Rules of Play & Conduct

RULES OF PLAY & CONDUCT for Divisions 2, 3 and 4             

(Updated:  October 22, 2011)


1.           General rules of play:

  • Canadian Curling Association (CCA) Rules for General Play apply.

Divisions 2 and 3:  8-end games, 1 hour + 40minute bell.  If bell rings on Third or Skip rocks, finish end plus one more;  if Lead or Second rocks, complete that end only.

Division 4:  6-end games, 1 hour + 20-minute bell.

Ties – remain as a tie – do not play off.

Spares – as many as you want from home club. May use up to 3 from other clubs.  Spares may not spare down to a different Division, they may only spare up.

Practice ice – get permission from icemaker and split available time with opposition.  Top team on spread sheet is Blue Rocks. Blue rocks practice first.  Or coin toss.

Time outs – two per game per team in ColourTime Division 2 and at Coaches discretion in Need Sponsors Divisions 3 and 4.


Coaches involvement on ice during game:

  • Need Sponsor Division 4 – on ice during the game, less as season progresses
  • Need Sponsor Division 3 – by agreement between Coaches prior to game
    ColourTime 2 – only during time outs to simulate CCA Rules for Officiated Play


No form of coaching from behind glass any time under any circumstances


  • 3 minute break after 4th end in ColourTime 2 and  Div 3 – no food or beverages on ice
  • 3 minute break after 3rd end in Need Sponsor Division 4 – no food or beverages on ice
  • Curlers should stay on the ice where Coaches join them.
  • All games, all blocks:  play a minimum of 6 ends or play to the bell.


Participating clubs must field a team for every scheduled game.  May use up to 3 spares from other clubs or 4 Curlers from your home club.  Each club’s Junior Coordinator is responsible for arranging their own spares.  Use the Coaches and Coordinators Roster.

Coaches or Designated Coordinator Meetings:  Parents are always welcome.  In the west end of the club lobby at ice level on game days.  Coaches Meetings begin 30 minutes after the start of the scheduled draw.  Meetings should take 5 minutes or a maximum of 10 minutes.  Please be prompt with respect to fellow Coaches.

Round Robin system:

  • 3 Round Robin Games x 4 Rounds = 12 Games = the Regular Season
  • Movement between Blocks decided as follows: (1) by win-loss record for the just completed Round.  (2) Ties broken by “head-to-head” record against each other in just completed Round.  (3) If still tied, break by net of points scored for and against in just completed Round.  (4) If still tied, break by points for Regular Season cumulative.
  • One team moves up from B, C, D, E, F and G Blocks while one team moves down from A, B, C, D, E and F Blocks after each Round.
  • Teams are first seeded at the Mandatory Attendance Pre-Season Coaches Meetingheld on the 3rd Tuesday of each October, 7:15 pm upstairs in the Cloverdale Curling Club

Point system:

First Round of 3 Games: All teams receive 3 points for a Win, 2 for a Loss, 2.5 for Tie

Subsequent 3-game Round Robin play:

ColourTime Division 2:  5 points for a win, 2 for a loss and 3.5 points each for a tie

Need Sponsor Division 3:  4 points for a win, 2 for a loss and 3.0 points each for a tie

Need Sponsor Division 4:  3 points for a win, 2 for a loss and 2.5 points each for a tie

Default: 0 points. Must field one player from home club to avoid default.



Playoff format:

Blocks play off:  1st versus 4th and 2nd versus 3rd for first game Saturday, March 10th, 2012.   Please note that all teams play in both the first game Saturday and the second game Sunday for Playoff Day 2, March 11th, 2012 at the Cloverdale Curling Club.

ColourTime Division 2 and Need Sponsor Division 3:
2 games over 2 days (1 game Saturday, 1 game Sunday)

Saturday game losers play for 3rd or 4th in the Sunday noon draw

Saturday game winners play for 1st and 2nd in the Sunday 2:15 draw

Need Sponsor Division 4:  (we now have enough teams to make up a Division 4 – yeah!)

2 games, both on Saturday (1 game before lunch, 1 game after lunch


The OJI Windup Awards & Banquet will be held at a venue in Cloverdale.

Catering will be by 5 Star.   Phone 604-574-0411


Note:  Directions and a map will be provided once the venue is confirmed by contract.

2. Smoking is not permitted inside the curling club.  Coaches, Role Models and curling supporters are encouraged to not smoke around the curling club.


3. Coaches are strongly encouraged to take National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) training at Curl BC ( workshops to become:


  • Trained and instructed for Evaluation to become Certified Competition Coaches
  • Trained to become Youth Club Coach volunteers and Junior Coordinators
  • Trained to become Club Coach volunteers and Curling Club Professionals to offer clinics, lessons, technical analysis and in-house coaching.


Every athlete deserves a certified coach (NCCP motto).


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