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Incoming 2021 USWCA Scot Tour: Call for club applications to host event


By Donna Pearson, USWCA


ing clubs to apply to host the incoming lady Scots. T e curling exchange originally began in 1955 when eight Americans


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and eight Canadians visited Scotland for a month, curling and enjoying wonderful Scottish hospitality. In 1958, the United States then hosted 16 Scottish ladies who spent a week in Montreal and Ontario, and then two weeks in the U.S., curling their way from Illinois to Massachusetts. T e lady Scots enjoyed the fi rst farewell dinner at the Winchester Country Club in Massachusetts. Five years later (1963), 24 Scottish ladies toured the U.S. again. Com-


posed of six teams, they divide into two groups of three teams – with one Scottish group curling in Wisconsin and Minnesota and the other in New York and Massachusetts. Reuniting in the Boston area, they shared a fare- well dinner and returned to Scotland. By 1966, the fi rst all-U.S. team toured with 20 USWCA members curling


in the eight curling centers that existed in Scotland at that time. T e trip was such a success that the USWCA became the fi rst Associate Member


nce again the United States Women’s Curling Association (US- WCA) is hosting 20 women from Scotland, in January 2021, as part of the Scotland-United States Tour exchange. We are ask-


of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club of Scotland (October 1967). Addi- tionally, the two organizations determined that an alternating fi ve-year ex- change program would highlight and further the spirit of curling as well as develop greater international goodwill. With both organizations supporting this purpose, we are nearing the 55th


year of these curling exchanges. T e upcoming visiting Scots trip will be the sixth tour since the original agreement for an exchange. 1967= US


1996= US


1971= Scots 1976= US


1981= Scots 1986= US


1991= Scots


2001= Scots 2006= US


2011= Scots 2016= US


2021= Scots Please be sure to ask your USWCA representative about hosting a curling


event in your club! Check www.uswca.org for more information, which we will update regularly. Enjoy learning more about others who care as much about curling as you.


I was most fortunate to curl and travel in Scotland (2016), visiting diff erent clubs, and meeting many curlers, some of whom have become friends for life. You truly do not want to miss this opportunity to host the Scots! Q


EAST AREA


5 & Under Open Challenge Rochester Curling Club Oct. 27-28, 2018


WISCONSIN AREA


5 & Under Women’s Challenge Racine Curling Club Jan. 4-6, 2019


WEST I AREA


5 & Under Open Challenge Hibbing Curling Club Feb. 22-24, 2019


WISCONSIN AREA


5 & Under Open Challenge Rice Lake Curling Club Feb. 15-17, 2019


WEST II AREA


5 & Under Open Challenge Coyotes Curling Club Oct. 26-28, 2018


CENTRAL AREA


5 & Under Open Challenge Columbus Curling Club Jan. 25-27, 2019


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