Yukon Curling Association

Club Championships

To register for a Yukon Club Championships online click HERE

Curling Canada has announced that anyone attending a National event will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID19.

ALL athletes, officials, and event staff attending a Yukon Territorial event must be fully vaccinated and will be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID19.

Link for Revised Policies August 2021

Mandatory Vaccine Policy

Illness Policy

Click  HERE for the form to request your official vaccine record from Yukon Health and Social Services.

Club Championship Rules 2021-2022 Season

We trust all curling rinks will respect the intent of the spirit of the Curling Club Championships by engaging their members to participate and to represent their curling club in any process leading to the provincial/territorial championships and ultimately, leading to the Canadian Curling Club Championships. The event was created for true club-based teams. The objective is to support the development of grassroots curling across Canada.

  1. Participating curling clubs must be affiliated with its Provincial / Territorial Curling Association. They must be in good standing with all applicable dues to the Association paid in full.

  2. Any competitor (including 5th players and spares) must be a member in good standing of an affiliated curling club.

  3. A competitor is not required to be a Canadian citizen.

  4. 5th player may compete at any level of competition including the Canadian Championships.  If they play, they must play the traditional lead position throwing the first two stones of any and all ends for their team and sweeping delivered stones 3-8. No exceptions. Any 5th player costs will be the responsibility of the team.

  5. A team may recruit one (1) spare (or replacement player) at any level of competition including the Canadian Championships. The spare must play the traditional lead position throwing the first two stones of any and all ends for their team and sweeping delivered stones 3-8. No exceptions. A team with a registered 5th player may not add a spare or replacement player.

  6. Once a four-person team enters the club championships playdowns, a maximum of one (1) spare from the club is allowed at any level of competition. A team can use an eligible spare for any game played assuming the spare is eligible based on Rule 2). The spare may be a different player each game. The spare must play the traditional lead position throwing the first two stones of any and all ends for their team and sweeping delivered stones 3-8.

  7. Prime directive 

    1. A team must field three of the four original players for each game played at any level of the Curling Club Championships. “Original” means signed up and registered for league play in their club, OR signed up and registered for a special curling club championship qualifying event created within their club (with the permission of their Member Association). If an “Original” team only has three players, then those three players must be on the ice at all times up to and including the national championships.

    2. If any team had only three players all year or in the special qualifying event, the team may pick up an eligible spare who must play the traditional lead position throwing the first two stones of any and all ends for their team and sweeping delivered stones 3-8.

    3. If a team has four players, they are good to go.

    4. If a team has five players during the season, one player must be designated the "5th" who, if added to the line-up, must play lead and sweep stones 3-8. Or, they may choose four (4) players from the 5-person team to participate as a four-player only team in the competition.

    5. If they have six or more players during the season, the team must declare four (4) players for the competition. They can pick up an eligible spare at any level and the spare must play the traditional lead position throwing the first two stones of any and all ends for their team and sweeping delivered stones 3-8. Or they can choose five players to advance but one player must be designated the "5th" who must play the traditional lead position throwing the first two stones of any and all ends for their team and sweeping delivered stones 3-8.

  8. All four (4) competitors and any 5th or spare player must be bona fide residents within the geographical area of the Member Association they are intending to represent (unless granted an exception by the Member Association).

  9. A competitor can participate for only one affiliated curling club in one season. If you lose out while playing for one club, you cannot then play for another club unless the Member Association accepts the competitor as a 5th player or spare player.

  10. Each Member Association reserves the right to determine the number of teams qualifying from each club.

  11. Teams must qualify under one of the following conditions:

    1. Regular league players, or;

    2. A formal club championship process, or;

    3. A special event to determine your Curling Club champions for your club that is not part of your formal club championships.

  12. In each of Rule 11)(a)(b)(c), teams must have three (3) or more players who have played together in a sanctioned club league during the current curling season.

    1. Clubs that only have mixed or open leagues (i.e., no men’s only leagues and/or no women’s only leagues) may be granted an exemption to Rule 12)(a) allowing players to form teams for this special event. They must receive permission from their provincial/territorial Member Association.

  13. The use of the delivery stick by any competitor (and any 5th player or spare) is acceptable subject to the Curling Canada rules under Rule 19. Curling With A Delivery Stick.

  1. Teams who play exclusively in leagues where teams from different clubs compete and whose players may not be members of the club where the league is hosted, are ineligible to compete for the Curling Club Championships. For example, teams playing only in a city-wide super league or major league but not curling in a regular club league. Please contact your Member Association if you have any concerns.

