1. Eligibility rules
- Curling Québec rules apply for accessibility to the « Masters » category.
- Must be 60 years of age on December 31 of the current year at the beginning of the season of the DMMC league.
- All tournaments of the league are « open » class.
- The use of a delivery stick will be permitted.
- You must confirm your attendance at tournaments at the beginning of the season including required payments.
- A deposit of 4, $260 cheques is required at registration (according to the dates indicated by the Organizing Committee).
2. Tournaments proceedings
- Number of teams per tournament: 20 teams maximum.
- Must have 5 sheets of ice for the Friday games.
- Use of 2 clubs on Friday for 3 tournaments among the 4.
- All teams will play 2 games on Friday without changing club.
- On Saturday and Sunday, the games will take place in the main club.
- The structure of tournaments is explained in the document entitled Tournament Draft.
3. Composition of teams
- Before the beginning of the season, you must provide the names of your four players and, if desired, the name of a 5th player. A minimum of two of the 5 players listed on the registration form must have played with the team during the previous season. These five players will form the original team and they can play in any position during the season.
- When one of the 20 registered teams withdraws, a curling club which does not have a team among these 20 teams, and which gives access to its facilities for a DMMC tournament, the priority of registering a team is granted to him. In all other cases, the first team on the reserve list has priority.
- During the season and if the need arises, an additional player can join the team for a total of six players. This reservist must play the first position.
- A team can only have a maximum of six players at all times.
- A reservist (6th player) can only play for one team during the season as well as for the Tournament of Champions.
- During the season, a team can be modified, if necessary (illness, injury), providing you abide by the rule of 2 original team players
- The name of your team will be the name of the captain or the name of the person who registered the team.
- This is the name that will be used for the standings of the tournament of Champions.
- The person who registered the team is responsible for this and maintains a priority on it in case of an eventual dismantling of the team.
4. Teams standing
- To accumulate and save points in the standings, you must have paid your registration fees for the tournaments.
- Points for teams are granted according to the official grid that you find in the document entitled Points System.
- To earn points, the composition of your team must have a minimum of 2 players from the original team, that is to say the team registered at your first participation at one of the tournaments. Otherwise, the team will be considered as a new team and will not benefit from points accumulated in previous tournaments. The team will be registered under a new name.
- Accordingly, the composition of the original team is paramount to be able to benefit from the cumulative score of points at the level of the general standings.
5. Distribution of purse money
- For the actual season, the total purse granted each tournament will be up to a maximum of $1,800.
- A total of 8 purses will be awarded to the winners and finalists from each of the sections (A, B, C and D) in each of the tournaments.
- The distribution is explained in the document Distribution of Purses.
6. Tournament of Champions
- At the end of the season, the 4 teams who have accumulated the most points in the overall standings will be qualified for the tournament of Champions.
- The composition of the team must respect the same rules as those used during the regular season. In the absence of one or two players, a team can replace them by following the rules listed in point #3.
- To qualify, a substitute cannot come from a team already eliminated.
- In the absence of three players, the team will be eliminated, and it will be replaced by the next eligible team in the general standings.
- This tournament will take place according to the following draw:
|First game (semi-final) (AM)|
|Section A||Section B|
|Team #1 vs Team #4||Team #2 vs Team #3|
|Second game (final) (PM)|
|Grand final||Final consolation|
|Winner A vs Winner B||Loser A vs Loser B|
- Purses will be distributed to the 4 teams that will participate in the tournament of Champions according to the document entitled Distribution of Purses.
- The winning team of the grand final will be declared champions of the DMMC league.
A. Competition Layout:
- We will play in clubs with 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 sheets of ice. For some events, we will need 2 clubs on Friday and 1 club only on Saturday and Sunday. For dates, visit the "Calendar" tab. Here's the list of events:
|October||Laval sur le lac (3)||TMR (6)|
|November||Glenmore (4)||Rosemère (3)|
|December||Lachine (3)||Pointe-Claire (3)|
- There will be 4 sections: A, B, C and D.
- In the Preliminary Rounds, the A section will lead to the C section.
