Curler’s Corner

This is information for Curlers to understand the rules, equipment, and strategy better. Full of facts and tips to help improve your gameplay.

Curler’s Corner: Know Your Role (6/7)

Part 6: Third A Third is really the jack of all trades.  A Third is often called on to maintain or regain control of the end.  Hopefully there are a number of stones in play when the Third throws their stones.  Their job will range from adding more guards, adding/replacing […]

Curler’s Corner: Know Your Role (5/7)

Part 5: Second A Second’s shots are often heavly dictated by what their Lead has thrown.  Sometimes the opponents Lead stones are what dictates what a Second will be required to throw.  In a typical game there are only 4 types of shots that a Second will be required to throw. Draw: […]

Curler’s Corner: Know Your Role (4/7)

Part 4: Lead If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll have read the Lead On!post that was written that had some information about the Lead’s Role.  And Part 3 of Know Your Role covered the Delivery role.  So what could possibly be left to cover?  Well in this post we […]

Curler’s Corner: Know Your Role (3/7)

Part 3: Delivery It seems like such a simple role.  Deliver the stone.  Besides the technical difficulties of delivery, how hard can it be?  Well you’re right.  The primary goal of the delivery is to throw the stone.  But the role of delivery starts way before the release. Communicate: Are […]

Curler’s Corner: Know Your Role (1/7)

The following will be a 7 part series of the different aspects of curling (skipping, sweeping, deliverying, throwing lead, throwing 2nd, throwing 3rd, & throwing 4th) and understanding what your role in the curling game is.  Like anything, a team who’s members know what they are to be doing, when, and why, […]