Curling is a sport in which players slide stones on a sheet of ice toward a target area which is. In addition to the novel malefemale teammate pairings, the event features. Mixed doubles power play mixed doubles strategy how to play the power play mixed doubles curling. Oilfields curling club black diamond mixed doubles bonspiel cancelled. This video is courtesy of wctv, and is not to be reproduced without written consent from wctv.
The event was held in conjunction with the 2017 world senior curling championships. Mixed doubles is curlings breezier, equally fun version, and. Mixed curling, also known as coed curling, is the sport of curling when played by men and women together. Power play teams can call a power play once per game when they. When mixed doubles curling got the green light to be an olympic sport less than three years ago, canada wasnt that good at it.
The tournament began in 2008 with the 2008 world mixed doubles curling championship. Mixed doubles is the most common format of doubles curling, where the term mixed specifies that each team is composed of one man and one woman. The other team member shall deliver the teams second, third and fourth stones for that end. Mixed doubles curling is the future of the olympics cbc.
The tournament continues early thursday morning with session 2 and. A mixed doubles curling game can be played in just over an hour as opposed to the 2. It uses an intuitive approach and lots of pictures to make curling strategy easy to understand, even for people who are totally new to the sport. Demonstration of curling s newest discipline, mixed doubles. The first session of the mixed doubles curling round robin tournament has wrapped, it aired the evening of wednesday, feb.
The book of old darvel and some of its famous sons. Support for winloss, points and mixed doubles games. A normal mixed team consists of 2 men and 2 women with the throwers alternating in gender. You dont want a bunch of junk in play here so consider drawing your first stone to the other open side, even with the tee line with your placed stone. Mixed doubles curling debuts as an olympic sport at the pyeongchang games, where canada will be represented by john morris and kaitlyn lawes. Russian mixed doubles curler stripped of olympic medal for. By the 1990s, the top curling strategy was to get a stone close to the button. In mixed doubles, there are only two players per team one man, one woman and.
Has anyone witnessed how the changes the wcf implemented this year to mixed doubles play out inaction yet. Doubles curling is growing in interest and gaining popularity around the world. Introduction to curling strategy is the first comprehensive book on modern curling strategy. Us finishes seventh in olympic mixed doubles curling. The positioned stones that are placed before the beginning of each end are eligible to be counted in the scoring. The eleven teams have been divided into two roundrobin pools. Mixed doubles is curlings breezier, equally fun version. Mixed doubles curling is one of four new events to be introduced in pyeongchang, south korea in february. Team canada playing doubles curling at the 2018 olympic games in pyeongchang, south korea. The mixed doubles format is unique to the sport of curling and there are several key areas where it deviates from the traditional game.
Two rocks are placed prior to the start of each end each team has only two players one must be a male and one must be a female. The strategy book captures real game situations to drive whatif discussions. At the 2010 worlds, russia won its first ever world curling title by defeating new zealand, also firsttime curling medalists. The game can be played at a high level in competition or in the newly forming mixed doubles spiels and club leagues. Morris, lawes golden again in olympic curling with mixed. Feb 11, 2018 mixed doubles curling debuts as an olympic sport at the pyeongchang games, where canada will be represented by john morris and kaitlyn lawes.
More broadly defined, it is the decision making process a team goes through before, during and after a game. Each player may throw two practice rocks on the playing sheet prior to game play. January 25, 2020 please visit the qualico mixed doubles classic website to find information about opportunities to be involved in this event as a volunteer, sponsor, spectator or even a player registration is open to all club curlers. Strategy is commonly defined as deciding what shot to play. Of course, thats not all there is to it strategy in curling is a complex process that includes goal setting, making game plans, deciding game style, shot selection, and game evaluation. The olympic sport of mixed doubles curling is growing in popularity across the curling world especially with the inclusion of the discipline for the 2018 winter games in korea. History of curling how curling works howstuffworks. First mixed doubles curling medal claimed by oar olympic. Mixed doubles is now played in more countries of the world than the traditional game itself. As someone whos curled for 15 years, ive played exactly three mixed.
In the inaugural running at an olympic winter games of mixed doubles competition in curling, the olympic athlete from russia rink swept their way to a bronze medal at the pyeongchang 2018 olympic winter games. So the olympic debut of mixed doubles curling here at the 2018. Doubles matches in tennis may not be as popular as the single matches but it has its own prestige as a game in the world of sports. In a few short years, the world curling federation wcf has developed a mixed doubles world championship, and it has been officially added as a. Its kind of a big deal, so heres an explainer from cbc sports reporter jacqueline doorey. May 16, 2017 mixed doubles is a relatively new form of curling that is very different from the traditional game. Curling strategy, by the numbers vancouver, british columbia like many geeks who have come before me, ive become absolutely mesmerized by curling, and i havent even made it to the venue. Also, the garrison curling cub and the calgary curling club are likely to have spring mixed doubles curling leagues again in may, 2020 5 weeks in duration. In the inaugural running at an olympic winter games of mixed doubles competition in curling, the olympic athlete from russia rink swept their way to a bronze medal at the pyeongchang 2018 olympic winter games alexandr krushelnitckii, an olympic athlete from russia oar, competed in the mixed doubles curling event that ended on february 2018. Bad end sinks usa in loss to switzerland in mixed doubles curling feb. It takes everything you love about curlingthe strategy, the broom work, the fact that. Canada crushes switzerland to win olympic mixed doubles. It is very important for a team to have a plan and attempt to implement it.