  2. EXEMPTIONS

Each four-person team is allowed to have one (1)player who, during the previous three (3) curling seasons (2020-2021 / 2019-2020 / 2018-2019), has participated in the Canadian Mixed; and/or, the Canada Cup; and/or, the Continental Cup; and/or, the Under-21; and/or, the Tournament of Hearts; and/or, the Brier; and/or, the Canadian Seniors; and/or, the Canadian Mixed Doubles; and/or, the Under-18; and/or, the Canadian Wheelchair; and/or, any Canadian Trials or Pre-Trials event; or any provincial/territorial event leading to these events. This same player may have played in Tier 1 or Tier 2 Grand Slam event in the previous three (3) curling seasons (2020-2021 / 2019-2020 / 2018-2019)

For example:

  • Craig Savill plays in a Wednesday night league with three friends.

  • Craig also represented Ontario last season at the Brier with his elite team.

  • Therefore, Craig would be eligible for the Club Championships.

The other three (3) team members of Craig’s Wednesday team, however, CANNOT have played in the following:

  1. Any Tier 1 Grand Slam event in the previous three (3) seasons. They could have played in a Tier 2 Grand Slam.

  2. Any provincial/territorial championship leading to the Canadian Mixed; and/or, the Canada Cup; and/or, the Continental Cup; and/or, the Under-21; and/or, the Tournament of Hearts; and/or, the Brier; and/or, the Canadian Seniors; and/or, the Canadian Mixed Doubles; and/or, the Under-18; and/or, the Canadian Wheelchair; and/or, any Canadian Trials or Pre-Trials event in the previous three (3) seasons (2020-2021 / 2019-2020 / 2018-2019) and regardless of finish)OR, unless their final ranking is less than the threshold established by the respective Member Association (see chart).  Note: any player can have played in any of these events prior to 2018-2019 (regardless of finish) and not affect their eligibility for the Curling Club Championships.

Threshold: Therefore, if you are not the ‘one’ player on the team without any restrictions, you and/or the other three players and any 5th players and any spares may have competed in any provincial/territorial championship in the previous three (3) seasons (2020-2021 / 2019-2020 / 2018-2019) and still allowed to play in the Curling Club Championships, as long as you don’t match or surpass the thresholds set by your province (see chart).

As example, if you competed in the provincial Tournament of Hearts in Manitoba and you finished 8th or better You cannot play in the Curling Club Championships based on this chart. If you had finished 9th or worse, you would be cleared to play.

Member Association

You are ineligible if……

Alberta

You finished 8th or better at any provincial

British Columbia

You competed in any provincial championship (not including 9th or lower in the Mixed Doubles)

Manitoba

You finish 8th or better at any provincial

New Brunswick

You finish in the championship round at provincials OR you finish 3rd or better at open provincial events.

Newfoundland & Labrador

You finish 3rd or better at provincials

Northern Ontario

You finish 2nd or better at provincials

Northwest Territories

You win a territorial championship

Nova Scotia

You finish 3rd or better at provincials

Nunavut

You finish 2nd or better at territorials

Ontario

You finish 8th or better at any provincial

Prince Edward Island

You win a provincial championship

Quebec

You finish 3rd or better at provincials

Saskatchewan

You finish 8th or better at any provincial

Yukon

You win a territorial championship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 5th players at the Canada Cup; and/or, the Under-21; and/or, the Tournament of Hearts; and/or, the Brier; and/or, the Canadian Seniors; and/or, the Under-18; and/or, the Canadian Wheelchair; and/or, any Canadian Trials or Pre-Trials event are considered as not to have played in those events.

  1. Competitors (as individuals or as a team) who competed in the previous season’s (2019) national Curling Club Championships are ineligible to compete the following season at any level including as 5th players or spares.

 

 

 

  1. A minimum of three (3) players must be a minimum of nineteen (19) years of age or over as of June 30th, 2020.

  2. Any team is allowed one (1) player under nineteen (19) years of age who shall be considered a “minor”. They must be accompanied by a legal guardian (or a chaperone identified by the legal guardian) for the duration of the event including departure from home and return to their home. A legal guardian can be a parent on the team. The team is responsible for all costs associated with a legal guardian who is not a team member.

  3. Curling Canada has the sole authority to grant exceptions to these rules in extraordinary circumstances. Any request must be submitted by the Provincial / Territorial Member Association. Curling Canada will consult with the Provincial / Territorial Member Association and will notify them within five (5) business in writing of any decision. The Curling Canada decision may not be appealed.

  4. Yukon Curling Association reserves the right to limit the number of teams from each club entering the Territorial championship.

Notice of Entry:

All YCA Territorial Championship events will have a deadline for registration set three (3) weeks prior to the start of the event.

 It is the team’s responsibility to provide YCA with a list of affiliated team members, their signed player affidavits, participant waivers and appropriate fees by the applicable registration deadline. In all cases the entry deadline is 4:30 PM on the date specified in the championship entry form. The team entry fee and competitor fees, as determined by YCA, must be paid at time of entry.

 Coaches must be declared at time of entry.

 Prior to the registration deadline for the championship, teams may amend their entry to change personnel, once again providing the above documentation.

