Club League Rules: General
- Except as noted herein CCA rules apply
- All draws are scheduled for either 6:40, 7:00, or 9:00 PM, depending on league
- All games will be eights ends except as follows:
- The bell will be rung at 8:30 or 10:50, signalling that the teams will complete the end in progress and play one additional end. An end is completed once the thirds agree to the score of the end.
- Games that end in a tie are recorded as a tie. No extra ends are permitted to break a tie.
- If a team cancels a game, for any reason, that game is determined to be forfeited by the team that initiated the cancellation. Games may be made up by the teams upon agreement and the forfeiture will be reversed and the points awarded as normal.
- If a make-up game is agreed by the teams within any round, it must be completed prior to the conclusion of the round.
- A team must have a minimum of three players to commence play, with two being registered to curl with the team. If a team elects to play with only three players, the lead and second will each deliver three rocks and the skip will deliver two rocks.
- Substitute players are permitted. Substitutes who are members of the Spruce Grove Curling Club may play in any position, except for the skip position. Substitutes who are not members of the Spruce Grove Curling Club may only play lead or second.
- All on ice disputes are to be settled by the club manager or a member of the Board of Directors of the Spruce Grove Curling Club.
- During regular league play, points are determined as three points for a win/bye and one point for a tie.
- League championships will be determined as follows:
- the team with the most points accumulated throughout the season will be deemed the League Aggregate Champion. In the case of a tie, the winner will be determined by head to head comparison. If there is then another tie, then it will be determined by a play off game.
- The team with the most wins accumulated in the final round of curling in each division/event will be deemed the division/event champion. In the case of a tie, the win/loss records between the tied teams will be the tie breaker. If the teams are still tied, then the winner will be determined by head to head comparison. If the teams are still tied, then the winner will be determined by a draw to the button.
- To assist teams in competing in the club play downs without spares, teams may register up to five members. The members registered to curl with the team may curl in any position on the team except that the player may not change position after delivering their first rock of the game.
- The format for club championships are reviewed periodically by the Board of Directors and approved at the Annual General Meeting of the Spruce Grove Curling Club.
- Teams must curl with a minimum of three players.
- Teams are permitted a maximum of one substitute in any game during the Club Championship. Substitutes must be members of the Spruce Grove Curling Club and must have not competed for any other team during the Club Championships. Substitutes must curl lead or second.
- Any Spruce Grove Curling Club member can register a team in the open/mixed Championship.
- A curler who qualifies to curl in the Club Championship on more than one team must choose a team and inform the club manager with regard to the choice. The curler may not participate with the other team in the course of the Club Championship. The team losing the curler may register a new player from among the members of the Spruce Grove Curling Club for the Club Championship. The newly registered curler may curl any position, except for skip. The newly registered curler, however, will be determined to have filled the substitution role for the team and the team will not be permitted to add an additional substitute in the case where one of its registered members is unable to participate in a game.
Free Guard Zone Rule (5-Rock)
- The 5-rock rule is in effect for all leagues at the Spruce Grove Curling Club.
- The free guard zone is the area between the hog line and the tee line, excluding the house.
- A stone which comes to rest biting or in front of the hog line after making contact with a stone in the free guard zone is considered to be in the free guard zone.
- A stone which comes to rest outside of the house but biting the tee line is not in the free guard zone.
- Any stationary stone(s) belonging to the opposition that is located within the free guard zone shall not be removed from play prior to the delivery of the sixth stone of an end.
- A delivered fourth or fifth stone of an end may hit an opposition stone(s) in the free guard zone onto a stone(s) not in the free guard zone providing the opposition's original free guard zone stone(s) remains in play. If the opposition's original free guard zone stone(s) is removed from play, it shall be returned to the original position.