Feb, 2018 at the postmatch news conference, morris made an impassioned plea for mixed doubles, describing it as a fastpaced, exciting version of the sport that would only help curling grow. The strategy book module gives you a powerful tool for. Curling doesnt seem that complicated, but there is quite a bit of strategy involved. The 2017 world mixed doubles curling championship was held from april 22 to 29 at the lethbridge curling club in lethbridge, canada. When using a target like this, make sure you look through it to the other end. Russian mixed doubles curler stripped of olympic medal for doping. Working for the benefit and growth of indian curlers since 2014. Some community and school level curling is mixed, while most toplevel curling championships are divided into mens and womens divisions. Tennis doubles strategy foundation for tennis doubles.
Kaitlyn lawes and john morris won the right to represent their country in the olympics by winning the canadian mixed doubles curling trials. Two teams, each with four players, take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones, also called rocks, across the ice curling sheet towards the house, a circular target marked on the ice. Kaitlyn lawes, john morris to curl for mixed doubles gold. The others are mass start long track speed skating, big air snowboarding and alpine skiing. Since you are up by a few points, one strategy suggestion is to keep the end clean and score a single point or maybe two with your final draw of the end. No offense intended, but the plain fact is that men are generally stronger and quicker than women. It could actually revolutionize the sport steve simmons said in his column mixed doubles curling is a sham. Im wondering how moving the initial house rock to the back of the four foot, as well as the power play feature, both affect strategy. However this is more of a strategy to keep the team with hammer to a single point than it is a strategy to steal. It works through classic scenarios that commonly occur at all levels of curling. All meals provided at curling center breakfast at host hotel results. Get to know the new olympic event of mixed doubles curling.
Sean turriff this stepbystep guide for beginning and intermediate curlers covers throws, brushing, delivery, basic shots, and ice reading. Usa curling is excited to announce team peterson as one of the three womens teams that will be in the high performance program this upcoming season. In a few short years, the world curling federation wcf has developed a mixed doubles world. Teammates will generally yell at each other to communicate strategy such as. The book includes 40 drills featuring a selfscoring component that. Apr 07, 2017 mixed curling will make its olympic debut at the 2018 winter games in pyeongchang, south korea. Tennis doubles strategy is an important foundation for a winning tennis game. The first olympic gold medal in mixed doubles curling goes to canada, after john morris and kaitlyn lawes beat defending world champions jenny perret and martin rios of switzerland 103 in the.
Curling is a sport in which players slide stones on a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four concentric circles. The player delivering the teams first stone of the end must also deliver the teams last stone of that end. Available worldwide for oneoff lessons or fullseason support. The term mixed is also used to describe a specific format of 4person team curling where the team consists of two men and two women and the throwing order alternates genders, see mixed team. International mixed doubles trophy, aarau home facebook. Mixed curling will make its olympic debut at the 2018 winter games in pyeongchang, south korea. Photo by aaron favila the associated press and found on winnipeg free press the idea of mixed doubles curling came about in 2001, by warren hansen from curling canada, to be one of the four curling disciplines for the continental cup of curling tournaments. Alexandr krushelnitckii, an olympic athlete from russia oar, competed in the mixed doubles curling event that ended on february 2018. Tennis doubles is played in the same court surfaces clay, grass and hard as in single tennis matches. Eli5 the strategies of the new mixed doubles rules. Mixed doubles is a relatively new curling discipline designed for two players one male. Jason keerak is a certified competition curling coach, specializing in mixed doubles play. Mixed doubles curling teams consist of just two players a woman and a man instead of the usual four players per team. International mixed doubles trophy, aarau, aarau, switzerland.
Matches are eight ends long, not 10, and the two players alternate. In mixed doubles curling however, only five stones are thrown. Basic mixed doubles strategy just as singles is a different game than doubles, mixed doubles is yet again a very different game than regular doubles. A great deal of strategy and teamwork go into choosing the ideal path and placement of. Doubles curling most commonly seen as mixed doubles is a variation of the sport of curling with only two players on each team. Jenny perret and martin rios of switzerland silver, kaitlyn lawes and john morris of canada gold, and anastasia bryzgalova and aleksandr krushelnitckii of olympic athletes from russia bronze pose during the medal ceremony for curling mixed doubles on day 5 of the pyeongchang 2018 winter olympics at medal plaza on february 14, 2018 in pyeongchanggun, republic of korea. Strategy and tactics strategy is commonly defined as deciding which shot to play. In olympic curling, men and women are not created equal the. The field, made up of six teams, will play a round robin followed by a playoff round robin the top three teams and a final on 4 february. Teams will be responsible for pebbling and nipping their sheet prior to each game. Although this is an important element, it is not all there is to strategy.
Have a game plan and be patientbut also be flexible as teams are often faced with having to change tactics. World mixed doubles curling championship wikipedia. Rules for ardsley 201718 unmixed doubles curling general rules. Strategy is commonly defined as deciding which shot to play. International mixed doubles curling trophy in aarau. First mixed doubles curling medal claimed by oar olympic news. The scoring shall be the same as in a regular game of curling. In mixed doubles, each twoperson team shall deliver five 5 stones per end. It currently includes mens, womens and mixed doubles tournaments the mixed. Feb, 2018 mixed doubles curling teams consist of just two players a woman and a man instead of the usual four players per team. Mixed doubles format 1 male and 1 female on a team. The last round of the olympic curling mixed doubles round robin tournament took place on saturday evening, determining the teams for the semifinals. The english curling association national championships will kickoff on 1 february with the mixed doubles programme. It works through classic scenarios that commonly occur at.595 881 679 135 879 1543 13 35 1199 324 1518 1528 1652 1354 525 137 1266 178 1451 879 939 1472 1027 1398 733 463 813 679 235 1336 587 76 1406 59 647 1112 992 194 344 428 967 1397 1433