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Curling Strategy. York Curling Club November 14, 2010 Jack Inouye. ** Click your mouse to move through the slides **. Credit to John Falkingham for providing the starting PowerPoint slides. Basic Concepts Getting Started Playing the End Other Factors to Consider Strengths and Weaknesses

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curling strategy

Curling Strategy

York Curling Club

November 14, 2010

Jack Inouye

** Click your mouse to move through the slides **

Credit to John Falkingham for providing the starting PowerPoint slides.

outline
Basic Concepts

Getting Started

Playing the End

Other Factors to Consider

Strengths and Weaknesses

It’s a Team Game – A role for everybody

Missing on the “pro-side”

Strategies for Beating the Clock

Outline
definitions
Free Guard Zone

Area from which you cannot remove an opposition rock from play prior to your team’s 3rd rock of the end

Hammer

Last rock of the end

Steal

Win the end without the hammer

Force

Force the opponent to take one point

Definitions
basic concepts
With the hammer,

Objective to score two points

Anything more is a bonus

Without the hammer,

Try to steal one point

At least force your opponent to only one point

Be patient

Don’t get greedy

Big ends happen by themselves

Basic Concepts
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With the hammer,

Play to the wings

Play in the rings

Basic Concepts
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Leave Yourself A Shot At

The 4 Foot With Last Rock

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With the hammer,

Play to the wings

Play in the rings

Without the hammer,

Play to the centre

Control the front of the house

Basic Concepts
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If you control the front of the house,

how does the opposition get to the

4 foot with last rock?

getting started
Lead stones determine how the rest of the end will play out

Without the hammer:

1st stone should be in front of the house straddling the centre line

Getting Started
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Center Guard

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Could Change Strategy

For Play This End

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Ends Up In the House

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Lead stones determine how the rest of the end will play out

Without the hammer:

1st stone should be in front of the house straddling the centre line

With the hammer:

If you get the chance, corner guard

Getting Started
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Corner Guard

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Lead stones determine how the rest of the end will play out

Without the hammer:

1st stone should be in front of the house straddling the centre line

With the hammer:

If you get the chance, corner guard

Another option is to go top of the 4 foot

Getting Started
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playing the end
After the first two stones, the possibilities are limitless

Remember your basic strategy

With the hammer, Play to the wings, Play in the rings

Without the hammer,

Play to the centre, Control the front

… but don’t be a slave to it

Take advantages of your opponent’s miscues

Know when to switch gears!

Playing the End
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Or Throw Up Another

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The Corner Guard

Corner Guard Instead

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With the hammer

Get rid of the centre guards as soon as you can

those are the stones that will permit your opponent to steal the end

Without the hammer

Keep putting up centre guards

Control the front

Don’t go for the house too early

Playing the End
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Opponents rocks behind the T-line are your friends

Don’t be too eager to take them out – especially if you don’t have the hammer

Use the “freeze” to make it more difficult to remove your rock from play

Playing the End
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other factors to consider
What End is being played?

What is the Score?

Play the score board!

Ice Conditions

How good are you?

How good are they?

Other Factors To Consider
what end is being played
Early ends - play more conservative, defensive.

Fewer rocks in play

Team gets acclimatized to ice conditions

Low risk of giving up big end early in game

Without hammer, play into top 4 foot

Hammer – play hit

Change broom location and turn so you can get a read on different parts of the ice.

What End Is Being Played
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Middle and late ends - play more aggressive, offensive.

More rocks in play

Good shot execution required

Improves chances of scoring multiple points

Without hammer, play center guard, freezes

Hammer – come around or corner guard

There are other factors to consider on how you call your end.

What End Is Being Played
score play the score board
Down by considerable margin late in game

Aggressive or Offensive

Corner guards with hammer

Center guards without hammer, multiple guards desired

Get lot of rocks in play

Opposition rocks are your friends

don’t take them out

Lose by 1 or lose by 10

Freeze or bump them back behind the T-Line

They become “catchers”

Score–Play the score board!
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Sizable lead late in game

Conservative or Defensive

On rings to the wings or through with hammer

Top 4 foot without hammer, keep play in the house in front of T-Line

Minimize number of rocks in play

Clear guards as soon as possible

Remove any opposition stones on the rings

Don’t always have to go for shot rock

Be aware of angles when clearing guards

Score–Play the score board!
ice conditions
Skip must get a read on the ice

Learn from every rock – even if broom is missed

Watch how the rock is released

Watch opposition stones as well

Straight Ice

Come around – difficult to execute

Play tight guards and tap-up

Ice Conditions
strengths and weaknesses
Know your team – play to their strengths

If you don’t know your team, draws are generally better than take-outs

Takeouts require skip and shooter to be in sync – there are many ways to miss

If a take-out misses, that’s all there is

Draws require shooter to find the right weight and skip to find the right broom – but separately

A missed draw can often still be useful

Strengths and Weaknesses
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Draw provides more options

Ideal Result

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If you are going to play a draw game, commit to it

Don’t go after the FLOB

Last 3 words of the acronym “Little Outside Biter”

Use your imagination for the first word.

It takes nerves and patience – and occasionally you’ll lose a big end and a big game

Strengths and Weaknesses
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it s a team game
Lead is key position on the team

Positioning of lead rocks will dictate the strategy for the end.

Lead should have a strong draw game

Second and third need to be able to throw takeouts and make finesse draw shots.

All three should be strong sweepers

It’s A Team Game
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The Skip needs to:

be able manage the skills on his team and adopts the strategy that best suits the team

be able to make the last shot, draw, tap or hit, under pressure

be able to read ice, releases and adjust strategy and shot selection to suit.

Skips do not need to know how to sweep!

It’s A Team Game
pro side misses
Nobody’s perfect

Missing on the “pro” side means erring in a way that does the least damage

Depending on the situation:

Light is better than heavy

Through is better than behind the T-Line

Always be aware of plan B and C shots

If shooter is inside, outside, light or heavy

Everyone on the team should be aware and communicating weight and watching release

Pro-Side Misses
strategies for beating the clock
Plan ahead, knowing some basics of strategy

Plan your next shot based on anticipating what your opposition will call

Assume that your opponents will make the shot you anticipate

This will reduce the time taken thinking about what shot to call

Strategies For Beating the Clock
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Bank time early in the game

Takeouts take less time than draws

You may want to consider playing a couple of ends up and down (in the house and lot of takeouts)

Fewer rocks in play, less to consider

Team must be in position and ready to shoot when the skip puts the broom down

At the end of the end, leads grab #1 rock and go to the hack, let others clear rocks

Strategies For Beating the Clock
summary
With Hammer – Play to wings

Score 2 points

Make sure skip has a shot to the 4 foot with last rock

Without Hammer – Play to the middle

Steal or Force 1

Make it difficult for opposition skip to get to the 4 foot with his last rock

Summary
references
GOOGLE – “Basic Curling Strategy”

CurlTech – a number of articles

Curling Strategy:

An unsanctioned, unofficial, un-censored collection of half-baked concepts by a confirmed curling amateur

John Falkingham

GOOGLE – “Curling Strategy With Numbers”

References