Mixed Doubles Team Pairings
January 18, 2012
The teams for the Mixed Doubles Curling Competition at the Youth Olympic Games have been determined by the final standings of the Mixed Team curling competition.
Teams consist of one male and one female curler, from different nations competing in the curling event at the games.
All the athletes competing in the event will be paired in a Mixed Doubles team - making a total of 32 teams.
What is Mixed Doubles Curling?
- Instead of playing in teams of four, mixed doubles curling is for teams of two players – one male and one female (no alternate is allowed).
- The game is played on the same sheets of ice as ‘traditional’ curling.
- Teams have only six stones each (instead of eight) - and one of those stones, from each team, is prepositioned on the centreline before each end of play starts.
- Order of play: - Player one – delivers the 1st and last stones and player two plays the 2nd 3rd and 4th stones. NB: the two players can swap positions from one end to the next if they choose.
- The sweeping can be done by both team members.
- Each team receives 46 minutes of playing time and games are fixed at 8 ends – compared to 73 minutes and 10 ends for ‘traditional’ curling.
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