2003/2004 Season September 29, 2003


September 29th 2003


Yes it is earlier than some of us wish to curl but The Fort Rouge has jigged our dates leaving us no choice on a start date to ensure our 20 games. We have made our feelings known to the Club and I have been assured we won't find ourselves faced with this situation next season. So lets get started and have some fun as always!

The first round draw is posted at the Club.

So What’s New Anyhow?

  • All our teams are returning - that is 12 teams!
  • Skip Tracy LaRocque is back as Vandersteen; the change clearly related to a complaint from our men's Canadian champions team or whatever?
  • Rumour has it that Tom Murray is going to give it another shot at lead again with the Sawatzky rink!

  • Linda McFadyen has moved to the Teillet rink from the Worden rink and Denis Guenette is leaving Teillet for the Vandersteen rink.
  • Brian Bell returns to play third for the Worden rink.
  • Carroll has skipped to the Hekl Rink and Glen Moor

is joining the skip ranks with Marnie Rushworth as the new lead - welcome aboard.

§ WELCOME TO OUR NEW PLAYERS! And there are new names every day and still openings on some teams. So if you know of someone wishing to curl….. please tell!

2002-03 Champs


Ed Sawatzky Rink


Gladys Zinnick Rink


Judy Worden Rink


It’s a new day guys so get over those wins please!


Fees are still only $110 if you pay on time by

October 27 2003

Pay Bruce Morrison. He is at the Club before game time waiting to take your money! Please make your cheque payable to the "AG Curling League".

Fun & Hell Raising

That would be Glennis Kendall, our new Social Conveyor in charge of fun. parties, the 50/50 draw (for a toonie), banquets. Thanks to Lorraine for her past services! So when Glennis comes by, give up your toonie so you can win all that money (now twice the amount). We wonder if Glennis can bake?

bring on the fun


is posted on the bulletin board and on our website.

We are starting with round-robin draw of 10 games concluding on December 8th, following which we will be splitting the League into A and B Groups (6 teams each).

The 2nd Round play begins on December 15th. We will play 5 games, make adjustments between Divisions based on points and then play a final 5 game play-off round for the Divisional champions. The Grand Aggregate trophy is based on the overall year results.


  • September 29, 2003 - League play starts.
  • December 22, 2003 - Christmas Banquet
  • Christmas Break until January 5, 2003.
  • March 8, 2004-Wind-up Banquet & Awards + AGM


*The Four Rock Free Guard Zone rule is in effect, so get on with play to finish on time by 7P.M.

  • Spares must play Lead. If you have 2 Spares, they must play Lead and Second.

  • Skips - provide Neil Carroll a list of your players’ names by position, phone number & e-mail address.

*Game results must to be recorded by the Third or Skip of your rink on the sheet on the Bulletin Board immediately following each game as follows:

Winners – 2 pts, draw – 1 pt, loss – 0 pts.




League on World Wide Web

Courtesy of our IT Guy (Pete) - you can now check us out and keep up to-date on line at :


Your Executive

for 2003-04

President: Neil Carroll W: 945-2594

H: 774-4986

Sec/Treasurer: Bruce Morrison H: 786-6037

Social Sec: Glennis Kendal W: 945-6158

You can find us in our office upstairs above the ice surface after curling. We accept hospitality.


Windup & AGM.

The curling league Windup and Annual General Meeting will take place on March 8, 2004 after the last game. Awards will be given, suggestions for changes are welcome and a new Executive is elected.



Rules / Scoring

All standard MCA curling rules apply except where stated otherwise here:

**** The four rock Free Guard Zone rule is now in effect for the 2003-04 season as adopted by the MCA.

Late Penalties / Forfeiture

If a team is late arriving to a game, it will give up 1 point after the first 10 minutes it’s late, and an additional point for each 10 minutes thereafter – to a maximum of 3 points.

Late teams will forfeit the game after 30 minutes. Where two teams are scheduled to play each other both forfeit, neither team gets any points.

A team MUST have 3 players to play a game. A team can borrow a Spare from the team they are playing against in order to still play a game, but, they still officially lose the game. (This rule does not apply to a team which borrows a Spare from a team it isn’t playing against).

If you are aware in advance that your team will be absent from a game, please attempt to contact your scheduled opponent to let them know in advance.

Length of Game

Games are to be 8 Ends in length (or approximately 2 hours). But, if the bell rings and your game isn’t completed, your game continues to the completion of that End – plus one additional End (but not to exceed 8 Ends). The bell rings at about 6:40 PM.

An End is considered started upon the release of the first rock from the Lead’s hand and, is considered completed from the release of the last rock from the Skip’s hand.

The Fort Rouge Curling Club has asked the teams be off the ice no later than 7 PM.


Scoring system

The following system will be used for scoring:

WIN - 2

TIE - 1

LOSS - 0

Either your Third or Skip is responsible to record your teams results on the sheet on the Bulletin Board located on the main floor of the Club, immediately following each game!

Ties are recorded by both teams as "1 point", except in Playoffs or to decide standings, where Skips’ rocks will be used to determine the winner.


It will be the responsibility of all League members to arrange for their own Spares if they are unable to attend a game. Spares must play Lead, except where a team is using more than one, in which case Spares must play Lead and Second. Each team must have at least one registered team member for each game. For playoff games, only one Spare is allowed per team. Note: Spares will not be charged a fee to play.

Gender Make-up of Teams

All teams should have at least one person of the opposite sex registered on their team. But which position people play on their team is up to them. Teams can still play should their opposite sex member(s) be absent.


Lounge Rule

As a general rule games played in the bar by casting dice, drawing cards or using glass objects to decide a result, will not be recognized in the official standings.