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USWCA Calendar

International Events

Friendship Tour: Outgoing November 4 - 16, 2018 (tentative dates)

Scots Tour: Incoming November 2021 

National Events

Fall Meeting: Friday, September 15 - Sunday, September 17, 2017.  Host - Broomstones Ladies CC. 

USWCA Senior National Bonspiel: November 29, 2017 - December 3, 2017.  Host - Coyotes CC.

Winter Meeting: Monday, February 12 - Thursday, February 15, 2018.  Host - Broomstone Ladies and Triangle CC.

USWCA National Bonspiel: Wednesday, February 14 - Sunday, February 18, 2018.  Host - Triangle CC.

Regional Events

Junior Bonspiels:

  • East: November 3 - 5, 2017, Host - Potomac CC.
  • Central: Dates TBD. Host - TBD.
  • West: Dates TBD.  Host - TBD.

5 Year and Under Bonspiels:

  • East: Open, December 8 - 10, 2017.  Host - Chesapeake CC.
  • Central: Open, February 10 - 11, 2018.  Host - Chicago CC.
  • Central: Women's, March 16 - 17, 2018.  Host - Bowling Green CC.
  • Wisconsin: Open, January 19 - 22, 2018.  Host - Appleton CC.
  • West I: Open, Dates TBD. Host - TBD.
  • West II: Open, March 16 - 18, 2018.  Host - Denver CC.

Local Events

All-American Bonspiels:

  • All Regions: Please speak with your club's representative to get the dates and times the event will be held at your club.

Circuit Bonspiels:

Junior Bonspiel Schedule

Junior Bonspiel Pin
 
WEST REGION:

Dates and Host TBD

CENTRAL REGION:

Dates and Host TBD

EAST REGION:

November 3 - 5, 2017, Potomac CC
 
Information will be posted as it becomes available.  
 
To see the current and last season's results, please check our Junior Bonspiel page.

Senior Women's National Bonspiel Information

Senior National Pin36th USWCA Senior Women's National Bonspiel "Desert Jewels" November 29 - December 3, 2017

The 36th USWCA Senior Women's National Bonspiel will be held in Tempe, Arizona at the Coyotes Curling Club November 29 - December 3, 2017. A bonus event, Super Senior Fun Day, has been added for curlers 65 years of age or older.  The host hotel will be the Hyatt Place Tempe/Phoenix Airport.  For information on both events, and on how to make reservations at the host hotel, please go to the  Senior Women's Bonspiel 2017 page

Save the date for these future USWCA Senior National Bonspiels:

November 28 - December 2, 2018, Host - Centerville CC

November 20 - 24, 2019, Host - Albany, NY

November 11 - 15, 2020, Host - Columbus CC

Dates TBD, 2021, Host - Denver CC 

5-Year & Under Events Scheduled

5 Year and Under PinEast: December 8 - 10, 2017, Chesapeake Curling Club, Open

Wisconsin: January 19 - 22, 2018, Appleton Curling Club, Open

Central: March 16 - 17, 2018, Bowling Green Curling Club, Women's

West II: March 16 - 18, 2018, Denver Curling Club, Open

Central: February 10 - 11, 2018, Chicago Curling Club, Open

West I: Dates TBD, Host TBD, Open

 

The goal of these events is to give newer curlers a chance to participate in bonspiels, meet other new curlers, and play positions they normally would not play.  Curlers will feel less concern about attending regular bonspiels after they have played against others with the same level of experience.
 
All curlers with five or less years of experience are eligible to participate.
 
For more information and applications for the 5-Year and Under events, click on this link to the 5 Year and Under Page page.  

National Bonspiel Information

Nat'l Bonspiel 2018 Pin70th USWCA Women's National Bonspiel "Goin' to Carolina" February 14 - 18, 2018 

The 70th USWCA National Bonspiel will be held at the Triangle Curling Club in Durham, North Carolina.  The host hotel will be the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park in Durham, NC.  For more information about the bonspiel and to make reservations at the event hotel, go to the National Bonspiel 2018 page. 

Save the dates for these future USWCA National Bonspiels:

February 13 - 17, 2019, Host - Chicago CC

February 2020, Host - Hibbing CC

February 17 - 21, 2021, Host - Madison CC

All-American

All-American PinThe All-American is an inner-club event held during the curling season by member clubs throughout the United States.  The USWCA provides beautiful pins to each member club for the event. 

This event was designed to encourage the involvement of women - especially new and less experienced women curlers - so they may have a bonspiel experience within their own clubs.

For more information about the All-American, click on this link to the All-American page.

Fall Meeting

The Fall Meeting was held September 15 - 17, 2017 in Natick, MA, hosted by the Broomstones Ladies CC.  The host hotel was the Hampton Inn.  

The links to meeting information is listed below.

