The Players, Their Positions and Related Duties
The lead of the team that scored the end is responsible for:
- Placing the mat where his/her Skip wants it.
- Rolling the jack toward where his/her Skip is standing.
- Delivering the first bowl to start the end.
- Developing the head using the same hand for delivery unless changed by his/her Skip.
Both Leads are responsible for:
- Helping round up the bowls for the raker at the end of an end.
- Being involved in the game at the "head end" and standing behind or next to your Vice-Skip.
- The Vice-Skip always plays second and continues to develop the head at the Skip's direction.
- The Vice-Skip is the one who measures when necessary.
- The losing Vice-Skip is responsible for posting the score of the completed end.
- The Vice-Skip should stand approximately six (6) feet behind the jack when the opponent has the mat.
- When the Vice-Skip's team has possession of the mat, he/she can stand anywhere to direct the Skip (if the Skip asks for the direction). However, once your Skip has released the bowl, the Vice-Skip must return to approximately six (6) feet behind the jack.
- The Skip is the captain of the team.
- The Skip is responsible for directing his/her teammates in the development of the head, by showing them where the bowl is to stop, then return to approximately six (6) feet behind the jack when the bowl is released.
- The Skip can ask his/her Vice-Skip for direction, or come down to look at the head before bowling.