Sparing Policy

Passed at the December 14th, 2010 Executive Meeting
Amended at the January 10th, 2012 Executive Meeting
Amended at the March 7th, 2017 Executive Meeting
(Reference: ACC Executive Minutes – March 7, 2017)

Background/Issue:
The existing policy did not explain the various options and rules for teams requiring spares.

Policy Decision:

  1. Only Almonte Curling Club members can spare for any team. If a non-member is used as a spare, the game shall be forfeited by the offending team.
  2. For any game, a team registered with four members must field at least two of the original team members and can have up to two spares, or the game shall be forfeited. A team registered with only three members must field at least one of the original team members and can have up to three spares, or the game shall be forfeited.
  3. An effort shall be made to play all games as scheduled using spares, unless Item 2 above cannot be observed. See “Rescheduling Games Policy”.
  4. Skips should be notified when an individual gets a spare, to prevent any team from having too many spares and causing the game to be forfeited.