The following concept has been found to increase the "stake" in regular league curling, discouraging
canceling or missing games, and adding a whole lot of interest!
Before the beginning of each square draw, a "stake" is collected from each team wishing to participate in this
competition (all teams are not required to enter) -- for example, $20.00 per team ($10.00 per person) -- the
only input for the whole of that square draw. Then, whenever two participating teams play, one-quarter of the
losing team's stake is transferred to the winning team (on paper only). Absent teams lose one-quarter of their
stake. At the end of the draw, the collected money is distributed according to each team's final stake. When
a non-participating team is played, your stake does not change.
As an example, consider an eight team square draw, with all teams participating, and follow a few
As of 17 Jan 2006
Below are eight possible shots to test a player’s skill. Each competitor will throw two rocks for each skill; and
only the score of the better of the two shots will be used. NO SWEEPING is allowed. All shots will be toward
the home end. Points will be awarded as outlined below, and accumulated for each individual. Each skill is
worth a possible 6 points.
Note that no team's stake ever goes to zero, since only one-quarter of what they have at the time is ever
deducted. Even with all seven games being lost, that team would end up with $2.00. The most that can be
won depends on the amount the opposition has at the time they are played. In the above example, teams
A1 and A5 have both had 3 consecutive wins, but have accumulated different amounts.
as of 28 Mar 2006
NOTE: the following concept has been used for bonspiel draws as well (see "DRAWS"), except 1/2 rather than
1/4 of the loser's stake is transfered. One half of the stake works better with the fewer number of games
played in a bonspiel, and keeps the monetary values even. The quarter stake works better over the longer time
frame as it is more fair to a team losing few games, particularly near the end.
As of 26 Nov 2014
STURLING SKINS RULES
As of 7 Sep 2009
Français - Traduction par Pierre Marziali
As of 03 Nov 2015
STURLING DOUBLES RULES
As of 13 Apr 2018
Scoring is the same as regular Sturling curling – 6 end games.
Each team will alternately deliver five stones per end by one team member against their opponent.
A coin toss will determine which team gets hammer to start the game.
To start an end, each team will place one stone in either positions “A” or “B”
“A” Guard-bisecting the center line one broom length from the top of the house.
The team delivering first will place their stone in position “A”.
“B” House-bisecting the center line and the back of the stone touches the outer 4 foot ring behind the button.
The team with hammer will place their stone in position "B" .
The team that scores in the end will place their stone in position “A” to start the next end and deliver the first stone of
No stones can be removed from play until the 4th delivered stone of the end.
(The 4th delivered stone of the end is the first stone that can remove any stone from play.)
If there is a violation, remove the delivered stone and replace any other stones to their original position.
In doubles a blanked end results in loss of hammer, (so even if the house is empty the team with the hammer will put
their last rock in the house to settle for a single point)
or the hammer goes to the team that did not score like regular curling.
Other rules of Sturling apply