Sunday, March 20, 2011


In the reports from the 2011 Women's World Curling Championships, there are numbers and abbreviations I can't figure out: On the leader board (i.e. standings), there is a column labelled "LSD". I doubt if they mean how much hallucinogenic drug the curlers are on, though one wonders when looking at the curling percentages.

And for each individual game, DSC and cm. I wonder if "cm" means centimetres in this context; maybe it tells how far the last shot was from the pin. Can anyone help?

By the way, curling percentages for Team Canada vs Russia were REALLY low: Kim Schneider curled only 54%, and Amber Holland curled only 68%. Unsurprisingly, Russia defeated Canada 9-4 in eight ends.



At 3/20/2011 1:39 p.m., Blogger Alan Adamson said...

I am guessing LSD refers to the draw to the button at the end of practice determining initial hammer. "Last shot draw?" so cm is indeed centimeters. DSC I had not noticed. No doubt I will now notice it.

At 3/20/2011 10:14 p.m., Blogger Joel said...

LSD is indeed "Last Stone Draw," determining hammer in the first end.

DSC is "Draw Shot Challenge," one of the round robin ranking tie-breakers. The DSC is the average of all LSD's, excluding the highest distance.


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