Curling is a fun sport which combines physical and mental skill. It is also one of the few sports in the world where all ages, genders and abilities can compete against each other. Curling is fun!
The basics of the game are simple. There are two teams on a sheet of ice who take turns to deliver the stones. Both of the teams try to get their stones down to the other end in order to be closer to the center of the target or the “house”.
Each team consists of four players – the lead, second, third and the fourth, also known as the “skip”. In each of the ends every person gets to deliver 2 stones. The responsibility of the Skip is to lead the game of his team, call the line for the shots and to give general feedback to players.
When all 16 stones have been played, the end is finished. A team will score one point for each stone that is closer to the center than the best opponent’s stone. In order to count the stone has to touch the “house”.
Team who scored will always start the next end. This way the team who did not score in the previous end will get the last stone advantage. Games on the competitive level are usually played with a time limit and therefore a game lasts around 2-2,5 hours or until the agreed number of ends have been played.
Team with the most points in total at the end of the game will win.