General League Information

Please remember your registration fees are due on the first night of curling. TIP: Fill out the Registration Form available online or at the office prior to coming to the office desk to register. This will make it quicker. VISA, Master Card, cash and debit are accepted.

Spare Rules

The intent of the Spare Rule is to ensure that no curler’s play is being subsidized by the majority of curlers.
All appropriate fees must have been paid for the current season.

  • A Lifetime Member who is currently registered and paid to play full time in a league may spare in any league any number of times.
  • An Annual Member who is actively curling in one league may spare in any other league five (5) times. After five games sparing the curler must decide on what is most cost-effective for him/her; purchase spare tickets, become a fifth player, or join the team and play regularly.
  • A spare who is not an active member (either Lifetime or Annual) and who does not curl regularly, may purchase tickets at the office for $50.00 plus GST for five games. The tickets are turned into the skip or the office when sparing. After the fifth time, the curler should decide what is most cost effective for him/her: become a fifth player on a team, join a team and play every game, or purchase more spare tickets.
  • At least two members of the original team must be playing. The spare can play any position except skip. If the skip is absent, the team members must play up; i.e. the third moves to skip, second to third’s spot and the spare plays lead.
  • Check with your League Coordinator for any specific league rules.

Tips to Keep Up the Pace of Play

  • Arrive 15 minutes before game time to change, do your dynamic stretching and practise slides.
  • Be on the ice five minutes before game time to shake hands, determine who has last rock.
  • While the opposition’s rock is in motion, the next shooter should be cleaning his/her rocks and getting ready to shoot.
  • After an end: Only the second and third should push the rocks to the boards, the lead grabs his/her numbered stone and gets ready to shoot.
  • Do not sort the rocks — simply push them to the corner, and everyone grabs his/her own numbered rocks when it’s his/her time to shoot. Don’t waste time sorting rocks in sequential order.
  • Only the skip and third should be discussing strategy. Every shot should not need to be discussed.
  • The buzzer will go near the end of a game. That is the signal to finish the end you’re on and complete one more.
  • Enjoy your game, visit with your friends, and keep in mind that you want to complete 8 ends which is not difficult if the pace is maintained. Enjoy!

Adaptive Curling

Trial Opportunities

Contact the office if you are interested in trying out the game. The first time is free. Instruction and equipment are provided.

WHEELCHAIR CURLING

When: As requested. Wheelchair curlers are encouraged integrate into other leagues whenever possible. Pick a time and date that suits your schedule.

League Information: Wheelchair players and others with significant mobility impairment are invited to come to curl! Instruction is provided. Fun and camaraderie is encouraged.

Draw:At present this is a drop-in opportunity to learn the game. If there is sufficient interest a league will be formed in accordance with the wishes of the participants.

Registration is $50.00 per year or $5.00 per game.

Contact: The office at 604.463.4813 or manager@gewc.ca.

BLIND CURLING

When: As requested. Blind curlers are encouraged integrate into other leagues whenever possible. Pick a time and date that suits your schedule.

League Information: Participation in this league is open to men and women who are blind or visually impaired.

Draw: This is a drop-in opportunity. If there is sufficient interest a league will be formed as determined by the participants

Contact: The office at 604.463.4813 or manager@gewc.ca.

Haney Masters League

When: Mondays and Wednesdays  9:30am and 12:00pm

League Information: This league is perfect for senior men (55 and older) who are looking for some exercise, a little friendly competition and a lot of friendship and camaraderie.  This league emphasizes sportsmanship and camaraderie. New curlers welcome with instruction available for them.  Stick curlers are welcome. Curlers are placed on teams via random draw based on their desired positions  Safety is paramount and everyone is encouraged to use two grippers and wear protective head gear.

League Format: 8 end games
24 games a year
Two blocks are played with reseeding done half way through the year.  Two club bonspiel opportunities during the year

Draw Schedule: Masters open house Wednesday September 20th at 10:00am.  Come down and throw some rocks and we will buy you lunch.

First league game Monday September 25th

Coordinator: Dave Christensen
E-mail: tochristensens@hotmail.com
or 604-467-3910
Liaison to GEWC Board

Executive: 2017/2018

David Christensen           President                604-467-3910    tochristensens@hotmail.com

Roger Fast                          Vice President       604-941-2540   rogerfast@telus.net

Jim Maitland                     Treasurer               604-467-8412   maitlandjim@hotmail.com

Arnie Melissen                  Secretary                778-908-8513    arniem@northwestrubber.com

Paul Darbyshire                Drawmaster           604-942-7177   prdarby60@gmail.com

Lee Hall                              Sparemaster           604-476-1566   lesanddi@gmail.com

Bill McDowell                   At Large                   604-476-0444  blmcdowell@shaw.ca

Bob Asher                          Past President         604-466-4286  47birdie@gamil.com

Tuesday Day Ladies

When: Tuesdays at 9:30 am

League Information:  This league is open to individual women of all ages and abilities, stick curlers are also welcome.  Teams are made up from those who have registered.  We follow up our games with homemade soups to encourage socializing.  We often have need of spares as well if that interests you.

Draw: Prepared late September, round robin format.

Draw: Teams

Contact: Pat McCabe 604.463.5570 or patmccabe@shaw.ca

Tuesday Night Men

When: Tuesday 6:45 pm and 9:00 pm

Information: Tuesday night men’s is comprised of 4 divisions based on ability. Each division generally consists of 6 teams. Byes are avoided at all costs to ensure each team has an equal number of games throughout the season.

At the end of each round of play teams are re-balanced across the divisions based on results with some teams moving up or down a division. The division structure promotes a wider range of ability and balanced levels of competition for all teams. The Tuesday night men’s league is quite popular so if you are interested don’t wait and register early! All levels of ability are welcome.

Draw:

Contact: Jason Peckham

Wednesday Night Ladies

When: Wednesday arrive 6:50 pm, Buzzer 7pm!!

Information: Participation in this league is open to all female teams. Age and skill is not important. We divide our skill level into an A and B Division. The season starts with a round robin play then split into Division play in the New Year or sooner. Juniors are welcome to play as well as our seniors.

If you wish to spare, we would be happy to have you join us.  Please contact manager@gewc.ca or phone 604.463.4813 so that we can add you to the spare list.

Draw:

Contact: manager@gewc.ca

Thursday Mixed

We have a new league on Thursday mornings. At present it is mixed and curls at 10 am. We are always looking for new curlers as we accept teams or couples or single curlers. Teams can be any mix of male and female as long as the Skip and Third are of opposite genders. At present the contact is peter koehler. Jpk@ Telus.net. Or 604-465-4505 or. GEWC.thurs.am.mixxed@gmail.com

Friday Night Mixed

When: Fridays 6:45 & 9pm
Information: Everyone welcome for this fun league.

Draw: Friday Mixed

Contact: Amanda Brittain

Sunday Mixed Fun

When: Sunday 7 pm

League Information:  Sunday Night Mixed Fun League is a combination of novice (1yr) and more experienced curlers. If you are a single person or a team wanting to curl and you are quite new at curling; this is the place to be.  It is an evening of fun and friendship starting at 7 pm every Sunday.

Draw: Sunday Open

Contact: Mitch Trybuch at 604.467.6610 or 604.710.7874 and e-mail mtrybuch@telus.net.

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