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The Buzzer Rule at North Hill

What’s the Rule?

At the North Hill Curling Club, when you hear the buzzer and you’re in play, you finish the end you’re on. Game over. You do NOT finish the end you’re on and play one more.

When is an end considered “in play”? (Updated 2017)

An end is considered “in play” once the last stone of the previous end has been delivered (left the hand of the thrower). So, if you’re on the 7th end and the Skip is throwing the last rock, once that rock has left his/her hand and the buzzer sounds, you may play one more end. This allows for time of measuring, etc. of that last stone if necessary.

Announcements

  • Calling Casino Volunteers!

    The NHCC Casino is scheduled for Nov 27-28th  We are looking for volunteers to help. The funds from the casino are an important revenue source for club and allow us to keep the lights on. Please consider volunteering; let the office know if you're able to lend a hand.

  • U18 Thanksgiving Bonspiel Winners!

    Congratulations to the winners of the U18 Thanksgiving Bonspiel! The Men's Champions: Team Ballance and the Women's Champions: Team Booth. The Consolation Winners Men's: Team Kroker and Women's: Team Jacques. There was a tremendous turn out providing much support to all the great young curlers participating in this event. Thank You to all the players, coaches, families and volunteers who make this a great event!!

  • Calling for Volunteers to join our Board of Directors

    We've got a few vacancies on our Board of Directors. If you’re interested in volunteering with a great team of people, and want to help see our club forward through the next few years (Directors serve a three-year term), please see the office for more details. We'd love to have you!

  • Five-Rock Rule is in effect this season!

    We are now playing with the 5 rock rule in the FGZ as per Curling Canada rules in effect starting this season.  Under the 5-Rock rule, teams are not permitted to eliminate their opponent's rocks that are sitting in the free guard zone until five stones have been played in every end.  Players can still hit the guards; they just are not allowed to knock them out of play.