDisqualification from a category of competitionDismissal from any team competing in all competitions28


<strong>Manitoba</strong> Canola Growers Junior Provincial ChampionshipsSport Region Playdowns & Berth BonspielNOTE:SHOULD THE DATES FOR THE PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPCONFLICT WITH THE DATES SET FOR ANY SENIOR 4 (GR XII)PROVINCE WIDE EXAMINATION, THOSE AFFECTED SHOULD MAKEEVERY EFFORT TO RESOLVE THE CONFLICT THROUGH THEIRSCHOOL.Teams competing for Provincial Championship berths through bonspiels or SportRegion playdowns shall be subject to the rules of the bonspiel or Sport RegionPlaydown rules found on page 6 and General Rules of Play found on page 4.ELIGIBILITY (General Eligibility page 9, Residency Rule page 10)1. Each competitor on a team must be a maximum of 20 years of age on December31st of the year prior to the National Championship (born 1991 or later).2. The verification of the age of all members of the team is the responsibility of theteam authorized signatory or the school the team is entering out of. The schoolprincipal must confirm team personnel and eligibility in writing.3. A team comprises of four (4) or five (5) players who must be registered students atthe same school by October 1, 2011 or playing out of the same affiliated Winnipegclub or members of any affiliated club within the same rural Sport Region. Thoseattending school, which also belongs to a curling club, must enter through theschool or curling club, not both.4. All provincial participants must sign and submit a <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> ParticipationAgreement and <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Cresting Agreement seven (7) days prior to theProvincial Championship.5. Any team that does not submit the two agreements seven (7) days prior to theChampionship will be replaced by the team they defeated for the berth.COACHING (Page 13)All teams participating in Sport Region Playdowns or Berth Bonspiels may have aregistered coach who is certified at a minimum Level Two Technical in curlingOR Competition Coach Trained and be at least 21 years of age.All coaches must be named seven (7) days prior to the Championship start date.A coach may coach either one junior men‟s or one junior women‟s team duringprovincial championships in a given season.All teams participating in the <strong>Manitoba</strong> Canola Growers Junior Championshipmay register a (1) Certified Level Two (2) coach or one (1) Certified CompetitionCoach for the Championship. Each team may register an assistant coach. Theassistant coach must meet all of the coaching requirements. The assistantcoach will ONLY be allowed access to the team when the coach is absent for anentire game. The coach and assistant coach are NOT interchangeable duringany one game.At Provincial Championships coaches must be in the facility when their team isplaying. Failure to have a coach present at any game either in its entirety or for29


any part of the game will mean the team loses time-out privileges for that entiregame.At Berth Bonspiels, Sport Region Playdowns and Provincial Championships acoaching break of a maximum of five minutes will be mandated after the fifth endin addition to two 1-minute time-outs per team. One additional 1-minute time outper team is allowed in an extra end. Time outs not used during regulation playmay not be carried over to extra ends. The 1-minute time outs will commencewhen the team calling the time out begins discussion with the coach. The timeout shall be complete once the team calling the time out is finished their meeting.REPRESENTATIONThe sixteen (16) teams in the Provincial Championship shall be:Berth1 - 7Berth8 - 10Berth11 - 12Berth13- 14Berth15 – 16One (1) berth awarded to the winning team for each of the sevensport region playdowns:Norman, Parkland, Westman, Central, Eastman, Interlake,WinnipegThree (3) berths awarded to the Sport Regions with the highestparticipation ratioTwo (2) berths awarded to the Early Bird Junior Berth BonspielTwo (2) berths awarded to the Junior Berth BonspielTwo (2) berths awarded to the 2011 8-Ender Junior ChristmasBonspiel with a BerthFORMATThe Provincial Championship for Junior‟s shall be decided by a round robin competitionfor 16 teams as outlined on page 55. The championship round will be a page playoffwith the first place teams in each group playing each other and the second place teamsplaying each other in their first games. The tie-breaking system, skill based teamranking process, last rock and rock color assignment process is outlined on pages 55and 56.RULESAll games in Provincial Championships will be a minimum of 5 ends. Any teamdefaulting a game in the Provincial Championships for other than extenuatingcircumstances (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>sanctioned competition for the remainder of the season in which thedefault 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.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.30


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.Refer to the General Rules found on page 5 (rule 10) with regard to situations if a teamis late for a game.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 at first game of the competition in which last rock has beenearned.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.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 55.Each team member will be required to deliver a minimum of one (1) draw shot for laststone advantage.A minimum of 35 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.GameLast Rock inFirst EndStone ColourPractice OrderRound RobinGamesDraw to the buttonCoin toss for option of secondpractice or stone colourNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPThe Club represented by the winning team will hold the provincial trophy for one yearand the winning team shall be eligible to represent <strong>Manitoba</strong> in competition for theCanadian <strong>Curling</strong> Championship.IN ALL MATTERS THE DECISION OF THE CURLMANITOBAEVENT REPRESENTATIVE WILL BE FINALIN ALL MATTERS CONCERNING ON ICE MATTERS THEFINAL DECISION WILL BE MADE IN CONSULTATION WITHTHE HEAD UMPIRE31


Scotties Tournament of HeartsZone Playdowns & Berth BonspielTeams competing for Provincial Championship berths through the Berth Bonspiel or theSport Region Playdowns shall be subject to the rules of the Berth Bonspiel or the SportRegion Playdown rules found on page 6 and General Rules of Play found on page 4.ELIGIBILITY (General eligibility page 9, Residency Rule page 10)1. Each competitor shall be nineteen (19) years of age or older on December 31st ofthe year prior to the National Championship (born 1992 or before).2. Each competitor must have paid the current CCA competitor fee prior to the team‟sfirst draw.3. Each competitor shall be a Canadian citizen.4. All four (4) or five (5) competitors registered on a team must be members of thesame affiliated Winnipeg club or members of any affiliated club within the sameSport Region.5. Verification shall be as shown on the list of members of the club for thecurrent season filed with CURLMANITOBA.6. If a team is declared ineligible after securing a provincial berth the team cannotcompete in the Provincial Championship by dropping the ineligible member(s), theyare simply not eligible and the entire team will be replaced.7. All provincial participants must sign and submit a <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> ParticipationAgreement and <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Cresting Agreement seven (7) days prior to theProvincial Championship.8. Any team that does not submit the two agreements seven (7) days prior to theChampionship will be replaced by the team they defeated for the berth.RepresentationThe sixteen (16) teams in the Provincial Championship shall be:Berth1 – 8Berth9 - 11Berth12 – 13Berth14One (1) berth awarded to the winning team for each of the six sportregion playdowns:Norman, Parkland, Westman, Central, Eastman, InterlakeTwo (2) berth awarded to the Winnipeg Sport RegionEvent A winnerEvent B winnerThree (3) berths awarded to the Sport Regions with the highestparticipation ratioTwo (2) berths awarded to the Scotties Berth BonspielOne (1) berth awarded to the top <strong>Manitoba</strong> team on the CanadianTeam Ranking System(CTRS) subject to the following terms:1) the team comprises of at least 3 of the 4 or 5 members of theprevious year‟s CTRS team, and2) the team competes in a minimum of one (1) eligible event thisseason, and3) the team must declare in writing by September 1, 2011 theirintention to utilize this entry into the Provincial Championship4) In order to remain eligible for the CTRS berth, all 4 players mustmeet the eligibility requirements in the year of the championship.32


