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Rules and etiquette

Published on September 15, 2011 By Glenn Paulley

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

Published on June 25, 2011 By Glenn Paulley

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

Published on January 10, 2011 By Glenn Paulley

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 […]


Published on October 13, 2010 By Glenn Paulley

This is a list of useful links and resources available online that can educate any curler – from kid to adult. The list will be updated as I discover new (or improved) material. If you have found something useful, send me the link! A useful resource is the Golden Hawks Curling High Performance Centre site […]