The Schaefer Ladder is BDCC’s season-long ladder competition and is open to men’s, women’s and mixed rinks. The Schaefer is “skip’s choice”. Rinks are made up by the Skips holding a position in the Schaefer Ladder; Membership on a Schaefer rink can be attained through the invitation of a Schaefer Skip.
The Schaefer Cup is awarded to the top team (most points earned) at the end of the fourth round.
At the end of the curling season, playoff brackets are formed in each section (A, B, C and D). All sections will play a single elimination bracket with each winner crowned Section Champion. In addition, the winner of the A section playoff bracket will be awarded the Schaefer Shield, named after Don Schaefer who donated the trophy in 1966.
A key point to remember here is that even if you are not immediately on a team, sign up for the Spares List. That way, you will be noticed and you will get a call during the season.
League play is generally Monday and Tuesday evenings.
The MacLean's Social League is an opportunity for members to curl in a casual, fun, semi-competitive environment. A round-robin format runs for the entire season with a bracket-style playoff to end the year. Registration is open to all and is generally team-based (i.e. 4 players register as a team). Individuals looking to play may contact the convenor to help find opportunities to join a team. The opportunity to spare is also available to you.
League play is generally Thursday and Friday evenings.
The convenor is Geoff Reid - [email protected]
This is a curling event, open to all BDCC full-members. We play every Monday and Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. throughout the season.
There is no commitment to play every day. Teams are made up each day based on whoever attends. This allows everyone to play with different skips and team mates.
Note: If there are more than 24 players who show up, teams will be made up on a first come basis or play 4 ends splitting with one of the original 24 players.
The convenor is Marcel Chretien - [email protected]
Masters Interclub League
Brief Description of MICL 2023-2024
The Master’s Interclub League (MICL) comprises 11 Montreal area curling clubs. Curlers must be 50+. Each club plays against each other club twice in a season – one match at “home” and the other “away” at the other club. Matches are typically on Thursdays or Fridays.
Points are accumulated based on wins and ties in each match and a league champion declared at season end.
The format for each match:
- 9:30 AM teams arrive at host club and enjoy coffee with rum and Tim-Bits
- 10:00 AM Teams play 8 end games
- 12:00 Noon Teams socialize in “typical” post game fashion
- 12:30 approx. Lunch provided by “host” club
- Note: there is a $ to come charge per team for the lunch & match.
How the MICL works at Baie d’Urfé
Eligibility: Any member who is 50+ years of age AND curls regularly in the daytime events.
Sign-Up: A Sign-up sheet for each scheduled match will be posted on the web site Club Events » Event Registration. Each person who wants to play must register individually for the desired event.
Selecting Players: Approximately 1 week before each match the sign-up sheet will be taken down. Players are selected to fill the number of sheets at the host club and teams formed. Player selection is made to assure the each player gets roughly the same percentage of games based on number of requests. In previous years one could expect to be selected 55% of the times (s)he signed up
Teams: Teams are formed with an attempt to have different players play together each time and to have balanced and, hopefully, competitive teams. The team roster for each match is emailed to each regular player and posted on the website 4-5 days prior to the event in the Curling » League Schedule » Master InterClub 2022-2023 . Each player must confirm that they will play. It is the responsibility of each selected captain to ensure that all players will play.
Note: If any replacements are required the skip should notify person and charge who will select the replacement ensuring the equality of player selection.
Driving to Away Games: For away games the posted team list on the bulletin board will have spaces for the number of cars required. It is up to the players to have volunteer drivers and form car pools – usually based on people’s neighborhood. With the high gas prices it is suggested that each passenger pay the driver $5, 00 to $10, 00.
Lunch Preparation: Four person teams are required to prepare lunches for each of the 11 Baie d’Urfé home matches. Each person will be asked to work once and a few will work twice in the kitchen. Person to charge is coordinating the lunch teams and will post a list for the season once we have a complete list of all senior curlers. Any conflicts should be solved individually by trading places with another person. All changes should be noted on the lunch schedule on the bulletin board.
Note: The first name for each lunch team will be the “Chief Cook” who decides on the menu and assigns responsibilities, such as buying supplies, preparing and serving the meal and cleaning the kitchen.
Ever since the BDCC started, most Saturday mornings, members have competed for Club crystal glasses. A sign-up sheet is posted in the club every Saturday morning for the following Saturday’s events. All full members are eligible to play.
The sign-up is on a first come, first served basis, and there is room for 24 curlers in each Crystals session. Rinks are made up by the organizer just before play begins. The winning Crystals rink is decided by a shoot-out among the three winning rinks. The shoot-out is performed by each member throwing one stone in an attempt to get as close to the button as possible. 4 points for being on, or biting, the button, 3 points for being in, or biting, the four foot, 2 points for being in, or biting, the eight foot, 1 point for being in, or biting, the 12 foot. Each member of the rink with the highest combined score wins a crystal glass.
A small entry fee is charged each Saturday which is used to cover the cost of the four crystal glasses awarded to the winning rink. Points are accumulated through the year, with the members having the three highest points being awarded a crystal decanter at the end of the season.
The Doubles league is an opportunity play in doubles format where teams of 2 players compete in a modified version of the traditional game. Where possible, teams are encouraged to be 'mixed' (i.e. comprised of 1 man and 1 woman), but may be comprised any 2 members.
The league runs throughout the season in a round-robin format. Games are generally played on Sunday mornings.
The convenor is Pierre Lesage - [email protected]
BDCC Sunday Doubles 2022-2023
- Each round consists of 4 Sunday games played at 10:30am and noon.
