Mixed Doubles is the new Olympic sport that’s sweeping the curling world, and we are starting a league on Sunday evenings from 6:30-8, beginning on Oct. 21st. We’ve already heard from quite a few people who are planning to join, so we’re pretty sure it’s a go. It will be team entry, with one female and one male player per team, and you will play eight-end games.
Basic rules (from WorldCurling.org)
Mixed Doubles is played by two players. One male and one female on each team. Both teams play five stones each and start every end with one stone that has been pre-placed, so the maximum amount of points in each end is six.
In most ends, the pre-placed stones, will be positioned so that the team with last stone advantage (hammer) will start the end with one stone at the back of the four foot circle. The team without the last stone advantage, will start with a centre guard.
Both teams have the right to use a ’Power Play’ once in every game, in an end where they have last stone advantage.
When a ’Power Play’ is being used, the pre-placed stones will be moved out to one of the sides, and placed as a corner guard and a stone behind it, with the back of the stone against the tee line.
Myrna and Angela Sanderson, with experience in organizing our sold-out Mixed Doubles funspiels in recent years, are looking after getting this new league going. Get in touch with them or call the Club for more info, or hit the new Online Registration system to sign up!