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National Events

Fall Meeting: Friday, Sept. 12 - Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Kent, Ohio.  Host - Mayfield CC. Click on this link to see the 'Save the Date' flyer.

USWCA Senior National Bonspiel: Fall 2014.  (Dates to be announced April 2014.)  Host - Green Bay CC.  Deadline for application submission will be Sept. 5, 2014.  Other details will be posted when they become available.

Winter Meeting: Monday, Feb. 9 - Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015.  Host - Mayfield CC.

USWCA National Bonspiel: Wednesday, Feb. 11 - Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015.  Host - Detroit CC.  Deadline for application submission will be sometime in mid December 2014.  Details will be posted when they become available.  See the National Bonspiel page for more information.

USWCA Super Senior National Bonspiel: This new event is tentatively scheduled to begin in March of 2015.  Host - Coyotes CC.  Keep watching for details.  They will be posted here.  

Regional Events

Junior Bonspiels:

  • West: Feb. 28 - March 2, 2014.  Host - Evergreen CC
  • Central: Dec. 6 - 8, 2013.  Host - Centerville CC
  • East: Feb. 21 - 23, 2014.  Host - Nutmeg CC

5 Year and Under Bonspiels:

  • Wisconsin: Open, Feb. 7 - 9, 2014.  Host - Milwaukee CC
  • Central: Women's, Mar. 8 - 9, 2014.  Host - Waltham CC
  • Central: Open, Apr. 12 - 13, 2014.  Host - Columbus CC
  • Wisconsin: Open, Jan. 16 - 18, 2015.  Host - Madison 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.

Fall Meeting

The Fall Meeting will be held Friday, Sept. 12 - Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, hosted by the Mayfield CC.  What you need will be listed below when it becomes available.

Click on this link to see the Save the Date flyer.

Links to all Fall Meeting Information and Forms will be set up below as the information becomes available.

  • Call to Meeting
  • Meeting Schedule 
  • Reservation & Information
  • Directory Information Request
  •   Long Form (For Reps)
  •   Short Form (All Others)
  • Proxy Form (for those who will not be attending the Fall Meeting)

Senior Women's National Bonspiel Information

Senior National PinThe 33rd USWCA Senior Women's National Bonspiel will be held in Green Bay, Wisconsin in the Fall of 2014.  Dates are yet to be determined.  But the deadline for applying will be Sept. 5, 2014.  Information about the bonspiel will appear here when it becomes available.

National Bonspiel Information

 Natl Bonspiel Logo 201567th USWCA Women's National Bonspiel "Curl in the Name of Love" February 11 - 15, 2015

The 67th USWCA National Bonspiel will be held at the Detroit Curling Club in Ferndale, Michigan.  The host hotel will be the Westin in Southfield, Michigan.  More information can be found on the National Bonspiel page

Please have your club representative contact the USWCA National On-Site Chair, Susan Tortorelli, with questions.  Or, go to the Contact page and 'Send us a message' with National Bonspiel in the message box. 

USWCA 2013-14 Junior Bonspiels Announced

Junior Bonspiel PinFor the results of completed bonspiels go to the USWCA Bonspiels Juniors page

WEST REGION:

Feb. 28 - March 2, 2014
Evergreen Curling Club, Portland, OR
Contact president@evergreencurling.org

CENTRAL REGION:

December 6 - 8, 2013 Centerville Curling Club, Centerville, WI

Congratulations to the event winners - the Carlson rink from Mankato, MN.

EAST REGION:

February 21-23, 2014 Nutmeg Curling Club, Bridgeport, CT Go to www.nutmegneon.com for information
 
For more information, please check our Junior Bonspiel page.

5-Year & Under Events Scheduled

5 year and Under Pin2015 Schedule

Wisconsin: Jan. 16 - 18, Madison Curling Club, Open

2014 Schedule

Wisconsin: Feb. 7 - 9, Milwaukee Curling Club, Open
Congratulations to the 1st Event Winners from Blackhawk Curling Club
 
Central: March 8 -9, Waltham Curling Club, Women's
Congratulations to the 1st Event Winners from Chicago and Exmoor.
 