- The plan is to have 4 rounds of 4 games.
- You commit for only one round at a time.
- During the season, you can participate in as many rounds as you wish, 1, 2, 3, or 4.
- Beginners are welcome; we will attempt to balance their games.
- The first round will start on October 9 at 10:30 a.m.
- Register with a partner or alone. The ideal would be to have mostly mixed teams.
- You can also register as a spare; we will call you if needed.
- If one player or the whole team cannot play, notify Pierre ASAP and he will attempt to arrange sparing.
- You can drop out after each round, or change partners from one round to another, or leave and come back later.
- Register online for Round #1 before October 3 with Pierre Lesage ([email protected])
- Spares are allowed, but the team will incur a slight penalty in scoring if it wins.
- Ideally, all teams will be mixed, although same-sex teams are allowed, but with a slight penalty in scoring.
- You accumulate individual or team points throughout the season. Invitations for the season championship matches on April 16 will go to the players or teams with the highest cumulative points.
- Games will consist of 8 ends. The doubles format is adapted from Olympic rules (typically 75-80 minutes per game).
- The player who is not throwing can stay in the house or get in the position to sweep.
- The thrower cannot chase or sweep his/her own rock unless both teams want to do it or unless the other team agrees.
- Notify Pierre of your preference for the 10:30 or noon draw or of any time constraint.
- If we have more than 12 teams, we will decide together if we prefer byes or starting at 10am and playing only 6 ends.
- Round 1: October 9-16-30 November 13
- Round 2: November 20-27 December 4-11
- Round 3: December 18 January 15-22 February 5
- Round 4: March 5-12-19 April 2
- Finals: April 16
Points awarded for each game
Win Tie Loss
- Mixed team 5 3 1
- Team has 1 spare 4 2.5 1
- Team has 2 spares 2 1.5 1
- Team has 2 same-sex players 4 2.5 1
- Mixed team loses to b, c, or d -- -- 2
- Win by default same as above -- --
- Loss by default -- -- 0
Sunday Night League
Sunday Night(Development) League
The objective of the league is to improve playing skills and provide opportunities to play as a skip or a third.
It will be individual sign up, with teams formed by the convener.
Sign up priority is for 24 players who wish to play in a more advanced position than they did last year, or those wishing to improve their level of play, but everyone is welcome, if there is room.
It will have one draw from Sept to November, at 7pm; and 2 draws(5:45 and 8pm), from November to March.
4)Teams will change during the season. All learn to curlers(max 24) can join in November to introduce them to game play.
Those who play in the first round, will most likely be a Skip or a Third when the learn to curlers join in November.
There will be some trophies for individual accomplishment.
I will be seeking out coaches to help and provide some skills training.
On the social side I would like one team to bring snacks for each draw; or alternatively collect a $2 fee to buy snacks, but this aspect is optional and will be based on the majority opinion of the participants.
If you have any questions please email me ([email protected]) or call me at (514)-453-6650
Joe Lewis : Convenor
A club trophy event in honour of the original founders of the Baie d'Urfé curling club in 1959.
This event will run in the evenings over a full week in early October (2nd - 6th). Each team plays 2 games over Monday-Thursday, and 6 qualifying teams play a final on Friday evening.
Regular 4 person play format and rules apply, but the scoring and standings are point-based with points awarded for win/loss/tie, the # of ends won, and the # of points scored.
Sign-up may be individual, duos, trios or foursomes. Use the opportunity to curl with someone new, try out a new team, or get some of the rust off your Schaefer or MacLean's squad. The convenor will endeavor to complete teams from those registred and create an equitable schedule following seeding of the teams.
The convenor is Patrick Casey - [email protected]
Clan Ross Trophy
A club trophy event running over six Wednesday evenings November 1st - December 6th.
Sign-up is individual and teams will be formed by the convenor. There is room for 24 curlers.
There is one notable change in the formation of the rinks (teams):
Thirds play at the skip position
Seconds play at the third position
Leads play at the second position
Skips play at the lead position.
This event was started by Alex Ross who, in deference to his own rating as a third, stipulated that rinks competing must be composed of members playing one position above their club rating – with the skips playing lead. At the Closing Dinner and Prize Giving, the winners of Clan Ross are required to drink five toasts with a Ross favourite drink, Athol Brose. The toasts are to the King, the Clan Ross, the Club, the Club President, and the Members.
The convenor is Patrick Casey - [email protected]
Scotties Trophy / Brier Trophy
Inspired by our Canadian National Championships, this is a club trophy event where 6 men's teams battle for the Brier Trophy and 6 women's teams battle for the Scotties Trophy. Sign-up is individual and is limited to 24 men and 24 women. Teams are assigned by the convenor. Inidividuals unable to participate on a team are encouraged to register as a spare.
The event will run over six Wednesday evenings starting December 13th, with the finals planned on February 7th.
The Convenor is Patrick Casey - [email protected]
Pat Lid Trophy
A club trophy event that will run over six Wednesday evenings February 14th - March 20th.
Registration is individual and teams will be formed by the convenor. There is room for 48 curlers.
The name "Pat Lid" is derived from "pot lid." Potting the lid meant putting a rock on the button. This competition is supposed to be the final competition of the year, putting a "lid" on the curling season. The Canadian Branch of The Royal Caledonian Curling Club sponsors this competition.
The winners receive pins from the Canadian Branch of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club and the Pat Lid Trophy, donated by George Flemming in 1962.
The convenor is Patrick Casey - [email protected]