Rules and etiquette

Posted by on September 15, 2011 at 9:32 pm

The spirit of the “roaring game” includes good sportsmanship, honourable conduct, adherence to the rules, and common courtesy. Curling is one of the few games that are played predominately without officials, so integrity and honesty in following the rules of the game are expected by all teams. The Canadian Curling Association has adopted the following […]

Timeout changes for the 2011-2012 season

Posted by on June 25, 2011 at 7:34 pm

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 […]

Understanding the Free Guard Zone rule

Posted by on January 10, 2011 at 10:19 am

During Bantam practice yesterday, a number of situations arose where properly utilizing the Free Guard Zone would change both the strategy of play and the tactics used at the beginning of the end. So here’s a brief explanation of the Free Guard Zone rule, re-printed here from the Elmira and District Curling Club website. The […]

Rule changes for 2010-2012

Posted by on October 14, 2010 at 11:14 pm

The Canadian Curling Association has updated the Rules of Curling for General Play to incorporate rules and/or wording from the World Curling Federation – the changes are summarized here. Two rules changes to note include: The rule for touching a delivered stone has now been clarified. A player may re-touch a delivered stone before it […]