NEW SPARING OPPORTUNITIES
It is apparent that, with the new designated night format, that teams are having trouble finding spares, so the board voted to relax the sparing rules for this season.
Mixed players will now be allowed to spare in all Men’s and Women’s sections up to 4 times in a season. The Evening Women are also going to allow Day Women to spare in their league up to 4 times in a season (up from 2 previously). We will have to rely on players to police themselves but the hope is that it will be much easier to find spares now.
We will review the sparing rules again next season when we evaluate the designated night format.
4 ROCK OR 5 ROCK RULE?
There is some confusion as to which rule the club is using for this season.
The five rock rule is a new proposal to a rule change in curling. Under the five-rock rule, teams are not permitted to eliminate their opponent’s rocks that are sitting in the free guard zone until five stones have been played in every end. Most clubs are taking a wait and see attitude and we are letting each section decide what they want to do this year.
All the sections except the Men’s Evening Leagues and the Friday CYOT league are going to stick with the 4 rock rule this year. The CYOT, Social Men and Basswood are going to try the 5 rock rule. It does seem to slow down play a little but the Social men play 6 ends so it won’t hurt them.Mixed, Day Women and Day Men are all going with the 4 Rock Rule this year.
LTC NEEDS MORE VOLUNTEERS
With the success of our Learn to Curl program we are going to need more volunteers to help out on the ice this season. We filled up the league with 48 players and have a substantial wait list now.
Derek Vachon is still on board to run the league but we need on ice help with the large number of participants. It would be very helpful to have 10 or 11 volunteers for the first couple weeks of the program. After it gets running and they play games it is easier to have one person help per sheet. There are 7 LTC sessions before Xmas and please reach out to Derek if you can help with some of the time slots.
We realize Sunday evening is usually family time but even if you can identify one or two dates when you can help we can piece together enough instructors.
Week 1: Sunday October 14 at 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Week 2: Sunday October 21 at 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Week 3: Sunday October 28 at 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Week 4: Sunday November 18 at 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Week 5: Sunday November 25 at 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Week 6: Sunday December 02 at 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Week 7: Sunday December 16 at 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Derek can be reached at email@example.com
Oct 21st 4:30 PM to 6:15 PM
The Mixed league has this 4:30 PM time slot set aside for make up games but if any sheets are not used for league games they can be used for practice.
Oct 24th 11 AM to 12:45 PM
Oct 24th 3:15 PM to 5:45 PM
Oct 28th 4:30 PM to 6:15 PM (any sheets not used by Mixed rescheduled games)
Please check the online club calendar on our website as any changes to the schedule and clinics will be updated on the calendar.
CURLING STRATEGY CLINIC OCT 20th
There is only room for 8 more participants to take this unique clinic so register soon!
We are working with the Curl Ontario to offer an Intermediate Strategy Clinic on Saturday Oct 20th @ 1:00 PM. Duration 2 hours – 24 participants designed for Skips/Thirds
This 2-hour off-ice clinic will address intermediate strategy and would be appropriate for curlers with vice/skip experience. This clinic will build on the basic concepts of strategy by introducing concepts like shot tolerance, end plans, game plans, angles, drag effect and will provide time to actively engage through discussions regarding different shot scenarios.
The clinic will be in a classroom setting in the lounge area so Mixed teams are going to have their tables set up closer to the bar after their games at that time. We ask that the mixed members that day respect the clinic and try to keep the noise level down in the 2 hour window.
- Everyone must be registered in advance of the clinics as there is a required waiver confirmation included. It takes less than a minute to complete.
- Once registered, the attendee will receive an email with links to the clinic resource material in advance of the clinic.
- The email also contains a link to the post-clinic evaluation that attendees are asked to complete after the clinic. We will not be providing paper evaluations for the participants.
- Registration is free for the first 24
The button below will take you to the CurlON site to register for the clinic.
REGISTER for CurlON
HAMILTON & DISTRICT MIXED CURLING CLASSIC
The Hamilton and District Mixed Curling Classic will be held November 15 – 18, 2018. There are 2 divisions, Open and Senior (53 or older). The Open Division is limited to the first 32 teams. The Senior Division has a limit of 20 teams that will play Thursday and Friday at 1:00 pm, plus 20 teams that will play Thursday and Friday Evening (6:45 pm or 9:00 pm). New this year is the ability to pay via Interac E-Transfer, if you wish. Sign up sheets are posted on the Mixed Board.
Please direct any questions to Rod Yuzik firstname.lastname@example.org
The club is generally open and accessible about 45 minutes before the first draw each day. Weekdays this is generally 8:15 am or on some Thursdays when there is an 8:30 am draw, it is at 7:45 am. On the weekends, the club is accessible about a half hour before the practice times begin or if there are no practice times scheduled, a half hour before the first draw begins.