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11-08-17 12:44PM
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Is your club adopting FGZ-5?

So...I know...we still have the Roar, US Trials, World's, most of the Grand Slams, and a bunch of other curling to come...but...it's coming soon...so now is as good a time to ponder on it as any...

Is your club moving to adopt the 5-rock FGZ for League Play?

Are you adopting different standards for "Casual" leagues vs "Competitive" ones?

Do you think it will have a positive/negative effect on the Recreational Game?

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I don't know if my club will adopt the new rules or not but I think it should be universal if they do and not picking only the competitive leagues to adopt the rule.

I would like to see it happen but I don't think it will have a great impact on recreational play(so neither positive or negative).

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Unless for some odd reason the USCA does not adopt the official WCF rules for 2018-2019, I don't see why the 5-rock rule will not be universal next season in the USA. There is no rational reason not to play by the rules of the national governing body, except for a special event. The change is already baked in at the WCF level. The change to the 5-rock rule is already ensconced in Rule 6.b effective October 1, 2018.

For many club curlers, I think the rule change will have minimal effect on the way games are played. (Peeling open the center or running guards seems uncommon in many club games.) For more advanced curlers, strategy will change significantly with this rule, probably resulting in more offensive-minded games.

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For many club curlers, I think the rule change will have minimal effect on the way games are played. (Peeling open the center or running guards seems uncommon in many club games.)



I'm not as sure I concur with you on *this* piece of the puzzle.

It does, certainly, depend on the level of the league game, but I've been seeing a lot more "Okay, let's clean up the front" shots being called for 2nds than I used to...not as many as *should* be called,probably (and I'm as guilty as the next guy...) but more.

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I'm not as sure I concur with you on *this* piece of the puzzle.

It does, certainly, depend on the level of the league game, but I've been seeing a lot more "Okay, let's clean up the front" shots being called for 2nds than I used to...not as many as *should* be called,probably (and I'm as guilty as the next guy...) but more.



Probably depends on the experience and skill of your membership. At our club, most skips would die before opening up the middle with hammer. In the competitive leagues you see more conventional strategy and tactics. It's baffling to me, really, because many of these teams have the appropriate skill to peel or run center guards when necessary, and they would win more games if they didn't get trapped into a losing come-around game when the other team has beat you to the spot, maybe multiple times. I think it is a psychological thing.

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