Fee is $80/team; guarantee 3 X 6 end games.
Number of Rocks & Set Up
Teams have six stones each although they actually only throw five of them. The team with the hammer (throwing second in order) has one rock pre-positioned on the centre line behind the button in the house with one rock from the opposing team guarding it on the center line in the free guard zone. Holes have been drilled on the center line for guides.
Player one throws the first and last rocks while the second player delivers the middle three. The players can switch positions between ends. The teams alternate throwing their rocks until all of them have been played.
When a rock is thrown, the second player can sweep the rock or remain in the house to keep an eye on the path while the shooter gets up and sweeps the rock themselves.
One exception to regular rules of scoring is that a blank end will result in loss of hammer. It is to your advantage to score when you have the hammer, even if it is only a single point.
Scoring & Number of Ends
For our mini spiel we will be playing 6-end games. We have allotted 90minutes to play a six end game.
Scoring is done as in a regular game. If the score is tied after six ends, we will have a draw to the button to determine winner.
We will be using the â€˜Power Playâ€™ for this Spiel. When a â€™Power Playâ€™ 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. Each team may use the Power Play once per game
No rocks can be eliminated from play until the fourth rock of the end . This means you cannot remove any rock that is in play with any of the first three rocks thrown. As with the regular free guard zone, non-offending team can replace the rocks to previous positions.