League Structure and Registration Updates for the 2013-2014 Season
Here are a few updates as a follow-up to our recent presentation to the membership regarding league structure and format for the coming season. The changes are based on feedback from both the members and the board:
1) Friday Mixed Social League will remain unchanged for next season as the "Mixed Pairs" format for Friday nights was not well received. Couples who would like to curl together on one team as a mixed pair (one female curler/one male curler) will be accommodated when requested.
2) A New Sunday Mixed Recreational League will be offered on Sunday mornings from 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon. The format will be the same as the Tuesday/Thursday Mixed Recreational Leagues as a ‘tag-draw’, with teams made up on the day of the game. This league will be dependent upon interest with a minimum registration of curlers required.
3) To accommodate league growth both now and in the future, King Curling Club will reserve the right to institute byes for all leagues to support an increase in membership. This is a very common arrangement in most established curling clubs. As conveyed previously, the mixed team entry league on Thursday will have a limit of 18 teams. This means there would be 2 or 3 nights off for the season. Similarly on Mondays the men’s team entry league will need to spill over to Tuesday for 4 – 6 games per year depending on the number of teams registered.
The board has decided that we will maintain the current fee structure for the coming season. Thanks to our strong volunteer base we have been able to keep our costs in line with revenues and have provided the following incentives for early registration and payment:
A 5% discount will be offered to members who make full payment by June 30. Otherwise, full payment of fees must be received by the club by September 1, 2013.
Registration Changes & Deadlines
Curling club management software has recently been purchased to better serve the membership with on-line, up to date information. The program features include an on-line registration process. We hope to have this ready and be open for registrations by March 15, 2013. This is a tentative date only. All current members will be given access to register themselves and get confirmation of their registration using the software. Members without an email address or access to a computer will need to register at the club and a day will be announced for this.
Placement in leagues is on a first come basis. To maintain your membership in current leagues, registration accompanied by full payment or a minimum $100 non-refundable deposit must be received by April 13, 2013.