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Bonspiel Teams

Teams currently being sorted out and somewhat in flux.  This is what we have so far.

 We Ain't From Around Here
 Atlanta, Owatonna
Chris Hyde (At)
Hannah Scheidl (At)
Shawn Slane (Ow)
Cheryl Slane (Ow)
 • Unassiged Players
 Kansas City
Patrick Weitekamp
Joe Ketcherside
Andrew Gordon
  Rink Floyd
 Cedar Rapids
Lon Peper
Kate Pacha
Phil Burian
Storm Ziegler
•  Flying Rocks
 Kansas City
Ricky Chitwood
Kara Jorgensen
Jordan Sheer
Nate Percell
 
 Potomac, Plainfield, Toronto ON
Brian Ewart (PO)
Greg Fidler (PL)
Jen Weir (PL)
Jake Bailey (TO)
■ The Blind Squarrels
St. Paul,  Kansas City
Mike McCullough (SP)
Jeff Keal (KC)
Leigh Palmer (KC)
Grant Sarris (KC)
 Guardians of the Granite
 Cedar Rapids
Martha Marple
Murray Marple
Mac Marple
Bill Mitchell
 Walker Texas Ranger
 Wausau
Taryn Anderson
Wes Simonis
Emmalee Nichols
Brian Jojade
 • Half-Full or Half-Numpty
 Kansas City, Petersham
Brian Foree (KC)
Stacy Foree (KC)
Stacy Potts (Pe)
Matthew Roy  (Pe)
  Team Sealand
 Dakota, St. Paul
Matt Heile (Da)
Ryan Claussen  (Da)
Tom Berg (Da)
Craig Creeger  (St)
 
 St. Louis
Steve Young
Keefe Davis
Nick Ryan
Steve Conrad
 • Housewreckers
 Kansas City
Heidi Matthews
Mary Miller
Kandi Hardt
Jill Schaefer
• Get Hammered
 Kansas City
Kurt McGuff
Mark Rotert
Michael Froeschl
Player yet be named
  Curling Hogs
 Arkansas
Bruce Futterer
Mark Curtis
Joe Futterer
 Neon Rocks
 Dallas / Ft. Worth
Steve Walton
David Chang
Ryan Metcalf
Nick Scarlata
• Sweeping Penguins
 Kansas City, Denver
Don Baker (Ka)
Kyle Baker (Ka)
Chris Nazar (De)
Derrick Mahoney (Ka)
  USA Curling Presidents
 Madison, Fargo, Poynette
Mark Swandby (Ma)
David Carlson  (Ma)
Chris Sjue  (Fa)
Mark Kretzmann  (Po)
 Why Knott Curl?
  Dallas / Ft. Worth
Jeff Knott
Liana Knott
John Lambert
Carrie Scarlata
 
 Kansas City
Tracy Cunningham
Matt Mayfield
Kelly Cunningham
 Kleppe and Sons
 Dallas / Ft. Worth
Don Kleppe
Stephen Kleppe
Justin Donaldson
Allison Peterson
 
 Olive Branch
Evan Lu
Tad McElroy
Lindsay Culp
Player 4
 Trae's Amigos
 Oklahoma
Ryan McGhee
Rusty Fees
Mark Ngo
Trae Schwabe
 • The DJ's
 Kansas City
Dan White
Dave Huyett
Jeff Miles
Jeff Grobe
 Sesame Street Maulers
 Chicago
Aaron Horowitz
Jonathan Horowitz
Steve Kordek
Christine Blakey
 Arctic growlers
 Oklahoma
Jeremy Witzke
Kristy Witzke
Nick Meyers
Tbd Tbd
 Strange Sheet
 Oklahoma
Chris Strange
Angela Strange
Christa Alderman
David Alderman
•   We Will Rock You
 Kansas City
Anne Barthel
Julie Stengle
Kristen Regehr
Doug Hill
 
 Rolla (MO), Hollywood, Waltham
Dave Arnold (Ro)
John Hess (Ho)
Darin Traff (Wa)
 
 Kansas City
Nathan Navrat
Dan English
Mike Simpson
Stephen Davis
 The Latecomers
 Chicago
Jason Bryan
Seth Leonard
Margaret Leonard
Bradley Sward
• Little Lebowski Urban Achievers
 Kansas City
Doug Owens
Nate Clevenger
Mike Wimpy
Wayne Osborn
 We're going overseas to Mexico
Mankato
Aaron Wishart
Erik Siefkes
Laura Siefkes
Rachael Dermody
▣ Cream
 Sooners
Tylor Jones
Dylan Smith
Howard Bartholomay
Kalen Kraatz

