USWCA NEWS USWCA National Bonspiel is ‘Goin’ to Carolina’ By PJ Feinson, USWCA

bonspiel theme, a nod to James Taylor, a musical son of North Carolina’s Research Triangle, for which the club is named. Our host hotel is the Double Tree RTP/RDU, convenient to both the Tri-


angle Curling Center and the Raleigh-Durham (RDU) Airport. Led by Lea Franklin, bonspiel chairwoman, preparations are underway and include

Are you a five & under curler? We’ve got events!

By Millie Buege, USWCA

been confirmed in most of the five areas across the U.S. Mark your calen- dars now.


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2017–18 Season:

East: Open, Dec. 8-10, Chesapeake CC, Chesapeake, Md. Central:Open, dates TBD, Chicago CC, Chicago, Ill.

Central: Women’s, March 16-17, Bowling Green CC, Bowling Green, Ohio

t Wisconsin: Open, Jan. 19-22, Appleton CC, Appleton, Wis. t West I: Open, dates and host TBD t West II: Open, March 2018, Denver CC, Golden, Colo.

For more information see Eligi-

bility forms, guidelines and basic rules of etiquette are available now. Flyers and entry forms from the host clubs will be posted soon. Q

Final USWCA All-American results from 2016-17

By Kelly Stephens, USWCA

their members a chance to win the beautiful All-American pin. Here are a few late result winners, listed in order of skip to lead: Appleton Curling Club: Sue Van Rooy, Patti Traas, Kelly Mader, Sarah


Davis Centerville Curling Club: Lisa Kirkey-Hosler, Norma Van Vleet, Shellie

Nelson, Marilee Fish Bowling Green Curling Club: Lori Christman, Keith Fisher, Ed

Glowacki/Jay Clark, Alana Malik Congratulations to all of the winners! Q

uring the 2016-17 season, 227 teams participated in the USW- CA’s All-American in 35 events held at 32 clubs. Te USWCA encourages all member clubs to hold an All-American and give

Add your club’s bonspiel to the 2017-18 Circuit

By Elizabeth Demers, USWCA

tration are all available at Bonspiels that sign up before Oct. 1 will receive special early bird pricing of only $75. All bonspiel and individual entry fees go directly into the prize pool, so more players and more bonspiels mean more prize money. And with Cir- cuit bonspiels all over the nation, there’s one close to you. 2017-18 Circuit Events:


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Oct. 5-8, Donna Purkey Classic, Coyotes CC, Tempe, Ariz. Oct. 5-8, Mid-Atlantic, Philadelphia CC, Philadelphia, Pa. Oct. 20-22, Blue Hawaii, Columbus CC, Columbus, Ohio Oct. 26-27, Fall Fling, Kettle Moraine CC, Hartland, Wis. Oct. 27-29, BG Ladies, Bowling Green CC, Bowling Green, Ohio Nov. 3-5, Carosella, Schenectady CC, Schenectady, N.Y. Dec. 8-10, Crystal Snowflake, Nutmeg CC, Bridgeport, Conn. Feb. 22-25, Dutch Shoe , Albany CC, Albany, N.Y.

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he USWCA Circuit offers fun, friendship and the chance to win money just by the curling you do anyway. Sign up yourself, your team, or your bonspiel now! Rules, forms, and electronic regis-

ake plans for attending one or more Five & Under United States Women’s Curling Association (USWCA)-sponsored bonspiels this coming season. Tese bonspiels have already

he Triangle Curling Club, Durham, NC, will host the United States Women’s Curling Association’s February meeting and National Bonspiel, Feb. 12-18, 2018. “Goin’ to Carolina” is the

physical improvements to the club’s warm room. Triangle had been an arena club for 20 years, making the transition to dedicated ice more than two years ago. We look forward to extending southern hospitality to the USWCA meeting attendees, curlers, officials, and guests from all over the United States. Te meeting and bonspiel coincide with the first week of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, as well as pre-March Madness college basket- ball. So, ya’ll come on down to the land of pulled pork barbecue and great college basketball. We would love to see you on our ice! Good curling. Q

Join the USWCA Friendship Tour to Nova Scotia

By Mollie Jensen, USWCA

women will visit 8 to 10 clubs to play eight-end games. Watch for informa- tion in September for application forms, trip details, and deadlines to apply. USWCA reps will receive all details at the Fall Meeting. All forms will be posted on USWCA website, Q


n November 2018, 16 senior women will travel to Canada in the US- WCA’s outgoing Friendship Tour to the Maritimes. Curlers must be 50 years old or older and in good health. Te

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