Competition Rules

FORTH VALLEY AREA COMPETITIONS - Based on the Scottish Curling 2015 (RCCC) Handbook

RINK AND RULES OF THE GAME

RCCC MEMBERSHIP – all players must be a member of a Club in Forth Valley and must hold a current RCCC membership card.

 

 

GENERAL RULES AND CONDITIONS FOR RCCC COMPETITIONS

These apply with the following exceptions.

Conduct of the game.

     

Forth Valley Bonspiel is played over 8 ends or the bell whichever comes first.

   
Forth Valley Knock-out is played to the bell    
In a tied game where a result/winner is required, each Skip will nominate a player to draw to the button.     
Where one member of a team fails to appear, the game starts on time. Penalty shots will apply to a maximum of 6 shots but the game will continue to completion.    

Where one member of a team fails to appear when ‘ends scored’ decides                   

the result, both ends and shots are forfeited. Number of ends forfeited shall

be deducted from total ends to be played.

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Where a team with fewer than 3 players appears, the game is forfeited.                 

Penalty- 2 points, 5 ends and 6 shots awarded to non-offending team.              

     - 6 shots deducted from the offending team.

     - Ice fees for both teams paid by the offending team.

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FORTH VALLEY AREA BONSPIEL – FORMAT

This competition is played over 2 sessions on an evening in January at Stirling Ice Rink. 24 teams compete composed of any 4 curlers from one Club. 6 teams represent each Province. Club selection is determined by the individual Provinces. The draw is on a format to encourage the social aspect among Provinces and to avoid teams from the same Clubs playing each other in consecutive years.

Scores for each Province are totalled and the winning Province determined by points, ends scored, shots+/- and total shots. [2 points for win, 1 for peel]

TROPHY - The President or a representative from the winning Province is presented with the Trophy after the game. After having it engraved, it should be returned in time for presentation the following year.

   
 

FORTH VALLEY AREA KNOCK-OUT - FORMAT

This competition is played on Friday evenings at Stirling Ice Rink over November and December. 16 teams compete composed of any 4 curlers from one Club. Club selection is determined by the individual Provinces. Based on the number of Clubs in the Provinces, the representation is – Forth and Endrick – 4 teams,     Scottish Central – 3 teams, Stirlingshire – 6 teams and West Lothian – 3 teams.

   

THE BRUCE TROPHY - This trophy will be presented to the winning team after the Bonspiel in January. After having it engraved, it should be returned in time for presentation the following year.

   

Approved at AREA AGM April 2003.Modified for new rule book, 2015