Seattle Cash Spiel

2013 Seattle Cash Spiel


Playing Rules & Information

1)    At least 15 minutes before each game teams should flip a coin with the opposing team.  The team winning the flip will have choice of practice time or rock color. If the opposing team has not arrived by 15 minutes before the game to flip the coin then the team who is present has choice of rocks and earns the right to take hammer in the first end. The team not present forfeits their practice.

2)    USCA rules of play govern play unless noted below.

3)    Games will be 8 ends with extra ends played as necessary.

4)    Each player is allowed one practice rock up and back before the start of each game, but shall take no longer than 7 minutes. After practice a player shall deliver a Last Stone Draw, which is then measured by the opposing team. The team with the shortest distance has choice to deliver first or second in the 1st end.

5)    Teams may have up to 5 players in this event and those players may play in any order.  A player may not compete on more than one team.

6)    Please keep the speed of the games moving even though we are not using time clocks.  Make sure to post scores promptly after each end.

7)    If a rule is in question or needs clarification please talk to any committee member. Those members include Brady Clark, Lyle Sieg & Doug Kauffman.

8)    We have 3 pools of 5 teams and will qualify 8 teams for the playoffs.  The top two teams from each pool will qualify and the third place team in two pools will qualify.  Please closely review the TB procedures and ask questions of Doug Kauffman, Brady Clark or Lyle Sieg to ensure you understand them.  Tiebreaker games will not be played.

9)  For POTENTIAL seeding, please read procedure under “Tie-Breaking Procedures”.


Tie-Breaking Procedures (To determine pool positions & playoff seeding.)

AFTER the round robin, team positions for pool finish/playoffs will be determined as follows…

1)    Overall record

2)    Head-to-Head (Only used if ALL teams have actually played each other)

3)    Team Shot challenge.


Once the top team has been determined with a pool, that team is removed from the TB calculations and the REMAINING TEAMS are once again determined following the TB procedures listed above starting with #1.


IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you are 1st in your pool, you will be seeded 1, 2 or 3 for the playoffs REGARDLESS of your record.  If you finish 2nd in your pool, you will be seeded either 4, 5 or 6 for the playoffs REGARDLESS of your record.


In the unlikely event that all 3 pools are 3-1, the 9th place team will be eliminated.  The ranking procedures outlined above will be used.  In this scenario it would go to the team shot challenge within each pool to determine the #1 seed.  The #1 team is then removed and the two remaining teams would then revert to head to head to determine #2 & #3 within each pool. 


The #3 seeds across each pool then would be ranked to determine 7 – 9.  The lowest DSC would be 7, the next best would be #8 and the remaining team would be ranked #9 and eliminated.


Team Shot Challenge

The team shot challenge will be used whenever TB procedure #1 or #2 is not applicable.  IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING YOUR TEAM’S 2ND WIN, each team member will throw one stone each (sweeping allowed) to the button (each rock will be measured, then removed from play before the next player shoots.)  Your team’s total will be BEST 3 of 4 distances.  Should there be a tie with another team; the 4th distance will be used to break the tie.  (If still a tie, coin flip will determine.) You can throw in any order you wish, or use any combination of rocks you wish, but all four players must throw.  (Teams with only 3 players will be given the maximum distance (73”) for the 4th stone.) 


Spaghetti Dinner – Saturday 

The juniors are hosting a spaghetti dinner on Saturday night and proceeds are being donated to the junior curling program.  Dinner will include spaghetti, salad, and garlic bread. Thank you in advance for supporting the junior program!


Total Cash Payout ($7,600)

Champions:                             $2,500 / Team

Runner-Ups:                  $1,500 / Team

Semifinalists:                 $1,000 / Team

Quarterfinalists              $   400 / Team