October Between Ends

A newsletter for USCA Directors & Club and Regional Presidents                   October 2010

Want to be on the 2012 Scots Tour team?

Applications are being accepted through Dec. 31, 2010, for consideration to be a member of the 2010 Scots Tour team. Application forms can be found on the USA Curling website, www.usacurl.org/usacurl or by contacting either Andy Anderson, aander9416@aol.com, or Christy Hering, christy.hering@usacurl.org.

Team Leader Applications Being Accepted

The USA Curling office is seeking applicants for team leaders at four international competitions this season. The application deadline is Oct. 25. Funding for the team leader positions is pending. To find out more, go to www.usacurl.org/usacurl.

2011 Senior Men’s Bonspiel to Be Hosted in Chicago

The 35th National Senior Men’s Curling Championships will be held in Chicago Feb. 17-20. Chicago and Exmoor clubs will co-host the 64-team event, which is sponsored by the United States Senior Men’s Curling Association. Prior participants have come from 70 U.S. curling clubs, 27 of which have hosted the event

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New Logo Unveiled

USA Curling has introduced a new organization logo (shown below) as part of a branding project. There are three variations of the logo. In addition, a “Member of” tagline can be added to the logo for member clubs to use in the ice, around the club or on club websites. If interested in obtaining a copy, contact Terry Kolesar, terry.kolesar@usacurl.org.



Duluth to Host Officiating Classes

The Duluth (Minn.) Curling Club is offering Level I and Level II officiating courses Nov. 13-14 at the club. Call 218-727-1851 to register or find out more.

Seven New Faces Join USCA Board of Directors

Seven new board members were welcomed at the Fall 2010 USCA Board of Directors meeting Sept. 18-19 in the Twin Cities. New members include: Jonathan Havercroft (At-Large region; Oklahoma Curling Club), Nancy Haggenmiller (Minnesota region; Vikingland CC); Gordon Maclean (Great Lakes region; Copper Country CC); and Gwen Krailo (Grand National region; Nashua CC). Joining the board from the Athletes Advisory Council are Craig Brown (Madison, Wis.); Ann Swisshelm (Chicago); and Dean Gemmell (Short Hills, N.J.).

Wheelchair Team USA Named

After a three-day skills competition, Team USA’s wheelchair curling team was selected on Sept. 24. All five members of the 2010 Paralympic Curling Team retained a roster spot. Those athletes include Augusto Perez (East Syracuse, N.Y.), Patrick McDonald (Orangevale, Calif.), Jacqui Kapinowski (Point Pleasant, N.J.), James Pierce (North Syracuse, N.Y.) and James Joseph (New Hartford, N.Y.). They’ll represent the U.S. at the 2011 World Wheelchair Championship, Feb. 22-March 1.

New Clubs Eligible for Championships

The USCA Board voted to eliminate the one-year waiting period for members of a new USCA club to play in championships. All members of USCA clubs will now be eligible to compete as soon as the club becomes part of the applicable state or regional organization or joins the USCA as an At-Large club.

Sign up for Winter WWUG

Registration is underway for men’s and women’s teams for a playdown to select teams for the 2011 Winter World University Games. The playdown will be Nov. 12-14 at the Fargo-Moorhead CC. 


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–    Terry Kolesar, Editor

Between Ends is a monthly publication written by Terry Kolesar, Director of Communications at USA Curling.