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Curling (Oct/15)

Districts are encouraged to follow the technical information and guidelines found within this manual at all times.  When changes are necessary at the District level, participants who qualify for Ontario 55+ Winter Games must be made aware that the following rules will be in use at Ontario 55+ Winter Games.

FORMAT: 
Mixed Team - Each rink MUST be comprised of two (2) men and two (2) women.

The gold medal team at the district level is eligible to attend the Ontario 55+ Winter Games; therefore, each district may send a maximum of four (4) participants.

Any persons not present at the scheduled commencement of play and throughout the competition are in default and are automatically disqualified from the competition. Competitors are obligated to complete the competition regardless of their record in the competition. If a team defaults part way through the competition, the results of that team will be removed from the standings. The organizers will have an extra team available to play as a “floater” team in case there is an uneven number of teams or in case a team defaults. This team’s results will not count in the final standings.

If there are any questions about rulings, the OSGA Winter Games Technical Manual will be considered correct.

ELIGIBILITY:

District Games - Any person 55+ living in Ontario

Ontario 55+ Winter Games - Gold Medal Winners - District competition

NOTE: Previous Ontario 55+ Summer and Winter Games and Canada Games winners are still eligible to compete at the District and Ontario 55+ Winter Games level.

 

TOURNAMENT SET-UP:
  1. Play will be Round Robin format, followed by a playoff, if time permits.
  2. The number of sheets available and the number of teams entered will determine the number of ends per game so that the round robin and playoffs can be completed in the allotted time.(Time limit for 6 end game will be 90 minutes and 8 end games will be 120 minutes.)
  3. If possible, playoffs will consist of a Medal Round and a Consolation Round.  The split will be determined by the number of teams participating .  No more than 8 teams will qualify for the Medal Rounds.
Determining the Winners
  1. In the Round Robin, the winning team in any game will be awarded two (2) tournament points. The losing team will receive zero (0). In the case of a tie, one (1) tournament point will be awarded to both teams.
  2. Placings in the Round Robin will determine seeding for the playoff format.
  3. If at the conclusion of the Round Robin, there is a tie for placings, the following procedure will be used to break the tie:
      a. Results of head to head games;
      b. If necessary, the points scored for divided by the points scored against with the highest quotient winning; 
      c. If necessary, then an extra game should be played between the teams that are tied 

AWARDS:

Gold (4)     One (1) per team member
Silver (4)   One (1) per team member
Bronze (4)  One (1) per team member 

RULE SOURCE:

The current Canadian Curling Association Rulebook must be followed, with the exceptions listed under “Tournament Set-Up.”

Websites

www.ontcurl.com (see Rules on top menu)

 
EVENT REQUIREMENTS:

Equipment

  1. Curlers are permitted to use the stick, if required.
Facilities
  1. The facilities shall have a minimum of ten (10) sheets available to complete the round robin and playoffs in the allotted time

OFFICIALS:

The OSGA requires at minimum the following officials for Ontario 55+ Winter Games.

For District Games, the following are only a suggestion.  Participation numbers and availablity of volunteers may result in fewer officials being required.  Districts are encouraged to try to have the necessary officials to run the event successfully.

One (1) Convenor
Two (2) Referees per venue
One (1) Master Scorer

The host committee will ensure that all major officials have the required qualifications as specified by the OSGA at least one (1) year prior to Ontario 55+ Winter Games. The host committee is also responsible for any other officials required to run this event.

 
CURLING RULES SUMMARY:
1. Mixed curling must always have four (4) players on the ice with two (2) men and tw0 (2) women alternating delivery of stones