2014 Charity Skins -- Strategy

 
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STARTING AN END

In most cases, the team without last rock will put up a centre line guard. A longer guard is
better if the ice is not curling much.

THE RESPONSE

The team with last rock must decide if they want to generate their two points by coming around the opponent’s guard to the 8 foot, or play a corner guard. If a corner guard is played, the team without last rock will likely come around the centre guard to force play back to the centre.

OPTIONS

Some teams prefer to play the first stone into the house, to force their opponents to make the first aggressive move.

AS THE END CONTINUES

In most cases, play continues around the centre line guard. The key is to not go too deep too soon. The team that controls the front of the eight foot, near the centre line, controls the game.

THE ULTIMATE GOAL

To have a great time!