AND IT'S EPIC !
AND IT'S EPIC !
League starts this Sunday, October 16, a mere 2 days hence! So that we can get properly organized for league play, and so that we can get the ice ready, please show up at 5:30pm, half an hour in advance of our official ice time.
So far we have the following teams:
Andy and Kerstin may be available occasionally as subs, and there might be other folks as well who are. And Monty might actually be moved to a different team.
Any feedback I receive on the bullet points above may lead to some last-minute rejiggering of teams. But for as of this moment, we have the rosters above, and because we have an odd number of teams, we'll have a bye team for each week.
Despite the incredible additional competitive fervor that league provides to the masses, league sessions cost the same as other sessions for people to attend: $10 for LTEC members and $15 for non-members. However, there are two tricks involved there:
Throwing accurately can be tough! And it's important; if you don't throw your stones in the direction that your skip wants them to go, you're not likely to win many games.
I suggest the following steps to help you throw accurately (to throw "on broom"):
In steps 2, 4, and 5, it's really easy to get focused on the center line (the long line going all the way down the ice through the center of the sheet). If you do that, then you'll be facing down the center line and/or sliding down the center line and/or releasing along the center line—and most likely none of those are what you want. I tell a lot of novice curlers that their toughest job is to ignore the center line.