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1st Event

2nd Event

3rd Event

4th Event

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1

3

2
4


T
E
A
M
S
Kansas City
3 Toonies + a Loonie
Lucie Vaillancourt
John Taylor
Ian Wolfe 
Ted Brown
Dallas-Fort Worth
Caution: DFWCC Ahead
Steven Walton
David Chang
Chris Alt
Bill Sadoo
Houston, Park City, Kansas City
Brisket is Better
David Franklin (HO)
Dave Stigant (HO)
Steven Butler (PC)
Nate Clevenger (KC)
Wauwatosa
I Swept With Your Wife
Neil Freund
Paul Fischer
Rebecca Nguyen
Tiff Reilly
Kansas City
Sweeping Penguins
Chris Nazar
Don Baker
Kyle Baker
Eddie Wiegers
Aksarben
TWAIN Crew
David Steinhauser
Randy Kruger
Doug Moore
Matt English
Wauwatosa, Kansas City
The Sheeters Full
Casey Clark
Tracey Clark
Steve Greasby(KC)
Beau Moore
Madison, Dallas Fort-Worth, Kansas City
3 Timer and the Scrubs
Debbie McCormick (MA)
Sean Chastain (DFW)
Matt Mayfield (KC)
Chris Hutchings (KC)

2

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1

2

2
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T
E
A
M
S
Kansas City
N'Oh Henry
Daryl Hunt
John Taylor
Tracey Taylor
Ted Brown
Iowa/Kansas City
Broomstackers
Laura Jackman, KC
Adam Jackman, KC
Martha Marple , IA
Murray Marple, IA
Denver, Aksarben Kansas City
Dazed and Confused
Brett Davis ,(CO)
David Suhr ,(CO)
Nick Davis, (NB)
Cathy Wilson (KC)
Frogtown (St.Paul, MN)
Furious George's Curling Commandos
Aaron Walker
Dane Olson
Tracie Knapp
George Allendorph
Kansas City
Gully Towners
Bill McBride
Matt Mayfield
Matt Grobe
Jeff Grobe
Dakota (MN)
Dakota Cubs
Ryan Claussen
Tom Berg
Shawn Slane
Matt Heile
Denver (CO)
Shaken not Stirred
Phil Moir
Matt Culbertson
Tom Whitman
Garth Farrend
Iron Range (MN)
Iron Range Brisket
Michael J. Kieffer
Gregory Wright
Leslie Prince
Toni Stagliano

2

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1

1

2
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T
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A
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Chicago
Off Kilter Curlers
Douglass Boyd
Susan McDonald
Colin Rittgers
Michele Rittgers
Dallas-FortWorth/KC
Juggerknotts
Jeff Knott
John Lambert
Liana Knott
Robert Mikaloff (KC)
Kansas City
Regina Rangers 
Glenn Schmidt
Mike Erin
Jeff Bird
Joe Van Amberg
Kansas City
Hackers 
Bill McBride
Darin Traff
Patrick Wietekamp
Dave Arnold
Oklahoma
House Cleaning
Jacob Ingalls
Bruce Maelzer
Jonathan Havercroft
Chris Johnson
Kansas City
N'Oh Henry!
John Taylor
Daryl Hunt
Tracey Taylor
Ted Brown
Kansas City
Sweeping Penguins
Chris Nazar
Donald Baker
Kyle Baker
Derrick Mahoney
Kansas City
Taken for Granite
Doug Linder
Jon Nelson
Jeff Keal
Julie Stengle

2

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1

0

1
6


T
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A
M
S
Annandale
Gordon Norton
Wilma Norton
Ron Alexander
Rita Alexander
Ste Anne
Dave Beaudoin
Steven Rawluk
Daryl Ann Rawluk
Laura Beaudoin
Devon Beaudoin
Oklahoma City/KC
Jason Jorski
Trae Schwabe
Andrew Stephens
Dave Huston (KC)
Keith Briscoe (KC)
Dallas/Fort Worth
Dallas/Fort Worth
Jason Hotra
David Chang
Justin Donaldson
Carolyn Steward
Kansas City
Ian Wolfe
Eric Wolfe
Dan Searles
Lucie Vaillancourt
Wichita
Chris Bohn-Gettler
Andrew Biemers
John Baalman
Keith Means
Kansas City
Anne Barthel
Sarah Wruck
Mary Miller
Heidi Matthews
Kansas City
Patrick Weitekamp
Lori Behnke
Chris Hutchings
Matt Mayfield
 

