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Curling For Dummies

by Bob Weeks

Wiley | September 8, 2006 | Trade Paperback |

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With the Winter 2006 Olympics bringing Canada our first gold medal in curling, the sport''s popularity is at an all-time high in this country, and its international presence is growing. In the five years since the publication of the first edition of Curling For Dummies, Canadian attendance at curling tournaments and viewership of televised curling has skyrocketed. Twenty new nations have joined the World Curling Federation.

Curling's profile isn''t the only thing that''s changed since the first edition was published - so too have the game''s rules, equipment, and technique. Profiles of players, listings of television coverage and events, and memorable curling shots also need to be updated for the second edition. As the most comprehensive and up-to-date book available, Curling For Dummies will remain the ultimate curling book, for fans, players, and coaches.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 Pages, 7.48 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: September 8, 2006

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0470838280

ISBN - 13: 9780470838280

Found in: Sports and Fitness

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Curling For Dummies

Curling For Dummies

by Bob Weeks

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 Pages, 7.48 × 9.06 × 0.79 in

Published: September 8, 2006

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0470838280

ISBN - 13: 9780470838280

About the Book

With the Winter 2006 Olympics bringing Canada our first gold medal in curling, the sport's popularity is at an all-time high in this country, and its international presence is growing. In the five years since the publication of the first edition of "Curling For Dummies," Canadian attendance at curling tournaments and viewership of televised curling has skyrocketed. Twenty new nations have joined the World Curling Federation.

Curling' s profile isn' t the only thing that' s changed since the first edition was published- so too have the game' s rules, equipment, and technique. Profiles of players, listings of television coverage and events, and memorable curling shots also need to be updated for the second edition. As the most comprehensive and up-to-date book available, "Curling For Dummies" will remain the ultimate curling book, for fans, players, and coaches.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: GETTING STARTED.

Chapter 1. What Is Curling?

Chapter 2. Kilts and Cannonballs: Where Curling Comes From.

PART II: CURLING FUNDAMENTALS.

Chapter 3. The Equipment.

Chapter 4. The Ice.

Chapter 5. Rock and Roll.

Chapter 6. The Rink.

Chapter 7. Hogs and Hacks: Understanding the Playing Field.

Chapter 8. The Rules.

PART III: HURRY HARD! PLAYING THE GAME.

Chapter 9. The Delivery.

Chapter 10. The Shots.

Chapter 11. Sweeping.

Chapter 12. Stepping onto the Ice.

Chapter 13. Getting a Game.

PART IV: GETTING BETTER.

Chapter 14. Strategy.

Chapter 15. Practicing.

PART V: BEHIND THE GLASS.

Chapter 16. Kids and Curling.

Chapter 17. Coaching.

Chapter 18. Fun and Furor: Being a Fan.

Chapter 19. A World of Championships.

PART VI: THE PART OF TENS.

Chapter 20. Ten Top-Notch Curling Skips.

Chapter 21. Ten Memorable Curling Shots.

Chapter 22. Ten Tremendous Curling Games.

Chapter 23. Ten Terrific Curling Information Sources.

Glossary.

Index.

From the Publisher

With the Winter 2006 Olympics bringing Canada our first gold medal in curling, the sport''s popularity is at an all-time high in this country, and its international presence is growing. In the five years since the publication of the first edition of Curling For Dummies, Canadian attendance at curling tournaments and viewership of televised curling has skyrocketed. Twenty new nations have joined the World Curling Federation.

Curling's profile isn''t the only thing that''s changed since the first edition was published - so too have the game''s rules, equipment, and technique. Profiles of players, listings of television coverage and events, and memorable curling shots also need to be updated for the second edition. As the most comprehensive and up-to-date book available, Curling For Dummies will remain the ultimate curling book, for fans, players, and coaches.

From the Jacket

Packed with easy-to-follow illustrations explaining curling strategy.

From hogs and hacks to brooms and bonspiels - your ultimate guide to curling!

This updated guide has curling covered, from game fundamentals to complex strategy. Whether you''re a rookie or seasoned player, fan or coach, this is the curling book for you. Armed with the many tips and pointers in this fun, friendly book, you''ll have no excuse not to head down to your local club and get curling!

Discover how to:

  • Get the most out of the game - as a fan or as a player
  • Improve your delivery, shots, and sweeping
  • Form a winning team
  • Enter and play in curling events
  • Enjoy the unique spirit of the game

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About the Author

Bob Weeks is the editor and co-publisher of the Ontario Curling Report, which is now in its thirty-first year of publishing. And for 16 years, he has written a weekly column on curling in The Globe and Mail, while providing coverage of curling''s major events for Canada''s national newspaper. He has written on curling for publications across Canada and is a regular commentator on both radio and television.
He is a two-time winner of the Scotty Harper Award for the top curling story in Canada, and in 1995 he wrote The Brier: The History of Canada''s Most Celebrated Curling Championship, the first comprehensive history of that great event.
When not writing about curling, Bob is the editor of SCORE Golf Magazine, Canada''s leading golf publication. He is also heard talking about golf on a nationally syndicated radio program and appears frequently on TSN.
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