Winter Meeting

The Winter Meeting was February 13 - 16, 2017, in Brown Deer, WI, hosted by the Kettle Moraine and Milwaukee Curling Clubs.  The Four Points Hotel (Four Points by Sheraton Milwaukee North Shore) was the host hotel.  

Welcome from your meeting organizing team - (l to r) Carol Stevenson, Judi Page, Dae Jahnke, and Nancy Wilhelm.

Links to meeting information for the 2018 Winter meeting will be listed below as they become available.

  • Call to Meeting
  • Meeting Schedule
  • Reservations & Information 
  • Additional Information
  • Proposed Bylaw Amendments
  • Proxy Form 
  • Motion Form
  • Slate of Officers for 2018 -19

Online Store - USWCA Merchandise

Online Store is Coming Soon.

 

The Heart of Curling!

The United States Women's Curling Association was formed to promote and conserve the best interests and the true spirit of the game of curling. The USWCA unites women's curling clubs throughout the United States to cultivate friendly relations among its members and their clubs, to promote international friendships, to preserve the tradition and literature of the game and to hold women's curling events each year.

The Mission: To develop, nurture and promote the sport of curling among today's women and all youth. Indeed, the USWCA is the Heart of Curling.  

If you would like an informational brochure, a full color brochure suitable for printing is available for download here.  

Creating a Book for the USWCA 75th Anniversary

(May 16, 2017)  The USWCA will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2021, just 4 years from now.  We are looking for individuals interested in helping to assemble the anniversary book.  If you worked on your school's yearbook, this might be just the project for you.  For more information about the type of skills and help needed, click on the flyer to the left.  

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

 

USWCA Senior Women's Bonspiel Expanded

(September 17, 2017)  At the Fall Meeting in Natick, MA, it was decided to expand the Senior Women's National Bonspiel from 24 to 32 teams.  Eight lucky teams on the waiting list were moved to the event and all participants can be found on the Sr. Women's 2017 page.  The committee thanks the Coyotes CC and the USWCA  Board for allowing the additional teams to participate.  This is a very popular and always over subscribed event so the addition of 8 teams is welcomed!    

Apply for the Senior Friendship Tour 2018

(September 13, 2017)  Can you picture yourself traveling with 15 curlers in the beautitul Maritime Provinces, curling, touring, and making friends?  If you are a woman 50 years old, curl at a USWCA member club, and have 3 years of curling experience, you could be part of the next Senior Friendship Tour to New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.  The trip is being planned for November 4 - 16, 2018, with dates subject to a slight change.  For more information about how to apply, how participants are selected, and deadlines, go to the Senior Friendship 2018 page or talk to your club's USWCA Representative.

USWCA 70th National Bonspiel Information Is Available

(August 22, 2017)  Information is now available for the 70th Annual USWCA National Women's Bonspiel.  The event will be held February 14 - 18, 2018 at the Triangle Curling Club in Durham, North Carolina.  Teams considering applying for this 32 team, 10 end timed event, should contact their club's USWCA Representative for deadline information.  Representatives need to have their club's entries to their Area Coordinator by December 5, 2017.  For more information, go to the National Women's Bonspiel 2018 page.  

Circuit Results for 2016 - 2017

(August 4, 2017) The Women's Circuit results from the 2016 - 2017 season have been posted.  Please go the the Results page to view the document.  Thank you to everyone that participated.    

All-American Results for 2016-2017

(April 21,2017)  As another curling season comes to an end, the results from the All-American bonspiels held throughout the year are in.  Please go to the All-American page to see which clubs participated, the names of the winning players, and some of their pictures.  

A New Circuit Bonspiel Has Been Added

(March 14, 2017)  The Fort Wayne Curling Club is hosting the latest Circuit Bonspiel to be added to the list for this season.  Come to the Stone Cold Beauties Bonspiel April 21 - 23, 2017.  Go to the Participating Bonspiels page for more information.

All 5 & Under Bonspiels are Complete

(March 27, 2017)  The results from the West II Open Challenge and the results from the Wisconsin Women's Challenge have been posted to the 5 Year and Under Bonspiel page.  Congratulations to the Grant rink from Granite Curling Club and the Hampton rink from the Madison Curling Club.

Next year Chesapeake CC will hold the East Open Challenge December 8 - 10, 2017.  Appleton CC will host the Wisconsin Open Challenge January 19 - 22, 2018.  The Women's Challenge will be held in the Central Region at the Bowling Green CC March  16 - 17, 2018.  Denver CC will be hosting the West II Open Challenge in March.  And the Central Open Challenge will be hosted by Chicago CC, dates to be determined.  Save the dates.  More information on these will be posted this Fall.   

All Junior Bonspiels Complete for the 2016-2017 Season

(March 22, 2017)  The last of the 3 regions completed their Junior Bonspiel on March 5, 2017.  To see the results from the East Region hosted by the Schenectady Curling Club, go to the Junior Bonspiel page.   

