2014-15 USA Curling College Complete Results

 

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March 13-15, 2014- Rochester CC, Rochester, NY

 

2015 USA Curling College Curling Champions-

University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point

 

Complete USA Curling College Championship Results can be found at

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Championship Round Results

1st/2nd Place Event

Penn

Wisc-StevensPt

Wisc-StevensPt

Defeats

Wisc-GreenBay

Minnesota

Penn

3rd Place Event

RPI

MIT

MIT

Defeats

Villanova

Harvard

RPI

4th Place Event

Carroll

RIT

RIT

Defeats

Nebraska

Tennessee

Carroll

5th Place Event

Boston Univ

Colgate

Boston Univ

Defeats

Yale

Hamilton

Colgate

 

2015 US Championship Final Four

US Champion- University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Runner Up- University of Pennsylvania

3rd Place- Massachusetts Institute of Technology

4th Place- Rochester Institute of Technology

5th Place- Boston University

Round Robin Standings

Pool A

W

L

DSC Total

Minnesota

3

0

54.15"

Rensselaer Polytechnic

2

1

108.60"

Nebraska

1

2

178.80"

Yale

0

3

48.70"

Pool B

Penn

3

0

52.00"

Villanova

2

1

100.45"

Tennessee

1

2

112.25"

Boston University

0

3

146.35"

Pool C

Wisconsin-Stevens Point

3

0

44.85"

Harvard

2

1

43.45"

Carroll University

1

2

65.10"

Colgate

0

3

182.75"

Pool D

Wisconsin- Green Bay

3

0

49.00"

Massachusetts Inst of Tech*

1

2

92.30"

Rochester Inst of Tech

1

2

152.50"

Hamilton

1

2

154.70"

*- Won Draw Shot Challenge Tiebreaker

 

 

School

Region

Points

Nebraska

5

72

RPI

2

66

Wisc-StevensPt

3

62

MIT

1

60.5

RIT

2

59

Tennessee

5

56

Colgate

2

52.75

BostonUniv

1

50.75

Penn

2

49.75

Harvard

1

49

Villanova

2

47.25

Minnesota

4

41

Yale

1

40.75

Wisc-GreenBay

3

40

Carroll

3

40

Hamilton

2

31.5

WayneState

5

31

Maine

1

24

Wisc-Barron

4

16

Finlandia

4

13

NorthernMich

4

9

BowlGreen

3

30.25

Oklahoma

5

29

Butler

3

19

Marquette

3

15

Bowdoin

1

12.33333

Denver

5

12

NEWiscTech

3

6

Cal-Berkeley

5

4

NewHaven

1

3

Quinnipiac

1

1.25

SEASON FINAL-As of February 2, 2015

 

Top 16 Eligible

 

Eligible

 

Ineligible

 

 

 

2014-15 COMPLETE QUALIFYING EVENT RESULTS and NEWS

February 15, 2015[GM1] 

In Great Smoky Mountain CC League play, Tennessee won 1 game for 1 point

February 15, 2015[G2] 

In Arksarben CC League play, Wayne State won 1 game for 1 point.

February 15, 2015[G3] 

In Arksarben CC League play, Nebraska won 3 games for 3 points.

February 14, 2015[G4] 

At the Copper Country CC, Finlandia played two Head to Head games against Northern Michigan University. Finlandia won both earning 4 points, Northern Michigan earned 2 points.

February 14, 2015[G5] 

At the Copper Country CC, Finlandia hosted 3 other schools in their "Final Roar". It was a 4 team Round Robin Event with no championship round

Team

Record

Points

Wisc-StevensPt

3-0

6

Wisc-BarronCo

2-1

5

Finlandia

1-2

4

NorthernMich

0-3

3

 

 

 

Finlandia

Host

1

 

February 14, 2015[G6] 

The Utica College Spiel featured 16 teams from 9 schools. It was a modified bonspiel bracket format with 6 Events. Points were awarded on a W/L basis. Colgate and Hamilton co-hosted the event

Team

Bracket Finish

Record

Points

Notes

Penn

A Event Winner

4-0

8

 

BostonU

B Event Winner

3-1

7

 

Colgate1

C Event Winner

3-1

7

 

Harvard

D Event Winner

3-1

7

 

MassInstTech

A Event RunnerUp

3-1

7

 

RennPolyInst2

B Event RunnerUp

2-2

6

 

Colgate2

C Event RunnerUp

2-2

6

 

RochInstTech1

D Event RunnerUp

2-2

6

 

Hamilton2

E Event Winner

2-2

6

 

RennPolyInst/BowlingGreen

F Event Winner

2-2

6

Split Team: 3 RPI (4.5)/ 1 BGSU (1.5)

RochInstTech3

E Event RunnerUp

1-3

5

 

Penn/Villanova

F Event RunnerUp

1-3

5

Split Team: 3 Penn(3.75)/ 1 Villa (1.25)

BowlingGreen

1-2

4

 

Hamilton1

0-3

3

 

Hamilton3

0-3

0

2 Team Rule

RochInstTech2

0-3

0

2 Team Rule

 

Colgate

CoHost

1.5

 

Hamilton

CoHost

1.5

 

 

School

Points

BostonU

7

BowlingGreen

5.25

Colgate

14.5

Hamilton

10.5

Harvard

7

MIT

7

Penn

11.75

RIT

11

RPI

10.5

Villanova

1.25

 

February 14, 2015[G7] 

At the Green Bay CC, Wisconsin-Green Bay played four head to head games against Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. UWGB won all four games and earned 8 points, NWTC earned 4 points, this was the first four meetings of the year between these two schools.

