December Skills Clinic

PNWCA is running another clinic at GCC on Sunday December 4th from 9am – 11:30am. This clinic is open to all members of curling clubs in the Pacific Northwest Curling Association

Practice with Purpose

Learn how to make the most of your practice ice time, whether you are practicing by yourself, with a partner, or in a group or team. We’ll go over how to set goals for your practice session and different drills you can utilize to reach them. We’ll also work with you on-ice during this 2.5-hour session to offer tips and coaching to make the most of our favorite practice drills.

Please RSVP here, so we have an idea of how many curlers to expect.

November Skills Clinic (Postponed)

***POSTPONED TO December 3rd***

PNWCA is running another clinic at GCC on Sunday November 27th from 9am – 11:30am. This clinic is open to all members of curling clubs in the Pacific Northwest Curling Association

Practice with Purpose

Learn how to make the most of your practice ice time, whether you are practicing by yourself, with a partner, or in a group or team. We’ll go over how to set goals for your practice session and different drills you can utilize to reach them. We’ll also work with you on-ice during this 2.5-hour session to offer tips and coaching to make the most of our favorite practice drills.

Please RSVP here, so we have an idea of how many curlers to expect.

2022/2023 Playdown Dates

Registration is open for all PWNCA 2022/2023 Season Playdowns. Details about the national events are available on at usacurling.org. Details on event registration for sanctioned qualifiers are available here.

U18 Boys’ & Girls’
Date: December 16-18, 2022
Location: Evergreen Curling Club
Registration closes: November 23, 2022
Regional fee: $10 per participant / $40 per team*

Club Mens’
Date: January 13-15, 2023
Location: Evergreen Curling Club
Registration deadline: December 21, 2022
Regional fee: $25 per participant / $100 per team*

Club Womens’
Date: January 13-16, 2023
Location: Granite Curling Club of Seattle
Registration closes: December 21, 2022
Regional fee: $25 per participant / $100 per team*

Mixed
Date: February 17-20, 2023
Location: Granite Curling Club of Seattle
Registration closes: January 25, 2023
Regional fee: $25 per participant / $100 per team*

5-and-Under
Date: December 16-18, 2022
Location: Granite Curling Club of Seattle
Registration closes: December 1, 2022
Regional fee: $37.50 per participant / $150 per team
Registration via curlingseattle.org

*These fees are on top of the fees charged by USA Curling

PNWCA 5 & Under Championship

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

Slide Tuneup at GCC

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 development@pnwcurling.org 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)

Chris Hester Rink Wins Senior Men’s Championship

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.

From left: Richard Palmason, Jeff Wick, Phil Shryock, Chris Hester

Sarah Maywalt Rink Wins Club Women’s Championship

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).

From left: Melissa Sienko, Sarah Maywalt, Fran Poodry, Mary Bourret

Erik Sanders Rink Wins 5 & Under Championship

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.

From left: Erik Sanders, Will Dimmit, Will Eastler, Neal Digre