Berth 15Berth16One (1) berth awarded to the highest ranked on the <strong>Manitoba</strong> <strong>Curling</strong>Tour at the conclusion of the MCT Championship subject to three ofthe four or five players meeting the eligibility requirements for theProvincial Championship.One (1) berth awarded to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts ProvincialChampion from the previous season if:1) The team comprises of 3 of the 4 or 5 members of the previousyear‟s provincial winning team:2) The team declares in writing by September 1, 2011 their intention ofutilizing the berth, and3) The team, all 4 or 5 players, meets the eligibility requirements forthe year of the current Scotties Championship.FORMATThe Scotties Provincial Championship shall be decided by a round robinCompetition for 16 teams as outlined on page 55. The Championship round will be aPage playoff with the first place teams in each group playing each other and the secondplace teams playing each other in their first games. The tie breaking system, skill basedteam ranking process, last rock and rock color assignment process is outlined on page55 and 56.RULESAll games in Provincial Championships will be a minimum of 5 ends. Any teamdefaulting a game in the Provincial Championships for other than extenuatingcircumstances (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>sanctioned competition for the remainder of the season in which thedefault 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.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.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.Refer to the General Rules found on page 5 (rule 10) with regard to situations if a teamis late for a game.33


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 at first game of the competition in which last rock has beenearned.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.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 55.Each team member will be required to deliver a minimum of one (1) draw shot for laststone advantage.A minimum of 35 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.The coach and any team member cannot be the same person.GameLast Rock inFirst EndStone ColourPractice OrderRound RobinGamesDraw to the buttonCoin toss for option of secondpractice or stone colourALTERNATE PLAYERAn alternate player shall accompany the winning team to the Canadian Championship,chosen by the team from any <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> affiliated club within the Province, notnecessarily the player named for the Provincial Championship. This player will take partin all functions as a team member. This alternate player must be named at the time theprovincial champion is declared.NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPThe Club represented by the winning team will hold the provincial trophy for one yearand the winning team shall be eligible to represent <strong>Manitoba</strong> in competition for theCanadian <strong>Curling</strong> Championship.IN ALL MATTERS THE DECISION OF THE CURLMANITOBAEVENT REPRESENTATIVE WILL BE FINALIN ALL MATTERS CONCERNING ON ICE MATTERS THEFINAL DECISION WILL BE MADE IN CONSULTATION WITHTHE HEAD UMPIRE34


Safeway ChampionshipZone Playdowns & Berth BonspielTeams competing for Provincial Championship berths through bonspiels or SportRegion playdowns shall be subject to the rules of the bonspiel or Sport RegionPlaydown rules found on page 6 and General Rules of Play found on page 4.ELIGIBILITY (General Eligibility page 9, Residency Rule page 10)1. Each competitor shall be nineteen (19) years of age or older on December 31 st ofthe year prior to the National Championship (born 1992 or before).2. Each competitor must have paid the current CCA competitor fee prior to the team‟sfirst draw.3. Each competitor shall be a Canadian citizen.4. All four (4) or five (5) competitors registered on a team must be members of thesame affiliated Winnipeg club or members of any affiliated club within the same ruralsport region.5. Verification shall be as shown on the list of members of the club for the currentseason filed with <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>.6. A bonspiel with a Berth team comprised of one or more members of a teampreviously qualifying for the Provincial Championship will be ineligible.7. All members of a team must have the current seasons CCA Competitor Card;otherwise the entire team is ineligible for Provincial play. Teams with players frommore than one Winnipeg club or more than one rural sport region or teams with apreviously qualified player cannot compete in the Provincial Championship bydropping the ineligible player(s), they are simply not eligible.8. All provincial participants must sign and submit a <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> ParticipationAgreement and <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Cresting Agreement seven (7) days prior to theProvincial Championship.9. Any team that does not submit the two agreements seven (7) days prior to theChampionship will be replaced by the team they defeated for the berth.REPRESENTATIONThe thirty two (32) teams in the Provincial Championship shall be:Berth1 - 17Berth18Berth19 – 20Berth21Berth22Seventeen (17) berths awarded to the Sport Regions 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 highestparticipation ratioTwo (2) berths awarded to the Safeway Berth BonspielOne (1) berth awarded to the Brandon Men‟s BonspielOne (1) berth awarded to the Champion of a <strong>Manitoba</strong> <strong>Curling</strong> TourEvent. For the 2011-2012 season the event will be the King SpudClassic in Carberry, <strong>Manitoba</strong>35


Berth23Berth24Berth25 - 26Berth27Berth28 – 32One (1) berth awarded to the <strong>Manitoba</strong> <strong>Curling</strong> Tour Champion subjectto:1) the team comprises of at least 3 of the 4 or 5 members of theprevious year‟s championship team, and2) the team must declare in writing by September 1, 2011their intention to utilize this entry into the Provincial Championship.3) In order to remain eligible for the <strong>Manitoba</strong> <strong>Curling</strong> Tour Berth, all 4players must meet the eligibilityOne (1) berth awarded to the top <strong>Manitoba</strong> team on the CanadianTeam Ranking System(CTRS) subject to the following terms:1) the team comprises of at least 3 of the 4 or 5 members of theprevious year‟s CTRS team, and2) the team competes in a minimum of one (1) eligible event thisseason, and3) the team must declare in writing by September 1, 2011 theirintention to utilize this entry into the Provincial Championship4) In order to remain eligible for the CTRS berth, all 4 players mustmeet the eligibility requirements in the year of the championship.Two (2) berths awarded to the highest ranked on the <strong>Manitoba</strong> <strong>Curling</strong>Tour at the conclusion of the MCT Championship subject to three ofthe four or five players meeting the eligibility requirements for theProvincial Championship.One (1) berth awarded to the prior year's <strong>Manitoba</strong> Safeway Championsubject to:1) the team comprises at least 3 of the 4 or 5 members of the previousyear‟s championship team, and2) the team must declare in writing by September 1, 2011 title theirintention to utilize this entry into the Provincial Championship.3) In order to remain eligible for the <strong>Manitoba</strong> Champions Berth and all4 players must meet the eligibility requirements in the year of theChampionshipA minimum of five (5) berths and a maximum of Eight (8) berthsawarded to the MCA Bonspiel subject to:1) If the <strong>Manitoba</strong> <strong>Curling</strong> Tour Champion (Berth 23) above gainsdirect entry2) If the top ranked <strong>Manitoba</strong> – CTRS team (Berth 24) above gainsdirect entry3) If the prior year's <strong>Manitoba</strong> Champion (Berth 27) above gains directentryAll teams earning a berth in the MCA Men‟s Bonspiel must satisfy theeligibility requirements. Refer to <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> bonspiel rules forbonspiels with a berth on page 18.FORMATThe Safeway Provincial Championship shall be a thirty two (32) team modified doubleknockout draw. Eight (8) teams advancing to a semi modified double knockoutqualifying round with four (4) teams advancing to the Safeway Four Championship pageplayoff round.36


For the Provincial Championship, all 32 teams will be ranked and seeded into thestandard draw format (#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‟spre-game practice.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 team covering the pin, theteam will conduct another draw shot using a different player until a draw shot can bemeasured.Each team member will be required to deliver a minimum of one (1) draw shot for laststone advantage.For the final eight, A - side winners will have the choice of last rock or rock colour for thefirst game. 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 andcolor. The team 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 eightFirst game ofChampionshiproundBalance ofChampionshiproundFinal GameDraw to the buttonA-side winner choiceof last rock OR colourDraw to the buttonWinner of 1-2 game has choiceof last rock AND colourCoin toss for option of secondpractice or stone colourLast rock hasfirst practiceCoin toss for option of secondpractice or stone colourLast rock hasfirst practiceRULESAll games in Provincial Championships will be a minimum of 5 ends. Any teamdefaulting a game in the Provincial Championships for other than extenuatingcircumstances (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>sanctioned competition for the remainder of the season in which thedefault takes place.37


