Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Curling: Sweeping can be fun

SPORTSMan always has managed to harness the wonders of nature to entertain. With ropes and carabiners challenges the verticality of high walls and cliffs. With an oval carbon fiber table mounted huge waves in the turbulent seas. That if large polished stones together with long brooms and devise a sport on ice, if it is to capitalize on the endless imagination of man. Curling undoubtedly first prize to human ingenuity.
Curling is a precision sport similar to bowling British, Chilean hopscotch, at River Plate or bocce balls Venezuelan native, practiced in an ice rink. Two teams of four players compete against each other by sliding granite stones August 20 kg each on a ice racer.
Once the launch, the other team members (sweepers) provided brushes accompany each stone to acting on
the ice surface, facilitating its progress or change its direction, but still not touching the stone. After making all the throws, points are awarded based on the proximity of these stones to the target in the center marked down the hall. For example, the stone closest to the center of the target, has a point, if the following is from the same team, they have two, and so on until the following is the opposing team. By this rule, if a team has to finish the "end" to 0. In case no stones in the target is considered to 0-0. A normal game is played from 8-10 "ends" or sleeves. At the end of the match wins the highest scoring team in the event of a tie, we decided on a bonus manga. The team that wins a sleeve begins the following mandatory.
It is believed that the game of Curling was invented in late medieval Scotland. The first written references to the use of ice stones appear in the engravings of Paisley Abbey dating from February 1541 and it is known that it was a very popular outfit in Scotland between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. The first World Curling Championship was exclusively for men and was called, "Scotch Cup". It was held in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1959 and was won by the Canadian team. Today it is practiced mainly in Canada (came from the hand of Scottish immigrants), the northern United States and northern Europe.

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