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COMPETITION MANUAL

TERANET JUNIORS
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ASSOCIATION CHAIRMAN'S INFORMATION
CURLING UNIFORMS AND BADGES
FORMAT AND REGULATIONS
CHAMPIONSHIP FORMAT
The Teranet Juniors
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Photo Session
Opening Ceremonies
Team Meeting
Banquet
Closing Ceremonies
OFFICIATING
Supervisors
Hog-Line Observers
Timers
HOST COMMITTEE AND HOST CLUB


ASSOCIATION CHAIRMAN'S INFORMATION

Your Association Chairman will supply you with certain documentation and information.
This is a list of what to expect:

Schedule of events for the playdowns. (if available)
Draw schedule
Travel Allotment and or Airline tickets (if applicable)
Hotel information
CCA Biographical forms

CURLING UNIFORMS AND BADGES

Your team should have matching sweaters or jackets.
Team sponsor's advertising on curling uniforms will be allowed, but it is imperative that team sponsor's advertising does not conflict with event sponsors.
Teams may be asked to remove or cover over any advertising which may be deemed to be in conflict by the Provincial Chairman.
For team photographs, curling uniforms must be free of sponsors advertising.
Association crests are to be worn on the left sleeve of your sweater or jacket.
Club crests may be worn on the right chest.

DRAW FORMAT / REGULATIONS

The draw format(s) and regulations as printed in this manual will be followed for all Provincial Championships.

TRANSPORTATION

It is the responsibility of the teams to arrange for transportation to and from the nearest airport to the host hotel / motel.(if applicable)

PROVINCIAL PLAYDOWNS



GENERAL


MEN:

The draw for the Junior Men is a single round-robin draw, with the top two (2) teams going into a sudden death play-off. In the event that a team goes thru the round-robin undefeated, that team must be beaten twice in order to be eliminated.

The first numbered team has last rock, first practice and will deliver top of the scoreboard colors.
The second numbered team will practice second and have bottom of the scoreboard colors.
Teams numbered 1-3-5- are the Association Champions and will be awarded last rock advantage for three of the five round robin games.

WOMEN:

The draw for the Junior Women is a four team single round-robin followed by a page system playoff.
Teams representing the same Association will play each other in the first game of the round robin.
The first numbered team has last rock, first practice and will deliver top of the scoreboard colors.
The second numbered team will practice second and have bottom of the scoreboard colors.
Teams numbered A and C are the Association Champions.


FORMAT - JUNIOR MEN & WOMEN (JOINT HOSTED)

The initial round robin will be as follows :
The following draw is intended for a club having five (5) sheets of ice or more.
If fewer sheets are available, this format must be modified.


Ice 1 Ice 2 Ice 3 Ice 4 Ice 5
Game no. 1 A vs B 1 vs 2 3 vs 4 C vs D 5 vs 6
Game no. 2 4 vs 5 A vs C 6 vs 1 3 vs 2 B vs D
Game no. 3 D vs A 3 vs 6 C vs B 5 vs 1 2 vs 4
Game no. 4 1 vs 3 Page (W) 2 vs 5 4 vs 6 Page (W)
Game no. 5 6 vs 2 5 vs 3 1 vs 4 Page (W)
Game no. 6 Page (W)



Note: Teams 1 and 2 are the Men's teams representing the Hosting Association
Teams 3 and 4 are the Men's teams representing next year's Hosting Association
Teams 5 and 6 are the Men's teams representing the third Association.

Teams A and B are the Women's teams representing the Hosting Association
Teams C and D are the Women's teams representing the other Association.


TIMES - JUNIOR MEN AND JUNIOR WOMEN (JOINT HOSTED)

In order to schedule arrival and departure times for the teams to the play-off location,
the following are to be the game times.

Game no. 1 Thursday 1:30 p.m.
Game no. 2 Thursday 7:30 p.m.
Game no. 3 Friday 9:00 a.m.
Game no. 4 (Men) Friday 1:30 p.m.
Page No. 1 (Women) Friday 1:30 p.m.
Banquet Friday 6:00 p.m.
Game no. 5 (Men) Saturday 9:00 a.m.
Page No. 2 (Women) Saturday 9:00 a.m.
Page Final (Women) Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Finals (Men ) Saturday 7:30 p.m.
ONE TIE-BREAKER (Men) Saturday 1:30 p.m.
Finals Saturday 7:30 p.m.
TWO TIE-BREAKERS (Men) Saturday 1:30 p.m.
Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Finals Sunday 9:00 a.m.
THREE TIE-BREAKERS (Men) Saturday 1:30 p.m.
Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m.
Finals Sunday 11:30 a.m.


