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Coaches Corner - 5

Editor: Chris Daffern            Date: 2014-12-30

The previous four articles dealt with: touched (or burnt) rocks, sweeping and brushing, positioning of players, and when a rock is in or out of play.  This article will cover a refresher of some of those articles because of observations made in recent competitions and/or club play as well as an update on rule changes adopted by the Canadian Curling Association at the summer 2014 National Curling Congress/AGM.

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Coaches Corner - 4

Editor: Chris Daffern            Date: 2014-02-16

Do you know when a rock is out-of-play? It may seem obvious but there are some twists and turns. Here are the key points.

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Coaches Corner - 3

Editor: Chris Daffern            Date: 2014-02-15

Know where you should be standing - and where you shouldn't be!  This one is about positioning of players - - Rule 7 in The Rules of Curling For General Play

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Coaches Corner - 2

Editor: Chris Daffern            Date: 2014-02-14

This Rules review is about sweeping and arises from a Member’s question about who has priority over sweeping the rocks of either team.

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Coaches Corner - 1

Editor: Chris Daffern            Date: 2014-02-13

What do we do when a rock is touched (or burned) during play?

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Curling Etiquette, Part IV

Editor: Chris Daffern            Date: 2014-02-12

We started off this series of four articles about curling etiquette by quoting from the Curler’s Code of Ethics. We noted that the unwritten ethical and etiquette standards evolve and change over time. So how can you know if you are doing the wrong thing? Well, hopefully your teammates will point it out – before the opposition does.

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Curling Etiquette, Part III

Editor: Chris Daffern            Date: 2014-02-11

Curling is a team game. That may sound simplistic but every shot of every game requires the skills of the rink/team as a whole. Part III of Curling Etiquette starts with each player’s role as part of the team.

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Curling Etiquette, Part II

Editor: Chris Daffern            Date: 2014-02-10

Continuing with a review of the etiquette of curling, let’s now move to the conduct of play and the roles and deportment of the players.

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Curling Etiquette, Part I

Editor: Chris Daffern            Date: 2014-02-09

Curling has its rules governing play, but equally as important is the way you conduct yourself while curling. 

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Rockology 101 - Part II, the running surface

Editor: Chris Daffern            Date: 2014-02-09

Rockology Part I started with excerpts for the lyrics to Abba’s song “Rock Me”.  Just to keep the lyrical tone, I’ll finish with these words written and sung by Andy Kim:

“Rock me gently … Rock me slowly … Take it easy … Don’t you know that I have never been loved like this before …”.

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This is Rockology 101, Part I - the striking band

Editor: Chris Daffern            Date: 2014-02-08

The Striking Band.

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Curling Strategy

Editor: Chris Daffern            Date: 2014-02-07

Are you a new curler and have come to appreciate there is more to this game than simply heaving rocks up and down the ice like balls in a bowling alley?  Or you may have played for a while and with experience you have come to understand there really is a reason some call this game “chess on ice”.

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