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Defensive Curling

Defensive Curling
Written by Steve Dowling on 2016-03-26


In a recent game, our team found ourselves tied at 2 through 3 ends. Our opponents had the hammer and were sitting one stone with 3 other stones in the house. Our team had one stone inside of the other stones. Our team had a stone directly in front of the point stone, with an opponent stone to the right of this stone.

Our shot tried to be a bump of the front stone with enough pace to knock the...(Read More)

Advanced Curling Delivery

Advanced Curling Delivery
Written by Steve Dowling on 2015-02-04


Test yourself and your readiness for advanced skills by answering the following questions:

Do you slide balanced over your sliding foot?
Is your balanced delivery instinct (do you do it on every shot)?
Do you slide through the hog line on every shot?
Does your rock consistently stay on the line of delivery?
By answering the questions, you can gauge your readiness. If you answered no to any...(Read More)

How Important Is the Push Off In Curling

How Important Is the Push Off In Curling
Written by Steve Dowling on 2015-01-08


There are many parts to a good curling shot, but the more I play, I realize that the push off may be the most important part. Getting a get push off will allow the shooter to more much more about placement and curl and less about needing to throw it hard enough to get the stone down to the other end. With a strong push off, the curling can just release the stone instead of throwing it.

As a right-handed...(Read More)

Curling League Begins Tonight In Buffalo

Curling League Begins Tonight In Buffalo
Written by Steve Dowling on 2014-12-03


The Buffalo Curling Club has organized a new league that begins at Buffalo Riverworks in downtown Buffalo. It will be the first time that there is a curling league played in Buffalo in over 20 years.

It is being played at the Ice House at 359 Ganson Street in Buffalo. Our team name is the Legion of Broom, and our hope is that we can continue the success that we enjoyed when we were curling 3 years...(Read More)

Curling Victory

Curling Victory
Written by Steve Dowling on 2012-02-04


In spite of my terrible curling performance, our team was able to pull out a 9-8 victory in curling. The win moved our team to 4-1. The game got a huge head start with a 4 point end to open the game. A 3 point game later clinched the victory. It was a very fun game and another step closer to the 2014 Mixed Gender World Championships....(Read More)

Curling Strategy: The Lead

Curling Strategy: The Lead
Written by Steve Dowling on 2012-02-02


In curling there is a great amount of strategy, not just skill that goes into winning a game. The four positions on a team are the lead, the second, the vice-skip and the skip. This article will discuss the strategy for the lead player in a game of curling based on different scenarios.

If the team has the first shot, I would advise the lead to aim for the button, while making sure to stay short...(Read More)

Origins and History of Curling

Origins and History of Curling
Written by Steve Dowling on 2011-11-08


Curling is thought to have been invented in medieval Scotland, with the first written reference to a contest using stones on ice coming from the records of Paisley Abbey, Renfrewshire, in 1541, in which paintings Pieter Bruegel depict Dutch peasants curling. Evidence that curling existed in Scotland in the early 16th century includes a curling stone inscribed with the date 1511 when an old pond was...(Read More)

Curling Equipment - The Playing Surface

Curling Equipment - The Playing Surface
Written by Steve Dowling on 2011-11-08


The playing surface or curling sheet is defined by the World Curling Federation Rules of Curling. The sheet is an area of ice, carefully prepared to be as flat and level as possible, approximately 150 feet in length by 15 feet in width.

A target, known as the house, is marked at each end of the sheet. The house consists of three rings formed by painting or laying colored vinyl sheet under the ice...(Read More)

Curling Equipment - The Rock or Stone

Curling Equipment - The Rock or Stone
Written by Steve Dowling on 2011-11-08


The curling stone or rock, as defined by the World Curling Federation, is a thick stone disc weighing between 38 and 44 pounds with a handle attached to the top. The maximum allowable circumference is 36 inches. The minimum height is 4.5 inches. The handle is attached by a bolt running vertically through a hole in the center of the stone. The handle allows the stone to be gripped and rotated upon...(Read More)





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