Code of Ethics

The OJCT requires all athletes and their coaches to adhere to their respective Code of Ethics from the CCA Rules of Curling for General Play:

Curlers’ Code of Ethics

  • I will play the game with a spirit of good sportsmanship.
  • I will conduct myself in an honourable manner both on and off the ice.
  • I will never knowingly break a rule, but if I do, I will divulge the breach.
  • I will take no action that could be interpreted as an attempt to intimidate or demean my opponents, teammates or umpires.
  • I will interpret the rules in an impartial manner, always keeping in mind that the purpose of the rules is to ensure that the game is played in an orderly and fair manner.
  • I will humbly accept any penalty that the governing body at any level of curling deems appropriate, if I am found in violation of the Code of Ethics or rules of the game.

Coaching Code of Ethics

  • The coach shall act with integrity in performing all duties owed to athletes, the sport, other members of the coaching profession and the public.
  • The coach shall strive to be well prepared and current in order that all duties in their discipline are fulfilled with competence.
  • The coach shall act in the best interest of the athlete’s development as a whole person.
  • The coach shall accept both the letter and the spirit of the rules that define and govern the sport.
  • The coach shall accept the role of umpires in providing judgment to ensure that competitions are conducted fairly and in accordance with the established rules.
  • The coach’s conduct toward other coaches shall be characterized by courtesy, good faith and respect.
  • The coach shall maintain the highest standards of personal conduct and support the principles of Fair Play

Expectations of Conduct

In following with the spirit of the Code of Ethics, the OJCT expects all athletes, their coaches and their supporters to act in a manner befitting the Tour, its volunteers, sponsors, events, and facility & lodging providers.

Where it has been found by a designated event official that a player or supporter has been acting in such a manner, whether impaired as a result of substance abuse or otherwise, that damages or harms the Tour, its volunteers, sponsors, events, or facility & lodging providers, the OJCT Board of Directors may vote to impose penalties commensurate with those actions.

A designated event official may be:

  • An Event Organizer, or an agent thereof; or
  • A Tour Board Member

Point Assessments

For all sanctioned tour events, points will be assessed via the following formula*:

Assessment Formula

Where:

N = the size of the event, measured in number of teams of the same sex when the event is segregated as such**

X = factor, determined by event finish:

  • Champion 18
  • Runner-up 12
  • Semi-finalist 8
  • Quarter-finalist 6

The values of X are assigned based on placement in what is considered the “playoff round” of an event. Where an event is initially seeded and played in round-robin format, the single-knockout round that follows is considered the playoff round (ie: Peterborough’s format). Teams that do not qualify for this round are assigned 1 point per win outside of the aforementioned formula (if any eligible wins were accrued in the round-robin or pre-qualification round). Similarly, for a tournament structured in event format (London’s format), events A-C or 1-3 are considered the playoff round, and are weighted by factor E. Teams that qualify for events 4-6 or D-F receive 1 point per win for round-robin (pre-qualification) play and additionally 1 point per win for wins accrued in their event (4-6 or D-F).

E = the finishing event (ie: Event A = 1, Event B = 2…), that is considered to be the playoff event. Ie: for a two-event spiel, only Event A qualifies whereas for a four-event spiel only Events A through B qualify. Other events are eligible for points-per-win only. In the rare case of an odd number of events, only the final and potentially the semifinal will receive points per the formula. Ie: a three-event spiel would see full formula points for Event A and partial for Event B. The OJCT may modify assessment where required to fit varying event formats.

P = resulting point assessment

* U18 events derive points from this formula on a halved basis.

** OCT events garner OJCT points on a halved basis (though, one-half point for 1 OCT win will not be assessed). While the OJCT will endeavour to track non-OJCT event results to the best of their ability, it is the responsibility of participating teams to report results of non-junior OJCT events via the contact form (if the event is not listed on the events page of the OJCT site, this clause is deemed to apply). Teams must play in a minimum of 3 OJCT events in order to be eligible for OCT event results and corresponding points and all of the team’s players must be of junior age, including spares.

The Fine Print

The OJCT reserves the right to adjust the application of this formula, only in circumstances where an event format has changed materially from previous years or what was expected by tour management prior to the outset of the season. Any adjustments would be made to maintain consistency and the equitable distribution of points across events.