- No brushing is allowed during the competition.
- Regulation curling rocks (i.e. no little rocks or lite rocks) are to be used by all age categories.
- Full-sheet length (unless otherwise indicated) is to be used.
- Someone (parent, volunteer or other curler) can hold the broom for the thrower.
- All participants must wear head protection deemed appropriate by club organizers, clean running shoes or curling shoes.
- All participants’ guardians must sign the waiver form before participating in any Hit Draw Tap competition.
- Each participant is allowed two practice shots (participant can choose whether they practice draws or hits) prior to their shots being scored.
- Provincial/territorial finalists will be given access to the ice for a 10 minute open practice session.
- Scores are cumulative per event, with each participant repeating each score five times.
- Ties at the club and provincial/territorial level will be broken to determine first, second and third with a “sudden death” draw to the button – draw is repeated until winner is determined. Officials at provincials/territorials will measure the distance from the pin to determine the winner.
- If at any point a decision cannot be made as to the score of a shot, the decision shall always favour the participant.
Manager, Youth & Program Development Curling Canada