Rules, system of play

Rules and Systems of play

In the group stage all teams will play each other in the group (8 ends plus extra end if tied) and awarded points in the following way:

3 points for winning i 8 ends.
2 points for winning in an extra end.
1 point for losing in an extra end.
0 points for losing in 8 ends.

(If no team scores in EE, both teams get 1 point)

15 minutes before the game starts the first team (marked with *) will have 5 minutes of practice followed by a Last Stone Draw (LSD) consisting of 1 stone per player, 1 clockwise and 1 counter clockwise. Winner of LSD (lowest average) decides hammer and stone colour. Team practicing first plays yellow stones. The second team will practice immediately after the first team has finalized its LSD.

Play-offs, ranking and tie-breaks

The two highest ranked teams in each group together with the two best third placed teams will qualify for the quarterfinals. The worst third placed team and the forth placed team in each group will qualify for the Consolidation Cup. The team ranked fifth in group A (consisting of five teams) will be out of the competition.

Teams are ranked within the group based on:

  1. Number of points
  2. Number of wins
  3. Draw Shot Challenge (DSC) (counting the team’s 5 best shots from the LSD)

(Note that the LSD for the last group stage match in group A, (consisting of five teams), will not count towards the DSC, but only used to determine the stone color and hammer.)

For the play-offs the group winners will be ranked 1-3, second placed 4-6 and the two third placed teams 7-8. Ranking between teams from different groups will be based on the DSC.

In the quarter finals team ranked 1 will play the team ranked 8, team ranked 2 will play team ranked 7 etcetera.