Cape Cod’s Longnecker rink wins USWCA National Bonspiel

By Lea Franklin, 2018 USWCA National Bonspiel Chairwoman

Triangle Curling Club, Durham, N.C. “Goin’ to Carolina” featured 32 teams from across the United States. Jerry Hudson, Triangle’s official piper, piped


current USWCA President Dawn Gutro, and five past presidents onto the ice at the Kit Party to the strains of James Taylors’ “Carolina On My

he 70th United States Women’s Curl-

ing Association (USWCA) National Bonspiel took place Feb. 14-18 at the

Mind.” Te Durham Sports Commission pro- vided the backdrop for the team photos and also helped with team bags, as well as publicity before and during the bonspiel. Triangle CC does not have a Women’s League

(or a Men’s League), as it was an arena club until three years ago, and co-ed, open play is the tra- dition. Men make up the majority of Triangle’s membership, and therefore the majority of the bonspiel volunteers were men. Te club received many kind accolades for

hosting the 2018 National Bonspiel – for the ice, the food, and the warm and friendly ambience,

Cape Cod’s Krista Longnecker, Gabrielle Bruce, Marinna Martini, and Francesca Della Femine won the 2018 USWCA National Bonspiel.

which was all made possible by the volunteers, club board, and the core planners. Congratula- tions to the winners – Cape Cod’s Krista Long- necker, Gabrielle Bruce, Marinna Martini, and Francesca Della Femine. Q

All-American winners announced By Kelly Stephens, USWCA

across the country. Tree of these clubs held both a daytime and an evening All American: May- field in Central Region, and Kettle Moraine and Madison in the Wisconsin Region. Here are the winners for the 2017–18 season: EAST


Albany: Kathy Bentley, Winn Schwartz, Dena Bannan, Julie Granata Ardsley: Pauline Davies, Barbara Gabhart/Lynn Salmon, Nicole Zahour, Cristin Keegan, Patricia VanTassel Cromie Broomstones: Maggie Snow, Chris Richards, Jacqui Napoli, Cheryl Kelley Bucks County: Cindy Bush, Jane Stayer, Jessica Welch, Amy Leonetti Canadian Club of Boston: Nadia Tschumakow, Liz Janiak, Chloe York, Alina Tschumakow Cape Cod: Jamie Hutchinson, Brigitta Brandt, Eileen Sullivan, Andrea Lousararian Charlotte: Sam Munich, Lacie Byers, Melissa Sienko, Maddie Scenck Nashua: Nancy Dinsdale, Shari Callahan, Carmel Pawlowski, Kathleen Lambert, Eileen Montbleau Philadelphia: Susan Liu, Carolyn Lloyd, Johanna Humphrey, Lisa Kreiling

uring the 2017–18 season, a total of 234 teams participated in 38 All American events held in 35 clubs

Plainfield: Maryann Vermeulen, Robin Kerr, Charlotte Clark, Kathy Staeger, Louisa Bartok Rochester: Marsha Reed, Lindsay Reckten- wald, Laura Dellavilla, Christine Dobson, Bonney Bennett Te Country Club: Melissa England, Joana Par- tridge, Cecily Morse, Barbara Ryerson Utica: Susan Williams, Cindy Wydysh, Sarah Keen, Monica Costa


Bowling Green: Mary Glowacki, Natlie Hol- lands, Steve Christman, Pete Zaums Cleveland Skating Club: Katy Mercer, Betsy Feighan, Peggy Hooper, Jo Bateman Detroit: Elizabeth Demers, Margaret Finnegan- Boynton, Anne Cramer, Yolanda Lewczuk Exmoor Country Club: Peggy Griem, Russ Brown, Barbara Kassner, Patty Charhutt Mayfield a.m.: Jeannie Borland, Hilary Peterson, Christine Carcione, Sally Chisholm Mayfield p.m.: Ashley Dowry, Donna Schreiber,

Julia Sullivan, Terry Salem, Allison Wimer WISCONSIN

Appleton: Jeri Norris, Patti Traas, Sara Lathrop Green Bay: Lisa Landon, Maria Mueller, Shirley Destache, Shari Baer Kettle Moraine a.m.: Barbara Rampolla, Tess Munich, Flip Flemming, Kathy Hyslop Kettle Moraine p.m.: Bonnie Dixon, Randi Feil, Megan McNamara, Kay Fischer Madison a.m.: Star Pfiffner, Miranda Hoffmann,

Sandii Zylkowski, Rene Eastman Madison p.m.: Jo Lippitt, Sandy Gordon, Beth Hilt, Anne Gravel Poynette: Marilyn Noble, Betty Marquardt, Su- zanne Floyd, Linda Lochner Racine: Paula Kalke, Pam Wortley, Brenda Tait, Holly Povish Wauwatosa: Pam Oleinik, Holly Elwing, Sue Dropp, Mikayla Tompson WEST I

Arden Hills Cairn Lassies: Marcia Vandesteeg, Kristin Blomquist, Sherry Krueger, Betty Cronwell Duluth: Bridgette Kelleher, Sally Bradt, Karen Hartung, Pat Kelleher Heather: Linda Annis, Jodi Borchardt, Julie Wil- lis, Kelly Johnson, Nicole Bangasser St. Paul Bonnie Spielers: Jennifer Witch- en, Juliana Klocek, Barb Klussendorf, Tora Eriksmoen


Coyotes: Lyn Perry, Tatiana Keeling, Debbie Au- brey, Beki Horsman Denver: Catherine Dunn, Nancy Mutz, Kathy Boldt, Kathleen Madigan Graſton: Jenn Tompson, Katie Stark, Christine Tallackson, Sarah Shuster Grand Forks: Amy Bushaw, Mare Tompson, Emily Quello, Emily Daugherty Granite: Marissa Wright, Barb Miller, Sue Lor- vick, Heidi McDade Q

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