Entries by Shannon Brown

73rd Annual Dar Curtis Bonspiel

Beginning in 1947, the Dar Curtis Bonspiel is the oldest statewide curling competition held in Illinois. This year, 12 teams played in the two-day event hosted by Waltham Curling Club, the oldest curling club in Illinois. Thank you to all the clubs who attended the bonspiel and congratulations to all the winners and runner-ups! We look […]

Get to Know the 2019 MCA Board and Representatives

The Midwest Curling Association (MCA), a regional association of the United States Curling Association (USCA), was founded in 1945. The purpose of the MCA is to promote the game of curling at the nine regional curling clubs located in Illinois, Missouri, and Iowa. The MCA Board is composed of four main positions: President, Vice President, […]

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 […]

A Permanent Facility for Windy City Curling Club

Established during the 2014-2015 season, the Windy City Curling Club has utilized arena ice to support their 60 members. Windy City Curling Club is excited to announce that they will be opening their own dedicated curling facility in April 2019. The facility, located in Villa Park, will host three sheets and a full bar offering […]

U18 MCA Regional Playdowns

Congratulations to the girl’s team from Waltham Curling Club and the boy’s team from Exmoor Country Club for winning the 2019 U18 MCA Regional Playdowns. In March, both teams as representatives of the MCA will travel to Chaska, Minnesota to compete in the 2019 U18 National Championships.  The girl’s team from Waltham includes Mae Hagenbuch, […]

A New Addition to the USCA Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Andy Anderson for Chicago Curling Club for receiving the incredible honor of being inducted into the United States Curling Hall of Fame. Members of the Hall of Fame are recognized for their outstanding service and significant contribution to curling within the United States. Andy has been a prominent member of the United States […]

11th Annual Five Year & Under

This past weekend, sixteen teams from six regional curling clubs participated in this two-day event graciously hosted by Exmoor Country Club. The 5 Year & Under provides new curlers with the chance to compete against other MCA curlers. Established in 2007, this open event allows those who have played less than five full seasons of curling […]

6th 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 a fun weekend of comradery, gameplay, and socialization. This open event, sponsored by the Midwest Curling Association, is free to MCA members and provides curlers the chance to […]

A Permanent Facility for St. Louis Curling Club

Founded in 2010, the St. Louis Curling Club has relied on two ice arenas to support their bustling club of 80+ members. With their 7th official curling season underway, St. Louis Curling Club is preparing to begin work on their new curling facility. With land purchased in Hazelwood, MO, the club looks forward to building […]

Team Wright brings home Bronze Medal from 2018 Senior Worlds

Congratulations to Team Wright, the bronze medalists at the 2018 Senior Worlds Curling Championships! Team members include Jeff Wright (Libertyville, IL), Russ Armstrong (Lake Bluff, IL), Sean Silver (Grosse Point, MI), Russ Brown (Lake Forest, IL), and Steve Waters (Evanston, IL). Twenty-eight men’s teams from across the world competed in the World Senior Curling Championships […]