Hello Thursday Cashiers,

Welcome to the 2023/24 season. We have a good group of people and it's going to be lots of fun. Here are a couple of housekeeping matters which are specific to this league.

Our games start at 5 pm, and we must be off the ice by 7pm sharp. In the past I have been cursed at by members of the Thursday Men's league when any of our league's games have gone past 7pm. To ensure that this doesn't happen, our time clock rule is slightly different than other leagues. At 6:30 you may finish the end you are on and play one more end, except that you cannot start a full end after 6:40. If the end you are playing at 6:30 finishes after 6:40 you may only play a further half-end, i.e., four rocks per team. (The free guard rule still applies.) The clock on the far wall of the ice shed is the official clock for this purpose.

Covid is thankfully not as not as severe a problem as it has been, but provincial health guidelines still require that you isolate if you are experiencing symptoms that might be covid. We want to encourage members to stay home if they think they might have covid. To that end, I encourage teams to allow their opponents to play with two players, if one player is absent for that reason. Note that this is just a suggestion, as I do not have the authority to make it a rule. So if your opponent only has two players, you are entitled to claim a default win, if you do not wish to follow this suggestion.

Please enter your results as soon as possible after your game. The winning team should do this, but if that team is sparing for a regular league team, the losing team should ensure that the result is posted. If a result is not posted by the following week, as your omnipotent but benevolent dictator I will record it as a tie (unless the winning team provides suitable liquid inducement for me to overlook this failure).

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions I am happy to entertain them. Do not hesitate to email me at [email protected]. However, I do not think it is fair to my team or to my opposition, for my game to be interrupted by requests for interpretations, rulings etc. Please save them for after the game. If a matter needs to be dealt with during your game, please remember that curling is intended to be a self-regulated sport, and try to settle the matter in the time-honoured spirit of the game.

Upcoming games - October 05

#9 - Waddell #2 - Bridges 05:00 PM Sheet 1
#10 - Watson #1 - Boucher 05:00 PM Sheet 2
#3 - Conway #8 - Taylor 05:00 PM Sheet 3
#7 - Van Dine #4 - Hawco 05:00 PM Sheet 4
#5 - Johansen #6 - Sangster 05:00 PM Sheet 5