Saturday, February 20, 2010

YOU don't understand Curling?? Simple Game....


Each team has eight stones in each end. End means game. There are four players in each team and they play in turn, having two stones each. So the lead player in Team 1 plays a stone and is then followed by the lead player in Team 2. The lead player in Team 1 then plays his or her second stone and is followed by the lead player for team 2. Then the second set of players do the same and so on until all eight stones have been delivered by each team.

The players aim to get the stones inside a circular area called The House'. It is made up of three concentric circles. The first is coloured green. The middle one is white and the centre one is blue. You could think of the centre one as being a bit like a bulls-eye on a dart board. Center one is called The button.
The winner of the end is the team that has a stone inside the house and closest to the centre of the house i.e. the bulls-eye. And if you had two stones inside the house and both closer than the other team's best stone, then you'd score two points. If you had three stones inside the house and closer than your opponent's best stone, then you'd have three points, and so on.
In competitive curling, eight ends are played and the winner is the team with the most points at the end of the match. The sport might seem a little bit alien at first, if you've not been brought up with it, but I think the basic scoring rules are fairly straightforward and most people pick them up quickly.
It's a very skillful sport and is good fun to play. Some of the most enjoyable games I've played in have been when a bunch of my friends and I have played, most of whom are very much beginners in curling terms, so you don't need to be professional standard to enjoy sliding about on ice and trying to knock your opponents stones off the ice!

Article from Simon Wright on the Internet

4 comments:

Terri Gordon said...

Hello, Thank you so much for sharing, my husband and I were watching curling last night and wished we knew more about it. It looks fun. Thank you. Terri

slommler said...

I too have thought that curling looked fun! Thanks for the info.
Hugs
SueAnn

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