2

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0

9

1
4


T
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A
M
S
St. Paul
Eric Schultz
Kevan Edwards
Ron Paul
William Rivillas
Kansas City
R. Curtis Mullen
Bill Stafford
Natalie Wolfe
Kathleen Leahey
Kansas City
Anne Barthel
Cathy Wilson
Anna Merrett
Mary Miller
Circle City/Cedar Rapids
Murray Marple, IA
Martha Marple, IA
Wes Hoffman , IN
Tammy Urbanczyk, IN
Kansas City
John Taylor
Shelley Buse
Tracey Taylor
Leo Buse
Capital
Jason Neutz
Greg Neutz
Bill Cleary
Lynn Neutz
Kansas City
Ian Wolfe
Jon Nelson
Walker Ferebee
David Sanders
Keith Briscoe
Kansas City
Tracey Bernath
Chris Nazar
Tim Cole
Grant Sarris
 

2

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0

8

1
8


T
E
A
M
S
Denver/Iowa
Brett Davis,DC
Nick Davis, DC
Will Pearcy, DC
Michael J. Kieffer,IA
St. Paul
Kevan Edwards
Ron Paul
William Rivillas
Eric Schultz
Kansas City/Denver
Lori Behnke,KC
Kathleen Leahey,KC
Kathy Pahl,DC
Dena Rosenberry,DC
Aksarben/Iowa
Beth Hemphill, NB
David Hemphill, NB
Murray Marple, IA
Martha Marple, IA
Broadmoor
Darrick Kizlyk
Merv Kizlyk
Scott Stevinson
Sean Stevinson
Kansas City
Jef f Keal
Doug Linder
Scott McEathron
Anna Merrett
Columbus / Mayfield /Aksarben (Bronze)
Else Festersen, MC
Sigrid Festersen, AK
AC Rick Olson,  CC
Steve Shaf fer, CC
Kansas City
R. Curtis Mullen
Chris Oppliger
Lyle Semchyshyn
Brandon Woodward
 

2

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0

7

1
8


T
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A
M
S
Granite
David Cornfield
April Seixeiro
Steve Seixeiro
Linda Cornfield
Kansas City
Ryan Stidham
R. Curtis Mullen
Chris Oppliger
Brandon Woodward
Kansas City
Bill Staf ford
Anne Barthel
Kathleen Leahey
Joe Buta
Aksarben/
Waltham
Craig Larsen
Steve Williamson
Ruth Williamson
Twila Yednock (waltham)
St. Paul
Eric Schultz
Kevan Edwards
Ron Paul
William Rivillas
Columbus/
Mayfield
McGrady,CC
Else Festerson ,MC
Rick Olson, CC
Michael J. Kieffer,IA
Champaign IL (Bronze)
Sandra Locke-Zora
Kevin Brassington
Shaw n Hulm
Jessica Uhlmeyer
Kansas City
Ian Wolfe
Ed Stazyk
Tracey Hunt
John Taylor
 

2

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0

6

1
2


T
E
A
M
S
Kansas City
Ryan Stidham
Keith Briscoe
Mark Albreckt
Ian Arians
Kansas City
Scott McEathron
Doug Linder
Jeff Keal
Wayne Darsnek
Aksarben
David Steinhauser
Randy Kruger
Doug Moore
Tom Bennett
Iowa/Kansas
Jason Elbert, KS
emilee Elbert, KS
Murray Marple, IA
Martha Marple, IA
Springdale
Mark Curtis
Susan Curtis
Doug Dykstra
Carolyn Dykstra
Kansas City
Lyle Semchyshyn
R Curtis Mullen
Glenn Schmidt
Brandon Woodward
Aksarben (Bronze)
Kelly Stephens
Don Stephens
Wendy Hutchinson
Bobbie Greendiv
Steven Hutchinson
Kansas City
Bill McBride
Steve Williamson
Brian Falotico
Ruth Williamson
 

2

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0

5

1
6

T
E
A
M
S
Kansas City
Charles Williams
Bill McBride
Keith Briscoe
Ian Arians
Heather
Mike Howieson
Steve Landsteiner
John Landsteiner
Will Howieson
Kansas City
Scott McEathron
Doug Linder
Carmen Williams
Jeff Keal
Kansas City
Glenn Schmidt
Joe Buta
Dan Searles
Ian Wolfe
Mankato
Todd Birr
Kevin Birr
Greg Rheaume
Kim Rheaume
Aksarben
Randy Kruger
David Steinhauser
Bill Schwening
Doug Moore
Milwaukee (Bronze)
Sue Blizzard
Fred Blizzard
Pauline Krutilla
James Krutilla
Aksarben
Craig Larsen
Steve Williamson
Gordon Gunderson
Ruth Williamson
 

