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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

  • Academy of Curling Registration OPEN!

    Sign up quickly to grab a spot - they won't last long! Head to our Events -> Academy of Curling Camp page for more.

  • NEW to NHCC: Pre-Season Curling Leagues!!!

    NHCC is happy to bring you September curling!

    2 options to chose from:

    Open Mondays & Wednesdays $280 per team

    Open Doubles Tues & Thurs $180 per 2 person team.

    The leagues run from Sept. 9-26.

    Email: curl@nhcc.ca for more info

  • Practice Pass for September!

    Want some pre-season practice?  Think about getting the new NHCC September Practice PassOpen to any curler from any club!!!

    • Cost is $50 / person to practice as much as you want! 
    • Valid from Sept 3 to 27th subject to availability.
    • Call the office to book ice in one hour time slots.

  • 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.