Advances in Curling Game Information Analysis by Considering Starting Position

Hiromu Otani, Fumito Masui, Hitoshi Yanagi, Michal Ptaszynski

Abstract

Japanese curling teams have been recently preparing for Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in 2018. In curling, there are three factors influencing game performance: physical factor, human factor, and strategic/tactical factor. The strategic/tactical factor is considered as the most important at top level. To support the strategic/tactical factor, we proposed the concept of Curling Informatics. As the first step of Curling Informatics we developed a digital scorebook iCE for digital collection of game information, storing it in a database and performing further analysis to improve player performance. In this article, we further contribute to this project by analyzing game information of world national top level teams. We have previously confirmed that correlation between shot accuracy and game score could differ with the team level or position. We also found out that selected tactics and psychological pressure on opponent team has impact on game result. However, previous analyses disregarded the order of teams in play, which could result in confusion of strategic tendencies or play characteristics. In this paper, we carried out analysis of correlations of shot scores considering whether the teams started as the first or the second. We did this to specify the process of how the team strategy/tactics influences game results.

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Otani H., Masui F., Yanagi H. and Ptaszynski M. (2017). Advances in Curling Game Information Analysis by Considering Starting Position.In Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support - Volume 1: icSPORTS, ISBN 978-989-758-269-1, pages 89-95. DOI: 10.5220/0006498800890095


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@conference{icsports17,
author={Hiromu Otani and Fumito Masui and Hitoshi Yanagi and Michal Ptaszynski},
title={Advances in Curling Game Information Analysis by Considering Starting Position},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support - Volume 1: icSPORTS,},
year={2017},
pages={89-95},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006498800890095},
isbn={978-989-758-269-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support - Volume 1: icSPORTS,
TI - Advances in Curling Game Information Analysis by Considering Starting Position
SN - 978-989-758-269-1
AU - Otani H.
AU - Masui F.
AU - Yanagi H.
AU - Ptaszynski M.
PY - 2017
SP - 89
EP - 95
DO - 10.5220/0006498800890095