KING CURLING CLUB SPARES POLICY --- 2018 / 2019. KCC Spares Policy Revised Dec 18, 2018
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
• 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. Fees can be put in an envelope clearly marked with spares name, date, and league
spared in. Place envelope in mailbox outside Club Office
MEN / WOMEN TEAM ENTRY LEAGUES
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.
MIXED TEAM ENTRY LEAGUES
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
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.
DAY AND SOCIAL LEAGUES
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.
TUESDAY AND THURSDAY MIXED RECREATIONAL LEAGUES
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.
Long Term Replacement Players: If a team requires a replacement player for any reason and the expected
duration is 10 weeks or more. A new player will be selected or assigned to the Team. This player will be of equal
to, or as close to caliber of the player being replaced and may assume a position equal to or lower than the
player being replaced. (ex. A Skip may be replaced by a Skip) . The replacement player must be approved by
the League Convener and Respective Leagues Director. This player will be deemed a Regular Team member
and is not considered a “spare” for the purposes of the spare policy.
Replacement for Players With Extended Injury or Illness: In the unfortunate circumstance that a team player is
unable to play for an extended period (4 weeks or more) due to an illness or injury a “Medical Spare” will be
assigned to the team. As to not penalize the rest of the team in respects to player minimums, the following
guidelines will be followed
• The Medical Spare must be requested and approved by the League Convenor and respective Leagues
Director, and once assigned will be considered a temporary “Team Member”
• As a temporary “Team Member” they will not be counted as a spare in regards to the minimum number
of Team players (2) required. It is expected that the Medical Spare will play all games, However if they
are unable to play a game, then the player replacing the Medical spare will be considered as a spare
and quota will apply, and regular spare policy applies.
• The Medical Spare should be equal to, or as close to, the skill level of the player being replaced. If the
player being replaced regularly plays in a Vice or Skip position, the Medical Spare could throw as high
as Vice stones, but not Skip stones. Otherwise they will throw Lead or Second stones.
• If the Medical spare is currently a member of KCC no additional spare fees would apply. If the Medical
Spare is not currently a member of KCC then a prorated fee would be charged as determined by Membership Director.
• This rule applies to all Leagues that have regular teams assignments (Social and Team Entry)
• This rule does not apply for absence due to vacations.