These videos are designed to help with the instruction of volunteers who wish to become timekeepers.
It is assumed the volunteers have a basic knowledge of the game. If they do not, then they should first receive some instruction on how the game is played, and the terms used.
It is recommended that the instructor first explains the basic idea of “Thinking Time”.
Each team has a fixed amount of time to decide their strategy and to prepare to play their shots, and the timekeeper is required to allocate this. The time taken after the shot is played is not counted, so when any stone is in motion, a team's clock should not be running.
Time should then be spent explaining the controls for the timing system being used before showing Part 1 of the video.
The full training document to accompany these videos can be downloaded at the bottom of this page