To keep play fun and competitive for different skill levels Purple & Gold has an A and B side, with the highest performing teams playing in side A.
The season has three rounds of seven games, followed by a three-game playoff. At the end of each round the top two teams from B are promoted and the bottom two teams from A are relegated.
The A side winner of the playoffs gets the honour of having their team added to the league trophy, and a prize is awarded to the B side champion.
Purple & Gold has a few rules to keep things fun and enjoyable for all players:
- Time – Start time is 4:30. If anyone on your team is not on the ice by 4:30 give the hammer to the opposition. During the game, be in the hack and ready to throw as soon as your skip puts their broom to the ice.
- Spares – Teams need a minimum of three players to play. Two team members and one or two spares. Spares should play in the first or second positions and not play third or skip. Use the contact page to contact your league representatives for a list of available spares.
- Bell rule – When the buzzer sounds at 6:05, finish the end you are currently playing and play one more end.
- Ended early? – If you end your game early because of a blowout score, circle YES on the scoresheet under “Ended early?”. Ended early helps with any tie-breakers.
The Curling Canada website has the latest general rules of play