Curling for Dummies (For Dummies (Sports & Hobbies)) (2ND)

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Curling for Dummies (For Dummies (Sports & Hobbies)) (2ND)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 350 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780470838280
  • DDC分類 796.964

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With the Winter 2006 Olympics bringing Canada our first gold medal in curling, the sport's popularity is at an all-time high in this country, and its international presence is growing. In the five years since the publication of the first edition of Curling For Dummies, Canadian attendance at curling tournaments and viewership of televised curling has skyrocketed. Twenty new nations have joined the World Curling Federation. Curling s profile isn't the only thing that's changed since the first edition was published so too have the game's rules, equipment, and technique. Profiles of players, listings of television coverage and events, and memorable curling shots also need to be updated for the second edition. As the most comprehensive and up-to-date book available, Curling For Dummies will remain the ultimate curling book, for fans, players, and coaches.

Table of Contents

Introduction                                       1  (1)
About This Book 1 (1)
Why You Need This Book 2 (2)
How to Use This Book 4 (1)
How This Book Is Organized 4 (2)
Part I: Getting Started 4 (1)
Part II: Curling Fundamentals 4 (1)
Part III: Hurry Hard! Playing the Game 5 (1)
Part IV: Getting Better 5 (1)
Part V: Behind the Glass 5 (1)
Part VI: The Part of Tens 5 (1)
Icons Used in This Book 6 (1)
Part I: Getting Started 7 (22)
What Is Curling? 9 (10)
What's This Game of Rocks and Brooms 9 (3)
About?
Throwing rocks 10 (1)
Curling rocks 10 (1)
Shooting and scoring 11 (1)
Sweeping --- more than just cleaning up 11 (1)
around the house
A thinking person's game 11 (1)
Why Curl? 12 (4)
You can play at any age 13 (1)
You can play with your wife --- or 14 (1)
girlfriend, or husband, or boyfriend, or
You can learn how to play in one day 14 (1)
(really, you can)
You can play without taking out a 15 (1)
second mortgage
You don't have to be in rip-roaring 15 (1)
shape
You can play in a wheelchair 16 (1)
A Game for Everyone 16 (1)
A Community's Heart and Soul 17 (2)
Kilts and Cannonballs: Where Curling Comes 19 (10)
From
Origins of the Game 20 (2)
Continental Europe 20 (1)
Scotland the brave 21 (1)
Canada Rocks 22 (2)
Prairie roots 22 (1)
The iron crowd in Quebec 23 (1)
Around the Globe 24 (5)
Oh say, can you curl 24 (1)
Europe and the rest of the world 25 (4)
Part II: Curling Fundamentals 29 (80)
The Equipment 31 (12)
Shoes and Sliders 31 (6)
Types of sliders 33 (1)
The speed of your slider 34 (1)
Caring for your slider 35 (1)
The best shoes for the game 36 (1)
Brooms 37 (4)
Push brooms 37 (2)
Types of push brooms 39 (1)
Handles 40 (1)
Gloves 41 (1)
Sweaters 41 (1)
Pants 42 (1)
The Ice 43 (10)
This Isn't Hockey Ice, You Know 43 (1)
Pebbling the Ice 44 (3)
Maintaining the Ice 47 (6)
Cleaning the ice 48 (1)
Breaking in the ice 48 (1)
Scraping the ice 49 (1)
What players can do 50 (3)
Rock and Roll 53 (10)
Crafting a Rock 53 (2)
Ailsa Craig: Another Scottish connection 54 (1)
How rocks are made 55 (1)
Sizing Up Your Stone 55 (3)
The striking band 55 (2)
The running surface 57 (1)
How a Rock Curls 58 (1)
As Unique as a Snowflake (Just Heavier) 59 (1)
How Rocks Get Fixed 60 (3)
Fixing the striking band 60 (1)
Fixing the running surface 61 (2)
The Rink 63 (14)
The Team as a Whole 64 (1)
The Lead 65 (2)
Throwing stones 65 (1)
Sweeping 66 (1)
The Second 67 (1)
