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.
The Team from Broomstones Curling Club Wins the 2013 USWCA National Senior Women's Bonspiel
(November 25, 2013) Congratulations to skip Jamie Hutchinson, vice Carolyn MacLeod, second Gwen Krailo-Lyons, and lead Nancy Jennett for winning the 32nd annual Senior Women's Bonspiel. The team from Broomstones Curling Club, located in Wayland, Massachusetts emerged victorious over the 24 team field. The event was held in Grand Rapids, Minnesota at the Itasca Curling Club. Great ice, great food, and great people made this an event to remember. For all results, go to the 2013 Senior Women's Bonspiel page
The Circuit Begins Its Fourth Year
(September 17, 2013) The Circuit is off to a great start with 14 participating bonspiels. There is still time to enroll your women's bonspiel. For more information about the Circuit for the 2013 - 2014 season, go to the USWCA Circuit Event
USWCA Junior Bonspiel Locations Announced
(September 17, 2013) The USWCA is sponsoring 3 regional Junior Bonspiels again this season. For more information, go to the Junior Bonspiel
Teams are Drawn for the 32nd USWCA Senior Women's Bonspiel
(September 16, 2013) 'Follow the Yellow Brick Road' to the Itasca Curling Club in Grand Rapids, MN, where they will be hosting the 32nd USWCA Senior Women's Bonspiel, November 20 - 24, 2013. Congratulations to the teams drawn to participate in the Senior Women's Bonspiel. For the complete list, go to the Senior Women's Bonspiel
National USWCA Circuit Winners for 2012 - 2013
(July 21, 2013) The USWCA congratulates Tracy Lawless from Exmoor Country Club for being the National USCWA Circuit Winner! Jennifer Stannard, from Nutmeg Curling Club, won the East region, Starr Pfiffner, from Madison Curling Club, won the Wisconsin region, and Maureen Guay, from the Saint Paul Curling Club, has won the West region. (For more results, go to the Individual Participation page.)
The third season of the Circuit has seen growth in both bonspiels and participation. Fourteen bonspiels from Easton, MD to Centervillie, WI and Chicago, IL to Rochester, NY were part of the Circuit supporting a prize fund of over $7,000.00.
A special "thank you" goes out to the Sponsors of the Circuit:
Esco Awards of Distinction (Erffmeyer Pins), Hot Shots Curling Camp, Goldline Curling Supplies, Taco Bell, Rock it Gurl, and Wisconsin Regional sponsor
Goldline Mobile Pro Shop. We are very thankful for their continued support!
2013 USWCA National Bonspiel Champions from Portage, Wisconsin
Congratulations to the rink from Portage Wisconsin, the winners of the 65th National Bonspiel. The members of the team were Stacie Heberlein, skip, Sydney Schmus, vice, Sue Wehy, second, and Kayla Johnson, lead.
The 65th Annual USWCA National Bonspiel was held Feb. 13 - 17, 2013 at the Portage Curling Club in Portage, Wisconsin. Festivities kicked off on Feb. 13 with the Kit Party for the 32 participating teams from throughout the four regions of the USWCA.
The 10-end curling competition began at 7:30 AM on Feb. 14 and concluded with the eight remaining teams piped on the ice at 1 PM on Feb. 17. The banquet and annual meeting of the USWCA was held Thursday evening, and a house party at the home of Michele Kornaus, National Bonspiel on-site chairwoman, who treated participants to an "old-fashioned" Wisconsin BBQ and refreshments was held on Friday evening.
Portage Curling Club
Stacie Heberlein, Sydney Schmus, Sue Weyh, Kayla Johnson
Pam Wilson, Michele Ritters, Stephanie Martin, Julie Denten
Nancy Clancy, Pauline Davies, Julie Everett, Laura Hill
Sara Hein, Elyse Sorenson, Jenna Nelson, Kelly Smith
Marcy Calaway, Tracy Lawless, Leslie Armstrong, Anneliese Crawford
Celia Zaccard, Sharon Davidson, Nancy Wilhelm, Nancy Zolidis, Val Nehs
Martha Naber, Wendy Berger, Nancy Drischler, Marilyn Goldstien
Jeanne Borland, Leslie Cooke, Lynn Shaw, Debra Horn
Green Bay, WI Women Capture 2012 USWCA National Senior Bonspiel Championship
Mild temperatures, lots of shopping and great restaurants, visits to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - and of course, highly competitive curling - made for a memorable USWCA Senior Women's Bonspiel.
The 31st Annual Bonspiel "Jamaica Me Crazy" took place at the Mayfield Curling Club (MCC) in Cleveland (South Euclid), Ohio, Nov. 28-Dec. 2. The Mayfield Curling Club was honored to be hosting the event this year as part of the club's 50th Anniversary celebration. Twenty-four teams from across the USWCA's four regions participated.
The Ronk Rink from the Green Bay Curling Club was the champion of the bonspiel. Skipped by Karen Ronk, Janice Jennings Rhyme played third, Debra Moulton second, and Lil LaRue lead.
Opening ceremonies were held at the club on Wednesday evening with a warm welcome by Beth Forsythe, MCC Women's Curling Club President, and Georgine Welo, Mayor of South Euclid. Current USWCA President, Bridget Matzke, threw the ceremonial first rock while past presidents provided "assistance" to get the rock to the button.
