Paradice Avondale, Auckland
4 & 5 June 2017
- WCF brush regulations are not mandatory for this tournament, but curlers with a good chance for a medal or who aspire to NZ selection are strongly urged to comply with the WCF rules.
- All entrants may purchase one WCF compliant "Performance" standard pad for $NZ 18 from Auckland CC. (Normal retail is $25 Canadian, plus shipping). Extra pads may be purchased for $NZ 30 if stocks allow.
- You may enter a full team, part team or as an individual. If you enter a part team or as an individual we will try to make up full teams on your behalf but cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
- The entry fee will be $360 per team ($90 per player). A deposit of $200 per team (or $50 per person) must be paid at the time of entry. This will be refunded in full if you wish to enter as an individual but we cannot find you a team.
- Payments to Auckland Curling's Westpac account 03-1564-0052855-00 should reference "NZM4s" and your name(s) or the team skip's name.
- Player eligibility and playing conditions are as set down in the New Zealand Curling Association Inc Competitions Procedures Manual and the WCF Rules of Curling. To be eligible to enter, these essentially say that you must be a current or life member of a NZ curling club, a life member of the NZCA, or you must pay a tournament levy to NZCA as well as your tournament entry fee.
- Click here for entry form – opens in a new window. Closing date TBA.
The tournament will run on Sunday evening 4 June and Monday morning 5 June, Queen's Birthday Weekend.
All players are requested to assist with ice setup from 4:20pm on Sunday, and the first round will start as soon as the ice is ready.
Teams are 2 males and 2 females, playing alternately (i.e. M-F-M-F or F-M-F-M). You may change from one configuration to the other and/or change playing order between games.
If a team is forced to continue playing with only three players they must continue to play alternately (M-F-M or F-M-F).
The Skip and Vice-Skip can be anyone in the team, but they must be from opposite genders. Refer to WCF Rules of Curling
Pools will be determined after entries close.
There will be no extra end to break a draw. Teams will score 2 points for a win, 1 for a draw, 0 for a loss
Teams will toss a coin for hammer and rock colour.
As time is restricted, pre-game practice is limited to players throwing one rock up and then back to the home end.
- Draw Shot
After each pool game, 2 players will throw one stone each – one with clockwise rotation, one anti-clockwise.
These will be measured and recorded, and the worst result of each team's total of 6 stones (3 games, 2 per game) will be discarded before calculating the team's average draw shot distance.
The average DSD will be used to rank teams in each pool with the same total points
All players in a team must throw at least one draw shot during the pool rounds. No player may throw more than two.
Format to be determined after entries close.
- Meals and Breaks
We hope to have at least a 10-15 minute break between games on Sunday evening and to have light snacks available, but players should ensure they have something for themselves.