Curling scoring examples

Scoring Examples

Now, we will present some examples for you. Try to work through these on your own before reading the explanation for the correct score.

Example 1

If you determined that the score is one for the red team, you are correct! This is because the red stone is closer to the button than the yellow stone. Let's try another example.

Example 2

If you determined that the score is one for the red team, you are correct! This is because the red stone is still closer to the button than the yellow stone. Let's try another example.

Example 3

If you determined that the score is one for the yellow team, you are correct! This is because the yellow stone is the closer to the button than the red stone. Let's try another example.

Example 4

If you determined that the score is one for the yellow team, you are correct! This is because the yellow stone is the closest to the button. Then, the red stone is the second rock closest to the button (and is referred to as "second shot"). The next yellow stone is "third shot" (the third rock closest to the button).

Example 5

If you determined the score to be two for the red team, you are correct! This is because the two red stones are closer to the button than the yellow stone. Notice that since the red stones were first and second shot, they both score.

Example 6

If you determined the score to be one for the yellow team, you are correct! This is because the yellow stone is closer than all eight red stones. However, if the yellow stone was removed, the red team would score eight points.

Example 7

Were you able to determine the score? Both of the stones appear to be the same distance away from the button. How will we figure out which one is shot rock? Move on to Curling Micrometer to find out!


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