2

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0

4

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2

T
E
A
M
S
Aksarben/ Madison
Doug Jaixen, NE
Richard Maskel, WI
Mark Swandby, WI
Mark Hartman, WI
Kansas City
Bill McBride
Jonmark Williams
Bill Mohr
Elmer Arian
Kansas City
Sharon Yandon
Jeff Keal
Joe Buta
 
Kansas City
Lyle Semchyshyn
R Curtis Mullen
Brandon Woodward
Scott McEathron
Aksarben
Kelly Stephens
Sigrid Festersen
Don Stephens
Pat Otto
Aksarben
Brian Beck
Stephanie Beck
Bob Beck
Jennifer Beck
 
   

1st Event

2nd Event

3rd Event

4th Event

 

Lori Behnke,KC Kathleen Leahey,KC Kathy Pahl,DC Dena Rosenberry,BC

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Current Brackets.

First Event

     
 Sooners Curling Club
             
     
Fri. 5:00pm Sheet A
               
 
   
 Curling Hogs
L-B3
 
 Curling Hogs
       
 
         
Sat. 8:00am Sheet C
       
   
 
 Team Wing Roulette
L-B4
 
 Rectal Raincoats
L-C2
     
     
Fri. 5:00pm Sheet B
     
 
     
 
   
 Rectal Raincoats
     
 
     
             
 
 
 Rectal Raincoats
 
                 
Sat. 5:30p Sheet H
 
The Shady Beave's
           
 
 
 3 Toonies and a Loonie
 
Fri. 5:00pm Sheet C
           
 
 
L-E1
 
3 Toonies and 1 Loonie
L-B1
 
 3 Toonies and a Loonie
     
 
 
 
 
     
Sat. 8:00am Sheet A
     
 
 
 
 
 I Swept With Your Wife
L-B2
 
  Sweep and Spicy
L-C3
   
 
 
 
 
Fri. 5:00pm Sheet D
     
 
   
 
 
 
 
 Sweep and Spicy
     
 
 
 3 Toonies and  Loonie
L-out
 
 
 
           
Sat. 3:15pm Sheet B
   
 
 
 Arctic Growlers
     
 
 
 Arctic Growlers
   
 
 
Fri. 7:15pm Sheet A
     
 
       
 
 
 Jackman 4
L-B5
 
 Arctic Growlers
L-C1
       A1
 3 Toonies and a Loonie
 
     
Sat. 10:15a Sheet C
   
3 Toonies and a Loonie 
   
Sun 10:45am
 
 The Sheeter Full
L-B6
 
 Sweeping Penguins
     1st Event Winner    A2
 Caution:DFWCC Ahead
 
Fri. 7:15pm Sheet B
               
 
 
 Sweeping Penguins
               
 
 
                     
 Petersham
               
 
 
Fri. 7:15pm Sheet C
               
 
 
 Shorting Kansas City
L-B7
 
 Shorting Kansas City
     Bronze Medal Winner   E1
 Rectal Raincoats
 
     
Sat. 10:15a Sheet A
   
Dakota Cubs 
   
Sun. 10:45am
 
Trae's Amigos
L-B8
 
 Trae's Amigos
L-C6
      E2
 Dakota Cubs
 
Fri. 9:30pm Sheet B
     
 
       
 
 
 Burnt Ends
     
 
 
 Trae's Amigos
   
 
 
           
Sat. 3:15pm Sheet D
   
 
 
 The DJ's
     
 
 
 Dakota Cubs
L-out
 
 
 
Fri. 7:15pm Sheet H
     
 
   
 
 
 
 
 Dakota Cubs
L-B11
 
 Dakota Cubs
L-C4
   
 
 
 
 
     
Sat. 12:30a Sheet B
     
 
 
L-E2
 
 Hammer Time
L-B12
 
 Hammer Time
     
 
 
 Dakota Cubs
 
Fri. 7:15pm Sheet D
               
Sat. 8:30pm Sheet B
 
 Hammer Hogs
   
 Caution:DFWCC Ahead
     
 
 
 Caution :DFWCC Ahead
 
     
Fri. 9:30pm Sheet C
     
 
     
