Braehead Open 2012 Draw
Welcome to the Braehead Open 2012 Friday 5th - Sunday 7th October 2012
This year we welcome teams from Russia, Finland, Netherlands, Ireland, England, and Scotland.
We are delighted that you have supported our event, and we hope that your team has a very enjoyable weekend of curling, and a successful one also!
The format is designed to give each team at least 4 games, and up to 7 if you go all the way!
Format of Competition:
There will be 16 teams in each of Section A and B.
All teams will play 3 games in the preliminary rounds. One game on the Friday evening and 2 games on Saturday.
The first 2 games are already drawn, and provided below.
Preliminary Rounds Draw:
The third preliminary round game will depend on league ranked position. No team will play another team twice in the preliminary rounds.
The league ranking positions will be based on points, ends won, net shots scored, total shots scored, in that order.
For the splitting into High and Middle Roads, in the event of teams in
position 8 and 9 being equal on all of the above criteria, skips will nominate a player to ‘draw the shot’.
After the preliminary rounds:
Teams ranked 1 – 8 in each section will progress to the High Road Knockout last 16. This will be played on Saturday evening, with quarterfinals, semis and finals on the Sunday. There will be a 3rd /4th playoff in the High Road.
Teams ranked 9 – 14 in each section inclusive, making 12 teams in total, progress to the Middle Road Schenkel, carrying forward their 3 game results. They will play 2 further games – making 5 in total, except the 11th and 12th ranked teams after the 4th game, who will be eliminated.
Teams ranked 15 and 16 in each division will progress to the Low Road semifinal, which is played on Sunday morning at 8.30am, with the final at
2pm on the Sunday.
Teams shall register their players on arrival.
Teams may use up to 2 substitutes. A substitute must play no higher than position 2.
No team shall win more than 1 prize.
The committee reserve the right to alter the draw after release, prior to the first round.
In all games teams will toss a coin for last stone at the first end.
The team without last stone advantage will get the choice of stone handle colour.
All games will be 8 ends or the bell (1 hour 50 minutes).
In the Low Road Final if the teams are tied after 8 ends a single stone draw challenge will be played to determine the winner.
In the High Road Final for the Braehead Open Final, 8 ends will be played with an extra end(s) as necessary to determine the winner.
In the Preliminary rounds and in the Middle Road Shenkel, games tied at 8 ends or the bell, do not require to continue to determine a winner.
In the knockout rounds, if a game is tied, then one additional end will be played,
and if still tied then a one stone draw shot challenge will be played by each team to decide the winner.
If at the bell a team has only 3 members present, the game shall commence, and the following penalties will apply:
5 mins 1 shot
10 mins 2 shots
15 mins 3 shots
20 mins 4 shots
25 mins 5 shots
If after 25 minutes the team has only 3 members then the game will continue and will counted as valid.
The chief umpire's decision on all matters pertaining to the rules is final.