A Perfect Game For Team Canada Skip
Team Canada Skip, Jennifer Jones, curled a perfect game on Tuesday to help her team to a 9-3 victory in eight ends over Sweden in the women's curling competition at the Sochi Winter Games.
What exactly does it mean for a player to curl a perfect game? Simple: they hit all their shots.
In curling, players are graded on their shots on a scale of zero to four.
4 points = shot executed correctly
1-3 points = partially successful shot
0 points = completely missed shot
In a completed ten end game, the maximum score for a player is 80 points (4 points per shot x 2 shots per end x 10 ends). When a game is conceded before all stones have been thrown, a player's possible maximum may be less. When an extra end is played, a player's possible maximum may be greater.
In Tuesday’s match, Jennifer Jones hit all 16 of her shots over eight ends.
REMINDER: For more information about scoring, or curling in general, download our casual fan’s guide to curling.