The U.S. Curling Association (USCA) has received an invitation for a men’s team and a women’s team to compete in the Karuizawa International Curling Championship 2011 in Karuizawa, Japan. This year the USCA has decided to select a team through an application process. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, November 4th. The USCA Elite Programs committee will review the applicants and notify the chosen teams by Nov. 11th.