Thursday evening the participants enjoyed a "beach" party in a penthouse with a beautiful view of downtown Cleveland and Lake Erie. At the banquet Friday evening everyone savored cocktails and a gourmet dinner at the charming Mayfield Sand Ridge Country Club.
Members of the Mayfield Curling Club made excellent hosts for this year's event. Dr. William Forsythe III, a Level IV USCA official, kept the four days of competition running on time and resolved rules-related issues and questions quickly.
Next year's USWCA Senior Women's Bonspiel will be held at the Itasca Curling Club in Grand Rapids, Minn. Nov. 20-24, 2013.
Congratulations to all the 2012 participants and especially to the 2012 champions from the Green Bay Curling Club. Here are the results of the 2012 Senior Women's National Bonspiel:
Green Bay Curling Club
Janice Jennings Rhyme
Cape Cod Curling Club
Winner: Coyote Curling Club
Runner-up: Cairn Lassies/St. Paul Curling Club
Ardsley Curling Club
Cleveland Skating Club II
Philadelphia Curling Club
Bonnie Spielers/St. Paul Curling Club
2012 USWCA Canadian Senior Women's Friendship Tour
An Experience of a Lifetime!
"We had a spectacular time and extremely grateful for this opportunity, and so fortunate to be in such a breathtakingly beautiful part of Canada. The British Columbia scenery was gorgeous!"
Team Members L-R: Reilly Mannery - Granite, Wendy Berger - Albany, Karen Hamilton - Columbus, Carla Lynch - Madison, Laurie Rahn - Exmoor, Molly Jensen - St. Paul, Martha Mazzarella - Bowling Green, Joan Partridge - The Country Club, Myrna MacKinnon - Arden Hill, Nancy Myers - Aksarben, Lisa McCann - Philadelphia, Susan Tortorelli - Detroit, Jackie Shuster - Chisholm, Paula Okray Kalke - Racine, Anne Vanic - Mayfield, Coco Wellington - Cape Cod
Eleven states were represented in the four teams from across the United States who competed in the 2012 USWCA - Canadian Senior Women's Friendship Tour. The teams met in Victoria on October 31st, and competed at a total of seven clubs over the next eight days. Three were on Vancouver Island, where the city of Victoria is located (Victoria, Lake Cowichan & Nanaimo Curling Clubs) and four on the mainland, in the Vancouver area (Royal City, Richmond, Cloverdale & Marpole Curling Clubs). Games were followed by a hospitality provided by the host club, and then entertainment was provided by the Friendship Tour. All games pitted the USA teams against Canadian women, with the exception of Marpole, where teams were composed of mixed American-Canadian teams -- a fitting, especially sociable conclusion to our "friendship" tour!
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GET READY FOR THE WINTER MEETING.
will be held Monday, Feb. 10 - Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, hosted by the Broomstones Ladies CC. What you need is listed below.
To Reserve a Room at the Hampton Inn Boston/Natick for this meeting,
click on this link
Rooms must be reserved by January 13, 2014.
To register for meals and meetings, please fill out the
Reservation & Information form (coming soon).
Submission Deadline: Coming.
Meeting Information and Forms will be listed below as they become available.
Call to Meeting
- Meeting Schedule
Reservation & Information
Proxy Form (for those who will not be attending the Winter Meeting.
Proposed Bylaw Change
USWCA Senior National Bonspiel: Wednesday, Nov. 20 - Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Host - Itasca CC
Winter Meeting: Monday, Feb. 10 - Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. Host - Broomstones CC
USWCA National Bonspiel: Wednesday, Feb. 12 - Sunday, Feb. 16,2014. Host - Broomstones Ladies CC.
Deadline for application submission is December 16, 2013.
Fall Meeting: Friday, Sept. - Sunday Sept. . Host - Mayfield CC.
National Bonspiel Information
66th USWCA National Bonspiel "Rockin' Revolution" February 12 - 16, 2014
The 66th USWCA National Bonspiel will be held at the Broomstones Curling Club in Wayland, MA. For information about reserving a room at the host hotel, go to the National Women's Bonspiel page.
"65th USWCA National Bonspiel
"Dazzled on Ice"
February 13 - 17th, 2013
2012 Bonspiel Champions
Madison, WI Team was the 2012 USWCA National Champion!
L to R, Skip - Lori Karst, Vice Skip - Mary Parker, Second - Dawn Nonn, Lead - Rebecca Reinhart
Lori Karst and her Team from the Madison Curling Club in Wisconsin were last season's National Champions. The 64th Annual USWCA National Bonspiel, "Rockin' on the River" was held in St. Paul, Minnesota from February 15th - February 19th.
USWCA 2013-14 Junior Bonspiels Announced
December 6 - 9, 2014
Centerville Curling Club, Centerville, WI
5-Year & Under Events Scheduled
The Kettle Moraine Curling Club was the first to host a 5 Year & Under event in the 2012 - 2013 season. Congratulations to the Stuntebeck rink from Madison on winning the 1st Event.
Applications for the 5-Year and Under Events for the Central region are posted on the 5-Year page. Curlers from other regions are invited to sign-up and participate!