Hardy Rock opening Event
This is the opening event to be played for the Hardy Rock Trophy. It is a chance for new players to learn the shots and for returning players to get in some practice and get ready for the coming season.
New players will get 1.5 hours of instruction before starting their first shots.
You will see that there are 8 shots listed at the end of this memo but each player will be responsible for only 5 different shots.
All players will do shots 3 (draw to the button) and 7 (take out) in addition the players will make the following shots:
Lead – shots: centre line guard, come around, and draw to the 8 foot
2nd - shots: come around, raise, and draw to the 8 foot
3rd - shots: come around, raise, hit and roll
Skip - shots: raise, hit and roll, chip and roll
Playing against another team each player will throw 3 practice rocks for a particular shot and then throw one rock for points. For example the two leads will alternately throw their 3 practice rocks and then their rock for points. Then the two 2nds will throw their 3 practice rocks plus a rock for points, then the thirds, and finally the skips will throw their shots in the other direction.
Since any new players will have been there for 1.5 hours already on the first day (Tuesday Oct 11) the teams will only throw for two shots. On Thursday the teams will practice and throw the remaining three shots.
On Friday the teams will get one practice shot and then throw one shot for points. Each player will play two shots; everyone will do a draw to the button and one other shot of their choice. The points will double on Friday.
The leads and seconds will all do their shots first. Then the thirds and skips will do their two shots. The teams will throw their shots in order starting with the team with the lowest score and ending with the team with the highest score.
Come on out and practice those shots that you will need all year!
1st shot - Center line guard (Lead)
Anywhere between house and hog line biting the center line - 3 points
Anywhere between house and hog line 6” from center line - 2 points
Anywhere between house and hog line > 6”from center line - 1 point
Anywhere else - 0 points.
2nd shot - Come Around - a rock is placed approx. 3 ft. in front of house on center line (L, 2, 3)
Anywhere in house biting the center line - 3 points
Anywhere in house within 6” of centre line 2 points
Anywhere else in house - 1 - point
Short or through - 0 points
3rd shot - draw to the button (L, 2, 3, S)
Bite of the button - 3 points
Bite of the 4 foot – 2 points
Anywhere else in the house is- 1 point
Anything else – 0 points
4th shot – Raise (2, 3, S)
- a rock is placed approx. 3 ft in front of house on center line.
Straight back raise biting the center line – 3 points
Raise within 6” of the center line - 2 points
Raise not biting the center line - 1 point
Raised rock not in house - 0 points.
5th shot - Hit and Roll (3, S)
- rock is placed in the 8 ft. in front of Tee line on one side
Take out the rock and roll towards centerline; 3 points
Take out and stick in position - 2 points
Take out and roll out - 1 point
Anything else - 0 – points
6th shot chip-and Roll (Skip)
-rock is placed approx. 6 in. in front of house on either side of center line
Chip stationery rock into house and roll thrown rock into house - 4 points
Only one rock in house - 2 points
No rocks in house - 0 points
7th shot - Take Out (L, 2, 3, S)
- rock is placed on button
Take out and thrown rock remains in 4ft. -3 points
Take out and thrown rock rolls anywhere else in house - 1 point
Anything else - 0 – points
8th shot - Draw (L, 2)
– draw to the 8 foot
Draw to the 8 ft. biting the Tee line - 3 points
Draw to the 8 ft. within 12” of Tee line - 2 points
Draw anywhere else in the house - 1 point
Anything else -0 – points
Wednesday and Thursday you will take 3 practice shots and then the shot for points.
You will be throwing two shots Wednesday
(3) Draw to the button
(7) Take out)
You will be throwing three shots on Thursday depending on your position.
First: Lead come-around (2)
2nd raise (4)
3rd raise (4)
Skip raise (4)
Lead draw to 8ft (8)
2nd draw to 8ft (8)
3rd hit & roll (5)
Skip hit & roll (5)
Lead centre line guard (1)
2nd come around (2)
3rd come around (2)
Skip chip & roll (6)
Friday everyone will throw a draw to the button and then throw the shot of their choice.
You will throw one practice rock then the throw.
The points are double on Friday.