LADIES CURLING ASSOCIATION
OF THE
CANADIAN BRANCH OF THE ROYAL CALEDONIAN CURLING CLUB


TIME PROCEDURES FOR LCA COMPETITIONS

 

  1. All eight-end games should be completed within a two (2) hour time limit.

  2. Before teams go on the ice, the Umpire will inform all the teams of the time procedure and advise the teams of the official starting time of the game.

  3. The timing procedure to be utilized for LCA events will be a 15 minute rule: Specifically, NO END MAY START WITH LESS THAN 15 MINUTES REMAINING IN THE 2 HOUR TIME LIMIT. For clarification, for an 8-end game (not a final): a. if the clock shows 15 minutes (or more) remaining in the 2 hour time limit when the last rock of the end comes to rest, then an additional end may be played. (Curlers are expected to quickly clear the rings and play the additional end.) b. if the clock shows 14 minutes (or less) remaining in the 2 hour time limit when the last rock comes to rest, an additional end may not be played.

  4. The Umpire will apply this time procedure whether or not there are time constraints within the host club.

  5. Commencing in October 2017, District finals shall be 8-end games. Curlers will be encouraged to complete eight-end finals within two (2) hours, however, there will be no time restriction.

  6. Championship games (played between District 1 and District 2, where applicable) will be ten-end games. Curlers will be encouraged to complete ten-end championship games within 2 ½ hours, however, there will be no time restriction.

  7. In District 1 - 3 minutes will be added to a game for each measure required in that game.

May 2019