The System of Play

The Swiss Cup Basel 2022 will be played in the “Triple-Knock-Out” system. All games run for 8 ends.

The two winners of all their games in the A-road qualify directly for the playoffs. Two teams from the B-road as well as four unbeaten teams in the C-road also qualify for the playoffs.

The losers of the quarter finals are ranked jointly in 5th place.

Special rules concerning extra ends

Friday and Saturday
In case of a tie after 8 ends one extra end will be played. If no team scores in the extra end, the team which had to begin the extra end wins the game.

Starting with the quarter finals, in case of a tie after 8 ends, extra ends are played until the game is decided.

Stone colour, hammer and practice time

The team whose name appears in the top panel of the score board plays with the red stones. The other team plays with the yellow stones.

Only prior to the first games of the A-road each team is granted a practice time of 5 minutes. Afterwards the hammer for this first end is decided by an LSD.

Games in the A-, B- and C-Roads
Immediately after the end of a game an LSD will be played. The result of this LSD will decide the hammer in the next game.

Each time only one LSD will be played (free rotation).

No-Tick Rule

We will apply the “No-Tick Rule”.


Prior to each game, a practice time of 5 minutes is granted to each team.

In all playoff games the higher ranked team of the roads will have the advantage of the hammer. A “Last Stone Draw” will take place in case of equal road qualification to determine the hammer.

For all playoff games a maximum of 30 minutes “Thinking Time” is allowed.

A minimum of 6 ends must be played in all playoff games.

The following maximum fines will be imposed for forfeiting a final match:
Final = CHF 4’000.--, small final = CHF 3’000.--, semifinal and quarterfinal: CHF 1’000.--.

The tournament is played according to the rules of the World Curling Federation (WCF). If necessary, a ruling decision will be taken by the supervisor of the games.