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USWCA Calendar

International Events

Scots Tour: Outgoing November 2016

Friendship Tour: Outgoing Fall 2018

National Events

USWCA Senior National Bonspiel: Wednesday, November 30 - Sunday, December 4, 2016.  Host - Waltham CC. 

Winter Meeting: Monday, February 13 - Thursday, February 16, 2017.  Host - Kettle Moraine and Milwaukee CC.

USWCA National Bonspiel: Wednesday, February 15 - Sunday, February 19, 2017.  Host - Milwaukee CC.

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

USWCA Senior National Bonspiel: November 29, 2017 - December 3, 2017.  Host - Coyote 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: March 3 - 5, 2017. Host - Schenectady CC
  • Central: December 3 - 4, 2016. Host - Midland CC.
  • West: January 6 - 8, 2017.  Host - Fargo/Moorhead CC.

5 Year and Under Bonspiels:

  • East: Open, October 28 - 30, 2016.  Host - Cape Cod CC.
  • Central: Open, January 21 - 22, 2017.  Host - Detroit CC.
  • Wisconsin: Open, December 2 - 4, 2016.  Host - Centerville CC.
  • Wisconsin: Women's, February 24 - 26, 2017.  Host - Blackhawk CC.
  • West II: Open, March 24 - 25, 2017. Host - Evergreen CC
  • West I: Open, January 20 - 22, 2017.  Host - Duluth 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:

Senior Women's National Bonspiel Information

Senior National Pin35th USWCA Senior Women's National Bonspiel "Calling of the Clans" November 30 - December 4, 2016

The 35th USWCA Senior Women's National Bonspiel will be held in Triumph, Illinois at the Waltham Curling Club November 30 - December 4, 2016. Entries are due September 8, 2016.  For more information, please go to the  Senior Women's Bonspiel 2016 page

5-Year & Under Events Scheduled

5 Year and Under PinEast: October 28 - 30, 2016, Cape Cod Curling Club, Open

West I: January 20 - 22, 2017, Duluth Curling Club, Open

Wisconsin: December 2 - 4, 2016, Centerville Curling Club, Open

Wisconsin: February 24 - 26, 2017, Blackhawk Curling Club, Women's

Central: January 21 - 22, 2017, Detroit Curling Club, Open

West II: March 24 - 25, 2017, Evergreen Curling Club, 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.  

Junior Bonspiel Schedule

Junior Bonspiel Pin
 
WEST REGION:

January 6 - 8, 2017, Fargo/Moorhead Curling Club, Fargo, ND

CENTRAL REGION:

December 3 - 4, 2016, Midland Curling Club, Midland, MI

EAST REGION:

March 3 - 5, 2017, Schenectady Curling Club, Schenectady, NY
 
For more information, and to see the current and last season's results, please check our Junior Bonspiel page.

Winter Meeting

The Winter Meeting will be held 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) will be the host hotel.  To reserve a room, click on this link (US Women's Curling Associa Att).  To receive the contracted rate of $119 a night (before tax and fees), room reservations must be made by January 13, 2017.  The rate is good for any number of nights from Feb. 12 - 20, 2017.

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

The links to meeting information, listed below, will be established as they become available starting early December 2016.

  • Call to Meeting
  • Meeting Schedule
  • Reservations & Information
  • Proxy/Alternate Form
  • Proposed Bylaw Amendments
  • Motion, Rules Committee
  • Slate of Officers for 2017 -18

National Bonspiel Information

Nat'l Bonspiel 2017 Pin69th USWCA Women's National Bonspiel "Bikes and Brew: Thunder on the Ice" February 15 - 19, 2017 

The 69th USWCA National Bonspiel will be held at the Milwaukee Curling Club in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.  The host hotel will be the Four Points by Sheraton Milwaukee North Shore in Brown Deer, WI.  For more information, go to the National Bonspiel page. 

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 will be held September 15 - 17, 2017 in Natick, MA, hosted by the Broomstones Ladies CC.  The host hotel is the Hampton Inn.

The links to meeting information, listed below, will be established as they become available starting early August 2017.)

  • Call to Meeting
  • Meeting Schedule
  • Reservation & Information
  • Additional Information
  • Proposed Bylaw Changes
  • Proxy Form (for those who will not be attending the Fall Meeting)
  • Motion Form
  • Members' Directory Information Form (For more information about this form, please go to the Reps page.)
  • Committees (Will be available late 8/2017.  This PDF can be searched for your name to find on which committees you have been placed.)

