International Tankard Nominations for 2012 are now open.

Nominate your peers or yourself for the 50th International Tankard event, that is held in Seattle this year, March 23-25, 2012. This event is dedicated to the people who have contributed to the sport in any capacity, may it be the one who has been teaching every open house you have had, your ice crew, board member, or you tell us….. International Tankard

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Club Nationals Teams from Mopac

Congratulations to the 4 teams that will be representing MoPac at the Club Nationals in Mankato 2012. After a record number of teams coming out to the regional play downs in Salt Lake City over the Martin Luther King weekend. Thank you all and good luck!

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Club Nationals January 13-15, 2012

Follow the scores for the MoPac Club Nationals in Salt Lake City where a total of 21 teams will be competing for spots in the final event March 3-10, 2012 Mankato, MN. Good Luck Everyone!

Choose one of the two links to follow the scores

SCORE  or bonspieler.com

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USCA Certified Ice Technician Course Scheduled

Registration will begin soon for a Level 1 U.S. Curling Association ice technician certification course to be held at the Duluth Curling Club in Duluth, Minn., Dec. 3-4.

Ream more about it in the Event Section…..The last Ice Course was taken by Francesca Somma from Curl San Diego, “it was fantastic, I learned a lot”

 

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PIC Playdowns for California

Pacific International Cup Playdown

Mens’ and Women’s Playdowns for a California berth in the Pacific International Cup are scheduled for Presidents Day Weekend (Feb 18-20) and will be hosted by the Hollywood Curling Club.  The Pacific International Cup takes place in Richmond, B.C. between April 18-22, 2012.

The registration deadline is set for October 15th. Please visit the CalPIC website (http://calpic.org/Welcome.html) to find your club’s PIC Rep and for more information about the tournament itself.  For further questions, contact Michael Lively, mlively@bayareacurling.com.

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Regional Play Downs

December 29, 2011 to January 1, 2012 Junior Regional Championships, Granite Curling Club, Seattle.
Junior Nationals – Jan. 28-Feb. 4 – Madison, WI
Registration Deadline – Dec. 7th, 2011
 
January 13th-15th, 2012. Regional Club Nationals, Kearns Olympic Speed Skating Oval, Salt Lake City.
Club Nationals – March 3-10, Mankato, MN
Registration Deadline – Oct 31st, 2011 MoPac/Nov 30th, USCA. Please consult with the MoPac play down chair Tim Irish, mithsiri@yahoo.com, regarding regional registration policy.
 
February 3-5, 2012 Mixed Regional Championship, Granite Curling Club, Seattle.
Mixed National Championship – March 17-24, Portage, WI 
Registration Deadline – Jan 25, 2012
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Fall USCA Board Meeting Summary

The USCA’s fall board meeting was last weekend, Sept 9-11, 2011 in Minneapolis. The two highlights were a board vote on a major USCA governance overhaul (the whole structure may change) and a fabulous intro-to-curling video by our own Nick Kitinski. For my full notes on the meeting, check out http://goo.gl/snOye . Nick’s video should be out soon!…

And as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me (Gabrielle) at gcurling@gmail.com.

Thanks!

Gabrielle Coleman

 

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Competitive Curling Clinics in San Jose and Oakland

The SFBACC and the Western Curling Coalition are pleased to announce 3 evening competitive curling clinics on September 27, 28 and 30 in San Jose and Oakland with Yadranka Thompson of Richmond, BC.  Sign up now at: http://www.bayareacurling.com/usca-clinic

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USA Curling Las Vegas Style Bonspiel Raffle

The United States Curling Association (USCA) is proud to sponsor a drawing for the benefit of the athletes and programs of USA CURLING. For each donation of $25.00 to the USCA, you will receive an entry to win a trip to participate in the Las Vegas Style Bonspiel, Oct. 28-30, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Arena Curling Icemaker Course 2011

This is the first USA Curling course offered on improving curling ice conditions. This event will take place on September 9-11, 2011, at the Bielenberg Sports Center in Woodbury, MN. Instructors will be Kevin Madsen, Willmar Curling Club Icemaker and Dave Staveteig, USA Curling Head Ice Technician.

 

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