Information for new curlers

You will want to know how often you can curl and which competitions you are eligible for. Any competitions advertised as MATCH DRAWN is for everyone. Simply watch the notice boards and sign up.

The relevant Match Committee will form teams and the skips will let their teams know when the first game will be. Any competitions advertised as SKIPS CHOICE are for teams formed by invitation of the skip. These events are more competitive and are for more experienced curlers. Any competition with the notation 10 POINT TEAMS is made up of teams totaling 10 points. For example:

A club rated Skip: 4 points

A club rated third: 3 points

A club rated second: 2 points

A club rated lead: 1 point

A member who has never played the game before is referred to as a Green and for their first year of curling counts for 0 points. {Do not be offended, we are very happy to have you join us!}

 

Curlers Code of Ethics

I will play the game with a spirit of good sportsmanship.

I will conduct myself in an honourable manner both on and off the ice.

I will never knowingly break a rule, but if I do, I will divulge the breach.

I will take no action that could be interpreted as an attempt to intimidate or demean my opponents, teammates or officials.

I will interpret the rules in an impartial manner, always keeping in mind that the purpose of the game is to ensure that the game is played in an orderly and fair manner.

I will humbly accept any penalty that the governing body at any level of curling deems appropriate, if I am found in violation of the code of ethics or rules of the game.

For more details on the rules of curling please visit www.curling.ca/

 

Fair Play

Fair play begins with the strict observance of the written rules; however, in most cases, Fair play involves something more than even unfailing observance of the written rule. The observance of the spirit of the rules, whether written or unwritten, is important.

Fair play results from measuring up to one’s own moral standards while engaged in competition.

Fair play is a consistent demonstration of respect for teammates and opponents, whether they are winning or losing.

Fair play is a consistent demonstration of respect for officials, an acceptance of their decisions and a steadfast spirit of collaboration with them.

Sportsmanlike behaviour should be demonstrated both on and off the ice. This includes modesty in victory and composure in defeat.