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Big Rule Change: FIVE Rock Free Guard Zone Next Season
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TheRake

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Big Rule Change: FIVE Rock Free Guard Zone Next Season Posted: Feb 25, 2018 5:33 AM
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Hopefully someone at Flyordie is reading this.

For next season there will be 5 rock free guard zone put into the general rules of play. Would love to see that changed here sometime between now and Sept. It would change the games here quite a bit. Here is a link to the newspaper article.

http://nationalpost.com/sports/curling/curlings-new-five-rock-f ree-guard-zone-rule-designed-to-generate-offence


Valoisman

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Registered: Dec, 2012

Re: Big Rule Change: FIVE Rock Free Guard Zone Next Season Posted: Feb 25, 2018 9:12 PM
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I totally agree with this, five rock rule much more interesting. Would be good if we could sweep our own rocks after opponent ticks as well. There are many times the tick just hung on but I could have swept it out causing a free guard zone violation

ForeignExchange

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Registered: Mar, 2013

Re: Big Rule Change: FIVE Rock Free Guard Zone Next Season Posted: Feb 26, 2018 9:26 AM
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I don't think online curling needs the '5 rock rule'. Scoring in online curling is much higher than in real life.

They're introducing this on the professional level because curling ratings are currently on a decline and they're attempting to get rid of the boring men's games.

Whenever I play in a 10 end game - 1 player is usually hitting 10 points - so I think scoring/offense is sufficient enough online.

I do agree with the sweeping though.

There are lots of times when I'm unable to sweep an opponents stone past the T-line. And there are lots of times when I'm unable to sweep one of my own stones in motion as well.


Wulliebhoy

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Re: Big Rule Change: FIVE Rock Free Guard Zone Next Season Posted: Feb 26, 2018 6:33 PM
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Oh well, when I noticed your post missing in my thread I was hoping they'd got sense & banned you, got excited for nothing.

Concerning the O P its a good idea, doubt they'll implement it here.

TheRake

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Re: Big Rule Change: FIVE Rock Free Guard Zone Next Season Posted: Feb 27, 2018 3:42 AM
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They are now bringing it to the club level as it will be in the GENERAL rules of play. If we play with the 4 rock rule here. We certainly won't be playing curling as it will be know around the world for the next 4 years.

ForeignExchange

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Registered: Mar, 2013

Re: Big Rule Change: FIVE Rock Free Guard Zone Next Season Posted: Feb 27, 2018 12:10 PM
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Well I guess you're going to have to get off your keyboard and go play curling in the real world!


LaToscA_2018

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Registered: Jan, 2018

Re: Big Rule Change: FIVE Rock Free Guard Zone Next Season Posted: Feb 27, 2018 3:02 PM
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about Olympics effect and 330 players here today: if the game would apply 4 or 5 rock free guard zone, many players would stay here and dont desappear after 2-3 weeks, like we saw happened in 2014, shocked by some 100% takeouters players.

ForeignExchange

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Registered: Mar, 2013

Re: Big Rule Change: FIVE Rock Free Guard Zone Next Season Posted: Feb 28, 2018 9:17 AM
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I'm an elite/high ranked player on this site - and I only play other elite/high ranked players.

I NEVER have an issue with low-scoring games.

You essentially need the equivalent of 1 pt/end to win a game.

So as an example - you need 10 pts to win a 10 end game.

You rarely see double-digit games in real life curling - only if it's a blow out.

Keep everything the way it is.

If the amateur/low-ranked players want a different style - then maybe give them different game settings to choose.

Wulliebhoy

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Re: Big Rule Change: FIVE Rock Free Guard Zone Next Season Posted: Feb 28, 2018 9:07 PM
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6-4 in a 10 ender would be more impressive. You don’t need 10 points to win.

ForeignExchange

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Re: Big Rule Change: FIVE Rock Free Guard Zone Next Season Posted: Mar 1, 2018 12:35 AM
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I would easily beat you 12-0 in a 10 end game.

I would be impressed if you were able to squeeze out 1 point.

cashprovider

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Registered: Jul, 2012

Re: Big Rule Change: FIVE Rock Free Guard Zone Next Season Posted: Mar 1, 2018 2:20 AM
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Im pretty sure Wullie would beat you using only his tongue FE! And so would i btw. Elite player?

merseysider

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Registered: May, 2016

Re: Big Rule Change: FIVE Rock Free Guard Zone Next Season Posted: Mar 1, 2018 5:47 AM
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all fes points are valid except for the elite player comment

merseysider

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Re: Big Rule Change: FIVE Rock Free Guard Zone Next Season Posted: Mar 1, 2018 5:51 AM
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ya dont need to be an elite player too beat wullie 12-0

Wulliebhoy

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Registered: May, 2009

Re: Big Rule Change: FIVE Rock Free Guard Zone Next Season Posted: Mar 1, 2018 2:09 PM
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Listen to Dumb & Dumber there. I can handle my own against most when the mood suits. I am just not obsessed with getting up there. There are some nice players at the top level but you 2 Muppets are the perfect example of why us genuine, happy, friendly, popular people are happy where we are.

Wulliebhoy

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Registered: May, 2009

Re: Big Rule Change: FIVE Rock Free Guard Zone Next Season Posted: Mar 1, 2018 2:19 PM
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What a pair of Fanny’s.

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