S21. Scottish Junior Curling Club Challenge
(a) The Scottish Junior Curling Club Challenge shall consist of a Division 1
and Division 2. If there are enough entries there will also be a Division
3. It shall be competed for by members of Young Curlers’ Clubs which
are affiliated to the Royal Club and who have not attained the age of 21
years at midnight on 30 June prior to the start of the season. Curling
clubs are allowed to enter more than one group of two teams, but must
name the players of each entry when entering.
(b) Division 1 and 2 shall be completed by the end of January and Division
3 by the middle of March annually. Each Club shall meet its own
expenses, in respect of ice charges, accommodation and travel.
(c) The Challenge shall be played on week-end ice.
(d) All games shall be 8 ends or a 1 hour 45 minute bell. After the bell has
sounded the end in play will be completed and one additional end will
(e) Where a game is forfeited the penalties shall be as stated under R11(j):
Failure to Appear.
(f) Withdrawals from the Scottish Junior Club Challenge must be notified
in writing before 30th October
(i) If a Club withdraws their place shall be filled from the Division
below them and they will also have to compete in the lowest
division the following season.
(ii) Should any Club fail to appear, that Club shall be responsible for
the ice charges arising from the default incurred. See R11(j):
Failure to Appear.
(g) All Clubs in each Division shall declare the composition of their teams
prior to the start of the Competition. Any changes should be notified to
the Chief Umpire.
(h) A player may substitute for another Club, but cannot play higher than
(i) The bottom two Clubs in Division 1 & 2 shall be relegated to
Division 2 & 3 with the top two Clubs in Division 2 & 3 gaining
promotion to Division 1 & 2.
(j) All Junior Clubs must be accompanied by a responsible adult (25 years
of age or over).
(k) Division 1 & 2
(i) Division 1 & 2 shall be played in one section of six with the top
team being the winners of each division.
If Clubs are tied on points, their position shall be decided by ends
won, shots up and shots scored.
Where two or three Clubs are equal on points, ends won, shots up,
and shots scored; one member of each Club shall deliver one
stone, with sweeping allowed, to the tee at the home end. All
stones finishing in the house are measured. Stones that do not
finish in the house are recorded as 185.4 cm. (6 ft. 1 in.). Stones
that finish so close to the tee that they cannot be measured are
recorded as 0.0 cm.
(ii) Each Club entry shall be of two teams.
At least two of the players must be female, one of whom must
throw fourth or third stones. Games will be forfeited if clubs do not
turn up with the right mix. This rule applies to all 3 divisions.
Clubs cannot change their teams after the competition has started
unless they are making a substitution.
(iii) If any Club is unable to enter two full teams it may utilise young
curlers from another Club up to a maximum of two players; one
player per team who must play lead.
(l) Division 3 shall be determined by the number of Clubs entered.
The top two Clubs will be promoted to Division 2. If Clubs are tied on
points see (k)(i) above.
(m) All the Rules pertaining to the Challenge, except as stated above, shall
be the Rules of the Royal Club in force at that time.