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Club Playoffs

PLAYOFFS

Here’s your schedule for the 2016-2017 playoffs, beginning Monday March 6.

AS OF MARCH 23:

Club Playoff Changes 2016-17

The final go-round for week-night curling finishes on March 3rd. The Club Playoffs will run from March 6 through to March 24.

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  • All teams will qualify for some playoff dependent upon their seasonal record. All teams must elect the category to which they wish to compete. This includes opting out of playoffs. Any team not electing will be automatically entered into the “Best of the Rest” competition.
  • There will be six categories: Men’s, Women’s, Open, Mixed, Sr. Men’s, and Sr. Women’s. Winners of each will represent the Club at the Calgary & Area Club Managers Championships (i.e.: Cities) being held this season at our own North Hill Curling Club, April 3-6, 2017.
  • A curler may only play at Cities on one team.
  • Teams will be seeded based on their elected category and overall aggregate points. There are a limited number of spots in each category, and teams must be in the top 8 of their league to qualify. Club playoffs will be a double knockout format for 2017.
  • Those that do not qualify for the City Playoffs will be automatically entered into the “Best of the Rest” playoffs. BOTR playoffs will be single knockout.
  • Teams will need to be prepared to play on any night of the week.

Rules and Eligibility

GENERAL

  • All Evening League teams are eligible to compete in a playoff event commensurate with their seasonal performance.
  • Teams must elect which category they wish to enter by February 24th. Teams entering the Mixed, Women’s, Senior Men’s or Senior Women’s events must meet that events qualifications, based on their registered players. Should there be more teams than spots, teams will be chosen based on their aggregate points.
  • NHCC Playoff Election Form 2017
  • All games are eight ends. The buzzer rule is in effect.
  • Should a game be tied after regulation play, then each team shall select one player to throw to the button with sweeping. The closest result determining the winner. If both teams cover the pin and the rock is not measurable, a second player from each team will throw, continuing until a winner is decided.
  • No player may be play on more than one team at the Cities. In the event a player is in conflict, they must elect which team they will compete.
  • Players entering the Cities must be 19 years old as of Dec. 31, 2017. If a winning team has a junior member, they will have to substitute those players for the Cities.

 SUBSTITUTION

  • Substitution of two players is allowed, and must come from a club member registered on an evening league or a registered rover. The substitute must also meet the qualifications of the event being played. Substitutes must play lead or second. A registered rover can play any position.