(a) The Championship is a competition competed for by teams consisting of four eligible female members of the Royal Club.
(b) The Championship may be in two stages: Qualifying Playdowns and Finals.
(c) In any round robin league the method of scoring will be one point awarded for each win. Neither shots nor ends shall affect the ranking.
(d) In the event of a tie in any game an extra end or ends shall be played to determine a winner.
(e) No team tied for a place shall be eliminated in any other way than by losing a tiebreak game which shall be played in accordance with S26:Tie-breaker Charts. Where two or more teams are tied for a qualifying place to determine ranking see
(f) All games are normally 10 ends; a minimum of 6 ends must be completed in Round Robin and tie-breaker games, and 8 ends in the knockout games at the Finals.
Automatic Qualification to the Finals
(g) The teams that qualify for the previous season’s Page Play-offs shall gain automatic qualification to the current season’s Scottish Finals. The qualified team must have the fourth player and two other players from the previous season’s team which entered the Scottish Championships (excluding any substitute(s) who shall not count towards the eligibility criteria).
(h) Qualifying Playdowns shall be played as determined by the number of entries; to determine the requisite number of qualifiers for the current season’s Scottish Finals.
(i) See Scottish Men’s Championship Finals, S1(h). This would change if there are fewer than nine teams playing in the finals when a mini Page Play-off will take place: Team one will play team two with the winner qualifying for the final, the loser plays team three in the semi-final. If fewer than 8 teams enter a double round robin would also take place.
(j) The winning team shall representScotlandin the World Women’s Championship See C13: International Representation.