Rules of Play 2012

 

RULES OF PLAY

 

1.     Four sections of six teams (maximum five players per team) will play a round robin format.

 

2.     All round robin games will be a maximum of 8 ends with 3 points awarded for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for a loss.  In each section the team with the highest number of points will be ranked as section winner and the team with the second highest number of points will be ranked as the section runner-up and those two teams will qualify for the knock-out stage of the main event. The third placed team in each section shall play in a knock-out consolation event. 

 

3.     In the event of teams finishing with the same number of points the following criteria (in order) will be used to determine ranking for direct qualification to the knock-out stage.

 

        (a)   The record of the game(s) between the tied teams.

        (b)   The team with the lesser Draw Shot Challenge (DSC) (see paragraph 5 below).

        (c)   The team with the best non-equal Last Stone Draw (LSD). 

 

TIE-BREAKS WILL NOT BE PLAYED.

 

4.     In the knock-out stage 8 ends will be played and in the event of a tie in a game extra end(s) will be played to determine a winner.

 

5.     In all games choice of last stone will be decided using the LSD.   One player will deliver one stone to the tee at the home end with normal sweeping allowed and the team with the lesser LSD will have the choice of delivering the first or second stone in the first end.  If neither team has a stone that finishes in the house or if both teams record the same distance a coin toss will decide who has the choice of delivering the first or second stone.  The total distance of these LSD’s known as the DSC will be used where ranking cannot be determined as in paragraph 3(b) above.    

       

        In the first game a practice stone may be played to the away end and to save time the two practice stones should be thrown consecutively followed by the LSD stones. In all future rounds the LSD stones shall be played immediately following the completion of the game, measured and the result carried forward to the next round.

 

6.     The first named team in the draw will throw the dark coloured handled stones (top of the board) the second named team will throw the light coloured handled stones.

 

7.     For your first game an Original Team Line-Up Form must be completed and submitted to the Umpires and thereafter if there are any team changes or a change in the team rotation a Change of Team Line-Up form must be submitted before the start of the game.   All forms are available from the Umpires.

 

8.     As time clocks are not being used time outs will not be allowed.

 

9.     The losing teams in the quarter-finals will be ranked = 5th and the losing teams in the semi-finals will be ranked = 3rd.

 

10.   In all other matters the current WCF Rules will apply.

 

11.   In any adjudication the decision of the Chief Umpire is final.