Upcoming Events

USCA Events

The dates and locations of USCA events are available on the national site:

Below is some of the summary, background and regional information about the events. All of these rules and guidelines for teams are subject to change, so please check the USCA's rules for this year to be sure your team will qualify!

  • (Elite) Nationals (men's and women's) - This is for the most elite curlers in the country. The winners go to the world championships and Olympics. Teams consist of 4 players who can be from anywhere in the US. They must playdown, but they can chose to do it in any of the announced 'qualifier' sites in the US. All team members must be US citizens.
  • Club Nationals (men's and women's) - This event was created to help develop competitive curlers. Teams must be made up of 4 curlers from the same club. They must win the regional playdown to qualify. There are 10 regions. The SFBACC is part of the Mountain Pacific region (MoPac). Players must be US residents, but do not need to be US citizens. If more than one men's or women's team from the SFBACC is interested in attending, then an internal club playdown may be required. Announcements for Men's teams wishing to declare their interest in '13-'14 participation will need to do so prior to September 5, 2013 (5:00pm), contact the club's Competitive Curling Coordinator for more information.
  • Mixed Nationals (4-person teams) - Teams are made up of two men and two women. The rules for team composition currently state that teams must have at least two people from the region where the team will play down. Please check the 'USCA Rules of Curling and Competition' for details. Participants must be at least 18 years old to enter. Players must be US residents, but do not need to be US citizens. The gender order of the shooters must alternate (for example: if a woman skips, then a woman must play second.) Teams must win a regional championship to qualify. (Teams do not represent specific clubs, so no club championship is necessary.) We playdown within MoPac. For '13-'14, the MoPac playdown date Jan 10-12, 2014.
  • US Arena Club Nationals The 2014 Arena Club Nationals competition will take place from June 12th-15th at the Lansing Curling Club in Dimondale, Michigan. The championships will again feature 32 teams total, including a men's and a women's division. Each region is assured of at least one entry with preference going to clubs that enter both a men's and a women's team. The registration fee will be $550 per team (due only if SFBACC's entered teams are selected to participate). The internal SFBACC deadline to express your team's interest in this competition is Thursday, February 13th, 2014 at 5pm. If your team would like to participate, contact the club's Competitive Curling Coordinator compete@bayareacurling.com. Internal club playdowns may be required at a date TBD based on ice and team availability.
  • Mixed Doubles (2-person teams) - Teams are made up of one man and one woman. Winners may be selected go to the World Championship. No playdowns are held all teams go to the national championship. US rules may not be exactly the same as WCF rules. Check the 'USCA Rules of Curling and Competition' and playdown requirements closely each year on this one!
  • Senior Nationals (men's and women's) - Senior Nationals is like to Elite Nationals, except it's for people at least 50 years old by June 30 the year before the championship takes place. Due to the relatively small numbers of participants, the Senior Men's and Women's National Championships are a non-geographic championship. There are no regional or state playdowns at this time.
  • Junior Nationals (men's and women's) - Like the Elite Nationals except for participants must be 21 or younger by June 30 the year before the championship takes place.
  • Wheelchair (currently combined men's and women's team) - Individuals register for and attend a national tryout event where a team will be assembled by USCA officials. Tryouts will typically be held in September or October each year.
  • World University Games (men's and womens) - Similar to the Olympics, this event is held biennially and is organized by the FISU - International University Sports Federation. National trials are held and 1 team will be nominated by the USCA, to the USOC, to become the US representative. All players on the team must be US citizens by specified date (Players need not be US residents). All competitors must be at least 17 and less than 28 years of age on January 1 of the year in which the games are being held and must be students who are officially registered for and pursuing a full-time course of study at a university or similar institute whose status is recognized by the appropriate national academic authority of their country. The 2013 edition was held in Maribor, Slovenia. The 2015 edition will be held in Granada, Spain in February.
  • Youth Winter Olympic Games ('mixed', 4-person teams) - Similar to the Olympics, this event is organized by the IOC and will be held every 4 years. The 2012 edition was held in Innsbruck, Austria. For the sport of curling, the players are to be aged between 17 and 18 years old at the time of the event. National teams will compete in 4-person 'mixed' format competition at the beginning of the games. Following that, an 'international mixed doubles' competition will take place. The make-up of the mixed doubles teams will be decided by performances in the 4-person event, with each team having one male and one female player, of two different nationalities. The US National team selection process will likely be announced in the 2015-16 USCA official rules and procedures prior to the 2016 event to be held in Lillehammer, Norway.

2012-13 Competitive Curling Calendar

The dates below are provided for your information....please refer to the USCA championship site for the most up-to-date information.

USCA Championship Registration Dates (updated 7.3.14)

EVENT + REGISTRATION INFO

2015 USA Wheelchair Team Trials:
Registration: TBD
USCA Registration: Deadline TBD
Individual Tryouts: Nov. 6-9, 2014; Wausau Curling Center; Wausau, WI

2015 Mixed Doubles:
Registration: TBD
Dec. 3-7, 2014; Eau Claire Curling Club; Eau Claire, WI

2015 Junior Nationals:
USCA Registration: Deadline TBD
MoPac/CO/NE/At-Large Playdowns:
(December, exact dates and venue; TBD)
Jan. 17 - 24, 2015; Lake Region Curling Club; Devils Lake, ND

2015 M/W Club Nationals:
SFBACC Deadline (if necessary): TBD
MoPac Regional Deadline: TBD
MoPac Registration: Separate reg. may be req'd; Deadline TBD
USCA Registration: Deadline TBD
MoPac Regional Playdown:
(Dec or Jan, exact dates and venue (Coyotes CC or Evergreen CC); TBD)
USCA Club Nationals:
Mar. 7 - 14, 2014; Fargo, ND

2015 Mixed Nationals:
USCA Registration: Deadline TBD
MoPac Playdowns:
(Dec, Jan or Feb, exact dates and venue (Coyotes CC or Evergreen CC); TBD)
Mixed Nationals:
Mar. 21 - 28, 2015; (venue; TBD)

2015 Senior Men's:
USCA Registration: Deadline TBD
Jan. 27 - 31, 2015; (venue; TBD)

2015 Senior Women's:
USCA Registration: Deadline TBD
Jan. 27 - 31, 2015; (venue; TBD)

2015 US M/W National Championships:
USCA Registration: Deadline TBD
Feb. 14 - 21, 2015; Kalamazoo, MI

2015 US Nationals 'Men's Challenge':
Jan. 7 - 11, 2015; Granite Curling Club, Seattle, WA

2013 US Nationals 'Women's Challenge':
Jan. 8 - 11, 2015; (venue; TBD)

2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games Playdown:
Registration: TBD
Date and Site: TBD

2016 US National M's + W's Championships:
Registration: TBD
Feb. 6-13, 2016; Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL

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Mixed Nationals Silver Medalists 2007 from the SFBACC (Lyle Sieg, Cristina Pastula (WA), Brannon Wells, Candace Seip)