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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.  

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 were skip Dorothy Szymaszek, vice Fay Navratil, second Denise Cashmere, and lead Michele Moffit.  For all results, go to the 2016 Senior Women's Bonspiel page.    

Scot Tour - Homeward Bound

(November 27, 2016)  A 'postcard' like the one below will appear here each day during the Scot Tour.  For the full report of each days activities, go to the 2016 Scot Tour Daily Report 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.

Summer Message from the USWCA President

(August 31, 2016)  "The Mission of the USWCA is to develop, nurture, and promote the sport of curling among today's Women and Youth"

Very soon I will have the pleasure of welcoming many USWCA members to the organization's Fall Meeting in Pewaukee, Wisconsin.  Women attending these meetings are among those members who comprise the governance of the USWCA.  The Member Club Representatives, Committee Chairs, Elected Officers, and Committee Members represent a diverse group of individuals accomplishing much work on behalf of the USWCA.  They work on behalf of the entire membership to fulfill the goals spelled out in our Mission Statement.  Although a good deal of work is accomplished at these meetings, the work done in between meetings is also crucial in keeping the USWCA the vibrant and strong organization it is today.  For sixty-nine years the women of the USWCA have kept the organization current and relevant, strong and enduring.  With this in mind we share our many talents and ideas, maintain the work ethic, and also enjoy the amazing camaraderie that is the USWCA.  

Mindful of the work that we do as an organization, I would be remiss if I did not mention the work that has taken place since your new slate of officers assumed their positions May 1.  Judi Page (Secretary), Nancy Wilhelm (Meeting Coordinator), Dae Jean Jahnke (webmaster and assistant to all), Dawn Gutro (1st VP), Martha Mazzarella (2nd VP), Tracy Lawless (Treasurer), and Lisa Johnson  (Comptroller) have all done a wonderful job over the summer months to prepare us for the work and enjoyment of the upcoming season.  These ladies have dedicated much time and talent and can now share with all the statement: "how I spent my summer vacation".  On a serious note they are a part of what makes us the prestigious group that we are.  

I would like to welcome many members to new positions in the organization and I heartily thank them for stepping up to fill the roles that they have been asked to take on.  This diverse group of the women, filling the many roles that make up the USWCA, give us the needed strength to work through the issues at hand and to meet the challenges ahead.  

I am honored to serve as 69th President of the USWCA.  I look forward to the year ahead.

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

 

 

 

USWCA Regional Liaisons

(October 10, 2014) by Donna K. Pearson

Promoting the sport of curling throughout the United States, the USWCA strives to enhance communication among our nation's Curling Clubs.  One source the organization utilizes in providing direct communication is Member Club Representatives or Regional Liaisons. 

Each USWCA Club elects a Representative and within each region one Representative serves as the Liaison.  Area Liaisons strive to:

  • Establish personal connections linking the individual clubs and their Representative with the USWCA organization;
  • Communicate with Representatives regarding updates, reminders, and general information via emails, conference calls, and other media resources;
  • Coordinate and share USWCA materials such as banners and signage;
  • Highlight the benefits of USWCA membership with regional clubs; and
  • Mentor Representatives to address questions and concerns arising from individual clubs in addition to providing general support.

Ensuring direct communication assists in identifying areas where the USWCA can help and support member clubs.

Interested in becoming a USWCA Representative??  Please connect with a Regional Liaison.  Go to the Area Representative Liaison page for contact information. 

The 66th USWCA Women's National Bonspiel is Complete


Natl Bonspiel 2014 Winners(February 18, 2014)  The 66th USWCA Women's National Bonspiel, held at Broomstones Curling Club, in Wayland, MA and at The Country Club, in Chestnut Hill, MA, February 12 - 16, 2014 was a resounding success.  Thirty-two teams enjoyed two New England snowstorms, along with great curling and good times! 

The event Champions were the Broomstones 1 team, pictured on the right.  They are, from left to right, Second Teri Olson, Fourth Karen Walker, Third Nicole Vassar, and, throwing lead rocks, Skip Sharon Cutter.  For the complete list of final results, go to the National Women's Bonspiel 2014 page.  You can watch replays of  some of the games by going to the Broomstones YouTube link.

Congratulations to all the event winners and finalists.

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