More Curling terms/words for use

Kirjoittanut Leox 16.07.2009 - 18:01
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CIE - Curling Ice Explained manual made by Leof Öhman (Sweden), John Minnaar (Scotland) and WCF, first edition in 2004. 

Fishtale - After sliding out of the hack, your back leg may start coming out from the side of your broom. This means that because of the line of the shoulders, bum or you might be twisting your body, your trailing foot goes out of the line where your stone, head and sliding foot is. This peeking trailing leg is called fishtale. 

SAMMT - Related to goal setting. Letters come from words: Specific, Attainable, Measurable, Mutual, Timed.

Scotties The Tournament of Hearts - The Canadien Women`s Championship. Played since 1961. Did not start with this name at the beginning.

Strategic Profile - Every team has this, this is outcome of players, how, what and when they like to play some certain type of shot. 3 different profiles. Defence first (Protecting), Offence first (Probing) and Blended attack (Pursuing)

Sub Zero Sweepers - South African curling team sponsored by Nando`s chicken restaurant.

Tactics - Its a shots what you play and when.

The Brier - The Canadien Men`s Curling Championship. Played first time in 1927, held every year except -43, -44 and -45.

The Egg - Special stone (name referred to its shape) that was made around the mid 17th century. Weighted about 47 kg. 

The Spirit of Curling - (Page 1 WCF Rule Book) Curling is a game of skill and of tradition. A shot well executed is a delight to see and it is also a fine thing to observe the time-honoured traditions of curling being applied in the true spirit of the game. Curlers play to win, but never to humble their opponents. A true curler never attempts to distract opponents, nor to prevent them from playing their best, and would prefer to lose rather then to win unfairly.

curlers never knowingly breake rules of the game, nor dosrespect any of its traditions. Should they become aware thet this has neeb done inadvertently, they will be the first to divulge the breach.

While the main objects of the game of curling is to determine the relative skill of the players, the spirit of curling demands good sportmanship, kindly feelings and honourable conduct.

The spirit should influence both the interpretation and the application of the rules of the game and also the conduct of all participants on and off the ice. 

WCF - World Curling Federation established in 1966 (original name was International Curling Federation).

1511 - Year from where the first found curling stone is. Owner was St. J.B. Sterling.

9,14% - Amount of procentages water expands when freezing.


Next part is taken straight from WCF rule book.

Alternate - A registered, non-playing member of the team who is eligible to substitute for one of the competing players.

Back of the house - The area within the house that lies between the tee line and the back line.

Blank end -  An end resulting in no score foe either team.

Brush - An istrument used by players to sweep the ice during the course of a game.

Competition - Any nymber of teams playing games to determine a winner.

Courtesy line - A line indicating where the sweepers from the non-delivering team are allowed to stand in order to ensure that an umpire can view the hog line and to prevent distraction of a delivering player.

Delivering end - The end of the sheet from which the stones are being delivered.

Delivering team - The team that is currently in control of the playing area, and scheduled to deliver the next stone.

Delivery - The action of playing a stone to the opposite end of the sheet (playing end).

Delivery stick - A device which attaches to the handle of the stone and acts as an extension of the arm/hand during the delivery process.

Divider - Material (e.g. foam or wood) used to separate sheets.

Draw Shot Challenge (DSC) - The calculation used to help determine ranking after a round robin.

End - A unit of play in which two opposing teams each deliver eight stones in alternating order, and then determine the score.

Equipment - Anything that is worn or carried by a player.

Extra end - An additional end played to break a tie at the end of regulation play.

External force - An occurrence not caused by either team.

Free Guard Zone (FGZ) - The area within the sheet between the hog line and the tee line at the playing end, excluding the house.

Game - Two teams playing a specified number of ends to determine a winner.

Hack - A foothold used by a player to start the delivery of a curling stone.

Handle - The part of a curling stone that a player grips in order to deliver.

Hog line - A line extending across the width of the sheet that is parallel to and located 6.40 m. (21 ft.) from each tee line. A stone must be released before it reaches the near hog line and must travel beyond the far hog line, or it shall be removed from play.

Home end - The end of the sheet from which the first stone of a game is delivered.

House - The area within the concentric circles at each end of the sheet.

In the process of delivery - the sequence of play that begins when the delivering player is positioned in the hack and concludes when the stone is released.

Last Stone Draw (LSD) - A contest conducted at the conclusion of a team’s pre-game practice in which each team delivers a single stone to the tee at the home end. The resulting distance is measured and used to determine which team has the choice of delivering the first or second stone in the first end.

Mathematically eliminated - The status of a team that has a combined total of stones left to be delivered and/or remaining in play that is less than the amount needed to produce either a tie or a win.

Measuring device - An instrument that determines which stone is closer to the centre of the house (Tee), or whether a stone is in the house.

Moving stone - A stone in motion either from a delivery or from being struck by another stone.

Original position of a stone - The location on the ice where a stone rested prior to its being displaced.

Out-of-play position - The location of a stone that is not in play (e.g. one which has touched a side line, or crossed the back line).

Playing end - The end of the sheet to which the stones are being delivered.

Sheet - The ice area on which a game is played.

Round robin - A competition in which each team plays all the other teams.

Score - The number of points received by a team in an end.

Scoring - Only one team can score per end. A team scores one point for each stone that is within the house and closer to the tee than any stone of the opposition team.

Skip - The player who directs play for the team.

Stationary stone - A stone in play which is not in motion.

Stone - Made of rare, close and evenly grained granite with a handle attached. Standardized for size and maximum weight of 19.96 kg. (44 lbs.).

Stone set in motion - A stationary stone hit by another stone which causes it to move.

Sweeping - Using a brush or broom to clean or polish the ice surface.

Team - Four players competing together in accordance with these rules. A team may include a fifth player (to act as an alternate) and a coach. Mixed Doubles have one male and one female player, and may include a coach.

Tee - The exact centre of the house.

Time-out - Stoppage of play called by a team or umpire.

Top of the house - The area within the house that lies between the hog line and the tee line.

Umpire - The person(s) responsible for the conduct of the game in accordance with these rules.

Vice-skip - The player who directs play for the team when it is the skip's turn to deliver, or when the skip is not in the playing area.