Wings and Eagle Prizes

MoPac and Western Bonspiel Travel Prizes

Updated October 30, 2012

MoPac and our partners in the West are 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!

There are two parts to the program: annual prizes for individuals and teams that travel the most in one year, and lifetime awards for individuals who try new spiels in new places.

Register for the Wings and Eagles program

Email your latest results and photo to the organizers at spieltracker@gmail.com.

Check your progress!

List of this season’s Wings/Eagle club and state lists

More about the programs:

Annual Competitions – The “Wings” Prizes


Possible “Wings” pin design

The “Wings” prizes are for the individuals and teams who play in the most bonspiels outside their own club in one year. The prizes will consist of special pins and possibly additional items (like bonspiel entries) offered by sponsors. There are four main “Wings” categories:

MoPac “Wings”

  • Individual MoPac “Wings” prize – This goes to the competitor(s) who play in the most bonspiels in MoPac outside their own club in one year.
  • Individual MoPac “5 Star Wings” – Every competitor who plays in five spiels in MoPac outside their own club in one year gets this award.
  • Team MoPac “Wings” prize – This goes to the team(s) of up to six people that play in the most bonspiels in MoPac outside their own club in one year.
  • Team MoPac “5 Star 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”

Individual Western “Wings” prize – This goes to the competitor(s) who play in the most bonspiels in the West outside their own club in one year.

  • Individual Western “5 Star Wings” – Every competitor who plays in five spiels in the West outside their own club in one year gets this award.
  • Team Western “Wings” prize – This goes to the team(s) of up to six people that play in the most bonspiels in the West outside their own club in one year.
  • Team Western “5 Star 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 Recognitions – The “Eagle” Prizes


Possible “Western Eagle” pin design

The “Eagle” 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. The list of states and clubs included in the Eagle/Double Eagle will change from year to year, and curlers must have attended spiels in all the locations that are on the list during the year in which they complete their Eagle/Double Eagle. (In other words, curl fast before MoPac grows!) Past experience will be recognized.

MoPac “Eagle”

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

If you have questions, suggestions, or if you’d like to help with pin design or recordkeeping, please email Gabrielle Coleman at spieltracker@gmail.com. Clubs, if you’d like to become a program sponsor by donating a bonspiel entry or other prizes, please also contact Gabrielle at spieltracker@gmail.com.

How to Enter

To register, click on this link. Registrations prices are $10/year for the individual “Wings” programs, $20/year for the team “Wings” programs, and $25/lifetime for the “Eagle” programs. (All curlers are automatically entered in both the MoPac and Western divisions.)

You must email spieltracker@gmail.com within two weeks of completing a spiel so that we can log your progress.

Rules and Guidelines

  • The “year” for the annual wings programs for the 2012-13 season begins on July 1, 2012 and ends on June 30, 2013. Since we’re starting late this season, curlers must register and pay for the program by December 15, 2012, and all spiels completed prior to that time will be recognized. In the future, the registration deadline will be November 15.
  • Curlers must email their name, the name of the spiel they attended, and a photo of themselves/their team at the spiel to the Wings/Eagle program organizers at spieltracker@gmail.com 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 eight 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.
  • The list of clubs and states included in the program will be issued on July 1 of the year. (2012-13 List) To complete an Eagle (or Double Eagle), you must have attended a spiel in all the states (or clubs) listed in the year in which you complete your Eagle (or Double Eagle). (In other words, the longer you take to complete your Eagle, the more states you will likely need to visit.)
  • Past years’ results will be recognized for Eagle program participants.
  • 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.
  • Since this is a new program and we at MoPac don’t know how popular it will be or how the region or other factors may change over time, “lifetime” tracking for the Eagle program is only guaranteed through June 30, 2016 at this time. We do hope to run this program for a long time!