Skips Calls Take Out Center Guard and Roll
WINNER: Jennifer Steenerson of the Dunn Rink
This week's TIP: Enforcing the Rules of Play
Curlers never deliberately break a Rule of the Game - if a curler inadvertently does so, she is the first to divulge it.
The most common occurrence of inadvertently breaking a rule is touching the moving stone as you are sweeping. If this happens between the hog lines, simply stop the rock and remove it from play, stating "I fouled the rock." If the foul occurs after the rock has crossed the hog line at the playing end, let it go but tell your skip that you fouled the rock. The opposing skip has options as to how to handle the situation.
Everyone has done it at some time in their curling history and your team-mates and opponents will hold you in higher esteem for acknowledging your foul rather than letting it go. Sometimes you are the only one who knows you touched the rock and your sense of fair play should prevail.