High Park Club 2021/2022 Curling Sign Up Rules


The Board is planning a full-length season commencing October 29, 2021. At this time, we are proceeding with an unmodified sign-up format, but we may, at the direction of public health officials, see changes to the way the game is played or our sections are run in order to remain in compliance with prevailing physical distancing guidelines. We will keep you apprised as these changes develop.

The returning member signup deadline is August 31, and member accounts will be charged in October, pending appropriate health and safety protocols are in place and communicated to the membership. 

Please read the below rules carefully. We also suggest you review the updated draw timetable, calendar, fees schedule and refund policy before submitting your online registration.  Should you have any questions about these rules, please contact Valerie Simmons at valerie@highparkclub.com.

The Board of Directors reserves the right to alter these rules, deadlines and billing/payment processes, in writing to the membership.

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Refunds:

If there are events outside of the control of High Park Club which require, for example, closure of the club, modification of the curling season, and/or delays or alterations in league play or other club activities, the Board of Directors may, based on the particular circumstances, consider paying refunds, partial refunds, or no refunds of membership fees. The decision of whether or not to pay refunds in each such particular circumstance will be at the sole discretion of the Board of Directors.

The Curling Section Liaison (Valerie Simmons) will ensure that online signups for all club sections are all live/active by Monday July 19, 2021. Teams/individuals will then have until the end of the day on Tuesday August 31, 2021 to sign-up.

Individual Entries:

Friday and Saturday Social Curling Nights and all Day Leagues (except for Monday Open) are individual entry. Preference will be given to individuals who have signed up prior to the deadline of  August 31st and:
  • Are returning members, as defined by the 2019/20 Season
  • Are new members who paid the 2020/21 Emergency Relief Fund Fee. 

Team Entries:

The below rules are designed to apply to team entry in Prime Time sections only, Sunday (Open and Rec League) through Thursday. These rules also apply to Monday (Day) Open.

There must be a minimum of three players listed to be eligible as a team entry. Skips must ensure that any person listed on the signup sheets is able to fulfill their commitment to curl on that team.

Three player teams have until Friday, September 24, 2021 to complete their teams. Any team not filling their lineup by that time may have a fourth player allocated to them by the section committee. 

If there are more teams signed up by August 31st than can be accommodated in those sections the following rules will be applied to "rank" those teams. Ranking only applies to teams who sign up prior to August 31st. All teams signing up after that time will be considered equal, without regard to whether team members are returning members of a section. Preference will be given according to the following:
  • Returning* team from the same night with four members of that returning team**;
  • Team with four returning members of the section from the same night;
  • Returning team from the same night with three members of that returning team**;
  • Teams with three returning members of the section from the same night;
  • Teams with two returning members of the section from the same night;
  • Teams who have two or more returning club members;
  • Where two or more teams are tied for entry into a section, after application of the rules, entry shall be determined by drawing names.

*The returning season is defined as the 2019/20 season (throughout the rules).
**Two players from the same team are not considered a “returning team” for the purposes of Curling sign-ups. 

After August 31, the online sign-ups will be marked to clearly demonstrate which teams signed up prior to that date.

A member must be a member in "good standing" by August 31st in order to have standing as a returning member. It is up to each team to ensure that each player signed up is in good standing. For the purposes of curling sign-ups, a member will be in good standing if they do not have a balance at the club of more than $100 that is more than 60 days overdue.

If a member is signed up but is not in good standing, they will be contacted by the office and given a short period of time (i.e. no more than one week) to bring their account current.  After that time, if the member is not in good standing, the member will not qualify for returning club member status.

If there are more teams than can be accommodated in a league and a surplus number of teams are tied for the remaining spot(s), the section committee will organize a draw by September 13th to determine which teams will be given entry into the section. Representatives from teams that are not automatically granted entry into a league based on the rankings above will be invited to witness the draw via video conferencing. Players that have returning status who are not granted a spot in the league due to the result of a draw will retain their Section Returning Member status for the following season. These players will not be eligible for Team Returning Member status unless they fulfill the requirements of being a member of a team (i.e. fully paid fees & prizes funds and inclusion on the team list before January 31st of that season).

If there are openings in sections after August 31st, teams may sign up. All teams signing up after August 31st and will have equal status, without regard to membership status in the previous year and will be filled on a first come first serve basis. If sections are still not full, Section Committees will work to fill out the draws up until the opening draws of the season.

All new members and new teams who have signed up and been accepted into the section as of September 24 must complete their applications to join the club before October 8 in order to guarantee their place.

Teams must assume responsibility for signing up. Any member of the team may register their team online. Club personnel or section committees may not sign up teams or individuals on either the sign-up or free agent lists. Should technical difficulties be experienced, please contact the Curling Liaison, Valerie Simmons (valerie@highparkclub.com).

Member accounts will be charged in October.  

All curling fees must be paid by December 31st, 2021 in order for a member to curl. 

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