Membership Of Braehead Curling Rink
To play in most of the Local competitions, All of the team should be members of Braehead Curling Rink. This rule is relaxed in the Brechin & Allcomers, where ONLY ONE PLAYER must be A MEMBER of The Curling Rink. It is also relaxed for new clubs to Braehead who are playing in the new small club league but all clubs taking part should be members of The Braehead Curling Development Group.
For the avoidance of doubt, the Braehead Open, the Ladies Open, the Glynhill Ladies , the Open Mixed Doubles, the new open super league, the Braehead Festive Cup and other Open competitions are not ‘Local Competitions’
All games are 8 ends or the bell unless an alternative rule is specifically detailed in the competitions rules of format laid down by the organizers.
Unless otherwise stated RCCC Rules apply.
Teams should make every reasonable effort to play games on the date and time that has already been allocated. In the unlikely event that a club or team requires to alter the date of a game, it is the responsibility of that club/team to approach Braehead curling office (explaining the reason for the proposed change) at the earliest opportunity to seek alternative dates. A minimum of three dates should be offered to the opposition, who should try to accommodate the request.
In knockout competitions, the rearranged tie MUST be completed before the date scheduled for the subsequent round. If this cannot be achieved, the defaulting team will concede the tie and pay for any ice charges that may result. In league competitions, the rearranged tie MUST be completed before the date scheduled for the semi-final round.
The decision of the Braehead competitions committee is binding on the teams.
Teams can use up to a maximum of three substitutes in one competition
Substitutes can play up to and including the position they are replacing.
All players, including substitutes should only play in one team, but if every effort has been made to find a substitute without success then it may be allowed for a substitute player to play in another team but at no higher than lead.
However, please check with the competition convenor first.
Late or Non Arrivals
A team entered to play with a member(s) failing to appear on the ice and ready to play after five minutes of the starting time, shall:
For the avoidance of doubt, a team may play a full game with “ONLY 3 players” but will forfeit 5 shots to the opposing team. A team with only 2 players will forfeit the game. In forfeiting a game, 2 points, 6 ends and 6 shots will be awarded to the non offending team.
No player should take to the ice unless he is confident or at least hopeful of being able to play the full game. If it clear that a player who is already injured takes to the ice only to throw a couple of stones in the 1st end and then come off the ice for the remainder of the game then a penalty of 5 shots will apply.
Throughout all matters of teams being short of players or players arriving late then the “SPIRIT” of Curling should apply.
Where a game is tied, and a winner is required because the competition is at a knockout stage, the following rule applies:
An extra end shall be played if the ice technician agrees that there is time and no team is coming onto the ice in the next 20 minutes. If the ice technician is unable to allow an extra end, then a draw shot challenge shall occur until conclusion – sweepers are allowed, though the opposition cannot sweep behind the Tee line.
Where the teams are playing a league format then tied games are acceptable.
For seeding in leagues and other formats the following in order are used unless otherwise specifically stated in the rules of the competition:
• No of Points won, No of Ends won, Net Shots scored, Total shots scored.
Details and additional Rules for Particular Competitions
An Open competition - maximum 32 teams – male, female, mixed, juniors.
Teams play a minimum of 4 games. Rules and format decided by committee.
Braehead Ladies Open
Any 4 Lady curlers. Entry restricted to 16 teams. One day competition. Teams play at least 3 x 5 end games. Rules and format to be decided by committee.
Braehead Open Mixed Doubles
A Maximum of 24 teams and The Format will be decided by the organizing committee. Teams play at least 4 games of new format mixed doubles.
Braehead Open Superleague
An Open competition - maximum 12 teams – male, female, mixed, juniors.
Teams play a minimum of 8 games. Rules and format decided by committee.
The David Duncan
Wednesday evening from October to March. Any 4 members of Braehead and the winner is invited to represent Braehead in the new National Super League finals in 2013 - 2014
Mackenzie Crook Seniors League
Curlers must be over 50 at midnight on the 30th June prior to the start of the season. In season 2014 – 2015 Play is on Monday afternoon’s with a 12.10pm start and games will run from early October.
Teams can consist of Any 4 from a pool of 8 players.
A format with two sections and the top 2 teams go forward to play in semifinals and finals. Start’s in early February. Play is at 10am on Wednesdays.
Object of this competition is to encourage lady curlers to improve their game. No curler may skip who has previously skipped a winning team in any non club competition. A format with two sections and top 2 teams go forward to play in semifinals and finals. Start’s in October. Play is at 10am on Wednesdays.
Brechin and Allcomers
A one day competition, early in March. Maximum of 16 teams and Format is decided by organizing committee. Usually 3 or 4 five end games, with a high road (Brechin Trophy) and low road (Allcomers Trophy) split after two games.
Braehead Festive Cup
A junior competition in December. Usually 2 sections - under 16 and under 21. Players must be on or under the age limit at midnight on 30th June prior to start of the season. Mixed competition – teams can be made of any combination.
The competition and is organised by The Braehead Young Curlers club.
The Braehead Small Clubs League
(The Aim is to provide an opportunity for clubs with small memberships to socialize and play against other clubs of similar size.)
Open to clubs with 22 or fewer playing members but to include The Braehead Virtual Club. Clubs must be members of the BCDG. Teams can have no more than 2 players playing at any one time that play in any RCCC competitions that same season. Any club member can play and there is no limit on squad size. Round Robin format with every team playing every other team and the winner will be the team with the highest number of points at the end of the season.