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.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.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.Refer to the General Rules found on page 5 (rule 10) with regard to situations if a teamis late for a game.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 automatic forfeiture of last rock in the first game of the competition.The coach and any player cannot be the same person.ALTERNATE PLAYERAn alternate player shall accompany the winning team to the Canadian Championship,chosen by the team from any <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> affiliated club within the Province, notnecessarily the player named for the Provincial Championship. This player will take partin all functions as a team member. This alternate player must be named at the time theprovincial champion is declared.NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPThe Club represented by the winning team will hold the Provincial Trophy for one yearand the winning team shall be eligible to represent <strong>Manitoba</strong> in competition for theCanadian <strong>Curling</strong> Championship.IN ALL MATTERS THE DECISION OF THE CURLMANITOBAEVENT REPRESENTATIVE WILL BE FINALIN ALL MATTERS CONCERNING ON ICE MATTERS THEFINAL DECISION WILL BE MADE IN CONSULTATION WITHTHE HEAD UMPIRE38


Senior Women’s Provincial ChampionshipRegional Playdowns & Berth BonspielTeams competing for Provincial Championship berths through bonspiels or SportRegion playdowns shall be subject to the rules of the bonspiel or Sport RegionPlaydown rules found on page 6 and General Rules of Play found on page 4.ELIGIBILITY (General Eligibility page 9, Residency Rule page 10)1. Each competitor on a team must be fifty (50) years of age or older on December31 st of the year prior to the Canadian Senior‟s Championship (born 1961 orearlier).2. Each competitor must have paid the current CCA competitor fee prior to the team‟sfirst draw.3. All four (4) or five (5) competitors on a team shall not necessarily come from oneclub, but may be chosen from any club within their Sport Region. All City ofWinnipeg affiliated clubs constitute one Sport Region for entry purposes.4. Verification shall be as shown on the list of members of the club for the currentseason filed with <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>5. All members of a team must have the current season's competitor card, otherwisethe entire team is ineligible for Provincial play.6. All provincial participants must sign and submit a <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> ParticipationAgreement and <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Cresting Agreement seven (7) days prior to theProvincial Championship.7. Any team that does not submit the two agreements seven (7) days prior to theChampionship will be replaced by the team they defeated for the berth.REPRESENTATIONThe twelve (12) teams in the Provincial Championship shall be:Berth1 – 7Berth8 – 9Berth10 - 11Berth12One (1) berth awarded to the winning team for each of the sevensport region playdowns:Norman, Parkland, Westman, Central, Eastman, Interlake, WinnipegTwo (2) berths awarded to the Sport Regions with the highestparticipation ratioTwo (2) berths awarded to the Berth BonspielOne (1) berth awarded to the prior year's <strong>Manitoba</strong> Senior Women‟sChampion subject to:1) the team comprises at least 3 of the 4 or 5 members of theprevious year‟s championship team, and2) the team must declare in writing by September 1, 2011 title theirintention to utilize this entry into the Provincial Championship.3) In order to remain eligible for the <strong>Manitoba</strong> Champions Berth andAll 4 players must meet the eligibility requirements in the year of theChampionship.39


FORMATThe Provincial Championship for Senior Women shall be decided by a round robincompetition for 12 teams as outlined of page 55. Two pools of six (6) following thesame guidelines as a round robin Championship with 16 teams. The championshipround will be a page playoff with the first place teams in each group playing each otherand the second place teams playing each other in their first games. The tie-breakingsystem, skill based team ranking process, last rock and rock color assignment processis outlined on pages 55 and 56.RULESAll games in Provincial Championships will be a minimum of 5 ends. Any teamdefaulting a game in the Provincial Championships for other than extenuatingcircumstances (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>sanctioned competition for the remainder of the season in which thedefault 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.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.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.Refer to the General Rules found on page 5 (rule 10) with regard to situations if a teamis late for a game.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 at first game of the competition in which last rock has beenearned.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.40


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 55.Each team member will be required to deliver a minimum of one (1) draw shot for laststone advantage.The coach and any team player cannot be the same person.A minimum of 35 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.GameLast Rock inFirst EndStone ColourPractice OrderRound RobinGamesDraw to the buttonCoin toss for option of secondpractice or stone colourNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPThe Club represented by the winning team will hold the provincial trophy for one yearand the winning team shall be eligible to represent <strong>Manitoba</strong> in competition for theCanadian <strong>Curling</strong> Championship.IN ALL MATTERS THE DECISION OF THE CURLMANITOBAEVENT R EPRESENTATIVE WILL BE FINALIN ALL MATTERS CONCERNING ON ICE MATTERS THEFINAL DECISION WILL BE MADE IN CONSULTATION WITHTHE HEAD UMPIRE41


Strathcona Senior Men’s Provincial ChampionshipRegional Playdowns & Berth BonspielTeams competing for Provincial Championship berths through bonspiels or SportRegion Playdowns shall be subject to the rules of the bonspiel or Sport RegionPlaydown rules found on page 6 and General Rules of Play found on page 4.McDIARMID LUMBER BONSPIEL SENIOR MEN8 end gamesA team may register 5 players prior to playing their first game. All players mustmeet the eligibility rules.CCA Competitor Cards must be purchased immediately upon being awarded aProvincial berth spotDuring the bonspiel these 5 players can play any position.Only the five registered players may compete in the bonspiel.Spares are not allowed.ELIGIBILITY (General Eligibility page 9, Residency Rule page 10)1. Each competitor on a team must be fifty (50) years of age or older on December 31 stof the year prior to the Canadian Senior‟s Championship (born 1961 or earlier)2. All four (4) or five (5) competitors registered on a team must be members of thesame affiliated Winnipeg club or members of any affiliated club within the same ruralSport Region.3. Verification shall be as shown on the list of members of the club for the currentseason filed with <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>4. A bonspiel team comprised of one or more members of a team previously qualifyingfor the Provincial Championship will be ineligible.5. All members of a team must have the current season's competitor card; otherwisethe entire team is ineligible for Provincial play. Teams with players from more thanone club or rural Sport Region or teams with a previously qualified member cannotcompete in the Provincial Championship by dropping the ineligible member(s), theyare simply not eligible.6. 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.7. Any team that does not submit the two agreements seven (7) days prior to theChampionship will be replaced by the team they defeated for the berth.REPRESENTATIONThe sixteen (16) teams in the Provincial Championship shall be:Berth1 - 13Thirteen (13) berths awarded to the Sport Regions as follows:Norman (1), Parkland (1), Westman (2), Central (2), Eastman (1),Interlake (2), Winnipeg (4)42


