In skins competition, teams must score a minimum of two points per end to grab a skin. If they don't, they lose the points and lose the hammer. If the team with the hammer scores just a single point, they lose the hammer and the skin carries over to the next end with the value thus increasing as well. Also, points accumulate throughout the match, which makes the final end even more critical. That was prevalent today for the American teams as both Fenson and Lank had the final stone going into the last end with a chance to earn the six-point skin and split the available 20 points.
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