     
 3 Timer and the Scrubs
L-B9
 
 Caution:DWFCC Ahead
L-C5
     
           
Sat. 12:30pm Sheet A
       
     
 TWAIN Crew
L-B10
 
 TWAIN Crew
       
     
Fri. 9:30pm Sheet D
             
     
 Brisket is Better
            L-E2

2nd Event

 

 

 

      B1
 The Shady Beave's
             
       
Sat. 8:00am Sheet B
             
B3
 Sooner Curling Club
  B2
 I Swept with your wife
L-D2
 
 I Swept with your Wife
     
 
Sat. 8:00am Sheet H
         
Sat. 5:15pm Sheet A
     
B4
 Team Wing Roulette
L-D3
 
 Sooner Curling Club
L-out
 
 Sooner Curling Club
L-out
     
       
Sat. 12:30pm Sheet C
     
 
     
B5
 Jackman 4
L-D1
 
 Jackman 4
     
 
     
 
Sat. 8:00am Sheet D
           
 
     
B6
 The Sheeters Full
           
 
 
 I Swept with you Wife
 
             
Brisket is Better 
   
Sun. 10:45am
 
B7
 Petersham
           2nd Event Winner
 
 
 Brisket is Better
 
 
Sat. 10:15am Sheet D
           
 
     
B8
 Burnt Ends
L-D6
 
 Petersham
     
 
     
       
Sat. 3:15pm Sheet C
     
 
     
B9
 3 Timers and the Scrubs
L-D4
 
 Brisket is Better
L-out
   
 
     
 
Sat. 10:15am Sheet H
     
 
   
 
     
B10
 Brisket is Better
     
 
 
 Brisket is Better
L-out
     
             
Sat. 8:30pm Sheet D
       
 
 
 
 B11
 Hammer Hogs
L-D5
   The DJs        
       
Sat. 10:15am Sheet B
             
       B12
 The DJs
            L-E2

3rd Event

 
 
 
 C1
 Sweeping Penguins
             
       
Sun. 8:00am Sheet D
             
C2
 Curling Hogs
L-out
 
 Curling Hogs
L-out
           
 
Sat. 12:30pm Sheet D
     
 
           
C3
 Sweep and Spicy
     
 
 
 Sweeping Penguins
       
             
Sun. 10:45am
   
Sweeping Penguins 
 
C4
 Hammer Time
     
 
 
 TWAIN Crew
    3rd Event Winner  
 
Sat. 5:15pm Sheet D
     
 
           
C5
 TWAIN Crew
L-out
 
 TWAIN Crew
L-out
           
       
Sun. 8:00am Sheet B
             
    C6   
 Shorting KC
            L-E2

4th Event

 
 
 
 D1
 The Sheeters Full
             
       
Sun. 8:00am Sheet A
             
D2
 The ShadyBeave's
L-out
 
 The Shady Beave's
L-out
           
 
Sat. 5:15pm Sheet C
     
 
           
D3
 Team Wing Roulette
     
 
 
 The Sheeter's Full
       
             
Sun. 10:45am
   
The Sheeter's Full 
 
D4
 3 Timer and the Scrubs
     
 
 
 3 Timer and the Scrubs
    4th Event Winner  
 
Sat. 2:45pm Sheet H
     
 
           
D5
 Hammer Hogs
L-out
 
 3 Timers and the Scrubs
L-out
           
       
Sun. 8:00am Sheet C
             
    D6  
 Burnt Ends
            L-E2

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2013 KC Bonspiel Teams

Teams currently being sorted out and somewhat in flux.

