Welcome two new member clubs to MoPac!

We Welcome Missoula Curling Club out of Montana and Las Vegas Curling out of Nevada to the MoPac Family. This means that two more states can be added to the map for Curling!

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Mixed Nationals Play Downs February 3-5, 2012 at Garanite Curling Club

Follow the MoPac Mixed Nationals at the Granite Curling Club in Seattle February 3-5, 2012. This year we have 7 teams playing down and only one team advances to the final 10 in Portage, WI on March 17-24, 2012.

Follow the action Here

Due to a lack of entries within the At‐Large Region (NE/C/TX/KS) there was one open spot created. This goes to the region with the most entries. The Mountain‐Pacific
(MoPac) Region and the Great Lakes (GLCA) Region were tied with seven
entries each. Looking back at the previous year’s entries, the MoPac Region
had only six team entries while the GLCA Region had nine. The extra berth
to the Nationals goes to the GLCA Region.

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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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