2017/18 Spare Rules
The 2017/18 Spare Rules will be posted in the fall. Check out the 2016/17 spare rules!!!
- The Onus is on the skips to be fair when pre-arranging and to govern themselves by following this simple set of rules.
- Skips may continue to “pre-arrange” spares, but such spares need to be recorded in the spare book by contacting the Spare Coordinator before the day of the game.
- The Spare Coordinator will not match spares to teams (with the exception of recording pre-arranged spares in the spare book. See 1. above).
- Skips who have NOT “pre-arranged”, but still need a spare, must contact the Spare Coordinator by noon Tuesday so s/he has time to try to arrange the necessary number of spares for Wednesday.
- Calling the Spare Coordinator in this situation does not automatically enter the Skips name in the spare book.
- The process of matching spares to teams is first come, first served as follows:
- Spares who arrive without a “pre-arranged” game will enter their names in the spare book in the first blank spaces available;
- Skips who arrive without a “pre-arranged” spare will enter their names in the spare book in the first blank spaces available;
- Spares and Skips whose names appear opposite each other in the spare book will play together, with the following exception:
- A spare cannot play for the same team two weeks in a row;
- If, by coincidence, a spare and skip sign the spare book next to each other two weeks in a row, then the club expects such a skip to switch spares with another team to avoid the conflict (if such a switch is possible);
- A skip may ask for a pre-arrangement beyond one week with the approval of the executive for extended absences.
- This information will be shared with the league skips before the first league game.
- Spares must always play lead or second, with lead and/or second moving up to vice and/or second to build capacity in front end players.