According to the expert John Morris , Curling in Cadana must undergo certain changes in its producing process to make a great return to Play guidelines.
“It’s easier to start radical like this and then scale back,” John Morris who used to win the Olympic gold 2 times shared his viewpoint on Tuesday.
“Rather than the opposite. If curling in Canado is kicked off in a relaxing way and then ramped up later, that would still be a challenge for everyone involved. I think it’s a better idea to start more strict. I’m on board with that.”
Curling Canada recently made a huge return to Play document on Monday and it executes certain changes in its very basic game because of the huge effects made by COVID-19 prevention protocols.
For illustration, as of now, there will be the one and only sweeper who is allowed to deliver rocks for both recreational and high-performance plays. In addition, players who stand in the house will not be allowed to sweep these rocks in order to help them stay away from the plays as well as with position placement. Moreover, there will be more social distancing rules about different positions where players can stand during the game. These new measurements could affect communication during the play, which is a key aspect of the game.
All these guidelines will greatly change the game, just one season before an Olympic year.
“Being part of the sweeping staff, I think that’s going to make quite a big difference,” said Kirk Muyres. He used to be a former skip before playing second for Matt Dunstone’s Regina team at this present.
“It always plays an important factor about sweeping with two people on a stone, communicating back and forth, keeping each other in check as you’re going down the ice. It’s also about judging that rock. I think judging the weight is going to be really difficult for just one sweeper to handle.
“I think in terms of rock management and placement of stone, these new measurements could change the game quite a bit.”
In this incoming season, there will be 3 important players playing second for four-time Brier champion Kevin Koe of Calgar, who are Morris – the Olympic gold medal winner in 2010, Kevin Martin – the mixed doubles gold medal winner in 2018 and Kaitlyn Lawes.