A stone thrown with sufficient momentum to reach the back rings. The portion of the 12 foot ring behind the tee line and in the proximity of the centre line.
The line that runs across the sheet of ice tangent to the back of the 12 foot ring at the centre line.
A stone that just touches the outer edge of the 12 foot circle and is a potential point.
An end in which no points have been scored.
BLANKING AN END
The strategy by which a team deliberately blanks an end for the purpose of retaining last rock advantage.
A curling competition comprised of a number of different events usually played over a weekend.
A slang term for the curling stone.
The Brier is the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship.
A type of device used to sweep the ice in the path of the stone and may be manufactured with straw or synthetic fibers.
A type of device used to sweep the ice in the path of the stone and may be manufactured with hog’s hair, horse hair or synthetic fibres.
The act of moving a “brush” back and forth on the ice surface at a rapid pace in front of a thrown rock.
BUMPER, OR BACK-BOARD WEIGHT
A lightweight takeout thrown with sufficient momentum to reach the back board at the distant end.
A stone in motion touched by a member of either team, or any part of their equipment at which point the stone is removed.
The one foot circle at the centre of the house.
To hit only a small portion of a stone.
CHIP AND ROLL, OR HIT AND ROLL
To hit a small portion of a stone and roll the delivered stone to another position.
To lightly sweep or brush in front of a stone to remove any debris.
Any stone in the rings or touching the rings which is a potential point.