Wing and Eagle Awards

MoPac is starting a new program to encourage regional bonspieling. Bonspieling is an important – and fun – part of curling. It’s a great way to build community, grow as a curler, and experience the wider world of curling. A lot of attention is given to competitive curling, so we wanted to create a program that focuses on the social side of travel. It doesn’t matter if you win or lose, we just want you to get out and play!

At this time, the award is name recognition on the MoPac Website and a spotlight on social media!

Annual Awards

The annual awards are for the individuals and teams who play in bonspiels outside their own club in one year. There are two types of annual awards:

MoPac Wings Award

For a list of MoPac Clubs, click here.

  • Individual MoPac Wings – Every competitor who plays in five spiels in MoPac outside their own club in one year gets this award.
  • Team MoPac Wings – Every team of up to six people that plays in five spiels in MoPac outside their own club in one year gets this award.

Western Wings Award

Attending a spiel in the following states qualifies for this award: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

  • Individual Western Wings – Every competitor who plays in five spiels in the West outside their own club in one year gets this award.
  • Team Western Wings – Every team of up to six people that plays in five spiels in the West outside their own club in one year gets this award.

 

Lifetime Awards

The lifetime award is for individuals who play in at least one bonspiel in every state in MoPac or the West at some time during the course of their curling career. The “Double Eagle” award is for individuals who play in at least one bonspiel in every club in MoPac or the West at some time during the course of their curling career. Past experience will be recognized.

MoPac Eagle Award

For a list of MoPac Clubs, click here.

  • MoPac Eagle – This is for individuals who play in at least one bonspiel in every state in MoPac at some time in their curling career.
  • MoPac Double Eagle – This is for individuals who play in at least one bonspiel in every club in MoPac at some time in their curling career.

Western Eagle

  • Western Eagle – This is for individuals who play in at least one bonspiel in every state in the West at some time in their curling career.
  • Western Double Eagle – This is for individuals who play in at least one bonspiel in every club in MoPac at some time in their curling career.

 

Registration

Click here to register for the award. Once confirmed, you must email secretary@mopacca.org within two weeks of completing a spiel so that we can log your progress.

For the lifetime awards, participation in a bonspiel within the past three years will be included until the completion of the 2016 season if they have evidence of participation. (confirmation emails, receipts, photos, trophies, etc.) This is at the discretion of the organizers.

 

Progress

Wings Tracking

Eagles Tracking

 

Rules and Guidelines

  • The “year” for the annual wings programs on July 1 and ends on June 30. The registration deadline is November 15. (For the 2015-2016 season it would be July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016, registration due November 2015 and so on.)
  • Curlers must fill out the award form with their name, the name of the spiel they attended, and proof (photo most desirable) of themselves/their team at the spiel to the Wings/Eagle program organizers within two weeks of completing a spiel to get credit for their participation. The organizers will publish that information online within two weeks of receiving it. (The purpose of this rule is so that participants can see how other individuals and teams are progressing.) The organizers reserve the right to use the photos for event and region promotion and publicity.
  • Spiels must include at least east six hours of ice time and three guaranteed games per team to qualify for the program.
  • Bonspiels that are co-hosted by two clubs count as two locations for the Eagle awards, but as a single spiel for the Wings prizes.
  • USCA/PIC/Regional/State/Club playdowns and championships do not qualify as bonspiels for the purposes of this program. USWCA events and championships qualify. MoPac 5 & Under bonspiels qualify.
  • Curlers from any part of the country can sign up and participate in any of these programs.
  • Participants will declare a “home club” when they sign up for the programs. (Even if an individual is a member of multiple clubs, only their declared home club will count as a home club.)
  • Teams can consist of up to six players. Because some teams will be made up of players from different clubs, in order for a spiel to qualify as “non-home,” only two people who play on that team at any time during that spiel can be from that club. At least three members of the team must play together in a spiel for it to count.