The Competition

Paf Masters features twelve teams in three groups of four teams for Round Robin-play.

Top eight go to quarterfinals. After group stage all teams are ranked in Total Ranking by: 1) Most wins 2) Lowest sum of Last Stone Draw (LSD). All 3 round robin games (6 shots) counted.

The highest ranked teams choose their opponents in the play offs. Team ranked 1, 2 and 3 choose their opponent in quarterfinal from team ranked 5 to 8. Rank 1 start and so on. The two (2) teams not chosen play each other.

Group A

Team Hegner (Switzerland)

Team Norberg (Sweden)

Team Jung Kim (South Korea)

Team Gertsch (Switzerland)

Group B

Team Paulauskaite (Lithuania)

Team Fujisawa (Japan)

Team Matsumura (Japan)

Team Gaspari (Italy)

Group C

Team Ogasawara (Japan)

Team Kleibrink (Canada)

Team Rudzite (Latvia)

Team Kauste (Finland)

Schedule

Thursday 12th October

13.00 Pool A

Hegner - Norberg

Kim - Gertsch

16.30 Pool B

Paulauskaite - Fujisawa

Matsumura - Gaspari

20.00 Pool C

Rudzite - Kleibrink

Kauste - Ogasawara

Friday 13th October

08.00 Pool A

Norberg - Gertsch

Hegner - Kim

11.00 Pool B

Fujisawa - Gaspari

Paulauskaite - Matsumura

14.00 Pool C

Kleibrink - Ogasawara

Rudzite - Kauste

17.00 Pool A

Gertsch - Hegner

Kim - Norberg

20.00 Pool B

Gaspari - Paulauskaite

Matsumura - Fujisawa

Saturday 14th October

08.00 Pool C

Ogasawara - Rudzite

Kauste - Kleibrink

12.00 Quarterfinals

Team rank 1 and 4 play against their chosen opponent

15.00 Quarterfinals

Team rank 2 and 3 play against their chosen opponent

Sunday 15th October

10.00 Semifinals

14.00 Final and bronze match

 

Rules

  • All games will be played according to the WCF rules (unless otherwise specified below or before Tournament).

  • All games will be played over 8 ends with no ties. Except for the championship final, if a game is tied after 8 ends, one extra end will be played to determine the winner. If the extra end is blank, the team without last stone is the winner. For the final, the match will be played over a minimum of 6 ends and be played until a result is obtained.

  • The tournament will have Umpires who will resolve disagreements (if any), make stone measurements and post the results on-line. Teams are responsible for putting up the scores on the scoreboard after each end including the total.

  • 12 teams are divided in 3 groups. Teams play round robin within their group.

  • 8 teams go to the playoffs, 4 teams will be eliminated after the round robin.

  • All team members shall wear identical uniforms. We recommend light colours dress when playing light stones.

Stones

  • In group stage, the team that is mentioned first in the schedule plays with red stones. The opposing team plays with yellow stones.

  • In play-offs, team ranked higher can choose either hammer or stone colour.

Practice

  • Practice time only before the first game – 10 minutes. Before the practice, a coin toss will be used to determine which team starts the practice. The practice starts 30 min before game start.
    No practice before the 2nd and 3rd games.

  • Play-offs: 5 minutes for each team before game (no LSD).
    Practice begins 15 min before announced game start.
    The team with the higher ranking starts the practice.

LSD

  • In Group Stage: after the first practice, the team shall deliver 2 LSD shots (one clock-wise, one counter clock-wise) performed by different players to determine, which team gets hammer for the first end. After both the first and second games, each team shall deliver 2 LSD shots (one clock-wise, one counter clock-wise) to be used in determining, which team gets hammer for the first end in next game! (looser begins)

Timing

  • Timed Games:  30 minutes thinking time per team; 60 seconds break between ends; 4 minutes break after 4th end (coaches can join the team).

  • Thinking time 4 min 30 sec for each team in extra end. 

  • One time-out is allowed during regular time per game.

  • One time-out is allowed in each extra end.

  • Travel time for the coach to reach the team during a time-out will be set to 30 seconds (rule C7 c iii) thereafter the 60 second time-out will start.

Play-off

  • After the group stage, all teams are ranked in Total Ranking by:

1) Most wins

2) Lowest sum of Last Stone Draw (LSD). All 3 round robin games (6 shots) counted.

  • Team ranked 1, 2 and 3 choose their opponent in the quarterfinal from teams ranked 5 to 8. The team ranked 1 starts, then the team ranked 2 follows and so on. The two (2) teams not chosen play each other.

  • The team ranked higher has the option of hammer (or stone colour).

  • See practice time above.

  • Ranking permission; by WCF ranking at 26th august 2017. Play Off-ranking is grounded from results in pool games.