Throwing stones 67 (1)
Sweeping 67 (1)
The Front End: Working Together 68 (2)
The Third 70 (2)
Throwing stones 70 (1)
Holding the broom 70 (1)
Keeping score 71 (1)
Tossing the coin 71 (1)
The Skip 72 (2)
Throwing stones 72 (1)
Understanding strategy 72 (1)
Reading the ice 73 (1)
Forming the Team 74 (1)
Putting It All Together 75 (2)
Hogs and Hacks: Understanding the Playing 77 (12)
Field
The Game 77 (2)
The Sheet 79 (2)
The House 81 (1)
The Lines 82 (4)
The Hacks 86 (3)
The Rules 89 (20)
The Basic Rules 89 (3)
Common Infractions 92 (3)
Touched stone 92 (2)
Moved stationary stone 94 (1)
Rules Regarding Sweeping 95 (3)
When and where you sweep 96 (1)
How you sweep 97 (1)
Measuring Stones 98 (3)
The Free Guard Zone 101(2)
Sizing Up the Scoreboard 103(3)
The score after the first end 103(1)
The score after the second end 104(1)
The score after all eight ends 104(2)
Etiquette 106(3)
Part III: Hurry Hard! Playing the Game 109(80)
The Delivery 111(18)
Setting Up 112(7)
Feet first: Stepping into the hack 112(3)
Keep your balance: Using your broom 115(2)
Hold onto your stones 117(2)
Delivering the Rock 119(10)
Pressing ahead 119(1)
The backswing 120(1)
The forward swing 121(2)
The slide 123(1)
Sliding at the broom 124(2)
The release 126(3)
The Shots 129(22)
What Makes a Good Shot 130(5)
Watching your weight 130(2)
Staying in line 132(1)
Waiting for the signal 133(2)
The Draw 135(2)
Throwing it 135(1)
Getting good at it 135(2)
Here a draw, there a draw 137(1)
The Takeout 137(5)
Throwing it 141(1)
Getting good at it 142(1)
The Guard 142(1)
The Freeze 143(2)
The Split 145(1)
The Run-back 145(3)
The Raise 148(3)
Sweeping 151(10)
How to Sweep 152(4)
Slip-sliding away 152(1)
Holding the broom 153(1)
Brushing the stone 154(1)
Putting it all together 155(1)
Where to Sweep 156(2)
Stay in line! 157(1)
You're not sweeping alone, you know 157(1)
Why You Sweep 158(3)
Special sweeping circumstances 158(1)
Don't forget your stopwatch 159(2)
Stepping onto the Ice 161(14)
Before First Rock Is Thrown 161(1)
Warming Up 162(3)
Legs 162(2)
Upper body 164(1)
Heading Out to the Sheet 165(1)
Which sheet? 165(1)
Practice slides 165(1)
Shaking Hands 166(1)
The Coin Toss 167(2)
Choosing your rocks 167(1)
Setting up courtesy stones 168(1)
Let the Game Begin 169(2)
That's quite a pace! 169(1)
The end of the end 170(1)
The beginning of the next end 171(1)
Accidents Will Happen 171(2)
Throwing the wrong color 171(1)
Playing out of order 171(1)
Arriving late 172(1)
Having an injured teammate 172(1)
It Ain't Over `Til It's Over 173(1)
Before You Call It a Day 173(2)
Getting a Game 175(14)
Signing Up 176(1)
Drawing Conclusions --- Make Sure You 177(1)
Know When You're Playing
Types of Games 177(12)
Club games 177(3)
Competitive games 180(2)
Playdowns 182(2)
Bonspiels and other fun stuff 184(5)
Part IV: Getting Better 189(50)
Strategy 191(18)
Curling Strategy in Theory 191(2)
Last Rock 193(4)
With last rock 193(2)
Without last rock 195(2)
Curling Strategy in Practice 197(3)
Game Situations 200(5)
When you're behind 201(1)
When you're ahead 202(2)
Not scoring 204(1)
Strategic Thinking 205(4)
Get inside your opposition's head 205(2)
Play to your strengths 207(2)
Practicing 209(30)
Why You Need to Practice 209(1)
Your Basic Routine 210(1)
Training Alone 210(7)
Practicing your slide 211(1)
Practicing shots 211(5)
Finishing up 216(1)
Training with Your Team 217(2)
Work in pairs 217(1)
Work as a team 218(1)
Sweeping 218(1)
Finishing up 219(1)
Drills 219(1)
Adding an Element of Fun 220(3)
The Howard Game 220(1)
The Short Game 221(1)
Speed Play 221(1)
Raises 221(2)
Dryland Training 223(16)
At the gym 223(2)
