Registration now open! The PNWCA 5 & Under Championship is back! Twelve teams will compete from December 16-18 at Granite Curling Club of Seattle in order to win the title of best in the Pacific Northwest! This event is also a qualifier for the 2023 USA Curling 5 & Under National Championship.
Registration opens Saturday, October 8th. Priority will be given to PNW teams until October 22nd (or until the 12-team cap is reached), so be sure to sign up early! All curlers must have 5 years of experience or less to be eligible. For more details and to register, visit https://curlingseattle.org/competitions
The PNWCA is hosting a free “Slide Tuneup” at GCC September 11th from 1:30pm to 4:00pm. This is an opportunity for curlers with 2 months to 20+ years of experience to get feedback on their deliveries and tips on how to improve from a number of coaches. Two 75-minute sessions are available, each with room for up to 20 curlers. To sign up, please email email@example.com with your preferred time slot (1:30-2:45 or 2:45-4:00).
Note: If you are a GCC member and brand new to curling, please consider joining GCC’s Novice League instead (first session is 11:30am on 9/11)
Are you in the Tacoma, Washington area and interested in giving curling a try? The Tacoma Twin Rinks is hosting a drop-in curling league every Monday evening, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The cost is $20 per person per night, and everyone is welcome! If you live in the Tacoma area and would like to see curling get a foothold close to you, please support the Monday drop-in league. Your participation will help toward establishing a permanent league in the fall.
More information and sign up here: https://www.tacomatwinrinks.com/curling/
Undeterred by snow or COVID, four Senior Men’s teams played a spirited round robin that left three teams tied. Team Hester (Chris Hester, Phil Shryock, Jeff Wick, Richard Palmason – Granite CC) won two playoff games to win the first ever Pacific Northwest Curling Association Senior Men’s Championship. Special thanks to Stu Beck, who chaired the event, Joe Roberts and June Fox, our officials/bartenders, and Dave Leinweber and Keith Freeland, who provided great championship ice.
Congratulations to Team Maywalt (Sarah Maywalt, Fran Poodry, Mary Bourret, Melissa Sienko – Evergreen CC) for winning the Pacific Northwest Curling Association Club Women’s Championship. They emerged victorious after a best-of-three battle against Team Tamura (Lisa Tamura, Kelsey Schneider, Jeannie King, Lindsey Goss – Evergreen CC), with two of the three games going to all ten ends. Team Maywalt will represent the Pacific Northwest region at the 2022 Club Women’s National Championship (location & dates TBD).
Congratulations to Team Sanders (Erik Sanders, Will Dimmit, Will Eastler, Neal Digre – Granite CC) for winning the inaugural Pacific Northwest Curling Association 5 & Under Championship! Eight teams from Granite, Evergreen, and Inland Northwest competed for a berth to the 2022 USA Curling 5 & Under National Championship, to be held in May at the new Southern California Curling Center. Special shout-outs to runner-up Team Zheng (Bowen Zheng, Alex Ge, Allison Tan, Steven Haugen – Granite CC/Evergreen CC) and to Team Rockett (Matt Rockett, Jason Moreland, Mark Ellis, Jeff Vingelen – Evergreen CC) for winning the Draw Shot Challenge.