 3 Toonies and 1 Loonie
Kansas City (MO)
Ian Wolfe
Lucie Vaillancourt
John Taylor
Ted Brown
5:00pm first draw
 3 Timer and the Scrubs
Madison (WI) / DFW (TX) / Kansas City (MO) 
Debbie McCormick (WI)
Sean Chastain (TX)
Matt Mayfield (MO)
Chris Hutchings (MO)
9:30pm first draw
  Arctic Growlers
Oklahoma (OK)
Jeremy Witzke
Kevin Hull
Kristy Witzke
Joe Harlin
7:15pm first draw
 •  Brisket is Better
Houston (TX) / Park City (UT) / Kansas City (MO)
David Franklin (TX)
Dave Stigant (TX)
Steven Butler (UT)
Nate Clevenger (MO)
9:30pm first draw
 Burnt Ends
  Kansas City (MO)
James Makkyla
Mike Church
Doug Hill
Darin Traff
9:30pm first draw
Caution: DFWCC Ahead
Dallas Fort Worth (TX)
Steven Walton
David Chang
Chris Alt
Bill Sadoo
 9:30pm first draw
 ◊  Curling Hogs
Rolla (MO) / St Louis (IL) / Springdale (AR)
Dave Arnold (MO)
Steven Young (IL)
Bruce Futterer (AR)
Joe Futterer (AR)
5:00pm first draw
 Dakota Cubs
Dakota (MN) / St. Paul (MN)
Ryan Claussen
Tom Berg
Craig Creeger, St. Paul
Matt Heile
7:15pm first draw
  DJ's
Kansas City (MO)
Dan White
Dave Huyett
Jeff Miles
Jeff Grobe
7:15pm first draw
 Hammer Hogs
Cedar Rapids (IA)
Murray Marple
Martha Marple
Max Marple
Mackenzie Marple
7:15pm first draw
  Hammer Time
Kansas City (MO)
Kristen Regehr
Julie Stengle
Derrick Mahoney
Mary Miller
7:15pm first draw
  I Swept With Your Wife
Wauwatosa (WI)
Neil Freund
Paul Fischer
Rebecca Nguyen
Tiff Reilly
5:00pm first draw
 Jackman 4
Kansas City (MO)
Bill Stafford
Kathleen Stafford
Laura Baker Jackman
Adam Jackmna
7:15pm first draw
 TWAIN Crew
Omaha (NE)
David Steinhauser
Randy Kruger
Doug Moore
Matt English
9:30pm first draw
 Petersham
Petersham (MA) /Kansas City (MO)
Matthew Roy (MA)
Stacy Potts (MA)
Jeff Keal (MO)
Joe Ketcherside (MO)
 7:15pm first draw
 Rectal Raincoats
Mayfield (OH) / Fort Wayne (IN) / Columbus (OH)
Julia DiBaggio (OH)
Tom Israel (IN)
Eric Johnson (OH)
Patrick Weitekamp (MO)
5:00pm first draw
 Shorting Kansas City
Kansas City (MO)
Brian Foree
Stacy Foree
Mike Erin
Rob Mikaloff
7:15pm first draw
  Sooner Curling Club
Oklahoma (OK)
Tyler Jones
Dylan Smith
Jason Troy
*Unknown*
5:00pm first draw
 Sweep and Spicy
Utica (NY) /Kansas City (MO)
Jessica MacIntosh (NY)
Sarah Wruck (MO)
Heidi Matthews (MO)
Anne Barthel (MO)
5:00pm first draw
  Sweeping Penguins
Kansas City (MO)
Chris Nazar
Don Baker
Kyle Baker
Eddie Wiegers
7:15pm first draw
 ☐ Team Wing Roulette
Wauwatosa (WI) 
Matthew Majewski
Bill Christensen
Dawn Majewski
Fran Cook
5:00pm first draw
 The Shady Beave's
Shady Thicket / Wauwatosa 
Sharon Misnache
Harry Peratesstees
Oliver Azzfelt
Ophelia Johnson
Anita Kumm
5:00pm first draw
 The Sheeters Full
Wauwatosa (WI)
Casey Clark
Tracey Clark
Steve Greasby
Beau Moore 
 7:15pm first draw
 Trae's Amigos
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Why Build?  You have a club.

While curling on "Figure Skating/Hockey  Ice" helps us maintain and grow interest in Kansas City.  Any curler who has played  on  ice dedicated just for curling will quickly appreciate the many advantages in addition to the 3 very important critaria  list here.

  • 24/7 ice for leagues, bonspiels, regional and national competitions, lesson times, practice times, and corporate outings,  rather then 3 hours we rent a week on late Saturday or early Sunday in the winter.  Getting ice during the week has been next to impossible.
  • greater flexibility to offer cheaper rates and more time for such things as youth programs, daytime curling, longer league times.  Currently, we  renting ice at $250 per hour.  Normal clubs curl typ. 2 hours while we curl 1.5 hours to manage costs.
  • better ice - Our  current ice is fine for playing but a dedicated curling rink is the difference between playing baseball on a highly manicure Royals Kaufman stadium field vs an ordinary  field you just mowed the grass to allow for play. ie the ball has a higher predicable path each time it contacts the field.

Who we are?

Having maintained a club nearly 10 Years (2003),  Our Club is renewing its effort to bring dedicated curling ice to the Midwest and be the first dedicated ice curling club in our region.

