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Club member, Gabrielle Coleman, at the Olympic Trials in 2009
Interested in competitive curling? There are many ways to get involved:
The US Curling Association (USCA) governs US national championships. They run many events each year, including:
- (Elite) Nationals (Men's and Women's)*
- Club Nationals (Men's and Women's) - 2013 Playdown information
- Mixed Nationals (4-person teams)
- Mixed Doubles (2-person teams)*
- Senior Nationals (Men's and Women's)*
- Junior Nationals (Men's and Women's)*
- Wheelchair (Men's and Women's)*
- World University Games (Men's and Women's)*
- Youth Winter Olympic Games (Men's and Women's)*
- NEW Arena Nationals
The winners of the *(starred) events go on to world championships and/or the Olympics.
Teams may have to qualify through local and regional playdowns. Playdowns is the curling term for playoffs. The process varies a bit from event to event but often consists of a round robin or double knock-out tournament.
There are several other types of competitive events:
- Pacific International Cup (PIC)
- USWCA National, Senior National, Junior and All-American bonspiels
- USWCA 5 & Under - for both men and women using 'women's' and 'open' formats
- Bonspiels and leagues
SFBACC Competitive Curling Committee
The SFBACC Competitive Curling Committee determines the SFBACC's internal playdown procedures and advocates for its preferences for regional playdown procedures within MoPac. Contact Michael Lively to get involved.
Current Competitive Curling Teams
The SFBACC has lots of folks curling competitively! more information
For more tips on getting started in competitive curling, click here.
The SFBACC had two women's teams qualify for the US Club National Championships in 2012.