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This is Curling


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WHEN TO CURL?

Fall 2016 League Starting

More practice on October 2

This Sunday, October 2, is another opportunity for you to practice on the ice prior to the start of league (keep reading to learn more about that!). So be there or be square! Actually, you're welcome to be both square and there simultaneously if you like. 6pm-8pm as usual.

October 9 learn-to-curl

Spread the word that we'll be doing a learn-to-curl on Sunday, October 9, 5:30pm-8pm. Experienced hands are, as ever, welcome to come practice or play pickup games from 6pm-8pm.

October 16: the start of league curling

Our next league is scheduled to start on Sunday, October 16, 6pm-8pm. If you want to play, send an email to info@tahoecurling.com letting us know that you want in (and telling us of any other people on your team). You have only 2 more sessions before league starts to get your skills honed! So get out there on the ice on October 2 and October 9 to practice.

What to bring?

Warm, comfortable clothes, rubber soled shoes,

and your sense of adventure and humor

 

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The Crush

A bunch of LTEC folks participated in Wine Country Curling Club's annual bonspiel, The Crush, over Labor Day weekend. It was awesome, and we all acquitted ourselves nobly. A fuller writeup may be present in next week's LTEC email, but I wanted to throw a placeholder in for the moment.

Curling tip

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"):

  1. Wait until your skip puts the brush head down on the ice and stops moving it around. You now have your target: it's that immobile brush head.
  2. When you get in the hack, you need to be facing that target! Make sure your hips are square to the target.
  3. Draw an imaginary line from your hack foot to your target. Note where your imaginary line intersects the tee line (the short line that goes through the center of the house).
  4. When you push off from the hack, you want to slide through that intersection point! First the center of the stone, and then your gliding foot, and then your trailing foot should all pass more or less through that point. That means that you and the stone are sliding toward your target. And it implies that the stone is pretty much lined up with both of your feet; if you're holding the stone way off to one side of your gliding foot, then it's probably not going to go where you want it to go.
  5. When you release your stone, it should continue merrily sliding straight toward your target. At some point, its rotation (remember that when you release your stone, you give it some gentle rotation!) will cause it to curve away from your target and right toward where your skip really wanted the stone to go.

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.

Good curling,

Ray

 

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Bonspiels = Curling Tournaments!


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Bonspiels = Curling Tournaments!


THE CRUSH BONSPIEL

The geographically closest bonspiel to us will be on Labor Day weekend in Roseville, CA.  Registration for teams begins on March 9, and spots will fill up quickly! Get your team together and be ready to sign up. If you need help putting together a team or getting onto a team, email info@tahoecurling.com.

11th Annual High Altitude Open Bonspiel            Colorado Springs, CO               April 22-24

MOPAC 2016 5-Under Bonspiel                             Seattle, WA                                April 22-24

2016 Arena Curling Championship                        West Chester, PA                       May 10-15

Golden Gate Bonspiel                                            San Francisco, CA                     May 27-29

Surf City Bonspiel                                                     Orange, CA                                June 24-26

Hotter Than Hell Bonspiel                                        Phoenix, AZ                               July 14-17

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Curling Associations Links


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Curling Associations Links


World Curling Federation - http://www.worldcurling.org/

USA Curling-  http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Curling

Mountain Pacific Curling Association - http://www.mopacca.org/

Orange County CA Curling Club - http://www.occurling.com/

San Francisco CA - Bay Area Curling Club - http://www.bayareacurling.com/

Tempe AZ - Coyote Curling Club - http://www.coyotescurling.com/

Portland OR - Evergreen Curling Club - http://www.evergreencurling.org/

Seattle WA - Granite Curling Club - http://www.curlingseattle.org/

 

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