Saturday, March 10th., 10 of our Kansas City curlers (as seen in photo minus Kent who took the photo) marched in the Snake Saturday Parade in the northland and handed out over 800 of our remaining business card to the thousands of parade watchers. I was a big event and something we should consider as an annual event.
See a select 30 photos from the day here
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Mankato is the largest and closest dedicated rink to KC (about 6.5 hours by car) They offer many bonspiels for different ages groups of which our club has attended a number. Ice plays well and the newly fixed roof has been a plus.
Harvest Spiel Nov 18-19-20
Spiel is open, 3- game minimum, 8-end games. Spiel days are Fri-sat-sun.
Mankato Jr. Bonspeil December 2 and 3, 2012
Mens Spiel February 3-5
Women's Spiel Feb 24 - 26
Bunny Spiel March 30 - April 1
THE MEN'S/WOMENS'S PLAYDOWN DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDEDED TO JANUARY 11TH.
Illinois Curling Association has graciously agreed to allow the At-Large Region which include the Kansas City Curling club to playdown for men's and women's club nationals and mixed nationals at the same time as Illinois holds its playdowns. These dates are:
Men's/Women's playdown at Exmoor in Chicago: January 26-29 The USCA entry deadline was Nov. 30.
Mixed playdown at Chicago CC: Feb. 17-19. The USCA entry deadline is Jan 25.
$100 per playdown team to Illinois
Winning team from our region will play at Club Nationals in Mankato, MN. March 3rd-10th for the Men and Women. and Portage, WI March 17th-24th for the Mixed. There is no world event for the winner.
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USCA Championship Schedule
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Curling continues on Saturday 6:25p for $15 per person. 8 People played last week. and we expect more this week.
Our Open House will be Oct. 8th and 9th
Details for our Season will be announced around October 3rd.
We had 28 teams compete in the 2011 Annual Barbecue Bonspiel, but it was the "Off Kilter Curlers" from the Chicago Curling Club that grabbed top honors that weekend. Overall, the team uniforms, team names, great curling attitude, and great curling all made it a very special weekend for our club.
Click here for a slide show of event
16 teams traveled to the city of fountains, home of great jazz/blue and barbecue. They included our farthest travelers (Long Island Curling Club) from New York. Closest Travelers (Aksarben Curling Club) in Nebraska. as well as curlers from the Broadmoor Curling Club (CO) Denver Curling Club (CO), St. Louis Curling Club (IL), Fargo Curling Club(ND), Madison Curling Club(WI), Dallas/Fort Worth Curling Club (TX), Houston Curling Club (TX) Dakota Curling Club(MN) St. Paul Curling Club (MN), Circle City Curling Club (IN), and 3 whole teams from the Oklahoma Curling Club,
Dave Huston and Elmar Arians provide good cooking all weekend.
The winners and runners up were
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