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The Granite Curling Club in Seattle, which hosts the MoPac Club and Mixed playdowns, has posted playdown dates on their web site. On rare occasions, these dates change, but for now they are:
MoPac Club Nationals Playdown: Sat, January 16 - Sun, January 17
MoPac Mixed Nationas Playdown: Sat, January 30 - Sun, January 31
I've got a few photos from last week's Fremont league posted here. There are a few more still to come!
The USCA is offering an all-in-one Level 1 Coaching clinic May 29-31 in St. Paul. The course will include Level 1 and Level 2 Instructor classes (requirements for Coaching certification) as well as a presentation by Kevin Martin on building championship teams. The course costs $50. more information
The Northern Ontario Curling Association is offering Ice Technician Level 1 and Level 2 classes June 24-27. The USCA will accept this as part (or all) of the required work for US certification. (Contact the USCA for full details.) more information on the class
Congratulations to JoDee Dike-Johnson, Karen Officer and all of Team USA who won silver at the Deaf World Championships! This is the second silver for our ladies in this event.
Team USA, featuring SFBACC curlers JoDee Dike-Johnson and Karen Officer, finished second in the round robin at the Deaf World Championships in Winnipeg and (I believe) move directly to the semi-finals on Friday. Good luck, ladies!
Two teams from the SFBACC are representing at the Pacific International Cup (PIC) in Richmond, British Columbia this week: Lyle Sieg, Barry Ivy, Brian Zaitz and Mason Kong and Nikki Larrabure, Loreen Makishima and TC Altus. The men lost a tough game this afternoon to Texas (and former CA curler, John Tryon) and are in the middle of their night game against a BC team as this post is being written. The ladies play their first game Thursday morning.
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Team John Shuster will represent the US at the World Championships in Moncton, New Brunswick, beginning April 4.