The folks over at The Grand Slam of Curling have tinkered with curling before. Dropping game lengths to eight ends, and even introducing a five-rock rule, which was used, again, at last fall's Masters.
They'll be at it, once more, this weekend in Fort McMurray, Alberta. That's where the first ever Elite 10 tournament will be held, beginning Thursday.
What you'll see is a different brand of curling, similar to a skins format, but with a twist.
While you can read the full rundown on the rules, here, suffice it to say, the big differences will be these:
* There will be no carryover from end to end. In skins, if neither the hammer team nor the stealing team takes the end, that end's points (or dollar totals in the case of TSN Skins) would be added to the next end's. At the Elite 10, a 'tied' end will deem to have been 'halved' with the teams splitting the points for that end.
* A team that wins its game in regulation gets a bonus three points. If the game is tied after eight ends, a drawRead More »from Grand Slam of Curling: Elite 10 experiments with the rules