Berth14Berth15Berth16One (1) berth awarded to the Sport Region with the highestparticipation ratioOne (1) berth awarded to the winning team in the McDiarmid LumberSenior Bonspiel with a berthOne (1) berth awarded to the winning team in the Strathcona SeniorMen‟s Berth BonspielFORMATThe Provincial Championship for Seniors shall be decided by a round robin competitionFor 16 teams as outlined on page 55. The championship round will be a page playoffwith the first place teams in each group playing each other and the second place teamsplaying each other in their first games. The tie-breaking system, skill based teamranking process, last rock and rock color assignment process is outlined on pages 55and 56.RULESAll games in Provincial Championships will be a minimum of 5 ends. Any teamdefaulting a game in the Provincial Championships for other than extenuatingcircumstances (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>sanctioned competition for the remainder of the season in which thedefault 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.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.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.Refer to the General Rules found on page 5 (rule 10) with regard to situations if a teamis late for a game.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 will43


esult in loss of hammer at first game of the competition in which last rock has beenearned.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.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 55.Each team member will be required to deliver a minimum of one (1) draw shot for laststone advantage.The coach and any team player cannot be the same person.A minimum of 35 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.GameLast Rock inFirst EndStone ColourPractice OrderRound RobinGamesDraw to the buttonCoin toss for option of secondpractice or stone colourNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPThe Club represented by the winning team will hold the provincial trophy for one yearand the winning team shall be eligible to represent <strong>Manitoba</strong> in competition for theCanadian <strong>Curling</strong> Championship.IN ALL MATTERS THE DECISION OF THE CURLMANITOBAREPRESENTATIVE WILL BE FINALIN ALL MATTERS CONCERNING ON ICE MATTERS THEFINAL DECISION WILL BE MADE IN CONSULTATION WITHTHE HEAD UMPIRE44


<strong>Manitoba</strong>’s Master Women’sProvincial ChampionshipTeams competing for the <strong>Manitoba</strong> Master Women‟s Provincial Championship shallenter an open entry bonspiel. The format will be determined based on the number ofentries.ELIGIBILITY (General Eligibility page 9, Residency rule page 10)1. Each competitor on a team must be sixty (60) years of age or older on December31 st of the year prior to the Canadian Master Championship (born 1951 or earlier).2. Each competitor must have a current CCA competitor card OR a <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>Masters Competitor Card prior to the start of the event.3. Competitors on a team shall not necessarily come from one club, but may bechosen from any affiliated club within their Sport Region. All City of Winnipegaffiliated clubs constitute one Sport Region for entry purposes4. 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.5. Any team that does not submit the two agreements seven (7) days prior to theChampionship will be disqualified from the Championship.FORMATThe Provincial Championship for Master Women‟s shall be decided by an open entrybonspiel. The format will be determined by <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> after the entry closing date.RULESAll Games in the Provincial Championships will be 8 ends with a bell after 1 hour and 55minutes. The bell indicates to finish the end in progress and play one more end. Anend is in progress when the last stone of an end crosses the near tee line.All games in Provincial Championships will be a minimum of 4 ends. Any teamdefaulting a game in the Provincial Championships for other than extenuatingcircumstances (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>sanctioned competition for the remainder of the season in which thedefault 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.At the Provincial Championship a coaching break of 5 minutes will be mandated afterthe fourth 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.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 to45


approval 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.Refer to the General Rules found on page 5 (rule 10) with regard to situations if a teamis late for a game.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 at first game of the competition in which last rock has beenearned.The host club will not have a spare pool available. Teams may name a 5 th player seven(7) days prior to the competition.The <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Cresting Policy will be adhered to at the <strong>Manitoba</strong> Credit UnionsMaster Women‟s Championship. Refer to the Cresting Policy found on page 27.Fifth players are not allowed at the National Championship.In all games of the competition a pre-game practice of seven (7) minutes will beprovided, choice of last rock will be determined by a draw to the button which will occurat the conclusion of each pre-game practice.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 55.Each team member will be required to deliver a minimum of one (1) draw shot for laststone advantage.The coach and any team player cannot be the same person.A minimum of 35 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.NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPThe Club represented by the winning team will hold the Provincial Trophy for one yearand the winning team shall be eligible to represent <strong>Manitoba</strong> in competition for theCanadian <strong>Curling</strong> Championship.IN ALL MATTERS THE DECISION OF THE CURLMANITOBAEVENT REPRESENTATIVE WILL BE FINALIN ALL MATTERS CONCERNING ON ICE MATTERS THEFINAL DECISION WILL BE MADE IN CONSULTATION WITHTHE HEAD UMPIRE46


<strong>Manitoba</strong>’s Master Men’s Provincial ChampionshipZone Playdowns & Berth BonspielTeams competing for Provincial Championship berths through bonspiels or SportRegion Playdowns shall be subject to the rules of the bonspiel or Sport RegionPlaydown rules found on page 6 and General Rules of Play found on page 4.CHICKEN CHEF MASTER MEN‟S BONSPIELFor the Chicken Chef Masters Men‟s Bonspiel a team may register 5 players prior tothe start of the event. All players must meet the eligibility rules, which include: Provincial Masters Cards or CCA Competitor Cards must be purchasedimmediately upon being awarded a Provincial berth spot During the bonspiel these 5 players can play any position. Only the five registered players may compete in the bonspiel. Spares are not allowed.ELIGIBILITY (General Eligibility page 9, Residency Rule page 10)1. Each competitor on a team must be sixty (60) years of age or older on December31st of the year prior to the Canadian Master Championship (born 1951 or earlier.)2. Each competitor must have paid for a CCA Competitor Card OR a <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>Masters Competitor Card prior to the team‟s first draw.3. All four (4) or five (5) competitors registered on a team must be members of thesame affiliated Winnipeg club or members of any affiliated club within the same ruralSport Region.4. Verification shall be as shown on the list of members of the club for the currentseason filed with <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>5. A bonspiel with a berth team comprised of one or more members of a teampreviously qualifying for the Provincial Championship will be ineligible.6. All members of a team must have the current competitor card or CCA card;otherwise the entire team is ineligible for Provincial play. Teams with players frommore than one playdown Sport Region or teams with a previously qualified membercannot compete in the Provincial Championship by dropping the ineligiblemember(s), they are simply not eligible.7. 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 eachProvincial Championship.8. Any team that does not submit the two agreements seven (7) days prior to theChampionship will be replaced by the team they defeated for the berth.REPRESENTATIONThe sixteen (16) teams in the Provincial Championship shall be:Berth1 - 12Berth13 – 14Twelve (12) berths awarded to the Sport Regions as follows:Norman (1), Parkland (1), Westman (2), Central (2), Eastman (1),Interlake (1), Winnipeg (4)One (1) berth awarded to the Sport Region with the highestparticipation ratio47


Berth15Berth16One (1) berth awarded to the Brandon Master Men‟s BonspielChampionOne (1) berth awarded to the Chicken Chef Master Men‟s BonspielChampionNote: In Masters Competition no team will play more than two (2) games per day in anycompetition except when tie-breaker games are required.FORMATThe Provincial Championship for Master Men‟s shall be decided by a round robincompetition for 16 teams as outlined on page 55. The championship will be a pageplayoff with the first place teams in each group playing each other and the second placeteams playing each other in their first games. The tie-breaking system, skill based teamrankingprocess, last rock and rock color assignment process is outlined on pages 55and 56.RULESAll Master Events leading up to and including the Provincial Championships will beeight end games with a bell at 1 hour and 55 minutes. This includes Sport RegionPlaydowns, Berth Bonspiels and Bonspiels with a Berth.All Provincial Championship games will allow each team 2 one-minute time-outs, and a5-minute 4 th end break. The 4 th end break will be at the discretion of the teams, umpireand timers.The bell indicates to finish the end in progress and play one more end. An end is inprogress when the last stone of an end crosses the near tee line.All games in Provincial Championships will be a minimum of 4 ends. Any teamdefaulting a game in the Provincial Championships for other than extenuatingcircumstances (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>sanctioned competition for the remainder of the season in which thedefault 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.Refer to the General Rules found on page 5 (rule 10) with regard to situations if a teamis late for a game.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 at first game of the competition in which last rock has beenearned.48


