Guide to the Nationals

People have been asking about specifics… who’s playing when, etc… The USCA has posted the complete schedule [Microsof Excel file] on their web site. Ticket prices vary, and you’ll find all the details here.

For people interested in coming out on the opening day, here are the facts that you’ll want to know:

Saturday, March 6 — Opening Ceremonies @ 2:30 p.m.
All the women’s teams play at the same time. All the men’s teams play at the same time. The starting time for all of these matches is called a draw. The women will be playing in the first draw of the day, which is set for 4:30 in the afternoon. Find out more about the women’s teams here.

WOMEN’S DRAW – D1
Sheet 1 – 4:30 – Horn vs Lank
Sheet 2 – 4:30 – Coleman vs Hamilton
Sheet 3 – 4:30 – Walker vs Wapola
Sheet 4 – 4:30 – Brown vs Heisler
Sheet 5 – 4:30 – Hambley vs Wright

The men’s first draw is at 8:30 p.m.
Learn more about the men’s teams here.

MEN’S DRAW – D2
Sheet 1 – 8:30 – Wight vs Brown
Sheet 2 – 8:30 – Farbelow vs Kakela
Sheet 3 – 8:30 – Birr vs Hames
Sheet 4 – 8:30 – Johnson vs Morton
Sheet 5 – 8:30 – Stevens vs Fenson

People interested in trying this silly and wonderful game themselves will have that opportunity from 5-9 p.m. on Friday and from 9-11 on Saturday. Find more details here.

Our good friends at the Kalamazoo Gazette have put together a concise guide for people curious to know more about the sport of curling, but also for people who have questions about the nationals. You’ll find ticket prices, schedule of draws, and information about the game. Check out their interactive guide to curling and the 2010 US Curling National Championships in Kalamazoo. It’s all underway in one day!!