- Skill Type/Atmosphere: Semi-Competitve
- When: Tuesdays, 1 draw (7:30pm)
- Coordinator: Laura Barrantes & Emily English
- Commitment: Half-season
- Who can sign-up: Individuals
- Teams formed by Skips' draft
- Capped at 9 teams
- Round robin play with play-offs each half season
Welcome to Women’s League 2015-16!
Women’s League is a place where women have the opportunity to improve their curling skills in an environment that emphasizes fun and camaraderie among all levels of curlers.
If you’re new to curling and think any league with the word ‘semi-competitive’ in the description is not for you, think again! Women’s League is a great place to learn by both playing and observing masters at work. We can pretty much guarantee that you’ll have lovely teammates and skips who are patient teachers as well as stealthy strategists. All the details on the league structure and rules are below.
And there’s more! You’ll get to know more members of the club while playing and chatting over delicious snacks each Tuesday evening. There’s only one draw, so you don’t have to leave work early to get there, and you won’t get home too late.
Whether you’ve played since you could walk or only a bit, please join us! It’s a perfect opportunity to learn a little more, curl a little more, and have a lot more fun! Questions? Email us!
Structure & Rules of Play
Members & Spares
All women members of the Potomac Curling Club are eligible to participate in Women’s League. Members must be 16 years old by October 1, 2015 to be play in Women’s League. Women under 16 years old may play in Women’s League if they have been certified by the PCC Juniors in Leagues Placement Coordinator.
Both women and men may spare in Women’s League. Women spares may play any position but can skip only if they are sparing for the skip. Men may only spare at front end. League members are responsible for finding a spare if they cannot make a league game. Members should inform their skip that they will not be able to make a given night and who will be substituting for them.
Women’s League teams are formed through a skips’ draft. To be eligible to skip in Women’s League you must be a woman and have experience as a vice.
League Format & Playoffs
Women’s League format is round robin play followed by league playoffs at the end of each half-season. The teams with the best win-loss records after round robin play will playoff for the Women’s League title at the end of each half-season. Tiebreakers for playoffs will be determined by head-to-head results of the round robin. The teams not making playoffs may play in consolation events. The playoffs will be a page playoff.
Your team must have three players in order to play a game. If your team does not have at least two team members playing, you will forfeit the game. Games will start promptly at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise agreed upon. If your team is late, one point and one end will be hung for every 10 minutes of play. If your team is more than 30 minutes late, your team will forfeit the game. Every effort should be made to complete games within two hours. You may not start a new end after 1 hour and 50 minutes from the start of the game. If your game is tied at the end of either eight ends or the allotted time, you should resolve the tie by playing a full extra end. The winning team is responsible for informing Laura or Emily of the result of the game.
You should make every effort to play games at the regular scheduled time. However, you may reschedule a game for another time if both teams agree to reschedule the game. A team is not obligated to reschedule if their opponent is unable to play. You must inform Laura or Emily if your team is rescheduling a game. All rescheduled games must be completed prior to the last week of regular schedule.
Opening, closing, ice prep, snacks
Teams share opening, closing, ice prep and food responsibilities. Laura and Emily will set up a rotating schedule and will explain the duties involved.