Basic House Rules for Venerables Curling

At the club level our regular games are played over eight ends between two teams of four players with a 10 minute “coffee break” after the fourth end (may be abandoned by mutual consent of game players). The composition of a team is a lead, who throws first, a second who throws next, followed by the third or vice. The skip is the team captain and usually is the last to throw and is responsible for calling the game: that is deciding the strategy and showing the players where to place their rocks. Players from the two teams alternate their throws. The "vices" toss a coin to determine which team will throw the first rock and who will have the hammer (the final stone), and choice of stone colour: In brief:

For a fuller set of the rules of curling go to the rules as set out on the Curling Canada website.

In-House Bonspiel Rules