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2023 BC Women's Stick Curling Championship

The BC Open and BC Women’s Stick Championships are open entry BC Championships taking place in Armstrong from February 17th-19th, 2023. The format for the 2023 preliminary round will be a triple knockout. The playoff format in both events will be based upon the total number of entries (see chart under rule 8G of the 2023 Curl BC General Rules). A consolation round will occur for those teams not advancing to the championship playoff round.

• Each team is comprised of two curlers with no sweeping or brushing between the hog lines, each curler is always occupied, either delivering or skipping.
• One member of each team stays at each end of the rink, and shall not cross center ice except during timeouts.
• The two delivering curlers alternately deliver six stones each per end, while their teammates skip that end. Then roles are reversed.
• Each stone shall be delivered with a curling or delivery stick, from a standing or sitting (in a wheelchair) position. This provides equity for those physically unable to attain the sliding position.
• A stone is in play when it reaches the hog line at the delivering end. A stone that has not reached the hog line at the delivering end may be returned to the player and redelivered. The player will redeliver the same called shot and ice.
• Sweeping/brushing is not allowed between the hog lines. This provides fairness to those unable to sweep/ brush. It also increases the challenge, not having the advantage of sweeping/brushing to affect either line or weight in the initial travel of the stone.
• The first three stones delivered in an end may not be removed from play before delivery of the fourth stone of that end. If that happens, the delivered stone is removed from play and all other stones are returned to their original position. With fewer stones used, and fewer ends, the stick game tends to be more defensive than the regular game. This rule helps make the game more offensive. The “in play area” is the area from the hog line to the back line.
• TIME-OUTS: Each team may call a maximum of two 90 second time-outs (the team calling the time out can meet in the house in play, the team not calling shall meet at center ice). During an extra end, one time-out per team is allowed. Whenever a time-out is called, the opposing team may consult near center ice at the same time. This allows for team member consultation during a game in a timely manner.
• In case of a tie, an extra end is played, with each player delivering 3 stones. The curlers then exchange roles at the midpoint of an extra end to complete the end. In the event the extra end is a blank, another end is played using the extra end format with each player continuing from the end of the rink where they finished the previous extra end.
• If delivering from a stationary position the competitor must remain within 18 inches of the Centerline at all times.
• There is a chief umpire and event manager on site. Curlers will do their own measuring and are asked to mark the scoreboard promptly at the conclusion of each end so that online scoring can be updated timely.
• Rule enforcement and unresolvable on-ice situations are to be directed to the chief umpire and their decision will be final.
• Curl BC will adopt the same rules as the Canadian Stick Curling Association for this event. Curl BC applies the Rules of Curling for General Play, as approved by Curling Canada.

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Starts on
Feb 17, 2023
Ends on
Feb 19, 2023
Registration opens on
Jul 01, 2022 at 12:00 am
Registration closes on
Dec 17, 2022 at 11:59 pm
Team restriction
Women's doubles
Age range