Championships

MCA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS AND BONSPIELS
The MCA oversees and supports these state playdowns and bonspiels.

MEN’S and WOMEN’S CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS
Eligibility: Four- or five-player teams are eligible if they are dues-paying, league-playing, individual members of the same Minnesota curling club for the current year.
Club State Championships, January 19 – 22, 2017, Hibbing Curling Club
Club National Championships, March 3 – 11, 2017, Fairbanks, Alaska
Registration
Format and Entry Information
Current and Past Champions:  Men’s  /  Women’s

JUNIOR WOMEN’S and JUNIOR MEN’S REGIONAL CHALLENGE
Eligibility: Four or five players who are less than 21 years of age, up to the 30th day of June of the year immediately preceding the year of the competition. Curlers must meet USCA eligibility requirements to playdown in the western U.S. region.
2017 Juniors West Challenge Round, December 26 – January 1, St. Paul Curling Club
Registration
Format and Entry Information
Current and Past Champions:   Junior Women’s  /  Junior Men’s

UNDER-18 JUNIOR WOMEN’S and JUNIOR MEN’S STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Eligibility: Four or five players who are less than 18 years of age, up to the 30th day of June of the year immediately preceding the year of the competition. Curlers must meet USCA eligibility requirements to play out of our Minnesota region.
Under-18 Junior Men’s and Women’s Championships, January 27 – 29, 2017, Brainerd Lakes Curling Club
Current and Past Champions:   U18 Women’s  /  U18 Men’s

MIXED STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Eligibility: A mixed team must meet the USCA eligibility requirements to play out of our Minnesota region:  two of the four players must be members of a Minnesota curling club.
Mixed State Championship, February 24 – 26, 2017, Two Harbors Curling Club
Format and Entry Information
Current and Past Mixed Champions

MIXED DOUBLES STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Mixed Doubles is a curling game with teams of two players, one male and one female. Teams throw six stones with one of those stones pre-positioned on the centerline at the beginning of each end. Player one delivers the first and last stones and player two plays the second, third and fourth stones. If they choose to, players may swap positions from one end to the next. Sweeping can be done by both players. Games are eight ends.
USA Curling – Mixed Doubles

WOMEN’S GOPHER STATE BONSPIEL
Since 1969, the Gopher State Women’s Curling Association has been promoting the game and the spirit of curling throughout the state of Minnesota with its annual, traveling, competitive yet social, bonspiel.  Proceeds from this bonspiel are “recycled” to keep the following year’s bonspiel affordable to all, and have contributed to Minnesota Junior Curling and a summertime golf tournament.  Four events are awarded with traveling trophies.  The Gopher State Bonspiel is held in the first or second weekend of March.
Gopher State Women’s Bonspiel, March 3 – 5, 2017, Mankato Curling Club
Entry Information
Current and Past Gopher State Champions

MEN’S SENIOR STATE BONSPIEL
This traveling bonspiel invites Minnesota men curlers to a weekend of camaraderie and competition. Curlers can enter one of two divisions: seniors, those over age 50; and super seniors, wherein all team members are over 60 years of age. The number of entries determines round robin or bracket play for four events. The MCA awards the winning pins.
Men’s State Senior Bonspiel, January 20 – 22, 2017, Detroit Lakes Curling Club
Entry Information
Current and Past Senior Men’s Champions