(5) A stone, which clearly crosses the back line, is removed from play immediately. Curling has similarities to bowls and shuffleboard (deck) and involves sliding granite stones, also called rocks, into a target area at the other end of a long, thin, strip of ice which constitutes the “pitch”. (6) A stone that touches a sideline, hits a divider or comes to rest biting a sideline shall be immediately removed from play. If the opposing skips cannot agree, they may request a non-partisan third party to render a decision.

(3) “Counting stone” means any stationary stone in the house that is closer to the tee than any stationary stone of the opposing team. %PDF-1.7 %���� (b) A stone that comes to rest outside the house but biting the tee line is not considered to be in the FGZ. (2) During delivery, the wheels of the chair must be in direct contact with the ice and the feet of the player delivering the stone must not touch the ice surface during delivery. The “positioned” stones that are placed before the beginning of each end are eligible to be counted in the scoring. 0000007516 00000 n (5) “End” means the part of the game in which two opposing teams each deliver eight stones alternately and then determine the score. (e) A substitute player who joins a team between ends may deliver stones in any position of the delivery rotation of their team. All games are six (6) ends. (9) Players shall be ready to deliver when their turn comes. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

4 0 obj Whenever a time-out is called, the opposing team may consult near centre ice at the same time. They shall position themselves behind the back line when the delivering team is in the process of delivery. (2) The Rules of Curling for General Play are not intended to be used in conjunction 0000008016 00000 n 0000002966 00000 n One (1) end is considered completed; (b) If the delay of the start of play is 16-30 minutes, then the non- offending team receives one (1) additional point and will have last stone in the first end of actual play. (11) Prior to the delivery of the stone, the delivering team may lightly clean the intended path of the stone to be delivered or the path(s) of any stones that may be set in motion. The opponent’s “positioned” stone shall then be placed in whichever position (A or B) remains vacant. 0000040905 00000 n If an opposition’s stone(s) is removed from play, apply Rule 12(2)(b). 20. (1) Stones are delivered from a stationary wheelchair and the stone must be positioned completely within eighteen (18) inches (45.72 centimetres) of the centre line. 0000088905 00000 n (3) The delivery of the stone is undertaken by the conventional arm/hand release or by the use of an approved delivery stick. (e) A team may remove their own stone from the FGZ providing its removal does not cause an opposition stone to be removed from play from the FGZ. • I will never knowingly break a rule, but if I do, I will divulge the breach. (7) If a player wishes to recommence the delivery as a result of their own team’s action, the player may do so providing the stone has not reached the nearer tee line. If the position of a stone(s) in the house makes it impossible to use the measuring stick to determine if a stone is in or out of play and the opposing skips cannot agree, they may request a non-partisan third party to render a decision. Exception: wheelchair curling. (3) Only the skip or vice-skip of the non-delivering team may sweep their team’s stone(s) after it is set in motion. 0000041777 00000 n (1) The Rules of Curling for General Play apply to any competition to which they are made applicable by the curling governing body having jurisdiction. The points are placed on the centre line: (i) At the mid-point between the hog line and the outermost edge of the top of the house 2.286 m. (7 feet 6 inches), or; (ii) 0.915 m. (3 feet) from the mid-point closer to the house, or; (iii) 0.915 m. (3 feet) from mid-point (i) closer to the hog line. • I will conduct myself in an honourable manner both on and off the ice. (1) The recommended length of the sheet from backboard to backboard shall be 146 feet (44.501 metres) to 150 feet (45.720 metres). The player shall remain silent and motionless when the delivering team player is in the process of delivery as provided for in Rule8(4)(a)(b). (i) If the game is tied and the displaced stone(s) would have determined which team won the game, the end shall be replayed. (4) A broom or brush broken during the game shall be replaced by the same type of sweeping device.

(3) When it is the skip’s turn to deliver, they will elect a teammate to act as skip. (b) The player who is next to deliver may take a stationary position to the side of the sheet behind the hacks at the delivery end. (1) The skip has the exclusive direction of the game for their team and shall deliver stones in each end. If the teams cannot agree, the stone is redelivered after all displaced stones have been replaced to their original positions.

(5) The use of a curling aid commonly referred to as a “delivery balance device” is acceptable. (b) A player shall only commence a forward progression from the hack with a stone after the previously delivered stone and any stones set in motion have come to rest or have crossed the back line and their team is in control of the house. (d) A substitute player who joins a team prior to the start of a game may deliver stones in any position of the delivery rotation of the team. (2) The use of a delivery stick is not allowed in events leading to CurlingCanada championships.

Should the infraction not be discovered until after the delivery of a subsequent stone, play continues as if the infraction had not occurred; however, the player that delivered the first stone of the end can deliver a maximum of two stones in that end. 0000000016 00000 n (1) Between the tee lines, any and all members of the delivering team may sweep any of their team’s stones in motion. (8) A game shall be decided by a majority of points. (6) Before the start of every end, one team shall place their team’s “positioned” stone at the playing end of the sheet in one of two positions, designated A and B. Laser pointers are not allowed. Special rules for Mixed Doubles, Wheelchair, Stick Curling and other variations of traditional team play are in addition and described in the sections to which they apply. The final score shall be recorded as ‘W’ and ‘L’ (win – loss). (i) At the mid-point between the hog line and the outermost edge of the top of the house 2.286 m. (7 feet 6 inches); then 1.07 m. (3 feet 6 inches) to the left or right of the centre line and the same side as the in-house stone, or; (ii) 0.915 m. (3 feet) from the mid-point (i) closer to the house; then 1.09 m. (3 feet 7 inches) to the left or right of the centre line and the same side as the in-house stone, or; (iii) 0.915 m. (3 feet) from the mid-point (i) closer to the hog line; then 1.04 m. (3 feet 5 inches) to the left or right of the centre line and the same side as the in-house stone, or; (iv) The corner guard can be placed on either side of the ‘spot’ (closer to the house or closer to the hog line) determined prior to the game.

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