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 2012 Playoff Format, Schedule and Rules

 (posted March 7, 2012)

This year, the Aggregate Points System is being used to determine playoff seeding. These points are determined at the end of the third round robin but before teams are moved up or down a flight. In other words, if you finish first or second in Flight 3, it does not necessarily mean you move up to Flight 2 for the A/B playoffs. Your accumulated points (Win/Loss/Tie plus Standings Bonus Points for all three round robins) determine the final standings in the league, from 1 to 32. The top 16 teams (teams 1-16) play in the A/B Playoffs, while teams 17-32 play in the C/D playoffs.

Tuesday Flight 1 and 2 play for the Tuesday League Championship (A Event - Jim Sharples Trophy) and the B Event (Birrell Trophy). All games leading to the Tuesday League finals are on Tuesdays.

Tuesday Flights 3 and 4 play for the C Event (Alexander Trophy) and D Event (Leads & Seconds Trophy).  All games leading to the Tuesday League finals are on Tuesdays.

Thursday Flights 1 and 2 play for the Thursday League Championship (A Event – Thursday Trophy) and the B Event.  All four games leading to the Thursday League finals are on Thursdays.

Thursday Flights 3 and 4 play for the C Event and the D Event.  All four games leading to the Thursday League finals are on Thursdays.

Club Championship

The Tuesday and Thursday league champions (Main Event winners in their respective leagues) will have a one-game playdown on Thursday, April 12, starting at 5:30 pm, to determine the Men’s Section Club Champion (the Bob Murray Trophy).

At the same time as that club championship game is played (Thursday April 12, starting at 5:30 pm), the winners of all the remaining Tuesday and Thursday playoff events (B through D) will play each other for prizes.

The section banquet and AGM will take place on the Club Championship evening, following the games. If you wish to have input into section business, including potential changes to rules, scoring systems and other procedures, please attend the AGM. If you are unable to attend but have (polite) suggestions regarding any of the above, email them to lcc.evening.men@gmail.com before April 1.

See Bulletin Board and/or website for actual draw postings

Evening Men’s Section

2012 Playoff Procedures & Rules

  • All teams are guaranteed two playoff games.
  • This year, the Aggregate Points System is being used to determine playoff seeding. These points are determined at the end of the third round robin but before teams are moved up or down a flight. (In other words, if you finish first or second in Flight 3, it does not necessarily mean you move up to Flight 2 for the A/B playoffs.)  Your accumulated points (Win/Loss/Tie plus Standings Bonus Points for all three round robins) determine the final standings in the league. The top 16 teams (teams 1-16 based on the Aggregate Points System) play in the A/B Playoffs, while teams 17-32 play in the C/D playoffs.
  • All playoff games are 8 ends (or less, a team may concede at any point) and recorded only as win/loss.
  • No score sheets are required – the vice of the winning team should fill in the grid on the Section bulletin board.  (For the first game, please fill in the loser’s next game on the B-side as well.)
  • In the first two playoff games, if tied after 8 ends, a full extra end is played.  If still tied, the tie is broken by a draw to the button. (Only the throwing team may sweep.)  In the semi-finals and finals, and in the Club Championship games, extra ends are played until the tie is broken.

Postponements:

  • A postponement is only acceptable if both teams agree and can find make-up ice acceptable to the "non-offending" team before the next scheduled playoff game.  The team requesting postponement is ultimately liable for the default, regardless of any agreement to reschedule.  In other words, if for any reason the game is not made up in time, the team that originally requested the postponement defaults and the "non-offending" team moves on to the next game.

Spares:

  • At all times, teams are expected to observe the spirit of fair play when finding substitutes. (For example, generally speaking, spares in the C/D playoffs should come from teams that qualified to play in the C/D events. They may be from either the Tuesday or Thursday league.
  • Teams must field at least 3 curlers. In the League Finals and Club Championships, teams should make every effort to field a team of 4.  For the first two playoff games, at least 1 player must be an original team member. After that, teams must have at least 2 original team members.
  • All Leaside Curling Club men (including those not members of the Men’s Section) are eligible to spare in the playoffs. This includes those already playing for another team.
  • If you are filling a front-end position with a spare, the spare should be someone who plays front-end in whatever league or section they generally play in.  A player who usually plays vice for their regular team should play back-end when sparing. The only exception to this front-end/back-end restriction is in the Main Event playoffs, where any eligible spare can play any position. In any case, if the regular skip is present, he should skip.
  • If you need a spare in the final Club Championship game, he should come from the same league as your team (e.g., if you are a Tuesday team, your spare should be from the Tuesday league).

The Bell Rule:

  • The bell rule is suspended for the playoffs. However… This does NOT mean you can take your time playing your games.  There is a full schedule for the first two games, so we need the games to proceed quickly.  Games in those first two draws will be monitored and teams that are deemed to have played unreasonably slowly in either of those games will be given strict time limits in any subsequent game. Please do your best to play quickly in all games.

Exceptions to these rules are only permissible upon prior approval of your league's drawmaster.


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Committee Members and Contact Information

Tuesday Drawmaster – Marty Warren – martinj.warren @ gmail.com   (omit the spaces)

Thursday Drawmaster – Doug Manning – leasidethursdaymen @ rogers.com      (omit the spaces)

Chair – Richard Van Dine – lcc.evening.men @ gmail.com        (omit the spaces)

Past Chair – Doug Crow

Treasurer – Bruce Cook

Banquet Coordinator – Keith MacInnis

Member at Large – John Brook

 

Scores, Schedules:  To send a message specific to your evening league (scores, schedule questions, etc.), contact your respective drawmaster directly.

Bonspiel: For information on the ProForma Great Canadian Men’s Bonspiel (March 5, 2011), contact lcc.greatcanadian.bonspiel @ gmail.com  (omit the spaces) or the Leaside Curling Club office.

General:  For general enquiries or comments on the Men’s Section, contact the Chair.