Association Régionale Curling Montréal


Rules for general play

The following rules will apply at all ARCM events.

  1. Please arrive at your game a MINIMUM of thirty (30) minutes prior to your scheduled starting time. The coin-toss will be done prior to the teams going out on the ice. Any team not ready to practice 10 minutes before the scheduled starting time will forfeit the right to practice. Winner has choice of hammer, loser has choice of colour.
  2. After the coin toss, each team will practice. This includes two warm-up slides, and each player may throw one stone up and back. The team with the hammer will practice first. The game begins immediately after the practice period.
  3. All games will be eight (8) ends except for Men's, Women's, Senior's and Mixed Regionals. The losing skip can concede at any point in the game.
  4. The Free Guard Zone (4 Rock) Rule is in effect.
  5. All games must commence at the time scheduled. A team arriving late without acceptable reason will be penalized one (1) point, one (1) end and the hammer for each five (5) minutes that they are late. After thirty (30) minutes, the game will be defaulted.
  6. Only Skips and Thirds are allowed in the house at any time.
  7. Substitutes may play at any position, but a player who has played for another regular team during the Championship may not replace somebody on another team.
  8. A team may play with only three (3) players. In such a case, the first two (2) players will deliver three (3) consecutive stones per end.
  9. No foul language, throwing or smashing of brooms will be tolerated. Offenders may be subject to suspension or expulsion.
  10. During the measurement of a stone, only the designated vice-skips are allowed in the House. In most cases, measurements should be done by the players on the ice. You may ask the official for assistance.
  11. If the game is tied after regulation, a full extra end will be played.
  12. The CCA Rules of Curling for General Play shall apply in all other situations.

The CCA Rules of Curling for General Play are available on the Canadian Curling Association Web site at the following address:

Rules for Timing

The ARCM (Montreal) will be timing the following events:

Regional Junior Men   All Final Games
Regional Junior Women   All Final Games
Regional Men's Playdowns   All Final Games
Regional Senior Men's Playdowns   All Final Games
Regional Senior Women's Playdowns   All Final Games
Regional Master's Men's Playdowns   All Final Games
Regional Master's Women's Playdowns   All Final Games
Regional Mixed Playdowns   All Final Games

For the all seasons, timing has be instituted in order to prepare teams advancing to the Provincial Championships. The teams will be allotted 73 minutes plus two timeouts of one minute each. The timeouts must be requested before the completion of the 73 minutes. In extra ends, each team will be allotted 8 minutes plus one timeout of one minute. The timeouts must be requested before the completion of the 8 minutes.

Rules for Seeding

A maximum of eight (8) teams will be seeded for the following events:

Regional Men's Playdowns
Regional Senior Men's Playdowns
Regional Senior Women's Playdowns
Regional Master's Men's Playdowns
Regional Master's Women's Playdowns
Regional Mixed Playdowns

The seeding will be done by all participating skips. A list of all registered teams will be sent to each skip and the skips must return their list within 48 hours (time permitting). The teams are to be seeded from one to eight with eight points being awarded to the first team down to one point for the eighth team. The total of all lists received will be used in the final seeding. All other participating teams will be drawn randomly.

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0.005s. Published: 2010-11-06 8:54 am
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