Your weekly workout 225(12)
Eating right 237(2)
Part V: Behind the Glass 239(74)
Kids and Curling 241(18)
Little Rocks 242(2)
Juniors 244(1)
Bantams 245(1)
Teaching and Coaching Juniors 246(1)
Giving Lessons to Beginners 247(4)
How long? 248(1)
Fun takes planning 249(1)
Fun, fun, fundamentals 249(1)
Good teacher, bad teacher 250(1)
Send Me In, Coach 251(4)
Singing from the same song book 252(1)
Head games 252(1)
At practice 253(1)
During the game 253(2)
Knowing the rules 255(1)
A Few Final Words of Advice 255(4)
The curling mom or dad 255(1)
Coaching your own 256(1)
Legal challenges 256(1)
Be careful out there 256(1)
More than a coach 257(2)
Coaching 259(16)
The Role of the Coach 260(1)
Getting a Team 261(2)
Training 261(1)
Experience 262(1)
Commitment 263(1)
The Head Coach 263(2)
Putting everybody on the same page 264(1)
Setting up the season 264(1)
Game Preparation 265(3)
Before the game 265(1)
Off the ice 265(1)
On the ice 266(1)
During the game 267(1)
Mental Preparation 268(3)
I don't need a shrink 269(1)
Mind games that work 270(1)
Chewing on Rocks 271(2)
The Numbers Don't Lie 273(2)
Fun and Furor: Being a Fan 275(14)
Watching a Game at Your Club 275(4)
Know why you're there 276(1)
Know when to be there 276(1)
Know what you're watching for 277(1)
Organizers: Make it a big draw 278(1)
Watching a Game on Television 279(6)
Know what you're watching for 280(3)
Games worth watching 283(1)
Know who's in the booth 283(2)
Watching a Championship Game 285(4)
Who needs a pair? 285(1)
Rah, rah, sis boom bah 286(1)
Wet your whistle 287(1)
That volunteer spirit 288(1)
A World of Championships 289(24)
The Brier 290(5)
What is it? 290(1)
Where is it held? 291(1)
Who runs it? 292(1)
The format 292(1)
The spoils 293(1)
The road to the Brier 294(1)
More than a curling event 295(1)
The Tournament of Hearts 295(3)
The spoils 296(1)
The event 297(1)
A big television draw 297(1)
The same, but different 298(1)
The Canadian Junior Championships 298(3)
The format 299(1)
Boys will be boys 299(1)
A girls' thing 300(1)
The World Curling Championships 301(6)
The format 301(1)
The history 302(4)
The world on television 306(1)
The World Junior Championships 307(2)
The format 307(1)
The history 308(1)
You're holding it where? 308(1)
The Olympics 309(4)
The format 310(1)
The history 310(1)
The champions 311(2)
Part VI: The Part of Tens 313(18)
Ten Top-Notch Curling Skips 315(4)
Randy Ferbey 315(1)
Elisabet Gustafson 315(1)
Russ Howard 316(1)
Colleen Jones 316(1)
Debbie McCormick 316(1)
Hammy McMillan 317(1)
Ernie Richardson 317(1)
Sandra Schmirler 317(1)
Bud Somerville 318(1)
Pal Trulsen 318(1)
Ten Memorable Curling Shots 319(4)
Al Hackner's Double Takeout 319(1)
Mark Nichol's Double Raise Takeout 319(1)
Guy Hemmings' Draw to the Button 320(1)
Jennifer Jones's Hit and Roll 320(1)
Eugene Hritzuk's Last-Shot Hog 320(1)
Hammy McMillan's Round-the-House Triple 321(1)
Debbie McCormick's Double Takeout 321(1)
Sandra Schmirler's Hit and Roll 321(1)
Billy Walsh's Extra-End Winner 322(1)
Ed Werenich's Triple Takeout 322(1)
Ten Tremendous Curling Games 323(4)
Ferbey--Dacey 323(1)
Gushue--Uusipaavalniemi 323(1)
Hackner--Ryan 324(1)
Howard--Sparkes 324(1)
Howard--Sparkes . . . Again 324(1)
Norberg--McCormick 325(1)
Richardson--Baird 325(1)
Schmirler--Blach-Lavrsen 325(1)
Trulsen--Martin 326(1)
Werenich--Darte 326(1)
Ten Terrific Curling Information Sources 327(4)
The Curling News 327(1)
Curling.com 328(1)
Curlingzone.com 328(1)
CurlTV 328(1)
In the Hack.com 328(1)
The Ontario Curling Report 329(1)
The Rulebook 329(1)
Sweep 329(1)
TSN (The Sports Network) 329(1)
USACurl.com 330(1)
Glossary 331(4)
Index 335