2017 International Tankard Selections

The MoPac International Tankard Committee is proud to announce its representatives for the 2017 Tankard to take place at the Marpole CC in Vancouver, British Columbia, March 17-19th. Congratulations to all…and have a great time!

2017 Tankard Participants
George Lightner, Missoula Curling Club
Jared Belsher, Boise Curling Club
Ben Womack, Ogden Curling Club
Richard Cruz, Hollywood Curling

2017 Volunteer Honorees
Lesley Brownlee, Utah Olympic Oval Curling
Kevin Ryan, San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club
Lindsay Estabrooks, Coyotes Curling Club
Carl Thompson, Coyotes Curling Club
Thank you to ALL our volunteers who make our region so special and a wonderful place to curl.

Level I & Level II Officiating Clinics in Portland

Registration is now open for those wishing to enroll in Level I and Level II Officiating Clinics. Both clinics will be held at Evergreen CC, Dec 3-4, 2016. See below for registration information

Related to this, Evergreen CC is hosting the 2017 Senior Women’s Championship, January 26-29. Certified officials will be on hand, so it will be a great opportunity for those needing to log hours towards their officiating certifications. We’d also welcome any volunteers to help with a variety of tasks. Anyone interested in volunteering at the Senior Women’s Championship in any capacity can contact Bruce Irvin (pastpresident@evergreencurling.com).

MoPac Regional Club and Mixed National Playdown Information

It’s October and competitive season is on the mind!

Here are the details for both the 2017 Men’s & Women’s Club Nationals and Mixed Nationals. Registration will be open on the USCA website.

Club Nationals – Men’s & Women’s

MoPac Playdown: January 5-8, 2017 @ Coyotes Curling Club
Registration Open: 10/26/16-11/23/16 via USCA registration site:

http://leagues.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=769668

Entry Fee: $150/team (region) + $440/team (USCA)
National Event: March 3-11, 2017 @ Fairbanks Curling Club

MoPac information page: http://www.mopacca.org/events/club-national/2017clubs/
USCA information page: http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Curling/Events/Championships-microsite/Inside-the-Championships/National-Championship-Events/2017-Club-National-Championships

Mixed Nationals

Mopac Playdown: February 10-12, 2017 @ Evergreen Curling Club
Registration Open: 12/7/2016 – 1/11/2017 via the USCA registration site http://leagues.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=769668
Entry Fee: $150/team (region) + $440/team (USCA)
National Event: March 24 – April 1, 2017 @ TBD

MoPac information page: http://www.mopacca.org/events/mixed-national/2017mixed/
USCA information page: http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Curling/Events/Championships-microsite/Inside-the-Championships/National-Championship-Events/2017-Mixed-Doubles-Championship

Cheat sheet for National Championship Events: 2016-17-championship-events-at-a-glance

MoPac Team Selection Process for 2017 U18 National Championship Announced!

The inaugural U18 National Championships will take place March 8-12 at the Milwaukee Curling Club in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. The United States Curling Association (USCA) has allotted the Mountain Pacific Curling Association Region (MoPac) one (1) boys’ and one (1) girls’ berth to the national event. MoPac is requiring that interested and committed teams submit an application by 11:59PM (PST) October 31, 2016. To submit, email completed application package to president@mopacca.org.

A selection committee, consisting of curlers from multiple MoPac Clubs will consider the following when making team selections: past curling history (including league, bonspiel, competitive play, participation in camps or other training), history of playing together as a team, willingness to grow and improve the sport, and positive representation of the spirit of curling. There is no regional playdown for this event.

For more information check out our 2017 U18 Page or the USCA U18 Event Page.

The application is available here: u18-mopacapplicationinstructions

MoPac Mixed Doubles Championship!

MoPac is happy to present our first ever Mixed Doubles Championship! The competition will be held October 23-25, 2015 at Evergreen Curling Club.

 **This is not a playdown for a national event, there is no American citizenship or residency requirement for this championship. Participants need not be based in the MoPac region.**

Full details can be found on the registration page.