A New Event - Super Senior Fun Day - to be hosted by Coyotes Curling Club

(March 15, 2017)  A bonus included with this year's invitation to the USWCA Senior Women's Bonspiel is the addition of a new event; the Super Senior Fun Day.  The event will be hosted by the Coyotes Curling Club.  This is not a USWCA national event but ladies 65 years and older are invited to a day of friendship and fun to warm up their skills one day prior to the Sr. Women's Bonspiel.  Go to the Senior Women's Bonspiel 2017 page for more information.

Save the Date for the USWCA Senior Women's Bonspiel

(March 14, 2017)  The 36th USWCA Senior Women's Bonspiel will be held at the Coyotes Curling Club in Tempe, Arizona on November 29 - December 3, 2017.  The theme for the bonspiel is Desert Jewels.  For more information and intent/application forms, go to the Senior Women's Bonspiel 2017 page.  

2017 USWCA National Bonspiel

(February 21, 2017)  The 69th USWCA National Bonspiel, "Bikes and Brew - Thunder on the Ice", was held at the Milwaukee Curling Club in Cedarburg, Wisconsin February 16 - 19, 2017.  Congratulations to the Roessler rink form the Centerville Curling Club in Galesville, WI on winning their second National Bonspiel back to back.  The team members, pictured here left to right were skip Laura Roessler, vice Sara Hein, second Elyse Sorenson, and lead Toni Paisley.  The theme of the bonspiel celebrated the legacy of the Harley Davidson company and the history of beer brewing which helped make Milwaukee famous.  The field of 32 teams began their competition bright and early Thursday morning with the first draw at 7:30 am (CST).  Please go to the National Bonspiel 2017 page for results and more information.

(The photograph of the winning team is the property of Charli and is used here with her permission.)

USWCA Scot Tour 2016 Team Wins the Marguerite Roberts Quaich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(February 16, 2017)  The 2016 Scot Tour team, pictured here in their red blazers, are awarded the Marguerite Roberts Quaich by Gilean Hoenke.  Gilean, pictured in the center in gray, is the daughter of Marguerite Roberts.  The Royal Caledonian Curling Club article about the Scot Tour can be read here.  For additional  more information about the USWCA 2016 Scot Tour, go to the 2016 Scot Tour Daily Report page.

2016 USWCA Senior Women's National Bonspiel

(December 4, 2016)  Congratulations to the team from the Schenectady Curling Club for winning the 35th annual Senior Women's Bonspiel held at the Waltham Curling Club in Triumph, Illinois.  The members of the team, pictured here right to left, were skip Dorothy Szymaszek, vice Fay Navratil, second Denise Cashmere, and lead Michele Moffitt.  

The 24 participating teams were welcomed to a host home on Thursday night and entertained and educated by a Celtic fiddler on Friday night.  The meals at both locations were exceptional.  The volunteers from the club took good care of their visitors and all agreed the bonspiel was delightful.  

For all results, go to the 2016 Senior Women's Bonspiel page.

Fall Message from the USWCA President

(November 3, 2016)  The USWCA Fall Meetings in Pewaukee have come and gone.  Much work was accomplished by many, whether attending in person, via a conference call, or by having input with committees prior to the meetings.  The meetings followed our new organizational structure, which was initiated in Fairbanks this past February.  My personal observation of the structure of meetings: works well and the format clearly defines the responsibilities of each office and the relationship of each officer to the individual committees.  This format also allows for adaptability of scheduling.  

On a personal level, I want to thank all of the Women of the USWCA who took the time to travel to Pewaukee and make the many contributions that served to make these meetings successful.  A very special THANK YOU to Secretary - Judi Page, Meeting Coordinator - Nancy Wilhelm, Special Assistant to All - Dae Jean Jahnke for their attention to detail in planning and running the meetings.  Also, kudos to the Kettle Moraine Kettles who helped at the meetings and worked at the President's Dinner on Friday night, September 16.  A shout out and big thank you to Past USWCA President Jeannie Borland and USWCA Past Treasurer, Mary Glowacki for covering and reporting on the many meetings 2nd VP Martha Mozzarella's absence necessitated.  This is further proof we have so many women who continue to serve in many capacities, even after their elected terms end.  

It was a pleasure for the USWCA to recognize recent USCA Hall of Fame inductee Lori Mountford to those in attendance at the dinner on Saturday, September 17.  USWCA Past President and current USWCA/USCA Liaison Jennifer Standard introduced Lori and congratulated her on behalf of the USWCA.  Lori honors us with her participation in our organization and with all she has contributed to our venerable sport over the years.  Congratulations to Lori.

