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We do not have a 'rule book' as such and anyone wishing to know how the game should be played should consult the RCCC rulebook ( the first paragraph of which includes the statement


While the main object of the game of curling is to determine the relative skill of the players, the spirit of curling demands good sportsmanship, kindly feeling and honourable conduct. This spirit should influence both the interpretation and the application of the rules of the game and also the conduct of all participants on and off the ice


However, the following may be helpful in certain circumstances


Bonus Point for eight ends

A bonus point will be awarded to both teams if a scorecard is submitted showing a shot or shots scored in the 8th end. Normally, this will mean that the 8th end will be completed. However, when one team is so far ahead after 7 ends that the skips agree to shake hands, one stone should be thrown by one member of each team nominated by the skip and the winner awarded the score of ‘1’ for the 8th end.

Measuring the position of the first stone and then removing it is unnecessary. A player not involved in throwing the stones could be delegated to move and replace the first stone if there is any risk of it being moved by the second stone.


Substitute eligibility

  • A player brought in to substitute in a league team from another league team may play at 1(Lead) or 2 only. If the substitute is on the reserve list, (s)he may play in any position.

  • No substitutes are allowed who are not members of PCC.


Payment by substitutes

  • Where a player is brought in as substitute, (s)he generally pays for the ice at the full rate for that session. However, it is acceptable for the original player to pay for the ice instead. In any case, the convenor should be informed what arrangement has been made.

  • If no substitute can be found, the player who was originally due to play pays for the ice.

  • It is the responsibility of team convenors to reconcile payments at the end of the League, Copeland or Medal competitions with details of how much is owed or due. The Treasurer should be copied into these messages so that any necessary refunds can be made.


Late and non-arrival for matches

  • If, at the start of a match, a team has only three players, the game should begin but the non-offending team will receive one (1) shot for every five minutes that their opponents are one player short up to a maximum of four (4) shots.

  • If a team appears with only two players, the match should not begin until a third player is present. The non-offending team will be awarded one (1) shot for every five minutes their opposition is incomplete. If, at the end of 20 minutes, there are only two players present, the non-offending team will be awarded the match plus six (6) ends and six (6) shots (and the bonus point for 8 ends)

  • Penalty shots should be recorded as such on the scorecard.

  • If there are only two players in each team, neither will receive any points and the match will be null and void. However, the remaining players may decide to play a friendly.

  • Players arriving after the match has started may play in Lead or 2nd position only.



Congratulations to David, Alasdair, Jim and Brian on their victory in the Dan McFarlane.