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Curling For Dummies

by Bob Weeks

John Wiley & Sons | March 28, 2003 | Trade Paperback

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

"Delivers all you need to know about the game..."
- John Kawaja, two-time world champion

From game fundamentals to complex strategy, this one-step reference has curling covered. Rookie or seasoned player, fan or coach, this is the book you''ve been waiting for. So step onto the ice and hone your skills. 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:

  • Understand curling rules
  • Find a club to curl at
  • Improve your delivery, shots, and sweeping
  • Form a winning team
  • Be a great coach on and off the ice
  • Enjoy the unique spirit of the game

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 9.41 × 7.3 × 0.74 in

Published: March 28, 2003

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 189441330X

ISBN - 13: 9781894413305

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Curling For Dummies

by Bob Weeks

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 9.41 × 7.3 × 0.74 in

Published: March 28, 2003

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 189441330X

ISBN - 13: 9781894413305

About the Book

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

"Delivers all you need to know about the game..."
- John Kawaja, two-time world champion

From game fundamentals to complex strategy, this one-step reference has curling covered. Rookie or seasoned player, fan or coach, this is the book you've been waiting for. So step onto the ice and hone your skills. 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: Understand curling rules Find a club to curl at Improve your delivery, shots, and sweeping Form a winning team Be a great coach on and off the ice Enjoy the unique spirit of the game

Table of Contents

Foreword.

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: Practising.

Part V: Behind the Glass.

Chapter 16: Kids and Curling.

Chapter 17: Coaching.

Chapter 18: Fun and Furor: Being a Fan.

Part VI: The Events.

Chapter 19: Canadian Events, Eh?

Chapter 20: Rocking around the World.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Top-Notch Curling Skips.

Chapter 22: Ten Memorable Curling Shots.

Chapter 23: Ten Tremendous Curling Games.

Chapter 24: Ten Terrific Curling Information Sources.

Glossary.

Index.

From the Publisher

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

"Delivers all you need to know about the game..."
- John Kawaja, two-time world champion

From game fundamentals to complex strategy, this one-step reference has curling covered. Rookie or seasoned player, fan or coach, this is the book you''ve been waiting for. So step onto the ice and hone your skills. 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:

  • Understand curling rules
  • Find a club to curl at
  • Improve your delivery, shots, and sweeping
  • Form a winning team
  • Be a great coach on and off the ice
  • Enjoy the unique spirit of the game

From the Jacket

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

"Delivers all you need to know about the game..."
- John Kawaja, two-time world champion

From game fundamentals to complex strategy, this one-step reference has curling covered. Rookie or seasoned player, fan or coach, this is the book you''ve been waiting for. So step onto the ice and hone your skills. 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:

  • Understand curling rules
  • Find a club to curl at
  • Improve your delivery, shots, and sweeping
  • Form a winning team
  • Be a great coach on and off the ice
  • Enjoy the unique spirit of the game

About the Author

Bob Weeks is the award-winning curling columnist for the Globe and Mail. As well as participating in six provincial championships, he played for several years on the World Curling Tour.
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