As I write this message, I am smiling.  Twenty members of the USWCA are gathering in Newark, NJ for the 2016 Scot Tour.  A marvelous adventure awaits them and they will be adding to the many great memories they have already started to collect as members of the tour.  Safe travels to all.  We can all look forward to hearing and learning about the three plus weeks they spend curling with the Scottish ladies of the RCC and the cultural experiences they will experience amongst their hosts.  Follow Team USWCA on social media and on our website.  There will be daily updates from Scotland.

On November 30, the Waltham Curling Club, in Triumph, Illinois will be hosting USWCA Senior Women from across the country for the USWCA Sr. National Bonspiel.  "The Seniors" participants look forward to meeting up with old friends and fellow competitors.  A friendly and competitive event for USWCA members who are 55 years of age and above.  Games are eight ends and the maximum number of games played is two per day.  Team entries are finalized by lottery. Hearty congratulations to all the teams in this competition and good luck to all.

Women's Bonspiels mean the opportunity for USWCA member clubs and USWCA members to enjoy and participate in women's Circuit events across the country.  More information on joining the Circuit or entering a Circuit Bonspiel is available on this website.

I would like to encourage all curlers who have been curling for five years or less to consider participation in a Five Year and Under Bonspiel.  The East Region Five and Under was held at Cape Cod last weekend but other regions will be hosting their bonspiels in December, January, February, and March.  The Wisconsin Region will host two Five and Under Events this season, an Open Bonspiel at the Centerville Curling Club (December 2-4) and a Women's Event hosted by the Blackhawk Curling Club (February 24-26).  Five and Under Bonspiels in Central, West I, and West II, are all Open Events.  This event holds special meaning to me.  My first service to the USWCA was as a Wisconsin committee member when this was a new and fledgling committee.  I curled in the first Wisconsin Region Five and Under Women's and served as a Bonspiel Co-Chair for the Fourth Wisconsin Five and Under held at Kettle Moraine Curling Club.

The February Call to Meeting information will be posted on the website in December.  Take a minute and bookmark the USWCA website on your computer and stay informed and up to date.  

Welcome to another great year of curling.

2016 USWCA National Women's Bonspiel

(March 4, 2016)  Congratulations to the first event winners, the Roessler rink from the Centerville Curling Club in Galesville, WI.  The team members, pictured here left to right, were skip Laura Roessler, vice Sara Hein, second Elyse Sorenson, and lead Rhonda Adams. 

 

 

 

 

2015 USWCA Senior Women's National Bonspiel

(December 10, 2015)  

Congratulations to the team from Kettle Moraine for winning the 34th annual Senior Women's Bonspiel held in Belfast, Maine.  Pictured left to right are skip Judy Maier, vice Carol Stevenson, second Flip Flemming, and lead Mary Rasmussen.  Congratulations are also in order for the team from Albany which laid an eight ender during the bonspiel.  The team was comprised of the skip Marilyn Goldstien, vice Wendy Berger, second Joy Campisano, and lead Ruth Horton. 

The 2015 Incoming Friendship Tour

Our guests from BC arrived November 11 and were in the US through November 20.  Go to the 2015 Friendship Tour Daily Report page to read about their travels.

 

2015 USWCA Women's National Bonspiel

2015 Natl First Event Winner, Calaway(March 1, 2015)  By Susan Tortorelli, On Site Chair

The 67th USWCA National Bonspiel was held at the Detroit Curling Club in Ferndale, Michigan February 9 - 15.  Tough weather on the east coast challenged the teams from New York, Massachusetts, and Maine.  But everyone arrived safely in Michigan to be greeted by sub zero temperatures.  The bonspiel kicked off with a Kit Party on Wednesday night with an appetizer and dessert table prepared by the members of the Detroit Curling Club.  The curling competition commenced on Thursday morning at 7:30 AM and ended with the finals on Sunday at 1 PM.  On Sunday, the curling house was filled with the music of a 6 piece pipe band and drummer.  All teams were piped onto the ice by this band where a toast was offered to all the women who came "To Curl In The Name Of Love". 

Congratulations to the First Event Winners from Exmoor CC, Highland Park, IL(pictured, left to right): skip Marcy Calaway, vice Tracy Lawless, second Frances Calcutt, and lead Elizabeth Demers.  For all results, go to the 2015 National Women's Bonspiel page. 

2014 USWCA Senior Women's National Bonspiel

Sr. Women's First Event Winners, Madison CC(November 26, 2014)  Congratulations to the team from the Madison Curling Club on winning the 33rd annual Senior Women's National Bonspiel.  Pictured left to right, skip Cindy Godar, vice Star Pfiffner, second Kathy Bodine, and lead Linda Fonger came out on top of the 24 team field.  The event was held at the Green Bay Curling Club in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  For more information and to review all the results, please go to the Senior Women's Bonspiel 2014 page

 

 

 

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