 Team Make-up and Alternate/Substitutions/Spares:

Note: If special rules are in effect for any competition, they shall take precedence, as above for Club Championships.

 When entering a competition, a team must declare its personnel and playing order.  Fifth players are recognized for men’s and women’s competition; however, a team shall designate the four eligible players who will commence play for that competition. If the fifth member is registered as a player he/she shall be recognized as the alternate for that team. Alternate players will be subject to the same eligibility rules as other players.

 Every team shall be composed of a minimum of four players and all four players must play in the competition except when a designated player is unable to play because of illness, accident or other reasonably extenuating circumstances accepted by the Executive Committee or its appointee.

 The following conditions apply ONLY IF one of the designated players is unable to play as noted above:

a)       A team shall always include a minimum of three players from the original team and an alternate, substitute(s) or spare(s) can only play lead.  Under no circumstances may a team play with fewer than three players delivering stones.

b)      A team may play with three players at any point in the competition according to CC Rules of Curling for Officiated Play. 

c)       Alternates, substitutes and spares must meet age and gender requirements, be members in good standing of a club affiliated with YCA, must not have been registered in the same event with another team, and are only aloud to play in the lead position. An Alternate is a fifth player (who must be registered with the team on the team entry form). A Substitute is a member in good standing from any club affiliated with YCA. A Spare is a player from the spare pool, provided by the Host Committee.

d)      Alternates and substitutes must have a competitor’s card. Players in the spare pool do not need a card. Substitutes and spares will not be considered as part of a team. 

Dress code for Yukon Championships:

a)       Teams are responsible for providing their own uniforms. Previously awarded Yukon champion uniforms are not allowed to be worn when competing in a Yukon championship.

b)      Jackets or sweaters must be matching. If jackets or sweaters are removed, shirts must match in color.

c)       Brooms, Stabilizers, Footwear, and general curling gear shall be in good repair.

d)      Anything leaving debris or causing damage to the ice surface will be removed from play.

e)      Advertising is permitted provided it is not in conflict with any local or national sponsors of the respective championship

 Expected Conduct during Yukon Championships:

Note: This is a summary only. Competitors and Coaches are advised to read the YCA Code of Conduct and Discipline Policy (Section 8) and the YCA Harassment Policy (Section 9.)

 a)       Junior Men, Junior Women, and their coaches must not consume drugs or alcoholic beverages at the event site during the Championship. Violation will result in an immediate and automatic suspension for a minimum of 1 year.

b)      The YCA may suspend a player (or a team) from further play in a Championship for unsportsmanlike conduct. More severe infractions may result in suspensions from play in future sanctioned events or in future years. Suspensions are documented in writing, with the right to appeal. Unsportsmanlike conduct includes: inappropriate behaviour or language, on or off the ice, and failure to provide insufficient notice to the YCA of changes in personnel.

c)       Teams must participate in all events arranged by organizing committees, including the designated Competition Team Meeting, Opening Ceremonies, Banquets, Luncheons and Closing and Award Ceremonies.

d)      Players must compete in all games assigned to their team in the draw for an event.

e)      There will be zero tolerance for disrespectful behaviour toward an official.

Officiated Events

Rules and interpretations will be taken from the CC, Rules for Officiated Play, and specific rules for each competition will be set out in a competitors’ guide distributed to the teams prior to the event.

 For clarification:

1)      Umpires will supervise pre-game practice.

2)      No player is allowed on the ice surface within one hour of actual game time except for their designated pre-game practice.

3)      Teams who are late for pre-game practice will lose the allotted time. Umpires will call the 10-minute time limit if necessary.

4)      Teams may only use their own rocks during practice and not those of the opposition.

5)      Both teams will use the rocks assigned to the sheet that the game will be played on.

6)      If a replacement player is required, the Chief Umpire must be notified and the following options apply:

a.       A fifth/alternate player may be used, if allowed for the competition

b.       An eligible substitute may be used

c.       A spare from the player’s pool may be used

d.       Teams may play with three players except in mixed events

7)      Mid-game breaks are not optional and are used for cleaning the ice. The break will last a minimum of five minutes or as long as it takes to clean the ice. Coaches may use the time to confer with their team. This break will not count as a time out.

8)      Time-outs may only be called by players on the ice. If a coach wants a time out, he/she must signal to the players to call it. Time outs may only be called by the team whose clock is running. A coach and team alternate may confer with their team during any time-out. The coach and alternate of the team who called the time-out may access the playing area adjacent to or at the end of the sheet but shall not access the playing surface. The team that did not call the time-out may communicate with their coach and alternate at either end of the sheet but the coach and alternate shall not access the playing surface.

9)      The Chief Umpire may suspend a player until the dress code is met.

 

10)   The Chief Umpire is authorized to make decisions on matters not covered by the rules.

 

 

 

 

 
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