2019 MCA Club Playdowns

Congratulations to Team Wright, the winners of the 2019 Midwest Curling Association Men’s Club Playdowns. In March, this team from Exmoor Country Club will compete in the USCA Club National Championships held in Lakeville, Minnesota.  Team members include Jeff Wright, Russ Brown, David Geake, Steve Wright, and Ken Brown.

Between January 11-13, four men’s teams competed in a double round robin at the 2019 MCA Men’s Club Playdowns held at Chicago Curling Club. Team Murphy (Chicago Curling Club) and Team Wright (Exmoor Country Club) began strong with solid victories over Team Stoddard and Filipiak (St. Louis Curling Club), respectively. As gameplay continued, Team Wright and Team Murphy continued to play well and dominated the round robin event. On Saturday, Team Wright pulled out victorious with a 12-9 finish against Team Murphy.

Playdown Results:
5-0   Team Wright (Exmoor Country Club)
3-2   Team Murphy (Chicago Curling Club) 
2-3   Team Filipiak (St. Louis Curling Club) 
   0-5   Team Stoddard  (St. Louis Curling Club)

The Club National Championships began in 2005 and was established to determine the top teams from each region. This year, since only one women’s team registered for the playdowns, Team Gaum from Chicago Curling Club will automictically be sent to nationals as the MCA representatives. Team members include Sara Gaum, Kelly Zahn, Kailey Meyer, and Eleftheria Loughlin.

We look forward to cheering on Team Wright and Team Gaum at the Club National Championships! Thanks to all the teams and spectators who attended the men’s club playdowns. Thanks to Chicago Curling Club for hosting the event. Also, we want to extend our gratitude to Tracy Lawless for officiating the event and to all the volunteers who helped as timers during the competition.

By: Shannon Brown