Note: Practice time will be made available (if requested) to teams on Saturday afternoon.

PLAY-OFF STRUCTURE (MEN ONLY)


PLAY-OFF STRUCTURE

Situation no. 1
The team with the best win / loss record during the round-robin will be given a bye into the finals and will be given the option of last rock in the first end of the championship game and choice of rock colour.

Situation no. 2
If two teams are tied for first place at the completion of the round-robin, the team who has defeated the opponent in round-robin play will be given the option of last rock in the first end of the championship game or rock colour,
but not both.

Situation no. 3
If three teams are tied for first or second place at the completion of the
round-robin, all three teams will go into a playoff prior to the championship game. The team who has defeated the opponent in round-robin play will be given the option of last rock in the first end of the championship game or rock colour,
but not both.

Situation no. 4
If two teams are tied for second place at the completion of the round-robin, both teams will go into a playoff prior to the championship game. The team who has defeated the opponent in round-robin play will be given the option of last rock in the first end of the championship game or rock colour, but not both.

Situation no. 5
If four teams are tied for first place at the completion of the round-robin, all four teams will go into a playoff prior to the championship game. The team who has defeated the opponent in round-robin play will be given the option of last rock in the first end of the championship game or rock colour, but not both.

Situation no. 6
Rock selection will not be permitted for tie-breaker games.

PLAY-OFF STRUCTURE (WOMEN ONLY)

1.- Following the conclusion of the round robin, all four teams shall participate in the playoff.

2.- ROUND ONE - The third place team shall play the fourth place team.
The winner advances to the semi-final.
The loser is eliminated from further competition.
The first place team shall play the second place team.
The winner advances to the final.
The loser advances to the semi-final.

ROUND TWO - The semi-final is sudden death.
The winner advances to the final.
The loser is eliminated from further competition.

ROUND THREE - The winner of the sudden death final will represent
Northern Ontario at the National Championship.

3.- The team with the best win / loss record during the round-robin will go to
position No. 1 in the page system playoff and will be given the option of last rock
in the first end of all page system playoff games and choice of rock colour.

4.- If two teams are tied for first or second place at the completion of the round-robin,
the team who has defeated the opponent in round-robin play will be given the option of
last rock in the first page system game or rock colour, but not both

5.- If three teams are tied for first place at the completion of the round-robin, the round-robin
win/loss record of those teams against each other shall be used to determine their ranking and
therefor how the teams are positioned in the playoff draw.
When the ranking of the teams cannot be determined by comparing win/loss records against
the teams involved in the tie
, the Skill Based Ranking System prior to the start of the
competition will be used to determine the ranking and therefor how the teams are positioned
in the playoff draw.







TWO-WAY TIE FOR SECOND PLACE (MEN ONLY)

Tie breaker will be between
Team no. 2 and Team no. 3,
with the winner playing
Team no. 1.
Play-off format :




THREE-WAY TIE FOR FIRST PLACE (MEN ONLY)


One tie-breaker will be required as follows:

Play-off format:

The round-robin win/loss record of the teams
against each other shall be used to determine
ranking in the tie-breaker games.
When ranking cannot be determined by comparing the win/loss record, the results of the skill based team ranking process will determine the location of the teams in the draw. The least accumulated distance shall receive the highest ranking and so on until ranking is completed.




THREE-WAY TIE FOR SECOND PLACE (MEN ONLY)


Two tie-breakers will be required as follows:

Play-off format:

The round-robin win/loss record of the teams
against each other shall be used to determine
ranking in the tie-breaker games.
When ranking cannot be determined by comparing the win/loss record, the results of the skill based team ranking process will determine the location of the teams in the draw. The least accumulated distance shall receive the highest ranking and so on until ranking is completed.




FOUR-WAY TIE FOR FIRST PLACE (MEN ONLY)


One tie-breaker will be required as follows:

Play-off format:

The round-robin win/loss record of the
teams against each other shall be used to
determine ranking in the tie-breaker games.
When ranking cannot be determined by comparing the win/loss record, the results of the skill based team ranking process will determine the location of the teams in the draw. The least accumulated distance shall receive the highest ranking and so on until ranking is completed.



