Detroit ready to rock 2018 Junior Nationals

By Fred Zosel, Detroit CC

tional Championships Jan 26-Feb 3. Event chairwoman Maryanne Wessels has


plenty of volunteers looking aſter everything from hospitality, competitor accommodations and officiating support, to sponsorships, mer- chandising, program and publicity. And, ice. “We’re doing our best to ensure that the com-

petitors have great ice, comfortable accommoda- tions and a rewarding experience,” Maryanne said. She expects, also, a boost from the Winter Olympics, which immediately follow the Junior Nationals, with mixed doubles debuting as a medal sport. Sponsorship packages are going out. Lodging

and logistics taking shape. Publicity and pro- motion beginning. Social media campaigns are gearing up. Merchandising materials, apparel designs and vendors under review.

etroit Curling Club members are gearing up for a great event as hosts of the 2018 USA Curling Junior Na-

Detroit Curling Club President Jim Morris (leſt) congratulates committee chairs Maryanne Wes- sels and Duke Grimshaw on preparations for hosting the Junior National Championships Jan. 26-Feb 3.

“We have two officiating courses coming up in

the fall and an ice tech clinic,” Maryanne said. Timers and club-member ice techs will have a small dry run in December when the club hosts Under-18 playdowns for the Great Lakes Region. Te Detroit Curling Club is dedicated to the enjoyment, fellowship and promotion of curling,

Photo by Fred Zosel

and offers curling from late October to April at its facility in Martin Road Park, Ferndale, Mich. Learn more about the club at www.Detroitcurl- or by calling 248-544-0635. Q


CLUB NATIONALS: MOPAC (men): Nov. 30-Dec. 3, Evergreen CC, Beaverton, Ore. MACA: Dec. 8-10, Denver CC GNCC: Dec. 14-17, The Country Club, Brookline, Mass. MOPAC (women): Dec. 15-17, Evergreen CC, Beaverton, Ore. Washington: Jan. 13-15, Granite CC, Seattle, Wash.

MIXED: MACA: Jan. 12-14, Denver CC GNCC: Feb. 22-25, Rochester CC, Rochester, N.Y. Washington: Feb. 24-26, Granite CC, Seattle, Wash.

JUNIOR NATIONALS: Oct. 20-22, Four Seasons CC, Blaine, Minn. Nov. 17-19, Broomstones CC, Wayland, Mass. Dec. 8-10, Grand Forks CC, Grand Forks, N.D. Jan. 5-7, Dakota CC, Lakeville, Minn.

U18 NATIONALS: Washington: Jan. 13-15, Granite CC, Seattle, Wash.

MEN’S & WOMEN’S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Men’s Challenge Round: Jan. 3-7, Capital CC, Bismarck, N.D. Women’s Challenge Round: Jan. 4-7, Four Seasons CC, Blaine, Minn.

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