What are the terms used in curling?
- BACKLINE. The line across the ice at the back of the house.
- BITER. A stone that just touches the outer edge of the circles.
- BLANK END. An end in which no points have been scored.
- BONSPIEL. A curling competition or tournament.
- BURNED STONE.
What is the mopping in curling?
The purpose of sweeping
Sweeping works by warming up the ice and reducing friction, which makes the rock curl less and therefore move straighter, says Shegelski. Vigorously sweeping the ice in front of the rock makes it travel a few meters farther than if the stone had continued without interference.
Is curling Irish or Scottish?
Curling has a long history in Scotland, and it from Scotland that it has been taken to the other colder parts of the world in which the game is now played. As with all other games evidence for the earliest periods of curling is scarce.