Fifth players are not allowed at the National Championship.In all games of the competition a pre-game practice of seven (7) minutes will beprovided, choice of last rock will be determined by a draw to the button which will occurat the conclusion of each pre-game practice.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 55.Each team member will be required to deliver a minimum of one (1) draw shot for laststone advantage.The coach and any team player cannot be the same person.A minimum of 35 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.GameLast Rock inFirst EndStone ColourPractice OrderRound RobinGamesDraw to the buttonCoin toss for option of secondpractice or stone colourNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPThe Club represented by the winning team will hold the provincial trophy for one yearand the winning team shall be eligible to represent <strong>Manitoba</strong> in competition for theCanadian <strong>Curling</strong> Championship.IN ALL MATTERS THE DECISION OF THE CURLMANITOBAEVENT REPRESENTATIVE WILL BE FINALIN ALL MATTERS CONCERNING ON ICE MATTERS THEFINAL DECISION WILL BE MADE IN CONSULTATION WITHTHE HEAD UMPIRE49


Chicken Chef Mixed Championship& Berth BonspielsTeams competing for Provincial Championship berths through bonspiels shall besubject to the rules of the Berth Bonspiels found on page 6 and General Rules of Playfound on page 4.ELIGIBILITY (General Eligibility page 9, Residency Rule page 10)1. Each player on a team must be nineteen (19) years of age or older on December31st of the year prior to the National Championship (born 1992 or before).2. Each competitor must have a CCA Competitor Card prior to the team‟s first draw.3. Verification shall be as shown on the list of members of the club for the currentseason filed with <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>.4. Each team must have two male players and two female players and they must playin alternate positions.5. Each team must consist of four players in all games played at all levels and nogame shall be commenced in the Berth Bonspiels or at the ProvincialChampionship by a team having less than four players.NOTE: If a player in any berth bonspiel or provincial championship is unable tocontinue to play due to illness or other extenuating circumstance, after thegame commences, the team may continue to play any end alreadycommenced with three players. Any stone yet to be thrown by the absentplayer in that end will be thrown by the remaining player of the samegender. Upon completion of the end a spare or fifth/sixth may be usedfrom the spare pool. If for any reason a spare is not available, the teammay 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 isavailable. The throwing sequence must continue to alternate as to gender(i.e. if a female third is unable to continue the male second shall throw thefirst three stones, the female lead shall throw the next three stones andthe male skip shall throw the final two stones.)6. In all cases, a replacement shall be of the same gender as the absent player.7. Two players of the team shall be members in good standing of the same affiliatedcurling club in <strong>Manitoba</strong> and the team must enter through and represent the club ofthose two players. All other players must be members of an affiliated curling club in<strong>Manitoba</strong>.8. All four (4), five (5) or six (6) players of the team must be accepted by the curlingclub they are entering out of as a team representing that club prior to the start of playat any level.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 eachProvincial Championship.10. Any team that does not submit the two agreements seven (7) days prior to theChampionship will be replaced by the team they defeated for the berth.All players must belong to a curling club which is affiliated with <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>and must have purchased the current CCA Competitor Card prior to the start ofcompetition at any level.50


REPRESENTATIONThe sixteen (16) teams in the Provincial Championship shall be:BerthBonspiel #1BerthBonspiel #2Berth16Berth Bonspiel‟s to be held in Norman, Central and Eastman/Interlake on the same weekend.The berths are open to all eligible teams.Berth allocation will be based on entry.Berth Bonspiel‟s to be held in Winnipeg and Westman/Parkland on the same weekend.The berths are open to all eligible teams.Berth allocation will be based on entry.One (1) berth awarded to the Chicken Chef Mixed ProvincialChampionship from the previous season if:1) The team comprises of 3 of the 4 or 5 or 6 members of theprevious year‟s provincial winning team:2) The team declares in writing by September 1, 2011 their intentionof utilizing the berth, and3)The team, all 4 or 5 or 6 players, meets the eligibility requirementsfor the year of the current Chicken Chef MixedBERTH ALLOCATIONThe two (2) berth bonspiels will have berths allocated to each based upon the entries.A scale will be used to determine placement of berths as follows:Entries 1 – 6 1 berthEntries 7 – 10 1 additional berthEntries 11 – 16 1 additional berthEntries 17+ 1 additional berthAny berth spots left will be distributed on a percentage participation basis.FORMATThe Provincial Championship for Mixed shall be decided by a round robin competitionfor 16 teams as outlined on page 55. The championship round will be a page playoffwith the first place teams in each group playing each other and the second place teamsplaying each other in their first games. The tie-breaking system, skill based teamranking process, last rock and rock color assignment process is outlined on pages 55and 56.RULESThe Chicken Chef Mixed Championship teams may name a fifth and sixth player butReplacement players are NOT allowed. Mixed Teams may name a fifth and sixth player(one of each gender) for the Provincial Championship. All fifth and sixth players mustpurchase an event specific CCA Competitor card prior to the beginning of theChampionship.The Skip and acting Vice Skip shall be of opposite gender and one of these twoindividuals shall deliver the final two stones of the end for their team.51


All games in Provincial Championships will be a minimum of 5 ends. Any teamdefaulting a game in the Provincial Championships for other than extenuatingcircumstances (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>sanctioned competition for the remainder of the season in which thedefault 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.At the Provincial Championship a coaching break of a maximum of 5 minutes will bemandated after the fifth end in addition to two 1-minute time outs per team. Oneadditional 1-minute time out per team will be allowed in an extra end. Time outs notused during regulation play may not be carried over to the extra ends.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.Refer to the General Rules found on page 5 (rule 10) with regard to situations if a teamis late for a game.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 at first game of the competition in which last rock has beenearned.The coach and the fifth or sixth player cannot be the same person.In all games of the competition a pre-game practice of seven (7) minutes will beprovided, choice of last rock will be determined by a draw to the button which will occurat the conclusion of each pre-game practice.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 55.Each team member will be required to deliver a minimum of one (1) draw shot for laststone advantage.A Minimum of 35 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.52


GameLast Rock inFirst EndStone ColourPractice OrderRound RobinGamesDraw to the buttonCoin toss for option of secondpractice or stone colourIf a team member leaves the Province after winning the Chicken Chef Provincial MixedChampionship, he/she may still represent the Province at the Canadian Championship.NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPThe Club represented by the winning team will hold the provincial trophy for one yearand the winning team shall be eligible to represent <strong>Manitoba</strong> in competition for theCanadian <strong>Curling</strong> Championship.IN ALL MATTERS THE DECISION OF THE CURLMANITOBAEVENTREPRESENATIVE WILL BE FINALIN ALL MATTERS CONCERNING ON ICE MATTERS THEFINAL DECISION WILL BE MADE IN CONSULTATION WITHTHE HEAD UMPIRE53


