Open Mixed Doubles League
Convenor: Ken Robichaud
A mixed doubles format will be included in the 2018 Winter Olympics for the first time. For the 2017-18 season, the CPCC will introduce this format through a mixed doubles league.
Now’s your chance to get in on the action with this exciting new format. Hurry up and find a partner as only the first 16 teams will be accepted! This league will not increase your existing league fees. The only criteria to participate is that you are a member in good standing at the CPCC.
2 draws during season
Teams will schedule games at their convenience
(Beginner 1 to Competitive 5)
$20 per player per draw
Round-robin format; opponents will be pre-determined
Play-down at end of each draw
6 end, 6 rock games
Maximum 16 teams
Contact League Convener:
Rules (inspired from the 2016 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship rules):
A team is composed of two players (one male, one female). Alternate players are not allowed. A team must forfeit any game(s) in which it fails to have both athletes playing for the entire game.
The scoring shall be the same as in a regular game of curling. The “positioned” stones that are placed before the beginning of each end are eligible to be counted in the scoring.
Each team shall deliver five (5) stones per end. The player delivering the team’s first stone of the end must also deliver the team’s last stone of that end. The other team member shall deliver the team’s second, third and fourth stones for that end. The player delivering the first stone can change from end to end.
Modified Free Guard Zone: no stone in play, including the “positioned” stones and those in the house, can be moved to an out-of-play position prior to the delivery of the fourth stone of an end (the fourth delivered stone is the first stone that can remove any stone from play). If there is a violation and without exception, the delivered stone shall be removed from play, and any displaced stone(s) shall be replaced to their original position by the non-offending team.
Before the start of every end, one team shall place their team’s “positioned” stone at the playing end of the sheet in one of two positions, designated A and B. The opponent’s “positioned” stone shall then be placed in whichever position (A or B) remains vacant. The location of these positions shall be as follows (see Figure no. 1):
(a) Position A: Placement so that the stone is bisected by the centre line and is immediately behind the marker on the ice surface.
(b) Position B: The Position B stone is placed so that the stone is bisected by the centre line and is in the back of the 4-foot circle. The back edge of the stone is aligned with the back edge of the 4-foot circle.
Power Play Option: Once per game, each team, when they have the decision on the placement of the “positioned” stones, can use the “Power Play” option to position the stones (see Figure no. 2).
(a) The in-house stone, which belongs to the team with last stone in that end, is placed with the back edge of the stone abutting the front edge the tee line, with half the stone in the 8- foot and half in the 12-foot circle.
(b) The guard stone is positioned to the side of the sheet, so it would be bisected by a direct line between the middle of the in-house stone to the middle of the hack where the hack intersects with the centre line. This corner guard will be immediately behind the centre line marker that is described in 5. (b). The team with the stone positioned in the house (stone A), shall position the guard (Stone B).
The team having the decision on the placement of the “positioned” stones shall be:
(a) Teams will toss a coin for the decision in the first end.
(b) Following the first end, the team that did not score shall have the decision on the placement.
(c) If neither team scores in an end, the team that delivered the first stone in that end shall have the decision on placement in the next end.
(d) The team whose “positioned” stone is placed in Position A in both Figure No. 1 & No. 2 shall deliver the first stone in that end.
While the team is in the process of delivery, the non-delivering player must be positioned either inside the hog line, with at least one foot on the ice surface at the playing end of the sheet, or in a position to sweep at the delivery end of the team’s sheet.
(a) After delivery, either or both players may sweep their delivered stone and any stones set in motion that belong to their team anywhere in front of the tee line at the playing end.
(b) If a player delivers a stone out of proper rotation, the delivered stone is removed from play and any displaced stones are returned to their original positions by the non- offending team. Should the infraction not be discovered until after the delivery of a subsequent stone, play continues as if the infraction had not occurred.
Games may finish in a tie; unplayed games result in a tie.
Round-robin standings are based on winning percentage, then +/-, head-to-head, total points.