Sign-up Rules 2016/2017
The Section Liaison (Board member responsible) will ensure that lists for all club sections are all posted on June 1st. Teams will then have until Tuesday, August 2, 2016 to sign-up. These rules are designed to apply to team entry sections only, Sunday through Thursday.
There must be a minimum of three players listed to be eligible as a team entry. Players can only sign up to play on one team on any one night. Skips must ensure that any person listed on the signup sheets is able to fulfill their commitment to curl on that team.
Three player teams have until Monday, September 5, 2016 (Labour Day) to complete their teams. Any team not filling their lineup by that time will have a fourth player allocated to them by the section committee.
If there are more teams signed up by August 2nd than can be accommodated in those sections the following rules will be applied to "rank" those teams. Ranking only applies to teams who sign up prior to August 2nd. Al! teams signing up after that time will be considered equal, without regard to whether team members are returning members of a section. Preference will be given according to the following:
- Returning team from the same night with four members of that returning team*;
- Team with four returning members of the section from the same night;
- Returning team from the same night with three members of that returning team*;
- Teams with three returning members of the section from the same night;
- Teams with two returning members of the section from the same night;
- Teams who have two or more returning club members;
- Where two or more teams are tied for entry into a section, after application of the rules, entry shall be determined by drawing names.
* A "returning team" is defined as three or more team members who played together in the previous season.
On Wednesday, August 3rd, the sign-up sheets will be marked to clearly demonstrate which teams signed up prior to that date.
A member must be a member in "good standing" by August 3rd in order to have standing as a returning member. It is up to each team to ensure that each player signed up is in good standing.
If a member is signed up but is not in good standing, they will be contacted by the office and given a short period of time to bring their account current. After that time, if the member is not in good standing, the member will not qualify for returning club member status.
At some time after August 3rd but before September 5th, Section Committees, with the help of the Section Liaison, will post where necessary a full listing of teams according to these preferences. If spaces for teams are still available after August 4th, teams may still sign up until September 5th. Positions will be allocated on a first come first served basis, until the section is full. Admission to the section is determined without regard to membership status.
If there are openings in sections after September 5th, teams may sign up. All teams signing up after September 5th and before the President's Opening BBQ will have equal status, without regard to membership status in the previous year. If there are more teams than can be accommodated, the section committee will organize a draw at the end of the President's Opening BBQ to determine the teams to be given entry into the section. If sections are still not full, Section Committees will work to fill out the draws up until the opening draws of the season.
All new members and new teams who have signed up and been accepted into the section as of the September 5th deadline must complete their applications to join the club and leave a deposit of $100 minimum per person against their club fees before the President's Opening BBQ in order to guarantee their place.
Teams must assume responsibility for signing up. Any member of the team may sign their team up. Club personnel may not sign up teams.
Friday and Saturday Social Curling Nights are individual entry. Preference will be given to individuals who are returning members and who have signed up prior to August 3rd.
Billing will be sent out in August.
All curling fees must be paid by September 30, 2016 in order for a member to curl.