The second ladies World Curling Championship has been called in Scotland, U.K. but the event had nothing to do with hairdressing.
GV INTERIOR: Canadian team members sweeping ice in front of stone and stone hitting Swedish stone, pushing it out of the way. (2 shots)
CU: Swedish player, Elizabeth Hogstrom, sliding stone off from start
GV PAN: Swedish team brushing in front of stone and stone stops in front of "house"
CU: Scoreboard Canada 4, Sweden 4.
SV: Hogstrom sliding stone off
SV: Swedish team members brushing ice as they knock out Canada's stone
SV: Canadian team member Shirley McKendry sliding stone off from start
SV: Canadian stone hitting Swedish stone.
SV: Hogstrom sliding stone
SV: Swedish stone hitting Canada's stone
CU: Spectators applaud
SV: Canada's stone hitting out Swedish stone, winning shot and Canadian team members embrace each other, and shake hands with Swedish team
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Background: The second ladies World Curling Championship has been called in Scotland, U.K. but the event had nothing to do with hairdressing. The competitors were taking part in the ancient sport of curling, which resembles a form of bowls played on ice. In the finals on Saturday (22 March) the Canadian team defeated the Swedish competitors.
SYNOPSIS: The sport of curling originated in Scotland and dates back through five centuries. About 200 years ago, with the rounding of the curling stones, the game was revolutionised and became a test of skill rather than just a measure of strength. The game is played to the standardised rules of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club which was established in 1838.
The idea of the game is to throw or push the curling stone over the ice as close as possible to the centre of the "house" a circle area about 4 metres (yards) in diameter, at the end of the ice lane. The curling stone weights about 18 kilograms (42 pounds) and it takes the skill of all four team members to move it.
Curling is a game of tactics in which the sweepers have a vital role. The sweepers do a sort of skipping slide beside the stone and brush the ice ahead of it. Good sweepers can put up to six metres (yards) onto the length that the stone travels and they can also cause it to veer either way.
In early literature, curling was usually referred to as a man's game and the first World Ladies championship was not staged until last year although world championships for men have been held since 1959. This year's ladies event was held in Scottish town in Perth which has given great support to the sport. Efforts are now being made to stage a junior ladies championship within the next few years.