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2018 MoPac Playdowns Registration Information Available!

Registration Information is available for the upcoming competitive season!

 

2018 USA Curling Club National Championships

MoPac Men’s Playdown: November 30, 2017 – December 3, 2017 (Evergreen CC)

MoPac Women’s Playdown: December 15-17, 2017 (Evergreen CC)

Registration period: September 6, 2017 – November 1, 2017, early registration ends October 18, 2017

Registration fees: $440 (USCA fee) + $150 (MoPac fee) = $590/team, $147.50/player

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

National Event: February 8-17, 2018 (Brainerd Lakes Curling Association Minnesota)

More information: http://www.mopacca.org/events/club-national/2018clubs/ OR

https://cms.teamusa.org//USA-Curling/Events/Championships-microsite/Inside-the-Championships/National-Championship-Events/2017-Club-National-Championships

 

2018 USA Curling Mixed National Championships

MoPac Mixed Playdown: January 5, 2018 – January 7, 2018 (Coyotes CC)

Registration period: September 6, 2017 – November 29, 2017, early registration ends November 15, 2017

Registration fees: $440 (USCA fee) + $150 (MoPac fee) = $590/team, $147.50/player

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

National Event: March 23-31, 2018 (Dakota CC, Minnesota)

More information: http://www.mopacca.org/events/mixed-national/2018mixed/ OR

http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Curling/Events/Championships-microsite/Inside-the-Championships/National-Championship-Events/2017-Mixed-National-Championship

 

2018 USA Curling U-18 National Championship

MoPac Selection Application: http://www.mopacca.org/events/junior-national-championship/2018u18/

Registration period: Applications due November 15, 2017

Registration fees: $300 (USCA fee)/team, $75/player

National Event: February 20-25, 2018 (Bemidji CC, Minnesota)

More information:

http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Curling/Events/Championships-microsite/Inside-the-Championships/National-Championship-Events/2017-U18-National-Championships

2018 Playdown Announcement

Announcing the playdown dates for the upcoming season!

Club Nationals

Men’s Playdown: November 30 – December 3, 2017 (Evergreen CC)

Women’s Playdown: December 15-17, 2017 (Evergreen CC)

National Tournament: February 8-17, 2018 (Brainerd Lakes Curling Association, Minnesota)

Information Page: http://www.mopacca.org/events/club-national/2018clubs/

Mixed Nationals:

MoPac Playdown: January 5-7, 2018 (Coyotes CC)

National Tournament: March 23-31, 2018 (Location TBD)

Information Page: http://www.mopacca.org/events/mixed-national/2018mixed/

Under 18 Nationals:

Application process opening in the fall

Information Page: http://www.mopacca.org/events/junior-national-championship/2018u18/

and here is the link to the USCA championship schedule: http://www.teamusa.org/…/insid…/national-championship-events

2017 Competitive Wrap-Up

As the days get warmer and the ice begins to heat up (looking at you California Bonspiel season!) we wanted to take a moment to review what was an amazing season of MoPac competitive curling! We had regional representatives from U18s to Seniors – and all levels in between. Here’s a quick wrap up of the participation and photos of (most of the team to boot).

Did we miss you? Email president@mopacca.org with your information and photo!

Our next MoPac round-up will be celebrating our lively bonspielers- send us your favorite pics: mopacca.secretary@gmail.com

Inspired to playdown next season, announcements for playdowns on the 2018 season will be available this week – and playdowns will be coming faster than you think!

 

USCA Junior National Championships – Western Playdown

Team Altus (San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club) Daniel Altus, Marc Tsogbe, Jimmy Williams, Jason Altus

USCA Under-18 National Championships

Team Irvin (Evergreen Curling Club) Lily Irvin, Maya Horten, Clara Mays, Elsa Naimo

Team Morley (Evergreen Curling Club/San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club) Casey Morley, Marty Hill, Asa Bensaid, Nelson Rogers

USCA Arena National Championships

Team Stengle (San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club) Julie Stengle, Monica Hernandez, Heather Kopeck, Kristina Lugo

Team Feldman (Wine County Curling Club) Katie Feldman, Porsche Renae Stephenson, Auria Moore, Laura Lunetta

Team Raju (San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club) PN Raju, Cameron Kim, Anthony Del Porto, Jonathan Ochoco

Team Markowski (Wine Country Curling Club) David Markowski, Camren Spangler, Evan Elliott, Brian Feldman

Pacific International Cup

Arizona (Coyotes Curling Club) Marnie Devlin, Tracy Heuermann, Beki Nowlan, Megan Groh

California (San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club) TC Altus, Erin Rhode, Erin McInrue, Kate Garfinkel

Nevada (Lake Tahoe Epic Curling) Edie Hazard, Becca Kelble, Julie McCaan, Chris Sullivan

Oregon (Evergreen Curling Club) Lily Irvin, Maya Horten, Clara Mays, Elsa Naimo

Arizona (Coyotes Curling Club) Mike Siggins, Adam Endicott, Carl Thompson, Tom Dukerich

California (San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club) Jesus Barajas, Richard Chin, Erik Jensen, Brian Davidson

Nevada (Lake Tahoe Epic Curling) Eric Hazard, Rick Gardner, Ray Sidney, Michael Lynn, Larry Sidney

Oregon (Evergreen Curling Club) Jim Smoltz, Cory Fiendell, Eric Hemesath, Matt Starr

USCA Club National Championships

Team Walsh (San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club) Sarah Walsh, Kim Chapin, BriAnna Weldon, Pam Montbach

Team Naso (Coyotes Curling Club) Carol Ann Naso, Luba Brock, Tracey Drummond, Tracy Heuermann

Team Schaak (Evergreen Curling Club) Doug Schaak, Roger Chan, Adam Seymour, Jimmy Satem

USCA Mixed National Championships

Team Mendoza (Hollywood Curling Club) Paul Mendoza, Miranda Heaslip, Tim Mendoza, Jennifer Gamboa

USCA Senior National Championships

Team Fairley (Evergreen Curling Club) Karen Fairley, Elaine Smith-Koop, Clara Martinez, Diane Keleher

Team Watson (Evergreen Curling Club) Kathryn Watson, Kathy Placek, Gail Starr, Cecile Baril

Team Naso (Coyotes Curling Club) Carol Ann Naso, Lu Brock, Debra Aubrey, Tracey Drummond

Team LeClair (Coyotes Curling Club) Bob LeClair, Greg Gallagher, Tom Danielson, Jeff Baird

USCA Mixed Doubles National Championships

Team Maxie: Steph Larson (Hollywood Curling Club), Fred Maxie (Coyotes Curling Club)

USCA Nationals

Team Wood: Becca Wood (Denver CC), Donna Umali (Hollywood Curling Club), Auria Moore (Wine Country Curling Club), Porsche Renae Stephenson (Wine Country Curling Club) Coach Darryl Horsman

WCT Curling Tour/ USCA Nationals Challenge Round

Team Horsman: Darryl Horsman (Coyotes Curling Club), Mike Greenberg (San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club), Eric Kowal (Coyotes Curling Club), Brian Patrick (San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club), Wes Seeger (Coyotes Curling Club)

Team Siggins: Bob LeClair, Mike Siggins, Tom Danielson, Jeff Baird

 

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