All rules related decisions for the Men's & Women's Super Leagues will be made by a Joint Competition Committee that consists of 5 people. These people include 2 reps from the Men's Super League (Jim Wallbank and Craig MacAlpine), 2 reps from the Women's Super League (Taylore Maschmeyer and Erica Ortt), and 1 rep from the Saville Centre (Rob Krepps). The Curling Coordinator (Claire Tully) will come to all meetings as a non-voting member. Women's Super League reps communicate rulings on Men's Super League issues and vice versa to avoid any potential conflict of interest.
Curling Canada's Rules of Curling for General Play will apply. All broom heads are to be made of compliant material. Otherwise, the Competition Committee will make all rulings, and their decisions will be final. Please note that, due to the varied composition of this committee, decisions will not be made on the spot on Wednesday nights. Instead, any game in question will be played 'under protest', and a ruling will then be made within 48 hours.
In order for a complaint to be considered by the Competition Committee, an e-mail must be sent by the non-offending team within 24 hours of the game in question (i.e. by Thursday night @ either 6:15 pm or 8:30 pm. This e-mail should detail the alleged rule infraction, and should be sent to the Joint Competition Committee. Committee members can be contacted by emailing email@example.com.
All games are 8-ends in duration, and if the game is tied after regulation the team with the hammer will have the option of 1) playing an extra end, or 2) drawing the button for the win. Please note that this option only applies to the Regular Season. Extra end(s) must be played in the Playoffs.
Teams will be seeded top to bottom based on Regular Season results, with head-to-head record used to break any ties that it can. In the event that head-to-head record cannot break a tie, a 4 rock Shoot-Out will be used to determine final seedings. In the event that the head-to-head record cannot break a tie and teams have the same Shoot-Out record, reverse retrogression will be used. In other words, the two teams' records against the first place team will be used as the tie-breaker, then the second place team, then the third place team, and so on, as needed until the tie is broken.
The higher seeded team will receive their choice of hammer or rock colour in the Playoffs. Please note that the specific payouts will differ depending on the league. This information will be communicated separately to the members of each league.
The only restriction during the Regular Season is that spares must be of the appropriate gender for the league (i.e. male for the Men's Super League and female for the Women's Super League). To clarify, teams may use an unlimited number of spares, from both inside and outside their league, and these
spares may play any position. Please note that this policy recognizes the importance of getting games played, and the difficulty of enforcing any other approach.
The sparing and substitution rules for the Playoffs are different. At this point, teams must have at least two players from their registered roster in order for the game to be played. Any spares used in the playoffs must come from outside their league (i.e. players from other teams, eliminated or not, are not eligible to spare). Spares must play the lowest possible position in the Playoffs.
If a team is unavailable to play because of a conflict with a recognized outside curling event they are not considered at fault. An outside curling event is defined as one that carries with it points for Super League qualification purposes (e.g. Play-downs at the International, National, Provincial, or Regional levels, WCT Events, etc.).
Typically, these games should be able to be played during the scheduled Make-Up Weeks. However, in the event that this cannot happen, the opposing team is required to provide at least 3 other dates when they would be available to play a make-up game. The game will only be considered a default if the team that was away originally is unable to field a team for any of the proposed make-up dates.
If a team is unable to play a regularly scheduled game for reasons other than an outside curling event, they may to ask the opposing team to reschedule. The opposing team is not required to accept this request and may take the win by default. We ask that players respect their fellow curlers and make their best effort to accommodate these requests. If you are going to make this request, please give the other team as much notice as possible.
Please make sure to book ice for make-up games in advance by contacting the Curling Coordinator. If a game will not be played for any reason and the ice will not be used by the opposing team for practice, please notify the Saville Centre well in advance. Please note that the specific deadlines for these Make up games will differ depending on the league. This information will be communicated separately to the members of each league.
Committee members can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.