This rock ‘em, sock ‘em game was created to add to the allure of curling and is a real favourite with curlers who’ve had a bad day at the office. Curling pool can combine the precision of curling with the skills of pool to make an event that everyone can appreciate.
Players use the same size rink as now and curl over the same distance. However, the aim of Curling Pool is to sink stones into one of the six ice pockets cut into the edge of the house at each end of the curling rink. There are three holes on each side of the house, worth one, two, and three points – the nearer the hole is to the curler the more difficult it is to sink a stone, so a higher number of points is awarded. Curlers have to bounce their stones into pockets via at least one other stone for the pocketed stone to count.
Further details can be found in the forthcoming book “Sports the Olympics Forgot”.
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