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Quick Guide to Curling at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

While the opening ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics are on February 4th, viewers have the opportunity to begin watching curling on February 2nd. There will be 17 days of curling for you to enjoy this olympics. Below is a list of things you should know before the games start. History of Curling in […]

2022 MCA Men’s and Women’s Club Playdowns

From December 3-5, the MCA Men’s and Women’s Club Playdowns were hosted at Exmoor Country Club. Seven men’s teams and three women’s teams participated in the event, our largest group in many years. We want to extend our gratitude to David Haverick for officiating the event; in addition, thanks to all the teams, coaches, and […]

8th Annual Prairie State Challenge

Established in 2012, the Prairie State Challenge was created to give curlers, especially those who don’t have dedicated facilities, the opportunity to get on the ice for an exciting weekend of comradery, gameplay, and socialization. Sponsored by the Midwest Curling Association, this open event is free to MCA members and provides curlers the chance to mingle […]

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 […]