Play will be governed by the
Canadian Curling Association Rules for General Play.
Length of Games: - All games shall be eight ends, including the finals. Extra ends shall be played toward the main viewing area. Winners of finals are asked to remain at the club until their picture has been taken.
The schedule is drawn on the basis of two hours for an eight-end game. In the interest of maintaining time schedules, when a team has run out of rocks, the game must be terminated. Conceding of games that have been almost decided is also encouraged.
Reporting Scores: - Winning skips must ensure that the result of their games are reported to the club representative. To that purpose you must fill out the score sheets provided, after every game.
Composition of teams: - Each team of players shall be composed of four men. Minimum age for the Open Division is 19 years of age on the 1st of January of the year of play. A team cannot commence, nor continue play, with less than 3 players. If a player is absent the first two players shall play 3 stones each.
Substitution: - A maximum of two substitutes are permitted for a team in any one game and they may play any position. Substitutes need not be from the club who entered the team but they must be persons who have not played for any other team in the current Bonspiel. Out-of-town teams in need of a substitute may call upon the Bonspiel Office for any assistance.
Late Starting: - If the delay of the start of play is 1-15 minutes, then the non-offending team receives one (1) point and will have last stone in the first end of actual play. One end is considered completed. If the delay of the start of play is 15-30 minutes, then the non-offending team receives one (1) additional point and will have last stone in the first end of actual play. Two ends are considered completed. If play has not started after 30 minutes, then the non-offending team is declared winner by forfeit.
Each team playing in the Seniors Division of the Bonspiel is guaranteed a minimum of three games (if the draw is full). Each player on a team must be at least fifty years of age.
Each team playing in the Senators Division of the Bonspiel is guaranteed a minimum of three games (if the draw is full). Each player on a team must be at least sixty-five years of age.