Curling Timing Training

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

Part 1

This is to be used as a tutorial to show nine common actions with which a timer should be familiar.

A sub-title describes each action. The sub-title is in English, but is short so that it can be translated to a local language if required.

A time clock display graphic is used in each illustration.

Part 2

This takes the form of a two end game between the Red Team and the Blue Team.

The film is intended for use as either a guide to further instruction, where a tutor can 'talk through' a game, or as an aid for volunteers to gain practice before an event.
 Timer Training for Thinking Time
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