DOMINION CURLING CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPNational Championship EligibilityDominion Insurance trusts that all participants will respect the intent of thischampionship. The event is formulated for true club curlers, not elite, past or present.Dominion Insurance wants to support ordinary curlers and the development of curlingacross Canada. As we set our eligibility and on-ice rules, including the CCA Rules of<strong>Curling</strong> for General Play, keep this objective in mind. The Dominion reserves the right,in its sole discretion, to exclude any team that violates this spirit and intent.1. The curling club represented by the team must be affiliated with itsProvincial/Territory <strong>Association</strong>.2. Each club will declare a men‟s team and women‟s team of four players thatplayed together regularly, in a sanctioned club league in the most recentseason, excluding major/super leagues, to represent the club as the men‟s andwomen‟s club champions.No fifths or coaches allowed.3. Each team will be allowed only one player who has played in a Juniors’, Men‟s,Women‟s or Seniors‟ provincial event in the current or previous 4 years, orparticipated in a Grand Slam event in the current or previous 4 year. * (2007 orearlier)4. All games will be eight (8) ends with ties being decided by a full extra end.5. A maximum of 1 replacement player from the club can play lead.6. Each team will be allowed a maximum of 2 players under the age of 20, as ofDecember 31st of the year prior to the championship (minimum age of 15 as ofDecember 31st).**7. The Dominion has the sole authority to grant exceptions to these rules inextraordinary circumstances.*Provinces/Territories with open provincials/territories will be permitted 1 player who hasplaced top 4 in a Men‟s, Women‟s or Seniors‟ provincial/territory event in thecurrent or previous 4 years, or participated in a Grand Slam in the current or previous 4years. (Total of 5 years)** Individual curling associations may adopt more restrictive criteria if they choose.54


CURLMANITOBA PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPSPROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFF FORMAT AND TIE-BREAKER SYSTEMSixteen (16)/ Twelve (12) Team Round RobinProvincial Championship CompetitionFormatSixteen Team Round Robin:The competition shall consist of two groups of eight teams with each group competing ina round robin competition where the two teams with the most wins from each groupshall advance to a playoff round. The playoff round shall use a four-team page playoffto determine the provincial champion.Twelve Team Round Robin:The competition shall consist of two groups of six 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 todetermine the provincial championSeedingThe sixteen teams shall be seeded by the competing teams and grouped as follows:Black Group: Seeds 1, 4, 6,8,10,12,14,16. Red group: Seeds 2, 3,5,7,9,11,13,15The twelve teams shall be seeded by the competing teams and grouped as follows:Black Group: Seeds 1, 4,6,8,10,12. Red group: Seeds 2, 3, 5, 7, 9 ,11.DrawThe round robin draw shall be as prepared by <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>Skill-Based RankingThe Skill based ranking shall be an accumulated number determined from thedraw to the button stones for hammer at the conclusion of the pre-game practice.Both team‟s throws will be recorded at all times. If a team removes their stoneprior to measurement a maximum of 185 cms will be allotted to the team.Each team member will be required to deliver a minimum of one (1) draw shot forlast stone advantage.In all Championship events, for the first game of an event, if there should be a tiefor last stone both teams shall throw another draw shot by a different player.After the first draw the SBR accumulation will be posted and shall be used todetermine last stone in case of a tie.The accumulated SBR (less the one worst of all attempts will be dropped) will beused for all tie breaker games.55


Rock Color, Rock Selection and First End Last RockAdvantageGame Last Rock Rock Color Rock SelectionRound RobinGameDraw to the button Coin toss for option of second practice orstone colourTiebreakers, Last rock advantage in the first end will No rock selection.in be awarded by the draw to the button t The rocks on theallthe conclusion of the pre-game assigned game sheetcompetitionsAndQuarterpractice. Skill Based Ranking will determinechoice of color.shall be used.Finals andSemi Final inpage playoffsystemsSemi-Final inSingleKnock-outplayoffFinal in pagePlayoffsystemsFinal inSingleKnock-outplayoffsystems Last rock advantage in the first end orchoice of color will be awarded to thefirst place team from each pool.The winner of the #1 vs. #1 game shallhave the choice of last rock in the firstend AND shall have the choice of rockcolour.Undefeated teams at the conclusion ofround-robin play will have choice of lastrock and color. If no team is undefeatedthe team with the better win/loss recordin round-robin will have choice of lastrock or color. In all other cases skillbased ranking will determine who haschoice of last rock or colorNo rock selection.The rocks on theassigned game sheetshall be usedStones of a team‟scolour may be selectedfrom any sheet and neednot be full sets. Handleswill not be changed.Stones of a team‟s colormay be selected fromany sheet and need notbe full sets. Handles willnot be changedAt the discretion of the Head umpire, teams will be allowed up to one half hourfrom the conclusion of their previous game to exercise their choice of last rockand/or color as outlined in the rules.In situations where one team chooses last rock advantage or color, the otherteam will have the opposite choice.There will be no ice time provided for selecting rock color or for selecting stones.Where two provincial championship finals are played concurrently in the samevenue, the first event to select stones shall be determined by the Men‟sChampionship choosing first in the odd years and the Women‟s Championshipchoosing first in the even year.The <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Event Representative in consultation with the umpire shalldecide ice assignment for tie-breaker(s), and playoff games.56


Pre-Game Practice RoutineCount Down starting at 35 minutes Duration Start endCoin Toss 3:00 35:00 32:001st Team access the ice 1:00 31:00 30:00First Practice 7:00 30:00 23:00Shootout (1 team 1 rock)* 4:00 23:00 19.00Practice Switch 1:00 19:00 18:00Second Practice 7:00 18:00 11:00Shootout (1 team 1 rock)* 4:00 11:00 7:00Game Start Countdown 1:00 1:00 0:00Game commences 0:00Round Robin Tie-breakerShould 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.PlayoffsTwo 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.Page PlayoffThe teams ranked first in each pool will compete with the winner advancing to the finaland the loser competing in the semi-final.The teams in second place in the Round Robin will compete with the winner advancingto the semi-final.Once a team makes their hammer/color selection and declares it to the Umpire or eventliaison the choice cannot be altered.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.57


Ranking for Tiebreakers and Tiebreaker StructureRound Robin Ranking TBRanking Determination MethodFirst Second DrawsTiebreaker 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 robinwill rank one team as 1st or 4 th . Skillbased ranking system shall be used torank the remaining threeXXXXX 2 Resolvable tie - win/loss in round robin5 team irresolvable tie - Skill basedranking system3-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. 3X XXX 2 Resolvable tie - win/loss in round robin Tied teams ranked 2-4Irresolvable tie - Skill based rankingsystemX XXXX 2 Resolvable tie - win/loss in round robinIrresolvable tie - win/loss in round robinwill rank one team as 2nd or 5th. Skillbased ranking system shall be used torank the remaining 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.Teams 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,first place determined by the win/loss in the roundrobinTie breaker: 4 vs.5 and the winner vs. 1 in a secondtiebreakerTiebreaker: 2 vs.7 and 3 vs. 6 and the winners playin a second tiebreaker. From the winners of theplayoff spots, first place determined by the win/lossin the round robin.The first tiebreaker has 3 vs.4.The second tiebreaker has the winner of the firsttiebreaker vs. the team ranked 2Tied teams ranked 2-5Two tiebreakers with 2 vs.5 and 3 vs.4.The winners of these compete in a secondtiebreaker to 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)58


