What Is the Way to Score in Curling?


Quick Answer

The idea in curling is to have the closest stone to the center of the scoring field than any of the stones sent down by the other team, and all stones for one team that are inside the stones from the other team are eligible for scoring points. The stone closest to the center scores one point, so if a team has two stones that are closer to the center than the other team, it scores two points, and so on.

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Full Answer

Because each team sends down eight stones during an end, it is possible for a team to score 8-0 in an end, also called a snowman, but this is rare. Many ends result in a 1-0 score for one team or the other.

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