Lady Tweedsmuir

District 1
Closing Date - November 18, 2019 Centres 3 & 6 
                   December 20, 2019 Centres 1 & 2
Centre Playdowns -Centre 1 & 2 Centre Convenor Nancy Lucas
                January 6, 2020 Whitlock Curling Club 12:30 p.m.
                January 8, 2020 (if needed)
                   Whitlock Curling Club 12:30 p.m.
                Centres 3 & 6 Centre Convenors H.Aldridge & D. Furey 
                December 6, 2019 Montreal West Curling Club
                                           1:30p.m. & 4:30p.m. 
               December 7 (if needed) 
                   Lachine Curling Club 2:00 p.m. & 5 p.m.        
District Final -January 19, 2020 Lachine Curling Club 2:00p.m.                                 (lunch 12:30 p.m.) 
District Chairperson - Susan Nicol
Entry Fee - $100.00 per entry (double rink) 
District 2
Closing Date - January 6, 2020
District Playdowns - January 25, 2020 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
                               Russell Curling Club
District Finals -      January 26, 2020 9:30a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
                               Russell Curling Club
Chairperson - Louise Howe
Entry Fee - $100.00 per entry (double rink)

Championship - February 15, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. - Carleton Heights Curling Club- Ottawa, ON

Rules and Regulations


1. Only clubs belonging to the LCA may enter this competition.

2. Curl Canada rules shall apply, including LCA Amendments except as follows:


   1. Only 2 members of each rink may be substituted for in any one game.

   2. Players originally named to one rink may not be switched to another.

   3. Any club member having substituted for one rink would be eligible for substitution on the other rink

      throughout the competition.

Late Starting: 

   1. Any rink starting late shall observe the toss of the team already started. 

   2. Play shall start at the home end after penalty has been applied, however, if the game is a final and there are         spectators, it is advisable to start play according to the end, i.e., if commencing second end, start from far end         and play home.

Toss of Coin: 

In double-rink competitions, the lead of one of the two rinks representing the same club shall toss a coin for the choice of playing the last stone of the first end. When the choice has been made, the other rink of the club winning the toss shall play the opposite of the partner.

  3. Entry fee shall be set by the LCA.

  4. All game to be 8 ends,  championship 10 ends.  In the case of a tie, both rinks shall play an extra end.

  5. There will be playdowns in each District to a finalist.  Winners from District 1 will meet winners from District 2

   for the trophy.

  6. Only 1 entry per club. This is a double-rink entry, that is, two rinks constitute one entry.

  7. Skips may confer with each other re strategy, but the game must not halt and wait for the other game - that is

     balking! A rule of curling; a curler must be in the hack ready to curl when it is her turn.

  8. The winning club shall be responsible for returning trophies to the L.C.A.


Procedure for Draw: At Centre level the draw is made for club versus club. Prior to the start of the game, the opposing Skips will draw for opponent and ice. District level the Skips will draw for opponent and ice as well as at the Championship final.


October 2017

One double-rink entry per club. Total Points. Single knockout. Championship Finals in Ottawa played in conjunction with the Men's Governor General Championship. It was on the initiative of the Rideau Curling Club ladies that this competition came into being. Mrs. R.B. Viets and Mrs. K.A. Greene felt the need for a competition equivalent to the Men's Governor General's Trophy. They approached Colonel Eric McKenzie, Controller of the Household at Rideau Hall and were presented with a Trophy donated by Lady Tweedsmuir, wife of Lord Tweedsmuir, Governor General of Canada from 1936-40. Date on Trophy 1937-38, played for first time in 1938. Played in "Irons" up to and including 1953, since 1954 in "Granites". In 1950 the ends were reduced from 14 to 12 and 10 ends are now played at the Championship.  District Winners receive pins (gilt) as of 1981-82District Runners-up receive pins (silver) as of 1982-83Championship Winners receive pins (gilt)Trophy presented to Winning Club's President (box and blue flannel bag)Championship Runners-up receive pins (silver)Lady Tweedsmuir pin (gilt) presented to Governor General's wife the first time she presents the trophy (or Governor General's Representative)