April 12 - 13, Columbus 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.  

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.

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.  

Curling News Deadline April 25, 2014

The deadline to submit articles for the next issue of the Curling News is Friday, April 25, 2014.  Once those articles are submitted, watch this site for updates, reports, and messages regarding the end of another stellar year for the USWCA. 

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.

The USWCA Junior Bonpiels Have Begun

(February 6, 2014) By Leslie Armstrong, USWCA Junior Bonspiel Chair

The first USWCA sponsored Junior Bonspiel of this season was held at the Centerville Curling Club in Centerville, Wisconsin.  The spiel was a double round robin format and the curlers also had an opportunity for a hot shots competition. 

As the second half gets rolling, we are looking forward to the Junior Bonspiels at Nutmeg Curling Club and Evergreen Curling Club.  These events are very fun for the Junior curlers and a wonderful opportunity to practice developing skills.

For event winners and other information, go to the Junior Bonspiel page.

Pop and Sizzle - Circuit Race Heats Up

(February 6, 2014) By Elizabeth Demers, USWCA Circuit Committee

With more players than ever and a bounty of eligible bonspiels, the USWCA Circuit has provided a new level of exciting competition for the 2013 - 2014 season.

Several bonspiels that elected to be part of the Circuit in 2013 - 2014 have seen a boost both in registrations and in level of play.  Kettle Moraine's Ellen Dowd observed, "If a person is a member of the Circuit, you know they are dedicated curlers and therefore are accomplished curlers, which does bring up the level of competition.  We think the benefits of being in the Circuit are: bringing quality curlers to our bonspiels plus increasing the number of people participating.  We had 20 competitive teams in our Fall Fling, which supports this."

The Circuit has seen a phenomenal 68% growth in individual participation in the last year.  Demographically, the heart of the Circuit beats in the East and Wisconsin regions, which have the highest number of individual participants as well as the most member bonspiels.  But the Circuit race isn't defined by region, as the midseason points totals show - curlers in the tiny Central division top the leaderboard, with Wisconsin and East women in hot pursuit.  By its very nature, the Circuit invites travel and exploration, bringing eastern teams west and vice versa.  Nutmeg teams went to Wisconsin for the inaugural Madison Schmecken Spiel, while a Madison team returned the courtesy call at the Nutmeg Crystal Snowflake, in Connecticut.  Circuit organizers expect this trend to grow especially in the shadow of the Winter Olympics.  With US curling heating up on the Road to Sochi, women curlers have "the eye of the tiger" as they eye club spiels across the country, sweeping their own Circuit road to glory.

2013 USWCA Senior Women

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, November 20 - 24, 2013.  The team from Broomstones Ladies Curling Club, located in Wayland, Massachesetts 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.

2013 USWCA Sr. Bonspiel Champions

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured from left to right: Nancy Jennett, Lead, Gwen Krailo-Lyons, Second, Carolyn MacLeod, Vice-Skip, and Jamie Hutchinson, Skip 

2013 USWCA National Bonspiel Champions from Portage, Wisconsin

(February 18, 2013) 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 Weyh, second, and Kayla Johnson, lead.  For draw results, go to the National Bonspiel 2013 page.  

2013 Nat'l Champs, Heberlein Rink, Portage

Pictured left to right: Bridget Matzke, USWCA President (2013) presents the trophy to Lead Kayla Johnson, Second Sue Weyh, Vice Sydney Schmus, Skip Stacie Heberlein

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.

 

National USWCA Circuit Winners for 2012 - 2013

(July 21, 2013)  The USWCA congratulates Tracy Lawless from Exmoor Country Club for being the National USWCA Circuit Winner!  Jennifer Stannard, from Nutmeg Curling Club, won the East region, Star Pfiffner, from Madison Curling Club, won the Wisconsin region, and Maureen Guay, from St. Paul Curling Club, 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 Centerville, 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!

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