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2021-2022 MCA President’s Letter

Midwest Curling Association Member Clubs and Members: Like many of you, I am keen to get back on to the ice…and the curling season is right around the corner! As the new MCA President, I’m excited to build upon the great work done by Jeff Wright and continue to expand the MCA and help our […]

2021 MCA Women’s Club Playdowns

From April 26-28, two teams participated in the 2021 MCA Women’s Club Playdowns at Chicago Curling Club. Teams played a best-of-three format with 8-end games. COVID safety protocols were enforced and Sara Gaum, one of our MCA officials, graciously donated her time to facilitate the games. After two great games on Saturday, the third, tiebreaker […]

2021 MCA Mixed Playdowns

From April 16-18, ten teams participated in the 2021 MCA Mixed Playdowns at Windy City Curling Club, our largest participation in years! The event’s format was a two-pool, single round-robin (single elimination) with the top two teams from each pool advancing to the semifinals. COVID safety guidelines were in place, games were timed, and a […]

75th Annual Dar Curtis Bonspiel

From April 10-11, Exmoor Country Club hosted the 75th Annual MCA Dar Curtis Bonspiel. Twelve teams from four regional curling clubs participated in this two-day bonspiel. Beginning in 1947, the Dar Curtis Bonspiel is the oldest statewide curling competition held in Illinois. The event is aimed at curlers who play as leads, seconds, and newer […]

2021 MCA Men’s Club Playdowns

From March 26-28, seven regional teams participated in the 2021 MCA Men’s Club Playdowns at Exmoor Country Club. Teams from Exmoor Country Club, Chicago Curling Club, Windy City Curling Club, and Waltham Curling Club played a single round-robin (double elimination) format with 8-end games. COVID safety guidelines were in place, games were timed, and a […]

13th Annual Five Year & Under

From March 20-21, Windy City Curling Club hosted the MCA 5 Year & Under. Twelve teams from four regional curling clubs participated in this fun, two-day bonspiel. Established in 2007, this open event is free to all MCA members who have played less than five full curling seasons. The event aims to give newer curlers […]

2021 U18 MCA Regional Playdowns

On February 20th, two girl’s teams and two boy’s teams from the region competed at the 2021 U18 Regional Playdowns at Exmoor Country Club. Teams played a best-of-three format with 8-end games. COVID safety protocols were enforced, games were timed, and a USCA-certified official was present. Established in 2017 by the USCA, the U18 National […]

2020-2021 MCA President’s Letter

Midwest Curling Association Member Clubs and Members: While the curling season might look different this year, for our curlers and clubs, we are excited to get back on the ice! Regionally, we are fortunate that all MCA clubs plan to open their doors this season. Clubs are working diligently to establish safety procedures based on […]

74th Annual Dar Curtis Bonspiel

Beginning in 1947, the Dar Curtis Bonspiel is the oldest statewide curling competition held in Illinois. This year, 16 teams played in the two-day event hosted by Chicago Curling Club. Thank you to all the clubs who attended the bonspiel and congratulations to all the winners and runner-ups! We look forward to seeing everyone again at […]