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Sunday Mixed Doubles Curling 7:00 PM

Sunday Mixed Doubles Curling 7:00 PM

Mixed Doubles Curling starts on Sunday October 20, 2019  Please contact Melanie McBride for more information.

What is Mixed Doubles Curling?

It is the newest winter Olympic sport for 2018. Canada has always been a curling powerhouse but in mixed doubles we are just trying to catch up with the rest of the world. There is no formal skip standing in the house telling you what to do, there are only two players rotating between throwing and sweeping. It will require mental toughness and physical strength. The game consists of 6 stones per team allowing for the eight ends to be completed in less than 75 minutes for a regular eight end game.

Mixed Doubles Curling Rules

Instead of playing in teams of four, mixed doubles curling is for teams of two players – one male and one female (no alternate/spare player is allowed).

The game is played on the same sheets of ice as “traditional” curling.

Teams have only six stones each (instead of eight) and one of those stones, from each team, is prepositioned on the centre line before each end of play starts. One stone is positioned as a center guard (“one broom” distance from the 12 foot circle) and the other stone is positioned at the back of the four foot on the centre line.

The placement of the stationary stones is determined by a coin toss in the first end. Remaining ends – the team that lost the end has the decision on the placement. If a blank end – the team that did not deliver the last stone in that end shall have the decision on placement in the next end.

The team whose stationary stone is placed in the position in front of the house shall deliver first in that end, and the team whose stationary stone is placed in the house shall deliver the second stone of that end.

Player one delivers the first and last stones and player two plays the second, third and fourth stones. If they choose to, the two players may swap positions from one end to the next.

No stone, including those in the house, can be removed from play prior to the delivery of the fourth stone of an end. If there is a violation, the delivered stone shall be removed from play, and any displaced stone(s) shall be replaced to their original position by the non-offending team.

Sweeping can be done by both team members.

Power Play – once per game you are allowed to move the pre-set stones to the edge of the eight foot and the opponents’ stone then becomes the prefect corner guard.

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