(Not So) Mixed Doubles: Give it a Try!
Mixed Doubles is one of the newest of the Curling sports and is gaining in popularity every year. All normal curling rules apply EXCEPT:
•There are only 2 players per team (normally 1 male and 1 female but we will mix and match)
•You only throw 5 rocks (Player one throws rocks 1 and 5 and Player two throws 2,3 and 4)
•You can change who is player 1 and 2 every end if you wish
•The team who has “hammer” actually decides whether they want hammer or not every end.
•2 rocks are placed in play every end (hammer team in rings) see picture 1 below.
•NO rock can be removed until after the third stone is played (including rocks in the house)
The team that wants “hammer” places their stone in the house. (Same curling rules apply, the team losing the previous end gets to decide hammer)
If you have an interest in trying this exciting new version of curling we are getting a mini-pickup league started on Sunday, as we have two free sheets of ice. It will cost $20.00 per game and the only condition is if you sign up we really need a commitment, with only 2 players per team finding a spare is CRITICAL. Here are the dates we will be trying this sport: (Oct. 20,27, Nov. 3 and 10)While anyone can sign up regardless of ability, some experience might be helpful; this might actually improve your game by adding a new dynamic to traditional curling. The more you curl the better you will play and learn.