Rymata, are you honestly saying that FOD has rigged it so that you won't get the hammer?? Newfoundland was right, if you weren't playing those little 2 end tournament matches, who ever had the hammer 1st wouldn't matter. Ive been here quite a few years, and its amazing, the little "squirts" I call them, that come on here and play only one end. Some will, when end 1st starts will even run if they don't have hammer. They don't even care about the pts lost, they just think they can win with the hammer. You are better at this game than I am, but even I have learned to adjust to having hammer 1st and not having it 1st. Also, consider this, every time YOU have hammer 1st, someone else doesn't. I have gone 8 matches in a row before without getting hammer 1st, over a two tournament period.