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MoPac Open and Big Sky Bonspiel March 27-29, 2015

Some 150 curlers made the trek to Missoula, Montana during the last weekend of March to participate in the first ever MoPac Open and Big Sky Bonspiels.

The events kicked off on Friday afternoon with a first round of games followed a ceremonial welcome accompanied by bagpipers from Missoula’s Celtic Dragon pipers.


Over the next three days we would host more than 120 games as each team played at least four games. Several teams slogged through 7 a.m. draws and we all enjoyed a boisterous banquet with heated Lethbridge versus Butte bidding wars at the auction with proceeds going to the growing youth curling program in Missoula.

By late Sunday we were ready crown victors:

MoPac Open:  

A Event winners Ex-presidents Montana +


B Event Winners Denver


C Event winners Lethbridge Alberta Pinheads


D Event winners Whitefish Montana


Big Sky 5 & Under:  

1st Event winners Butte Montana Purple People Rockers


2nd Event winners Missoula’s Barred Rocks


3rd Event winners Missoula’s Broom On


Thanks to all of the participants this year and all of the great volunteers that contributed many hours over this last year to make this happen. We hope to see you all back here next year!!

Nominations are Open!

Nominations are now open for our USCA Director (two year term starting July 1). We will keep nominations open until April 30. Nominations should be sent to BriAnna ( Individuals may either be nominated or self-nominate. Gordon Maclean, USCA Secretary sent these { (A) (B) (C) } materials regarding the USCA director position.

Additionally, we are accepting nominations for the position of Vice President – also a two-year term (Peter Hicks is just wrapping up the final year of Michael Lively’s term). As mentioned above, members may self-nominate if they wish. Duties of the Vice President are outlined in our bylaws:

Finally, we are also accepting nominations for the position of Treasurer. The Treasurer is elected for a five-year term. Further information can also be found on the link above.

Club Nationals 2015

We’re excited to announce that we have been awarded two berths to Women’s Club Nationals this year.

Men’s and Women’s Rules, Team Lists, and the full schedule have been added to our Club Nationals 2015 Page.

Here’s a quick look at the schedule:
MoPac Schedule

Last Minute Bonspiels?

Looking for something last minute?

The Evergreen Curling Club’s “Ladies First” Bonspiel is now accepting men! The dates are October 18-19. More information here:

Coyotes Curling Club is hosting a 5 & Under Bonspiel October 24-26. Registration is still open, and more information can be found here:

MoPac Playdown Registration is now open!



There is a new link on the menu bar above this post.

Men’s and Women’s Club National Playdowns will be held January 16-19, 2015 at the Coyotes Curling Club in Tempe, AZ. Registration deadline is November 12.

Mixed National Playdowns will be held Feb 6-8, 2015 at Evergreen Curling Club in Portland, OR. Registration deadline is January 7.

Regional entry fees for both events is $175/team

New Season!

Fall is upon us and so is another exciting season of curling here in the Mountain Pacific Curling Association. We are happy to have TWO dedicated ice facilities up and running, as well as a frenzy of activity up in Montana.

We are so happy to announce the MoPac Open Bonspiel in Missoula, Montana March 27-29, 2015. This is going to be a huge bonspiel, with 60 teams  and a 4 game guarantee. For more details, please visit

Also coming up is the Evergreen Curling Club Ladies Bonspiel. This event will take place October 18-19, 2014 – which is right around the corner, so get registered now!  More information can be found at

We’re working on getting the bonspiel calendar updated and published on the MoPac website, and will soon be announcing competitive playdown dates, so stay tuned!