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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

  • Volunteers needed for Junior Men’s Southern’s!!!

    North Hill CC is proud to host the Junior Men's Southern qualifier on December 7th - 9th! We will need volunteers to time games and to input scores onto the Curling Alberta website. Please contact the office if you can help. Thank you!!!

  • Please help us keep the ice clean!

    Always use the boot boy to clean your shoes when you arrive at the club. Also we have noticed a fair amount of hand and knee prints in the ice, please get up quickly to prevent this from happening while you watch your rock go down the ice. Thank 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.