  • All Volunteer 501(c)3  Not-for-Profit Organization .
  • Currently Average 45-75 curlers a year in 2 leagues during our winter season on a Saturday night and early Sunday morning.
  • Community reached of 200 people ( contact us and participate in club activities) in 2009,  800+ in 2010 (olympic year-could have been more but ice time was limited) 330 in 2011, and 280 in 2012
  • 2600 overall participants and interested parties in our database.
  • Have a yearly bonspiel of 18-28 teams where more than half are from out of town.
  • We are seeking to become a much larger club of 300-600 members on 3-5 curling sheets.
  • Regionally,  There are clubs in Omaha, Drake University (Iowa), St. Louis(MO), Springdale (AK),  Tulsa (OK), Oklahoma City (OK), Dallas (TX), Houston (TX),  Austin (TX), and Denver (CO)  All curl on the same type of ice.  So providing ice like this would be helpful for our region.  Map of Curling Club in the US

 

So How do we get there?

Curling Basics - All  curling club with dedicated ice have some form of these essential areas. 

  • The Ice Shed (A single large room that contains all curling sheets and can be kept cold to just above 32 degrees)
  • The Warm Area (  Heated space containing a Viewing Area , Table/Dining (Social), Kitchen, Restrooms, Lockers, Office, Storage) 
  • The Ice Plant (Mechanical and long term storage for equipment)  An area close to the rink for Interior/ Exterior equipment.

Curling  Facts:  The following facts create challenges and unique opportunities for other agencies or group that can cooincide with us

  • Typical clubs Operate from the beginning of October to the end of March.   Few offer year round play though more are offering  extended play by a month or two to meet demand. (usually centered around Olympic years.)  This mean the 4-6 months out of the year the facility is open to alternative uses.
  • Curlings  long history in the US ( 1880's)  and an even longer history in Scotland (1580's) show curling club in northern locations that can support outdoor ice in the winter months.  Modern advances have found economical ways to operate artifical indoor ice in warmer climates since outside of Columbus Curling Club, the Chesapeake Curing Club and the Potomac Curling Club,  We will be one of furthest southern curling club in the US.  Therefore any structure  undertook should include  a well build,  insulated ice shed to help maintain an efficient low cost system.
  • The majority of clubs in the US are 2-3 curling sheets, though 4-5 sheets have more flexibility and revenue potential at not much more cost in construction.  Some clubs are little more than glorified barns, some have partnered with other businesses (ice shed have been used for golf course storage and charging, in community centers, hall rentals, ) or government departments, some rent space, and a few build new buildings.  Larger club may have a few paid staff members but in the large part the club depends on it dedicate membership and board to run.
  • Each Sheet is roughly 14'-2 to 16'-5 wide and 142' to 152' long.  Separating the outside sheet from the outside wall by min. 3 feet is preferred to avoid a dip in the ice due to latent heat generated by the outside wall  Sheets can be divided  to allow existing column spacing (ie 30-35 on spans) 
  • Normal Ceiling Height is all that is needed since stone typically stay on the ice.   Though a higher ceiling could be made for summer activities like basketball, volleyball, tennis. etc.
  • Ice Making - piping below the rink  can be placed within the floor (concrete, sand or  loose fill) or laid on top in either a temporary or permanent installation.  Existing floors may require topping of sand or concrete to level floor since a level floor is essential for low operating costs.
  • Assuming a minimum of amenities each sheet represents about 3500 sq.ft needed for all the activities of curling including warm room and mechanical.
  • The Ice Shed typically is a windowless room which help maintain temperature and  humidity fluctuations. Giving higher priority in maintaining quality ice.  This means the club can be located in a basement, parking garage or less desirable space.  However if windows are important for the alternative use.  they should be designed so they can be covered in an insulated way to avoid unwanted air movement , radiant heat or direct sunlight.
  • Warm Rooms usuallyl have a large window overlooking the rink.  As for the extent of the Warm Room, the extend is typically limited by the budget, ultimately, it should be inviting to keep people around before and after their match and can be a source of additional revenue to the club.
  • Parking -  Since only 8 people can play on one sheet.  16 spot per sheet should handle the majority of parking at the facility.  with only a few weekend bonpsiel requiring some additional  spots due to greater activity at the club at one time.

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Local examples of possible curling club locations

These video examples are not in the works nor negotiated with the potential parties involved,  but simply provided as an exercise of how a curling club  might provide a richer experience when combined with established locations and activities.  Hopefully they will inspire you enough to contact us and let us know your plans and how we might make a better fit in your neighborhood.


