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 USCA-certified official oversaw the event.
Pool A: Round-Robin Results
3-1 Team Klus (Chicago CC)
3-1 Team Axelsson (Chicago CC and Detroit CC)
2-2 Team Van Eeckhout (Kettle Moraine CC, Cedar Rapids CC, Windy City CC)
2-2 Team Salander (Waltham CC)
0-4 Team Reithel (Windy City CC and Chicago CC)
Pool B: Round-Robin Results
4-0 Team Brundidge (Chaska CC, Windy City CC, Fargo CC)
2-2 Team Miller (Chicago CC)
2-2 Team Dickson (Chicago CC)
1-3 Team D’Arco (Windy City CC)
1-3 Team Torkelson (Windy City CC)
Based on their records, Team Klus, Team Axelsson, and Team Brundidge were awarded spots in the semifinals. A tiebreaker game was held to determine whether Team Miller or Team Dickson would be awarded the second slot from Pool B. Team Miller secured a victory and advanced to the semifinals. After some close games, Team Miller and Team Brundidge moved onto the finals of the MCA Mixed Playdowns. Team Brundidge was declared the winner of the MCA Mixed Playdowns after finishing the event undefeated, while Team Miller secured second place.
We look forward to having Team Brundidge represent the MCA at the USCA Mixed Nationals. Thanks to all the teams, coaches, and volunteer timers who attended the MCA Mixed Playdowns. Thanks to Windy City Curling Club for hosting such a great event. Also, as always, we want to extend our gratitude to David Haverick for officiating!
Team Brundidge: Jed Brundidge, Bella Hagenbuch, Cameron Rittenour, Mae Hagenbuch
Team Miller: Adam Miller, Sara Gaum, Matt Sherry, and Kailey Meyer