What is Mixed Doubles Curling?

Mixed Doubles Curling is becoming increasingly popular Photo: WCF/Richard Gray

Instead of playing in teams of four, mixed doubles curling is for teams of two players – one male and one female (no alternate/spare player is allowed).

- The game is played on the same sheets of ice as “traditional” curling.

- Teams have only six stones each (instead of eight) and one of those stones, from each team, is prepositioned on the centreline before each end of play starts.

- Player one delivers the first and last stones and player two plays the second, third and fourth stones. If they choose to, the two players may swap positions from one end to the next.

- Sweeping can be done by both team members.

- Each team receives 46 minutes of playing time and games are 8 ends – compared to 73 minutes and 10 ends for “traditional‟ curling.

More on the Rules of Curling: www.worldcurling.org/rules-and-regulations

Watch highlights & full games from the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2012 on the WCF YouTube Channel - World Curling TV: www.youtube.com/WorldCurlingTV

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