Warehouse (Rent/Buy/Build)

The lowest upfront cost way of starting a curling club is Renting a warehouse.  Rather than the ice system placed in concrete.  Sand can be used to level the floor upon which insulation and the roll out matt piping system can be placed on the floor.  This method would preclude the use of the Ice Shed during the  off season.  A member in the club had offered at one time the potential to expand on his existing warehouse so this design is new construction but any warehouse with the proper column spacing and length can be considered.   Warehouses offer low rent that will be challenging for a new and growing club but once established  can be achieved despite the fact that the space will not be used more than 6 or 8 month our of a year.

Relevant Example:  Columbus Curling Club (2008) (Website) (Construction Photos) (Location Map) rents space and build just enough to get started. and has added more each year.  Evergreen Curling club (2012) (Website) (Construction Blog) (Location Map)


Line Creek Community Center (has an Ice Rink and where we currently curl at.)

Line creek was designed as a summer pool use facility and 11 month  ice facility.  The pools however was closed due to low revenue and budget cuts.  With ice at a premium in the winter  The thought is to  remove the pool and open up more time on the one hockey rink by adding a practice rink primarily for figure skating and 2,3,or 4 curling sheets.  Curling doesn't require a Zamboni but can share the retrofitted, upgrade compressor for making the ice.  The reality is curling doesn't require another ice rink,  Compressor demands are less for curling and providing their own  is typical.    Any community center seeking a large summer space from April to September could benefit from adding a curling club to their facility.

Relevant Examples: 


Crown Center Pavillion

With the Crown Center Skating rink in the winter, adding a covered pavilion that can be opened up in the summer (Friday night concerts, Octoberfest) and closed up in the winter would make a unique experience to the sport of curling and Crown Centers outdoor events in the summer.  Sliding Windows and be open for the public and closed for private parties  The site is a tight fit so the warm room typically locate a the end of the rink was place on the  side to help reducing its overall length to 150-155''.


Relevant Examples: 

  • Duluth Curling Club (Website)(Ice Shed Photo)(Location Map) is location in Pioneer Hall of the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.  Has 8 sheet of ice from Nov. to March and doubles as additional convention space in the summer.
  • Madison Curling Club (Website)(Location Map)  this 6 sheet  club is available off season for wedding receptions, class reunions, graduation, anniversary and birthday parties. The clubroom may be rented separately for business meetings, corporate team building outings, and banquets
  • Aksarben Curling Club was in a cattle building on the county fairgrounds.  Large Temporary Walls were put up each year within  the facility and the floor was painted and cleaned to allow for 2 sheets of curling.   Aksarben unfortunately, sold off the fairground the land and the curling club is seeking a new home.

Overland Park Soccer Complex

The soccer complex is quite the vast complex but offers little in  cover space for large groups of people.  The curling facility in the months of April to September could offer protection from weather,  a sign up, registration, staging area,  mess hall or rental for whatever the soccer or governing body needed, whatever the feel appropriate.  Fit snugly between the adjacent parking and a soccer field outer boundry, this clubs impact would be minimal in parking during it months of operation as outlined in the shadded blue areas.

Relevant Example: Wausau Curling Club,  (Website)( Location Map) nearing the end of their fundraising campaign,  this 8 sheet club will begin construction in the 2012. and is being thought of as an anchor within a future soccer complex.


Antioch Park

This design is center around using public land and an  existing parking.  Relocating a basketball court either inside the facility and replacing the deteriorating restrooms.  The Curling Club would operate the facility primarily from October to March while the parks department could rent out the various spaces (media room, warm room, ice shed (Athletic courts)  Antioch park is know a place for  Weddings  and summer camps.  The area in the corner of the park entertains sporting activities including shuffleboard and tennis  All  who could benefit from the use of  the building. 

Relevant Example:  Midland Curling Club, Michigan (Website Construction) (Location Map).  Built in 2008, this club opporates on County land and coordinate activities with the Midland Community Center.  Though is a seperate building on their campus.


Brookside Tennis Courts

Like Antioch, this is also public land,  Unfortunately this site is  too tight to offer but a bare bones club if that.  It would require a varience since the setback on brookside is also less than that on adjacent setbacks.  However it does provide a covered tennis court during the summer and potential space for the annual brookside art festival, a gym space for the neighboring shool and rental space for the neighborhood or business.

 

Other Clubs Looking ahead

 

Denver Curling Club  -  Fundraising/Building Campaign

Lone Star Curling Club (Austin, TX)  - Buidling Campaign

Pittsburgh Curling Club - Building Committee

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