Archive for June, 2011

Timeout changes for the 2011-2012 season

June 25, 2011

June 16-18, 2011, saw the Canadian Curling Association host its Annual General Meeting in Ottawa. Among the various resolutions passed during the meeting, one in particular affects the Rules of Curling for Officiated Play that had been changed for the 2010 season, much to many curlers’ puzzlement: and that pertains to the changes made to […]

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New bowling pins for Little Rockers

June 20, 2011

I don’t recall precisely where I first saw a reference to using bowling pins on the ice with young Little Rock curlers – but it probably came from one of the several resources for Little Rock curling that comes from the Canadian Curling Association. But I immediately grasped the idea’s appeal – bowling is a […]

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Book review: Smart Curling

June 13, 2011

Smart Curling [1] is a book that really isn’t so much about curling as it is about communication, team performance and team dynamics, using curling as its context. As such, Vera Pezer’s 177-page volume is the single most comprehensive introduction to team dynamics and communication that I have thus far come across, so I recommend […]

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Book review: Curl to Win

June 2, 2011

Perhaps without realizing it, Russ Howard has delivered an excellent instructional guide to curling that, in my view, is almost perfectly suited for older Little Rock and bantam-aged players. Entitled Curl to Win and published in 2009 by HarperCollins of Toronto, Howard attempts, and largely succeeds, to cater to both new curlers and to experienced […]

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