Maniototo Curling International, Naseby
22 - 27 August 2015
|Tournament Schedule||Practice Day||Tournament Format|
|Group A||Group B|
|AUS1||Australia 1||AUS2||Australia 2|
|CAN1||Canada 1||CAN2||Canada 2|
|NZL1||New Zealand 1||KOR||Korea|
|USA||USA||NZL2||New Zealand 2|
|Date||Time||Sheet A||Sheet B||Sheet C||Sheet D|
|Fri 21-Aug||16:30||Winter Games Opening Ceremony – Coronet Peak|
|Sat 22-Aug||tbc||Pro-Am Curling Event – Queenstown|
|13:15||Team Meeting at the rink – all teams|
|17:00||On-ice Opening Ceremony|
|18:00||Off-ice: Meet and Greet|
|Mon 24-Aug||09:00||JPN - USA||CAN1 - CZE||x||AUS1 - NZL1|
|12:30||NZL2 - FIN||CAN2 - AUS2||x||KOR - CHN|
|16:00||CAN1 - AUS1||JPN - NZL1||CZE - USA||x|
|19:30||CAN2 - KOR||NZL2 - CHN||AUS2 - FIN||x|
|Tue 25-Aug||09:00||x||AUS1 - USA||NZL1 - CAN1||JPN - CZE|
|12:30||x||KOR - FIN||CHN - CAN2||NZL2 - AUS2|
|16:00||NZL1 - CZE||x||AUS1 - JPN||USA - CAN1|
|19:30||CHN - AUS2||x||KOR - NZL2||FIN - CAN2|
|Wed 26-Aug||09:00||x||CAN1 - JPN||USA - NZL1||CZE - AUS1|
|12:30||x||CAN2 - NZL2||FIN - CHN||AUS2 - KOR|
|16:00||Tiebreaker games: One round only (if required)|
|19:30||Playoff games: (A2 v B3) and (A3 v B2)|
|Thu 27-Aug||11:00||Semi-Final Games|
|15:30||Gold medal & Bronze medal Games|
|18:00||On-Ice Closing Ceremony & Medal Presentation|
|Sun 30-Aug||16:00||Winter Games Closing Ceremony – Cardrona|
- Teams may have a 15 min practice on each sheet using all stones
- Teams will have access to all 8 stones of both colours
- Teams will rotate sheets A-B, B-C, C-D, D-A
- Stones need not be returned to the home end except at the end of the fourth practice
- World Curling Federation (WCF) rules apply, unless otherwise indicated below, or stated during the official Team Meeting, which is scheduled at 13:15 in the Naseby Curling Club on Sunday, 23 August 2015.
- The 12 teams have been divided into two groups (A B) and each group will play a round robin series. At the end of the round robins there will be a ranking established for places 1, 2 and 3 in each group. A maximum of one round of tie-breaker games, if required, will be used for each group. The team ranked 1st in each Group will advance directly to the semi-finals. A2 will play B3 and A3 will play B2 to determine the last teams in the semi-finals.
For the semi-finals opponents will be selected on the basis of not having teams from the same group compete against each other: If 2 teams from each group then 1A plays the B qualifier and 1B plays the A qualifier. If 3 teams from one group (1 team from the other group) then the 1st ranked team of that group plays the 3rd ranked team from the same group, and the 1st ranked team of the other group plays the 2nd ranked team from the group that qualified 3 teams.
- All games will be eight (8) ends, with extra end(s) to break tied games.
- The first named team in each draw plays the stones with dark coloured handles, and should wear dark coloured upper playing garments. Note: red is considered a dark colour.
- There will be a nine (9) minute practice for each team before each round robin game. The first practice starts 30 minutes before the scheduled game time. First named teams have the 1st pre-game practice, except for each team's first game, when a coin-toss will determine 1st and 2nd pre-game practice.
- At the conclusion of the team’s pre-game practice, each player delivers one stone to the tee at the home end. The first delivery with the clockwise rotation and the second delivery with the counter-clockwise rotation. The distances of the two stones will be combined to determine the Last Stone Draw (LSD) for the team. The team with the lesser LSD distance has the choice of delivering first or second stone in the first end. If the LSDs are equal, a coin toss will determine which team has the choice.
- In the tie-breakers (max. one round) the team that won the round robin game has the choice of first or second stone in the first end. In these games, the team delivering the first stone of the first end has the choice of stone handle colour and will have second pre-game practice.
- In the playoff games, if the teams are from different groups the winner of a coin toss can pick 1st or 2nd practice or stone colour, and the 2-stone LSD will determine first or second stone in the first end. If the teams are from the same group, the team with the better win/loss record has the choice of playing first or second stone in the first end, if both teams have the same win/loss record, the winner of their round robin game has that choice. In these “same group” games, the team delivering the first stone of the first end has the choice of stone handle colour and will have second pre-game practice.
- The Chief Umpire will determine the schedule and ice for all post round robin games as soon as the number of games required and the opponents have been determined.
|Chief Umpire:||Donna Butler||Canada|
|Deputy Chief Umpire:||Darren Carson||New Zealand|
|Chief Timer:||Hugh Millikin||Australia|
|Chief Ice Maker:||Reece Aiken||New Zealand|
|Deputy Chief Ice Maker:||Nelson Ede||New Zealand|
|Ice Makers:||'S K' Park
Winter Games NZ Curling Organising Committee
|Committee:||Ewan Kirk, Peter Becker, Darren Carson|
|NZCA President:||David Greer|
|Media Officer:||Ian Ford|
|Thanks also to the staff at MCI and the dozens of volunteers who asisted as end ice officials, hogline officials, caterers and drivers|