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Player fines for violations

In cooperation and with the support of the World Curling Players Association, Curling Canada and Curl BC have introduced a fine system that consists of fines for:

1.  On-ice conduct, including:

i. Use of inappropriate language to the point that it is offensive.

ii. Making an obscene gesture that is deemed inappropriate by the Chief Umpire.

iii. Being abusive to anyone involved with the event.

iv. Refusing to talk to an accredited member of the media.

v. Refusing to wear an RF microphone. (Broadcast games only)

vi. Refusing to cooperate with the televising network. (Broadcast games only)

vii. Dress code violation (including the use of unapproved logos or sponsorship on clothing or equipment)

  • 1st Offence: Fine from $150 – $500
  • 2nd Offence: Fine from $500 – $1000
  • 3rd Offence: Fine up to $1000 and suspension

2.   Refusing to take a directive given by a Curl BC Official.

  • 1st Offence: Fine from $300 – $600
  • 2nd Offence: Fine from $600 – $1000
  • 3rd Offence: Fine up to $1000 and suspension

3.   Conceding a game before the time frame designated by Curl BC without permission.

  • 1st Offence: Fine from $500 – $1000 for each member of the team on the ice

4.   Off-ice activity:  Any conduct considered to be inappropriate by Curl BC.

  • 1st Offence: Fine from $300 – $600
  • 2nd Offence: Fine from $600 – $1000

A suspension may also be levied in association with these fines. For all Curl BC-owned or managed events from which athletes are eligible to receive funds, fines shall be collected from the amount of money owed the team at the conclusion of the event.  For other Curl BC events, any fines levied shall be collected prior to the athlete’s participation in another Curl BC event.  All funds collected through fines shall be contributed to the Curling For Life Endowment Fund.

Any appeal of the fines or suspension imposed, are to be forwarded to:

Scott Braley
Curl BC
2001A – 3713 Kensington Ave
Burnaby, BC, V5B 0A7
or email: sbraley@curlbc.ca

The appeal must include full details of the identified infraction.

You can download the Curl BC Codes of Ethics here.

Officials can download the Player Fines for Violations Form here.

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