- In the Qualifying Rounds, the A section will lead to the B section, while the C section leads to the D section.
- At the beginning of a draw, the teams will be divided into 5 units of 4 teams each in section A, according on their general rating in the DMMC league. For the first tournament, last year’s rating will be used.
- The distribution of the teams will be done according to a controlled random approach to maintain a certain priority for the top teams. For example, teams from groups 1 to 5 will meet one of the teams from group 16 to 20. Those from group 6 to 10 will meet one of the teams from group 11 to 15. We will also keep the current block structure for level 2 games
|Example of a preliminary round
|Section A||Level 1||Level 2||Qualified||Section C||Level 1||Level 2||Qualified|
|A01||T.01 - T.20||A11
W.A01 - W.A02
|QA*||C01||L.A01 - L.A02||C06
W.B01 - L.A14
|A02||T.07 - T.11|
|A03||T.02 - T.17||A12
W.A03 - W.A04
|QA*||C02||L.A03 - L.A04||C07
W.B02 - L.A15
|A04||T.10 - T.13|
|A05||T.03 - T.19||A13
W.A05 - W.A06
|QA*||C03||L.A05 - L.A06||C08
W.B03 - L.A11
|A06||T.06 - T.15|
|A07||T.04 - T.16||A14
W.A07 - W.A08
|QA*||C04||L.A07 - L.A08||C09
W.B04 - L.A12
|A08||T.08 - T.14|
|A09||T.05 - T.18||A15
W.A09 - W.A10
|QA*||C05||L.A09 - L.A10||C10
W.B05 - L.A13
|A10||T.08 - T.12|
- After the first game in the A section, all the teams will draw to the button to determine a general rating which will be used to sort out the teams in the Qualifying Rounds. You will find in the next section the general rules and the allocation of points for the draw to the button.
- After the first game has been played in the A section, the 10 winning teams will continue to level 2 in their respective block. Meanwhile, the 10 losing teams will be placed at level 1 in C section and in their assigned block.
- Once the second game has been played in the A section, the 5 winning teams will be ranked for the Qualifying Round of the A section depending on the results of the draw to the button, while the 5 losing teams will move to Level 2 in the C section, in their assigned block.
- After the first game has been played in the C section, the 5 winning teams will move to Level 2 of the C section and play against the losing teams of the A section. The 5 losing teams will be ranked for the Qualifying Round of the D section, depending on the results of the draw to the button.
- Once the second game of the C section has been played, the 5 winning teams will be ranked for the Qualifying Round of the C section, depending on the results of the draw to the button. The 5 losing teams will be out.
QA4 - QA5
QA1 - W.A16
W.A17 - W.A18
QA2 - QA3
L.A17 - W.B01
L.A16 - L.A18
QB4 - QB5
QB1 - W.C11
W.C12 - W.C13
QB2 - QB3
QD4 - QD5
QD1 - W.D01
W.D02 - W.D03
QD2 - QD3
- In the Qualifying Round of the A section, the losing teams from A16, A17 and A18 positions will be ranked for the Qualifying Round of the B section in the above pre-set positions to prevent the teams from A16 to meet too quickly, in the case of a defeat for both teams.
- The losing teams of the Qualifying Rounds of sections B, C and D will be out.
B. Regulations for the draw to the button:
The results of the draw to the button will be used to rank the teams who make it to the playoffs of class A, C and D.
All the data collected during the draw to the button shall be submitted to the organizers of the two clubs to create a ranking based on the results. This ranking will be displayed in both clubs for the duration of the tournament.
The team with the best performance will get 6.0 PTB points while the twentieth team will get 0.3 PTB points, therefore there will be an upgrade of 0.3 points per rank. These points will be added to the team card at the end of the tournament to enhance the process and they will break the ties in the general standings.
- The draw to the button will take place at the end of the first game, on the same sheet of ice the two teams just played their game on.
- The color of the stones will be the same as those used during the game by both teams.
- The team that will have won the game will throw first stone and alternate with the other team.
- All the players of each team must participate in the draw to the button. If one player is missing, the Lead will throw 2 stones (the first and fourth). Each player will play alternately, and the other team members will keep their respective position according to the curling rules (one player in the house, two players brushing, and all stones being thrown in the same direction).
