When arranging for spares , KCC strongly recommends the following process:

  • For leagues that have teams with a bye week, first approach the bye team skip or team member to ask if a team member is available
  • Second is to ask a spare from the club league member spare list (available on the website or ask your convener).
  • Last, if no league spare members are available, then a club member outside the league spare list could be used as a spare.

Non-club members may be used when it is not possible to arrange a spare from within the club or special circumstances exist. This can be an effective way to introduce new non-members to King. However we ask that Non-club spares be limited to no more than 3 appearances in any given league.

Please recognize that timing of need does not always allow for this exact process.

KCC members spare at no charge. Non-members pay a $10.00 fee. We ask skips to collect spare fees on behalf of the league convener.


1 -- A maximum of two spares on any team for a scheduled game and there must be at least two original team players on the team or offending team will forfeit. 

2 -- An original team member must throw rocks in the positions of third and skip for seasonal and playoff games.

3 – A spare can call the game but an original team player must throw skip rocks. The spare must play lead or second.


4 -- Mixed entry teams shall have no more than two female and two male members per team playing in a game. Positions for throwing must alternate gender, example male (lead), female (second), male (third), female (skip).

Example -- If two members are missing from a team, one of each gender, the male and female spares would be required to throw lead and second, in no particular order as long as the alternating positions rule (4) is adhered to. Either spare could call the game.

5 -- Mixed entry teams having a situation where two members of one gender are absent would be permitted to deviate from item (4) in that one of the spares could Vice, however Skip rocks must be thrown by an original team member.

Example – Two males missing in a mixed entry team would permit one spare male calling the game, but that person must throw lead or third and the other male spare would throw either lead or third.


At the discretion of the league convener, however it is suggested the Team Entry League format be maintained whenever possible. Playoffs in ALL leagues would abide by Team Entry Sparing guidelines. 


Due to the nature of these leagues, i.e. teams are assigned on a weekly basis, spares are not required. Members of other leagues will be allowed to participate a maximum of three times during the season at no charge as an introduction to the format. After a three game “trial”, registration and payment are required. The $10.00 fee will apply to non-members who wish to try these leagues.

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