Junior Nationals berth qualifier events set

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Katie Beck Memorial Awards were presented to (l-r) Wes Wendling (Wausau CC), Shiloh Gersenson (Traverse City CC) and Maya Willertz (Midland CC) during the Junior Curling Camp. Te family of the late Katie Beck, 2002 World Junior Champion, donates the giſt certificates. Attending junior camps was something that was very important to Beck. Katie Beck Award recipients are selected by the camp coordinator and at least two other individuals (in- structors or coaches) based on five key criteria: 1) Be eligible to play in the current championship season the certificate is awarded; 2) Coachable; 3) Shows good sportsmanship; 4) Has a positive attitude; 5) Has a commit- ment to junior competitive curling. Congratulations to this year’s award re- cipients!

our qualifying events will be used this season to determine the field for the 2018 USA Curling Junior National Championships this winter. Here is a preview of the relevant information for each

Junior Nationals Berth Qualifiers:

Qualifier 1: Oct. 20-22, Four Seasons Curling Club, Blaine Minn., Contact: John Benton,, 763-780-3328 Register online: Entry deadline: *Oct. 1 Bonspiel entry fee: $160 per team Qualifier 2: Nov. 17-19, Broomstones Curling Club, Wayland Mass. Contact: Scott Price,, 774-249-0115 Entry deadline: *Nov. 3 Bonspiel entry fee: TBD Qualifier 3: Dec. 8-10, Grand Forks Curling Club, Grand Forks N.D. Contact: Dan Lindgren,, 701-330-0654 Entry deadline: *Nov. 24 Bonspiel entry fee: TBD Qualifier 4: Jan. 5-7, Dakota Curling Club, Lakeville Minn. Contact: Darcy Ellarby, Register online: Entry deadline: *Dec. 13 Bonspiel entry fee: TBD *All participants must have completed and met all registration require-

ments for the Junior National Championships 10 business days prior to the start of a Qualification Bonspiel, unless otherwise noted within the USCA Championship Registration Schedule. Junior National Championships: Jan. 27-Feb. 3, Detroit Curling Club,

Ferndale, Mich. Registration open: Sept. 6 Registration close: Dec. 13, 11:45 p.m. CT Register online: Registration fee: **$92.50 per player Contact: Jenny Biadasz,, 888-287-5377, Ext. 207 ** Players may enter as many qualification bonspiels as they wish. To be

eligible to compete at the Junior National Qualification Bonspiels, this fee is to be paid once per season, per player a minimum of the (10) business days prior to the start of Qualification Bonspiel unless otherwise noted within the USCA Championship Registration Schedule. Visit for more updates regarding all championship events. Q

Members of USA Curling’s Junior High Performance Program hold their plank positions during a training camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., in July.

Mixed Doubles Olympic Team Trials procedures amended

Notice: On July 6, amendments were made to the procedures for the 2018

U.S. Olympic Mixed Doubles Team Trials. A full version of the Trials pro- cedures can be viewed at

Dakota CC to host Mixed National Championship in March

USA Curling is proud to announce

that six-sheet Dakota Curling in Lakeville, Minn., will host the 2018 Mixed National Championship March 23-31. Regional playdowns for this 10- team event will begin this winter.

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