- When the thrown stone is stopped, it will be awarded a value according to the following diagram below (see also note 6). The captains of the two teams reach agreement on the value to give to the shot.
- Note: To award 8 points to a stone, the latter must completely hide the button screw. Therefore, the screw must not be visible on any side under the stone. Otherwise, 7 points will be given to this stone. This rule should apply because the circles of curling centers have different diameters.
- When all shots have been completed, the organizer records the total points for each team. The minimum number of points is 0. The maximum number of points is 32.
- All results must be forwarded to the Tournament Official. The order of priority of the shots is decreasing: Captain, Third, Second, First.
- At the end of the process, the official ranks the teams according to the results obtained. The results range from 0.3 points for the twentieth team to 6.0 points for the first team with an upgrade of 0.3 points per rank
1. Points awarded at a tournament
- We do not give points for the extra games (A16, C11 and D01). To avoid these games, the team will have to get a good draw to the button at the beginning of the tournament.
- For game B01, it follows the rules set out in the tournament draft and no additional points are awarded for the winner of that game
- It should be remembered here that during the Qualifying Rounds, section A leads to section B and that section C leads to section D.
- The following points will be awarded to the 20 teams participating in each of the 4 sections at the end of the tournament:
Points awarded at each tournament
Runners-up (B01), (B02)
Runners-up (C11), (C12), (C13)
Runners-up (C06), (C07), (C08)
Runners-up (D01), (D02), (D03)
- Points (PTB) are awarded during draw to the button process.
- The team with the best performance will get 6.0 PTB points while the twentieth team will get 0.3 PTB points, therefore there will be an upgrade of 0.3 points per rank. These points will be added to the team card at the end of the tournament to enhance the process and they will break the ties in the general standings.
2. General ranking for the DMMC league
- Each team cumulates points by participating in a DMMC league tournament.
- The teams general ranking is based on the amount of points accumulated during the season.
- The DMMC general standings serve to determine seeding before each tournament and to establish the teams rank for the next tournament.
3. Participation in the tournament of Champions
- The DMMC general standings serve to determine the teams that will participate in the tournament of Champions.
- In case of a tie in the general standings, the following rules will apply to finalise the teams ranking:
- The most points won in the A section, otherwise...
- The most points won in the B section, otherwise...
- The most points won in the C section, otherwise...
- The most points won in the D section, otherwise...
- Previous standing.
- At the end of the season, the first 4 teams in the general standings will qualify for the tournament of Champions.
Distribution of purses
1. Purses granted at each tournament
- For the 2019-2020 season, the total purse granted at each tournament will be a maximum of 1 800 $.
- A total of 8 purses will be granted to the winning team and the runner-up in each of the sections (A, B, C, D), at every tournament.
- The following chart explains the purses allocation:
|Allocation of purses for each tournament|
|Section A||Section B||Section C||Section D||Grand total|
|Winner||500 $||250 $||250 $||150 $|
|Runner-up||250 $||150 $||150 $||100 $|
|Total||750 $||400 $||400 $||250 $||1 800 $|
2. Purses granted for the tournament of Champions
- An amount of 250 $ is set aside at each tournament for the tournament of Champions.
- A total amount of a 1 000 $ will thus be granted to the teams who will qualify for the tournament of Champions.
- The following chart explains the purses allocation:
|Allocation of purses for the tournament of Champions|
|Grand final||Consolation final||Grand total|
|Winner||400 $||250 $|
|Runner-up||250 $||100 $|
|Total||650 $||350 $||1 000 $|
2022-2023 Organizing Committee
|In charge of the league||Mario Tremblay
|In charge of finances||Richard Bernard|
|Web site / Competition||Michel Sylvestre|
|Correction / Translation||Bill Friolet|
|In charge of tournaments|
|Laval-sur-le-Lac / TMR||Michel Beauchamp
|Lachine / Pointe-Claire||Michel Leblanc
|Glenmore / Rosemère||Greg Sleno
2023-2024 Registration Form