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Photo Session
All teams participating in the Provincial Playdowns are required to have a team photograph taken prior to the start of the competition. This is required for the team that will be representing Northern Ontario at the National Playdowns.
The photo session will be at the host club and will require the team to be in full curling uniform.
Any sponsor's advertising is not to appear in the photographs.
The time and location of this session will be announced when you arrive at the site of the

Opening Ceremonies
All teams are piped onto the ice for the opening ceremonies. Various speeches and the throwing of the "opening rock" is the usual format. Teams should be in full dress uniform with curling shoes. Each year, this ceremony will vary in length and procedure. Teams are usually piped onto the ice with a "sign carrier", which is usually your host driver.

Team Meeting
Prior to the start of the competition, a meeting will be held with all teams in order to explain the format, rules and other important issues.
This meeting will be conducted by the Provincial Chairman (or his designee) and the Head Official.
The Head Official will inform you of any special rules and will explain the Draw and Play-Off structure.

Banquet
All teams are required to attend the Banquet and any Luncheons which are scheduled by the Host Committee. The usual dress for Luncheons is casual, however for the Banquet, teams are expected to be dressed semi-formal. The teams are usually recognized at the banquet and any awards and presentations will be done at that time.

Closing Ceremonies
The closing ceremony is normally conducted immediately upon the completion of the Championship game. The various trophies and awards are presented to the winners and runner-up teams. The non-competing teams are not required to participate in this event unless specifically requested by the host committee. (Teams must be informed of this decision at the team meeting)
The Provincial Chairman of the event will inform the winning team regarding arrangements and requirements for attending the National Playdowns.

Officiating
At your Association Playdowns, you may have been subjected to some form of On-Ice Officiating,however, at the Provincial Playdowns, the rules dictate that a Level II System of officiating be used.Teams will operate under the Rules of Curling for Officiated Play as outlined in the Rules of Curling issued by the Canadian Curling Association (latest edition)
The following diagram will explain the basic system:



In the event that a Level II officiating system is not possible due to physical restraints within the Club, teams will be so notified of any changes at the team meeting. This will only be done with the approval of the Provincial Chaiman.

Head Official:
He or she is responsible for enforcement of all the Rules of the Championship - on and off the ice.

Supervisors:
He or she is responsible for all enforcements of rule violations on the ice, such as; hogline violations, replacement of rocks, measuring rocks and will be the first person called upon to make a decision in the event a problem arises. The Supervisor and Head Official will both be involved in decision making, with the Head Official making any final decision. Any decision made by the Head Official is final.

Hogline Officials:
There are usually four officials placed two on either side of the rink, directly in line with the hogline. For an official call on a hogged rock, it must be confirmed by two people.

Timers:
Each team is allowed 73 minutes of playing time. Clocks are stopped for both teams at the completion of each end. The team whose turn it is to throw first has 30 seconds to put their rock into motion. Two 1 minute time-outs are allowed per team, in addition to the 5 minute fifth end break. Clocks will also be stopped during the following "official time-outs"; any measurements, officiating decisions or if an injury occurs to a player.

All the Officials are there to ensure fair play for both teams. Each position is a hard one and is only volunteer. Teams should not have any problems if they respect the rules of curling.


Host Committee and Host Club

Many people have volunteered many hours of their time to try to give you not only a fair championship, but a fun and worry free time. If you have any problem that needs solving, they will be more than ready to help you or your team.

Your Driver: Your biggest help and your best fan will be your driver. Drivers know the Committee, the Club, the town, places to eat and much more. They will pick you up from the hotel prior to games or events and return you there when you are finished. Drivers usually provide their own cars and pay for their own gas. They become part of your team. At the end of the week, it is customary to give your driver a gift.

Hospitality Room: There is a hospitality room provided for the teams and coaches (where applicable) The room is usually open after games. Enjoy this provision for your comfort.

The Club: The Club Manager and Ice Makers have usually worked overtime to have the club and ice ready for you. Lockers may be provided to store your brooms and equipment during the competition. You make wish to take a lock with you, since they may not be provided.

The Hotel: The hotel has usually been chosen as carefully as possible for your comfort.



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