<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>Code of ConductIt is the policy of <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> to expect that every competitor and coach shall conducthimself or herself in a manner that respects <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>, other Competitors,Competition Sponsors, the Host Committee, the Host <strong>Curling</strong> Club and <strong>Curling</strong> Fans.1. DEFINITIONSa. <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> - including its Board of Directors, Appointed Representatives, Staff,Umpires, and any appointed representatives.b. Competitor - Any person (athlete or coach) who is participating in, or who hasparticipated as a member of any team in any competition or event sponsored,promoted, endorsed or supported by <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>.c. Decision - Any decision or rule interpretation made, or disciplinary measuretaken, by <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>.d. Competition – Any local, provincial, national or international event promoted,endorsed or supported by <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>. A competition shall include thetimeframe covered by the entire time from departure to the competition throughto and including arrival at home from the endorsed event.2. OBLIGATIONS OF COMPETITORS AND COACHESEach Competitor shall comply with all reasonable directions and instructions given tothem by <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, eachCompetitor is obligated to:a. avoid any action or conduct that would reasonably be expected to reflectadversely upon <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> and its athletes, teams, coaches, employees,officers, directors, members or sponsors and to conduct themselves in a mannerwhich will bring credit to <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>;b. rely upon and utilize the Appeal procedure established hereunder to resolve anyissues, rulings, complaints or conflicts that may arise during any competition andto exhaust all such Appeal procedures before making any disputed issues, ruling,complaints or conflicts public;c. avoid any action or conduct that would reasonably be expected to significantlydisrupt or interfere with a competition or the preparation of any Competitor for acompetition;d. avoid alcoholic consumption to a level which would cause a Competitor tobehave in a disruptive manner during any competition; (Note: Consumption ofalcoholic beverages during a Junior event sanctioned by <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> shallinclude the timeframe covered by the entire time from departure to thecompetition through to and including arrival at home from the endorsed event, isprohibited);e. avoid the use of drugs, other than those prescribed by a Medical Doctor;59


f. during stays in hotels/motels, etc., be subject to all provisions of this policy. If anydamage is occurred to the hotel/motel by members of the team, the player(s)involved shall be solely responsible for restitution to the hotel/motel.<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> may also administer disciplinary action in accordance with section4 of this policy;g. abide by the rules of the competition;h. attend the designated competition team meeting and any banquet held inconjunction with the competition. If a competitor must be absent from the teammeeting and/or banquet because of extenuating circumstances, prior permissionmust be granted by the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Representative. Failure to do so may resultin the competitor being dealt with in accordance with section 4 of this policy.3. APPEAL PROCEDUREa. A Head Umpire may be appointed by, and serve at the direction of, <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>(Officiated Play).b. Where a Head Umpire has not been appointed by <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> (UnofficiatedPlay), the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> appointed Representative or Host Chair will providegeneral supervision of and shall govern the competition. Issues the competitorscannot settle themselves shall be referred to the Representative or Host Chair.All decisions by the Representative or Host Chair on the rules of curling shall befinal. All decisions not covered by the rules of curling may be appealed to the<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> as outlined in the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Policy Manual.c. The Head Umpire has the general supervision of and shall govern anycompetition to which he/she is assigned and shall rule on all infractions of therules of curling arising on-ice at the Competition. His/her decision on the rules ofcurling shall be final and cannot be appealed.d. The Head Umpire is authorized to make decisions on matters not covered by therules of curling and may directly intervene at any time in any game and give suchdirections concerning conduct of the game as he/she considers proper. TheHead Umpire may remove a competitor from the game or competition area forwhat he/she considers to be abusive or unacceptable behavior.e. A participating team may appeal a decision of a Head Umpire under 3(d) aboveto the Championship Appeals Committee. The team must notify the Head Umpirebefore the game is completed that an appeal is being undertaken and that thegame is being played under protest.f. A Notice of Appeal shall concisely state the reasons and grounds for the appealand shall be delivered to the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Representative within one-half (1/2)hour after the conclusion of the game.g. The Championship Appeals Committee shall consist of persons who are notcompeting in the championship and may include the following: <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>Representative, the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Championship Event Coordinator, theChairman of the Host Committee, a Member of the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> ExecutiveCommittee, the President of the Host <strong>Curling</strong> Club, the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>60


Development Coordinator, the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> High Performance Director or aMember of the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Board of Directors. Any three of these shallconstitute a quorum and shall rule on any matter properly brought to theirattention. The <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Representative shall act as Chairman of thiscommittee and preside over the selection of its members.h. The Championship Appeals Committee shall meet, make a decision and notifythe aggrieved within 24 hours of receipt of the appeal.i. Only those parties directly affected by the decision, shall have a right to attend atthe Appeal and be entitled to be represented at the Appeal by an agent or bylegal counsel and shall have the right to present evidence and argumentsthereat, provided however, that the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Representative shall be entitledto refuse adjournments including adjournments that are being requested toenable an agent or legal counsel to attend.j. In the event the party with a grievance, which was properly taken before theChampionship Appeals Committee, finds the decision of the appeal notsatisfactory, a written appeal may be made within twenty-one (21) days of thedecision by the Championship Appeals Committee, to the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>Executive Director, as per the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Appeals Policy. The ExecutiveDirector will review the grievance within fourteen (14) days of receipt and shallnotify the aggrieved within five (5) days of his decision to support or reject thedecision of the Championship Appeals Committee. The decision of the<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Executive Director shall be final.4. DISCIPLINARY MEASURESa. <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> shall investigate at its discretion any infractions to the Code ofConduct Policy by a Competitor(s). The procedure shall be as follows:1. The President shall appoint an Investigator(s) to review theincident and the Investigator(s) shall be empowered to reacha settlement. The appointed Investigator(s) will normally be aDirector(s) of <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong>;2. Should the Investigator(s) not reach a settlement thePresident will appoint a Discipline Committee to hear thereport of the Investigator(s) in the presence of theCompetitor(s). The Discipline Committee shall consist ofthree persons from the current Board of Directors of<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> of which only one shall be a member of theExecutive Committee;3. The Discipline Committee will rule on the contravention asper the discipline measures listed in 4(b) below;4. The Competitor(s) may appeal the decision of the DisciplineCommittee to the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Board of Directors by Noticeof Appeal within 7 days. The Notice of Appeal shall conciselystate the reasons and grounds for the appeal and shall bedelivered in writing to the <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Executive Director.61


The decision of the Board shall be final and binding on both<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> and the Competitor. There shall be no furtherappeal from the decision of the Board of Directors.b. <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> shall have the right to administer disciplinary measures in the eventof contravention of any of the above-specified obligations by a Competitor. Suchdisciplinary measures may include but are not limited to:1. Informal reprimand (verbal);2. Formal reprimand (written);3. Temporary suspension from a competition;4. Permanent suspension from a competition;5. Dismissal of entire team competing in a competition.6. Permanent suspension from all competitions - Current Year7. Permanent suspension from all competitions- 1 or moreYearsApril 17, 2004Reconfirmed May, 2010Official changed to Umpire, Reconfirmed June 2011Note-- In Championship events the start of the event is deemed to be thepre-event practice62


MIXED DOUBLES RULESA Mixed Doubles team consists of two players (one male and one female).1. Scoring is the same as in regular curling.2. Each game will consist of eight ends. If at the completion of the scheduled endsthe score is tied, play shall continue for the extra ends required to determine thewinning team.3. Each team shall receive 48 minutes of playing time for an eight-end game. Whenextra ends are required, the clocks will be reset, and each team shall receive 6minutes of playing time for each extra end.4. Each team shall deliver five stones per end. The player delivering his/her team‟sfirst stone of the end must also deliver his/her team‟s last stone of that end. Theother team member shall deliver the team‟s second, third and fourth stones forthat end. The player delivering the first stone can change from end to end.5. No stone, including those in the house, can be removed from play prior to thedelivery of the fourth stone of an end. If there is a violation, the delivered stoneshall be removed from play, and any displaced stone(s) shall be replaced to theiroriginal position by the non-offending team.6. Prior to the start of every end, one team shall instruct the game umpire to placetheir team‟s stationary stone (1), and their opponent‟s stationary stone (1), ineither position A or B:A A stone bisecting the centre line, midway between the hog line and thefront of the house; orB A stone on the back half of the button, bisecting the centre line andtouching the 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 gameshall use a coin toss to determine which team has the decision in thefirst end.(b) Following the first end, the team that lost the end will have the decision(c)on the placement.If an end is blanked, the team that did not deliver the last stone in thatend shall have the decision on placement in the next end.8. The team whose stationary stone is placed in the position in front of the houseshall deliver first in that end, and the team whose stationary stone is placed in thehouse shall deliver the second stone of that end.9. Prior to the start of every game at WCF competitions, each team shall be alloweda 5 minute warm-up period on the rink on which they will be playing. The teamdelivering the last stone in the first end shall practice first.26 August 200663


