(a) The Maxwell Trophy, for competition between Curlers of Scottish Ice Rinks, shall be played annually in sections: each Ice Rink being represented by three teams in the play-off stages and the Finals. There may be a maximum of two ladies per Ice
Rink in any match. All players shall be eligible members of the Royal Club. If a team turns up with only three players, the game will start on time. R11 (k): Failure to Appear applies if the player turns up within 15 minutes. Otherwise the non-offending team will be given a 3 shot start and no more than 7 ends will be played.
(b) Entries should be received by the Royal Club in writing by 1 June on the official entry form.
(c) Four Ice Rinks shall qualify for the final stages of the competition which shall be played on a knock-out basis before the end of March annually. Should one of the qualifiers be unable to play then the next available will take their place.
(d) Four Ice Rinks shall qualify for the final stages of the competition which shall be played on a knock-out basis before the end of March annually. Should one of the qualifiers be unable to play then the next available will take their place.
(e) The method of scoring for each individual game shall be:
2 points shall be awarded for a win;
1 point shall be awarded for a draw;
0 points shall be awarded for a loss.
(f) Where Ice Rinks are equal on points after the Section Games the result between the equal Ice Rinks shall determine the qualifier. Where more than two Ice Rinks are equal for a qualifying place overall shots up shall determine the qualifier.
(g) In the semi-finals and final, in the event of a tie on points, shots up and then ends won will be used to determine a winner. Should this fail to break the tie, all teams will play one extra end. Should there still be a tie the following shall take place:
(h) Each Ice Rink shall nominate one player to deliver one stone, with sweeping allowed, to the tee at the home end. All stones finishing in the house are measured. Stones that do not finish in the house are recorded as 185.4 cm. (6 ft. 1
in.). Stones that finish so close to the tee that they cannot be measured are recorded as 0.0 cm. Should there still be a tie, each Ice Rink will nominate a further player to repeat the process. This process shall continue until a winner is determined.
(i) In the semi-final, section winners shall receive the last stone advantage in 2 out of the 3 games. This will be determined by lot. In the final the last stone advantage shall be determined by lot to give one team the last stone advantage in 2 out of the 3 games.
(j) Ice Rinks wishing to cancel and arrange another date must give 7 days clear notice otherwise 6 points and 18 shots will be awarded to the non-offending team.
(k) All interpretations of, or disputes arising under these Rules, shall be referred to the Competitions Committee of the Royal Club whose decision shall be final.
All references relate to the Royal Caledonian Curling Club's Rules of the Game and Royal Club Competitions, Revised July 2012.