Mixed and Open Playoff Information

Tuesday: 4 games – March 25 to April 15
Friday: 5 games – March 14 to April 11
Sunday: 3 games – March 23, April 6, April 13

Playoff games can be played with just 3 players.
Two team members must be present for the game to count.
All games in the playoffs are win or loss. Therefore all make up games must be played before the next game.

The 15 minute rule is still in effect for playoff games. You may not start another end 1 hour and 45 minutes after the ice is available for you (this is the same rule as regular games). If there is a tie after 8 ends or when the time runs out, a draw to the house will break the tie. See FAQ below.

Sparing Rules:

Sunday Open Leauge:

  • All spares must throw front end. A spare may call the game (but throw front end).

Tuesday and Friday Mixed League:

  • The order of throwing must alternate between male and female players.
  • One spare must throw front end, following the first sparing rule.
  • Two spares of the opposite sex must throw front end, following the first sparing rule.
  • Two spares of the same sex must throw vice and lead rocks.
  • A spare may call the game (but must throw according to the rules above)

Draw tiebreaker FAQ:

Which team throws first? The team that doesn’t have hammer. (ie the last team to score points)

Can any player on the team throw the rock? Yes. Any player may throw the draw.

Do you remove the first stone thrown before the other team throws, or can the second team hit the first stone or use it as backing? Yes, the rock should be measured and removed from the house. The second team may not use the first rock as backing or in any way affect the path of their own rock (ie not hit and roll).

If the first stone is removed before the second is thrown, should teams use the measuring stick on the first stone, or just eyeball it? It is recommended that the rock be measured. It is possible for teams to eyeball the rock but you will need to draw to the button a second time in case the teams can’t agree which rock was closer.

Does a rock need to be in the house to count? Yes the rocks must be in the house to count. If neither rock makes it to the house or they are thrown through, the teams need to draw again.  eg. If I throw a guard, and you hog your rock, do I win? No, a rock must be in the house for the tie to be broken.

If both teams cover the pin, is the winner the one whose rock is better centered on the button, or should teams throw again? Yes, the rocks should be eyeballed and if both teams agree, the more centered will win. If there is no agreement then the draw should be thrown again.

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