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 is still required to attain both alignment and weight.2. Sweeping/brushing is allowed only from the hog line to the back of the house atthe playing end.This provides fairness to those with physical limitations unable tosweep/brush.3. Each team is comprised of two curlers.Everyone is occupied either delivering or skipping.4. One member of each team stays at each end of the rink, and must not crosscenter ice.This increases the pace of the game and responsibilities are shared by thetwo team members.5. The two delivering curlers alternately deliver 6 stones each per end, while theteammate skips the end. Then roles reverse and the partners deliver the stonesback.18 stones are delivered per person each game.6. All games are 6 ends. In case of a tie an extra end is played, with eachplayer delivering 3 stones. The skip and delivery exchange roles at themidpoint in the extra end.7. No stones may be removed from play prior to delivery of the fourth stoneof each end. If a stone is removed, the delivered stone is removed fromplay and all other stones are returned to their original positions. Thisincludes stones in the house as well as in the free guard zone.8. Except for wheelchair curlers, each delivery must begin with the right foot in theleft hack, for right handed curlers, or with the left foot in the right hack, for lefthanded curlers. All stones must be released before reaching the hog line, andwith some part of the stone within 2 feet of the center line.Since drastically changing the course of a stone mid-delivery is possible with astick, releasing stones from near the sides of the sheet would change the gameunduly.9. All stones must be released before reaching the hog line and with somepart of the 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 201064


Norman Region<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Affiliated Clubs 2010-2011Burntwood <strong>Curling</strong> ClubFlin Flon <strong>Curling</strong> ClubGillam <strong>Curling</strong> ClubThe Pas <strong>Curling</strong> ClubSnow Lake <strong>Curling</strong> ClubWillow Park <strong>Curling</strong> Club65


Parkland Region<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Affiliated Clubs 2010-2011Bowsman <strong>Curling</strong> ClubDauphin <strong>Curling</strong> ClubGilbert Plains <strong>Curling</strong> ClubGrandview <strong>Curling</strong> ClubSwan River <strong>Curling</strong> Club66


Westman Region<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Affiliated Clubs 2010-2011Boissevain <strong>Curling</strong> ClubMiniota <strong>Curling</strong> ClubBrandon <strong>Curling</strong> ClubNeepawa <strong>Curling</strong> ClubBrookdale <strong>Curling</strong> ClubNewdale <strong>Curling</strong> ClubCarberry <strong>Curling</strong> ClubRivers <strong>Curling</strong> ClubDeloraine <strong>Curling</strong> ClubRiverview <strong>Curling</strong> ClubGlenboro <strong>Curling</strong> ClubRoseland South <strong>Curling</strong> ClubHamiota <strong>Curling</strong> ClubShoal Lake <strong>Curling</strong> ClubHartney <strong>Curling</strong> ClubSouris <strong>Curling</strong> ClubKenton <strong>Curling</strong> ClubVirden <strong>Curling</strong> ClubKillarney <strong>Curling</strong> ClubWaskada <strong>Curling</strong> ClubMelita <strong>Curling</strong> ClubWawanesa <strong>Curling</strong> ClubMinnedosa <strong>Curling</strong> Club67


Central Region<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Affiliated Clubs 2010-2011Altamont Gladstone Morden Swan LakeAltona Glenora Morris TreherneBaldur Halbstadt Pilot Mound WinklerCarman Holland PlumasCartwright Lansdowne/Arden PortageClearwater LaSalle RolandCypress River MacGregor/Nor-Mac Ste LeonElm Creek Manitou St Claude-HaywoodEmerson Miami Starbuck68


Eastman Region<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Affiliated Clubs 2010-2011Beausejour <strong>Curling</strong> ClubBissett <strong>Curling</strong> ClubGrand Marias <strong>Curling</strong> ClubLac Du Bonnet <strong>Curling</strong> ClubLorette <strong>Curling</strong> ClubPinawa <strong>Curling</strong> ClubSt Adolphe <strong>Curling</strong> ClubSte Anne <strong>Curling</strong> ClubSpringfield <strong>Curling</strong> ClubSteinbach <strong>Curling</strong> ClubVictoria Beach <strong>Curling</strong> ClubWhiteshell <strong>Curling</strong> Club69


Interlake Region<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Affiliated Clubs 2010-2011Arborg <strong>Curling</strong> ClubArgyle <strong>Curling</strong> ClubCurl BalmoralEast St Paul <strong>Curling</strong> ClubEriksdale Curlng ClubFisher BranchGimli <strong>Curling</strong> ClubMoosehorn <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> Club70


Winnipeg Region<strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Affiliated Clubs 2010-2011Assiniboine 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> ClubGrain Exchange <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> Club71


SUMMARY OF 2011-2012 CURLMANITOBA RULE CHANGESGeneral Changes1. Head Officials will now be known as Head Umpires. Unofficiated events will bemonitored by <strong>Curl<strong>Manitoba</strong></strong> Representatives.2. Umpires have full reign of all events pertaining to on-ice matters includingcresting3. Residency Requirement changes can be found on page 10.4. The procedure for marking the scoreboard for incomplete ends can be found onpage 5.5. McDiarmid Lumber Senior Men‟s Bonspiel shall be 8 ends and follow thestandard bonspiel format. Details can be found on page 42Coaching1. Coaches can position themselves anywhere behind the back line OR betweenthe hog lines within 2 feet of the boards. If walkways are available the coachmust stay on the walkway.2. The coach and any team player cannot be the same person.3. Any coach listed at any event must be Certified in Respect and Sport and havecompleted the on-line evaluation Making Ethical Decisions.All coaching information can be found on page 13, page 26 and in the individual events.Procedural Changes1. Timing at Provincial Events will be “thinking time” of 42 minutes per team for 10ends. Extra Ends will be 5 minutes. See game time operation found on page 26.2. Each team will be allotted two one-minute time outs. The time out willcommence when the coach calling the time out accesses the team. See page 26and the individual events for details.3. Skill Based Ranking shall be an accumulated number determined from the drawto the button stones. Please see page 55 for complete details.4. All seeding for berth bonspiels and Sport Region Playdowns shall be from thedeadline (Thursday 4:30) until Monday noon.5. At berth bonspiels where extra ice is available all teams will be granted a practicetime of 45 minutes.Provincial Qualification1. Sport Regions will be used for eligibility for Championship berth allotment.Affiliated clubs are listed by Sport Regions on pages 65-71.2. All qualifying for Provincial Championships has been altered. Please check eachcategory for qualifying on pages 29 through 53.Dominion Championship (page 54)1. For clarificationEach team will be allowed one player who has played in a Men‟s,Women‟s, Senior Provincial event or in a Grand Slam in the current yearor the previous 4 years. The years shall be 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008,2007.2. No fifths or coaches are allowed.72

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