Most curling teams has an alternate players. Are the substitutions allowed during a match?

I mean in those cases:

  • injury of a player
  • technical choice

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Teams may substitute a player for injury, but not for technical choice.

R3 (d) clearly allows for a "qualified alternate" in the case of "a player being unable to continue, and details what will occur.

Where a player is unable to continue to play in a game, the team may either:


(ii) bring in a qualified alternate at the beginning of an end, in which case the delivery rotation and the skip and vice-skip positions may be changed (the revised rotation of play applying for the remainder of that game), and the replaced player may not reenter the game.

R3 (f) further limits the number of alternates to one (1) per team, or none of competition does not allow it.


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