What is Mixed Doubles or Doubles?

LEDUC, ALBERTA: March 17-2013: The Canadian mixed doubles curling trials were held in Leduc Alberta. Robert Desjardins on the left and Isabelle Neron on the right representing Quebec beat Saskatchewan 7-3 in the gold medal game. They will now represent Canada in the mixed world doubles which will be held in Fredericton NB. in April. CCA / Michael Burns Photo / Brian J. Gavriloff PhotoA team is composed of two players, one male and one female. Alternate players are not allowed. A team must forfeit any game(s) in which it fails to have both athletes playing for the entire game. One coach will be allowed for each team.

The scoring shall be the same as in a regular game of curling. The “positioned” stones that are placed before the beginning of each end are eligible to be counted in the scoring.

Each game will be scheduled for eight (8) ends.

Each team shall receive twenty-two (22) minutes of thinking time. There will be a four (4) minute break after the completion of the 4th end. When extra ends are required, the clocks will be reset, and each team shall receive three minutes & thirty seconds (3:30) of thinking time for each extra end.

Each team shall deliver five (5) stones per end. The player delivering the team’s first stone of the end must also deliver the team’s last stone of that end. The other team member shall deliver the team’s second, third and fourth stones for that end. The player delivering the first stone can change from end to end.

Modified FGZ – No stone in play, including the “positioned” stones and those in the house, can be moved to an out-of-play position prior to the delivery of the fourth stone of an end (the fourth delivered stone is the first stone that can remove any stone from play). If there is a violation, the delivered stone shall be removed from play, and any displaced stone(s) shall be replaced to their original position by the non-offending team.

Position of stationary stones – Prior to the start of every end, the team with the choice (or hammer) shall place their team’s stationary stone, and their opponent’s stationary stone, in either position “A” or “B”:

A – a stone bisecting the centre line, midway between the hog line and the front of the house

B – a stone on the back half of the button, bisecting the centre line and touching the tee line

If they choose to place their stone ‘out front’, they shall deliver first stones in the end. Therefore, should they choose to be behind the button, they shall have last stone in the end. The team not scoring in the previous end, shall have the ‘choice’ in the next end. If the end is blanked, the choice shall change to the team that delivered first in the blanked end.


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