In recent years, playoffs in curling have gone to a Page Playoff. Where does the word PAGE come from, a person, a town and ....?
The etymological derivation of the Page playoff system comes from Percy Page of the Victorian Football League in Australia.
The Page playoff system is a playoff format used primarily in curling at the championship level. Teams are seeded using a round-robin tournament and the top four play a mix of a single-elimination and double-elimination tournament to determine the winner. It is identical to a four-team McIntyre System playoff, first used by the Victorian Football League in Australia in 1931, which was originally called the Page system (or Page-McIntyre system) after the VFL delegate Percy Page who advocated its use.