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So last night because Raw wasn't on I watched curling on TSN. This was my first time ever, but I figured I'd watch because it was USA v. Canada. Suddenly I realised I didn't have a clue what was going on.
The guy from the States had the last stone and the circle was completly cleared, but he just let it go right through on purpose. So if anyone can anyone tell me why he did this?
Any other facts on how the game is scored too, would be great.



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How the game is played:

You've got 4 guys: the Lead, the Second, The Vice, and the Skip (head guy). Each guy throws 2 rocks, alternating shots with the other team. The Leads throw their two rocks first, then the Seconds, then the Vices, then the Skips. As you probably saw, as one person shoots, one person is holding the broom as a target, and the other two are "sweeping" the rock, which basically just cleans the ice and allows the rock to go faster.

You get a point if your team's rock is closest to the "button" (little tiny circle in the middle). If you have 2 rocks that are closer than any others, you get 2 points; 3, you get 3 points, etc. I believe a normal game goes 9 "ends", but can end sooner if one team concedes, or cannot possibly catch up (this is rare, though).

Whenever you score a point, the "hammer" is then given to the other team. This is why the guy you saw threw his last rock through the rings - he wanted to keep the hammer, which is a big advantage in curling. If you're up 1 going into the last end with the hammer, you're in terrific shape.

Should the team without the hammer score points, it is called a "steal". The other team still keeps the hammer, though.

There is also a "3 rock rule" in place (actually, it might be a "4 rock rule" for the Olympics - I'll have to check). This means that rocks thrown CANNOT be taken out of play with other shots until after the 3rd (or 4th) shot. This allows the game to become much more strategic. If this rule didn't exist, and you were up 1 with the hammer in the last end, you'd just knock out all their rocks and win easily.

Hope this helped!



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Yeah that was great thanks. But I still don't get it.

Whenever you score a point, the "hammer" is then given to the other team. This is why the guy you saw threw his last rock through the rings - he wanted to keep the hammer, which is a big advantage in curling. If you're up 1 going into the last end with the hammer, you're in terrific shape.

What exactly is the "hammer"?



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Olympic curling uses the 4-rock rule. Brew just covered the basics there are ther is also the 'hog line' (The first solid line you see going across the ice.) Basically your stone has to cross that line in order to be in play. it's not very often that you see it miss. But it happens.

Oh and the "Hammer" means you have the last shot. So instead of in this case scoring an easy 1 point. You can set up next end to get more. It's a lot easier if you have the last rock.



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Ok thanks. I thought the hammer meant something like that I just wasn't sure. I didn't pay close enough attention to see who was getting the last shot I just thought it switched every end.



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those Scots and their weird games.... ^_^



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Curling: a radically Canadian sport. Why? Because you have to be DRUNK to understand it... But hey, we LOVE our curling up here...so, go CANADA! Whoo! 9-4 against Norway!



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