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Kurling

Venue:


Burton Joyce & Bulcote Village Hall

Meeting Dates

 & Times:

2nd & 4th Thursday in the month

10:00am - 12:00 noon

Additional Charges:

We charge a small amount at each meeting to cover sundry expenses and room hire.

Description: This is one of the most recent additions, April 2014, to our U3A activities, and is proving to be very popular.  No previous experience of the sport, or of Curling or Bowls, is necessary, as we are all Kurling beginners.


We play in Burton Joyce Village Hall, where the length of the hall and the wooden flooring make it an ideal venue. Also as we play indoors we will never have any problems with the weather.


All the necessary equipment is provided, including the special sticks used to propel the stones on their way if you have trouble bending. We play in teams so that everyone has plenty of opportunities to play at our meetings.


It is an easy sport to learn, as you can see from the video below which was made by one of our fellow U3As, Newry U3A, in Northern Ireland. We found that we all improved quite quickly as we got the “feel” of the stones and how hard you needed to push them towards the target, sometimes called the “house”, to be in a scoring position.  


We have plenty of space for more members, so if you fancy trying the sport, put your name down on the sign-up sheet at our U3A monthly meeting or just come along to one of our Group meetings. We’ll be delighted to see you, and give you a warm welcome.

WHAT IS KURLING?

Kurling, sometimes called “New Age Curling” is a variation on the game of Curling. It is very similar to both Curling and Bowls in that the objective is to get your “Stones” as close as possible to the bullseye, as shown in the video at the foot of this page.


Whilst Curling is played on ice rinks,

and Bowls needs a lawn or a special indoor arena, Kurling can be played

on any hard, smooth surface either indoors or outdoors.

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WHAT DO I NEED TO PLAY?

All equipment is provided, so just bring along your enthusiasm to learn a new sport.

WHAT IS A “STONE”?

A Kurling “Stone” is a hard rubber disk with a handle on top and three large ball bearings on the underside. The handle is used to push the Stone on its way, and it runs on the ball bearings.












It is also possible to send the stone

on its way with a push from a specially

designed pole, ideal for those who

have trouble bending.