Glenalmond

Straight knockout, played over the first half of the season, no restrictions on entry. In the event of any game ending ‘peeled’ a draw shot challenge shall take place between any two nominated players until such time as a winner can be determined.

Arthur Frame

Our major competition, the winners of which go on to represent the Province in the National Province Championships. Runs from October to March on, initially, a sectional format with each section winner and runner up going forward to the knockout semi finals and then final. That final takes place annually on the evening of our AGM. No restrictions on which players can enter. In the league stages ‘peeled’ games are permissible. The semis and final are knockout and, in the event of such game ending ‘peeled’ a Draw Shot Challenge shall take place.

For the semi final stage we require four teams and the determining criteria for qualification will be Points gained, Ends Won, Shots Up and Shots Scored [in that order].

Shanter

Straight knockout, runs from January to March, entry restricted to players aged over 35 years. In the event of any game ending ‘peeled’ a draw shot challenge shall take place.

Province Bonspiel

A ‘two rink per Club’ entry played over two Friday evenings [usually at 6.00pm] in October. As some Clubs struggle to field two teams ‘pairing’ of single rink Clubs is carried out by ballot.

Janie Glen

A ‘one off’ bonspiel starting at a lunchtime in March and open to all lady curlers playing at Braehead. Entry is on an individual – rather than rink/club – basis and an entry sheet will be circulated once the ice bookings are confirmed for the season.

Points Salver

Again a ‘one off’. Takes place one evening in February when the Province books two sheets of ice. Entry on an individual basis and it is expected that every member Club will put forward at least one player. The cost of this event is included in the Club's subscriptions.

The Waldie-Griffith Inter-Province Cup

This competition is played between the different Provinces.

The Glasgow Province team will consist of a team from each of the winning clubs in last season’s competitions with all other clubs should considering themselves as ‘reserves’. i.e. 4 teams. It is likely that as ice is requested late for this competition, the games may be played on an afternoon or evening. More details on Scottish Curling web site.

Scottish Province Championship

The Scottish Province Championship is competed for by Club Teams representing their local Province. Each Province shall determine and manage its own qualifying competition. The Glasgow Province team will consist of a team from each of the winning clubs in last season’s competitions and all other clubs should consider themselves as ‘reserves’. It is likely that as ice is requested late for this competition, the games may be played on an afternoon OR evening

General competition information

Teams to comprise [for Arthur Frame, Glenalmond and Shanter{over 35’s only}] any four full members of the Club but with an unlimited number of substitutes being available for use subject to any one of the original line up playing in each consecutive round. In exceptional circumstances please contact the Province Secretary for guidance.

All games are played to eight ends or the session time bell, whichever comes first.

Draw shot Challenge. In a Draw Shot Challenge teams may only sweep their own stones. Please advise ice staff promptly that such a challenge is to take place as they will often be waiting to prepare the ice for the next session’s play. If insufficient time is available for a Draw Shot Challenge, the toss of a coin will be used to determine the winner.

Late Players and what to do. Being a Province of the RCCC we follow the Rules of Curling on matters such as this. The RCCC competitions committee altered the penalty for a player being late or missing completely effective from the start of season 2011/12 to put more emphasis on ‘ends’ rather than ‘shots’ to reflect that in most competitions ends are taken into consideration before shots. The outcome is that a team not having its full complement of players ready to play at the session start time is penalised as follows: -


After 5 minutes 1 shot and 1 end
After 10 minutes 2 shots and 1 end
After 15 minutes 3 shots and 1 end
After 20 minutes 4 shots and 2 ends
More than 25 minutes game forfeited [if less than 3 players]

Where a late penalty applies in any game, ends forfeited shall be deducted from the total ends to be played. In practice what will happen is that any penalties will go on the scoreboard at the very start of a game. If, say, a Team’s 4th player turns up 6 minutes late then the scoreboard should show a single shot at the first end in favour of the non offending Team. Similarly if said player turns up 21 minutes late the scoreboard should be adjusted to show the non-offending Team as having scored 2 shots at each of ends 1 and 2. The maximum number of ends that we play in Glasgow Province games is 8 so that when this number is reached – perhaps before the session end bell sounds - the game is over. If, in a knockout competition, the score is at that point tied, then a single draw shot challenge shall take place to decide the outcome.

Glasgow Province take the view that games should proceed as soon as possible after the session start time provided that 3 players are then present and, even if no 4th player turns up at all, the outcome of the game remains valid. There is no reason to delay the start of a game waiting for player 4 to appear. A game will be invalid if a team has less than 3 players.

In the event of any team failing to appear at the appointed time and date the tie will be awarded to the non offending team and the offending team will be required to pay all ice costs. In knockout competitions [Glenalmond and Shanter] this will mean the non offending team proceeds to the next round; in the Province Bonspiel and in the sectional stages of the Arthur Frame the non offending team will receive 2 points, 5 ends and 5 shots and the offending team 0 points, 0 ends and minus 5 shots

In the unlikely event that a club requires to alter the date of a game, it is the responsibility of that club to approach Braehead curling office [explaining the reason for the proposed change] at the earliest opportunity to seek alternative dates. A minimum of three dates should be offered to the opposing club, who should try to accommodate the request.

In knockout competitions, the rearranged tie MUST be completed before the date scheduled for the subsequent round. If this cannot be achieved, the defaulting team will concede the tie and pay for any ice charges that may result. In league competitions, the rearranged tie MUST be completed before the date scheduled for the semi-final round. If this cannot be achieved, the defaulting team will concede the tie and pay for any ice charges that may result.

Throughout all matters the spirit of curling should apply and it is often possible achieve some sort of compromise to enable games to proceed. In all matters requiring clarification please contact the Province Secretary.

Score cards.

All score cards should be fully completed, including the date, competition and team members. The card should be placed in the plastic envelope on the Province Notice Board. Missing cards will mean that both teams will not have their results recorded.

Ice Money

All ice money should be paid to a team’s own club treasurer, who will be billed by the Province Treasurer. Under no circumstances should cards or ice money be left at Braehead Office or the bar.

RCCC Rules

Please note that there were a number of changes to RCCC rules approved at the RCCC AGM in June 2018. All players should be aware of current rules of our game, particularly to the Free Guard Zone alterations which were adopted, known as the 5 Rock Rule.

Bobby Corbett
GPCC Secretary
August 2018
01416398366