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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

  • We’re Closed For The Season! See you in September.
  • NHCC Women win Silver at Curling Alberta Club Championships!!

    The North Hill Curling Club's Women's reps skipped by Vanessa McConnell, played extremely well this weekend. Joining Vanessa was Lindsay MacDonald at third, Tia-Jayne Clark at second and lead Alice MacKay.

    NHCC is also proud of our Men's team that made it to Provincial's. Skip Scott Hellwig, Third Mark Hellwig, Second Kevin Welte and Lead Kevin Smith played well and lost the qualifer to the eventual champs from the Glencoe.

  • NHCC Playoff Champions!!!

    The NHCC Playoff Finals took place Monday March 25th. The winners are Team Dean Ross (Men’s), Team Penny Duncan (Women’s), Team Mark Hellwig (Open), Team Curtis Booth (Sr. Men’s), Team Brad McArthur (Mixed) and Team Pierre Mao (Best of the Rest).

    Congratulations to Champions and all the Teams for a Great Season!!!

  • 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.