22. 5. 2008
The Executive Board of the Federation has considered the System of Play for the 2008 Championship and has agreed for this year's Championship only, to make the following change.
In the event of there being more than 20 teams entered in the B Group and three Sections being required the page system will not apply. The following will come into force.
On completion of the Round Robin the top two teams in each section will move forward to a play-off.
The winning Round Robin team from each section will be ranked as 1. 2. or 3.on the Last Draw shot as agreed in Grand Forks to be the new rule.
The second placed Round Robin team from each section also will be ranked 1. 2. or 3 on the Last Draw Shot as agreed in Grand Forks.
The second team rankings will play off 2 v 3; the winning team will play the 1st ranked team which will decide the team to take the 4th place.
This team becomes the 4th team, joining the section winners already ranked 1. 2. and 3.
The teams ranked 1, 2, 3 and 4 compete as :- 1 x 4 and 2 v 3, winners to the final and losers to the Bronze game.
Where there are less than 20 teams and therefore two sections or less the Page System will apply.
N.B.This system will be applied to the EMCC as it has been agreed to have 3 sections. A final decision will be made when the entry numbers are known.