(a) The Ladies Challenge Trophy (presented by A Henderson Bishop) shall be played for annually in the Ice Rinks and the Royal Club shall send entry forms to all the Local Club Secretaries.
(b) Team entries shall be made by individual curlers or by the Local Club Secretaries to the Royal Club.
(c) Those teams from Ice Rinks having less than six team entries may be required to play at another Ice Rink.
(d) Local Clubs may enter one or more teams composed of four ladies who are members of the Royal Club. No curler shall play for more than one team in the competition in the same season.
(e) Play shall be on the knock-out principle in the preliminary rounds and one team shall go forward from each Ice Rink to the concluding stages at an Ice Rink selected by the Ladies’ Branch. Should the winners be unable to play, the runners-up shall take their place, whom failing the next available team.
To complete the Finals’ places, when appropriate, the Ladies Branch may invite the runners-up team from Ice Rinks with larger entries to compete with a second team. Notwithstanding this provision, R11 (k): Failure to Appear shall prevail and the defaulting club shall be held liable.
(f) The Finals shall initially be played in four league sections. Section winners shall qualify for the final knock-out stages of the Henderson Bishop Trophy whilst Section runners-up shall qualify for a concurrent consolation event for The Cherrystone. Two points shall be awarded for each win and one point for a draw. Ends, shots up and total shots scored shall count in the event of a tie.
(g) In the final knock-out stages extra ends shall be played to determine a winner.
(h) All round robin games shall be 8 ends. The semi-finals and final which shall be 8 ends.
(i) Any dispute arising in connection with the competition shall be decided by the Ladies’ Branch 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.