The Prairie State Challenge was established in 2012 for regional curlers to compete against local teams during a fun 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 with other teams in the Midwest region at the beginning of the curling season.
This year, 12 teams from four regional curling clubs participated in this two-day event hosted by Exmoor Country Club and Chicago Curling Club. Teams were randomly assigned into three pools where a round-robin commenced, then WCF criteria were used to rank teams and establish their position in our four-event finals. Games were 8-ends and teams were guaranteed 3 games.
We look forward to seeing more teams back for the bonspiel in 2023!
1st Event Winner: Exmoor Country Club
Jeff Wright, Russ Armstrong (not pictured), Steve Waters, Steve Wright
1st Event Runner-up: Chicago Curling Club
Tri Banh, Anthony Giannini, Jim Klus, Ryan Shaw
2nd Event Winner: Chicago Curling Club
Adam Miller, Sara Gaum, Paul Conant, Kelly Zahn
2nd Event Runner-up: Exmoor Country Club
Russ Brown, Ken Brown, Matt Brown, John Vickery
3rd Event Winner: Chicago Curling Club
Ryan Murphy, Aaron Horowitz, Steven Coberly, Melissa Dowling
3rd Event Runner-up: Exmoor Country Club
Sandy Stevenson, Robo Boyle, Steve Worth, Jack Manierre
4th Event Winner: Chicago Curling Club
Kailey Meyer, Scott Meyer, Randy Choiniere, Jinnel Choiniere
4th Event Runner-up: Chicago Curling Club
Matt Peterson, Lis Collins, Eric Bertram, Bruce Stafford (not pictured)