There are 12 teams entered in the competition, divided into 2 pools of 6 teams. The competition will take place in 7 draws over 4 sessions on June 4th and 5th. During the first 6 draws, each team will play each other team in their pool once and have one bye. During the 7th draw, a one-game playoff will take place between the same-ranked team in each pool (ie Pool A winner vs Pool B winner in the Gold Medal match, Pool A runner-up vs Pool B runner-up in the Bronze Medal match, etc). Teams tied on competition points at the completion of the round robin will be ranked by:
Head-to-head record of tied teams
Lowest score in the Draw Shot Challenge (DSC)
Lowest non-equal Last Stone Draw (LSD) score
The time for each game is posted in the draw. Each team will have a 4-minute practice session before each game. Teams may shorten or forgo their practice session to ensure maximum game time. Before the first game, a coin will be tossed. The winner of the coin toss will have the choice of either:
First practice session and last shot in the first end, OR
Second practice session and choice of rock colour
The last end of each game can start no later than 20 minutes before the indicated end time of the game. After each game, each team will throw 2 stones as part of the Draw Shot Challenge. From the second game onwards, the team named first on the draw will have first practice and use the red rocks. The team that had the best LSD score at the end of the previous game will have last shot in the first end.
Last Stone Draw (LSD) and Draw Shot Challenge (DSC)
At the conclusion of each round robin game, both teams will throw two draw shots for the LSD and DSC. The team that did not have last rock in the last end will throw their two stones first. The 1st stone must be thrown with a clockwise rotation. The 2nd stone thrown must be thrown with a counter-clockwise rotation by a teammate of the opposite gender from the 1st stone thrown. Draw shots may be swept by teammates, but not by the opposition behind the tee line as in normal play. The distance from each stone in its final resting place to the tee will be measured. Stones which are not in the house will receive the maximum score of 199.6cm. Over the course of the competition, each team will throw 10 draw shots. Each team member must throw at least one shot with each rotation. The average of the best 9 LSD shots over the course of the competition will be used as the DSC score to break ties in the standings and to determine last shot in the first end of the playoff games. Teams which have byes will assist the umpires in measuring and recording LSD scores.
For sessions 1 and 2 on Sunday June 4: Claire Suen
For sessions 3 and 4 on Monday June 5: Ken Clasper