February 6, 2015[GM8] 

At Kettle Moraine CC, Carroll and Marquette played a pair of Head to Heads. The teams split the two games, each taking home 3 points. These are the first 2 meetings between these clubs this year.

February 8, 2015[GM9] 

At the Arksarben CC, Nebraska hosted the first "Big Red Bonspiel". Eight teams competed in two four team round robin pools. Championship games followed.

Team

Record

Points

Record includes Championship Round results

*Championship Round Winner

Pool A

Nebraska1*

4-0

8

Oklahoma*

3-1

7

Tennessee1

1-3

5

Wayne State1

0-4

4

Pool B

Tennessee2

2-2

6

Nebraska2

2-2

6

Butler*

3-1

7

Wayne State2*

1-3

5

 

 

 

Nebraska

Host

2

 

School

Points

Nebraska

16

Tennessee

11

Wayne State

9

Butler

7

Oklahoma

7

 

February 8, 2015[GM10] 

In Arksarben CC league play, Wayne State won one game, good for one point.

February 8, 2015[GM11] 

At Belfast CC, Maine-Orono beat Bowdoin. Maine earns 2 points, Bowdoin 1 point, This is the fourth meeting out of six for this pairing.

February 7, 2015[GM12] 

In a triangular event at Philadelphia CC, Penn beats Villanova, RPI beats Penn, RPI beats Villanova, RPI earns 4 points, Penn earns 3, Villanova earns 2 points.

February 7, 2015[GM13] 

In a head to head at Philadelphia CC, RPI beat a split team of 2 Penn and 2 Villanova players. Rpi earns 2 points, Penn and Villanova 0.5 points each. This is the first head to head meeting between these three schools.

February 7, 2015[GM14] 

In a head to head at Philadelphia CC, Penn beat Villanova. Penn earns 2 points, Villanova 1 point. This was their last eligible meeting for the year.

February 4, 2015[GM15] 

In Great Smoky Mountain CC Spring League, Tennessee won two games good for two points.

February 3, 2015

Errors, Omissions and Recounts- After discussions on-line and review of records and results presented to me the following corrections and additions are being applied to the point counts.

1) Yale SuperSpiel, points reported for Yale hosting the event were published below, but not entered into the database. That record has been entered.

2) The RPI College Bonspiel, December 7. On review of the brackets presented to me at the conclusion of the event, one game was not recorded. Result, Penn's record should have been 4-1, Colgate's 3-2. Penn awarded and additional 2 points, Colgate 1 point.

3) For consistency with other similar events, the points for the Rochester CC Collegespiel have been recalculated based on W-L record. This effects several school's point totals. Specifically, Bowling Green prior 9 revised 11, BostonUniv prior 4 revised 6, Harvard prior 6 revised 7, Penn prior 6 revised 9, RIT prior 12 revised 13, RPI prior 10, revised 13. All other schools point totals remain unchanged.

4) The Broomstones Collegespiel, November 7, 2014, provided only a summary of event results as presented. No further review of point allocation for that event will take place.

5) It was reported by Oklahoma that they participated in a non-college bonspiel back in May, 2014. I checked my records and verified that this notification was indeed sent. I have added 9 points to their total, which was appropriate for their results. Oklahoma did not register a sufficient number of players to be eligible for a National Championship invitation.

MEA CULPA's to all. Thank you for your tenacious observations. I strive for 100% accuracy and occasionally come up short. But the verification system of self-interest seems to work very well.

February 1, 2015[GM16] 

The Yale College SuperSpiel took place at the NutmegCC. It was a modified bonspiel bracket with points awarded based on W-L Record as follows. EDITED: Feb 2, 2015 For the following corrections, one game in the bracket was inadvertently not counted, effecting the records and point totals for MIT1 and RPI1. Also, the initial summary of school point totals was not completed and cross-checked. Current numbers are correct.

Team

Bracket Finish

Record

Points

Villanova

1st Event Winner

4-0

8

Penn

2nd Event Winner

3-1

7

MIT1

3rd Event Winner

4-1

9

BostonU

4th Event Winner

3-1

7

Colgate1

1st Event RunnerUp

3-1

7

RPI2

2nd Event RunnerUp

2-2

6

RPI1

3rd Event RunnerUp

3-2

7

Yale

4th Event RunnerUp

2-2

6

Colgate2

1-2

4

Hamilton1

1-2

4

Hamilton2

1-2

4

Harvard

1-2

4

RIT1

1-2

4

RIT2

1-2

4

MIT2

0-3

3

Yale/Quinnipiac

Note: 3 Yale, 1 Quinnipiac

0-3

3

Yale

Host

3

 

School

Points

BostonU

7

Colgate

11

Hamilton

8

Harvard

4

MIT

12

Penn

7

Quinnipiac

.75

RIT

8

RPI

13

Villanova

8

Yale

11.25

 

January 25, 2015[GM17] 

At ArksarbenCC, Wayne State recorded one league win for one point

January 25, 2015[GM18] 

At the Carroll University College Spiel, Kettle Moraine CC 12 teams from 8 schools participated in an opening four group by 3 team round robin followed by a three event championship round. Schools were assigned points based on their W/L records

Team

Bracket Finish

Record

Points

1st Event

UW-GreenBay

Winner

4-0

8

CarrollU2

RunnerUp

3-1

7

UW-StevensPt2

Participant

3-1

7

Minnesota

Participant

2-2

6

2nd Event

Marquette2

Winner

3-1

7

UW-StevensPt1

RunnerUp

2-2

6

Nebraska2

Participant

2-2

6

Nebraska1

Participant

1-3

5

3rd Event

Carroll1

Winner

2-2

6

UW-BarronCo

RunnerUp

1-3

5

Marquette1

Participant

1-3

5

NorthernMich

Participant

0-4

4

 

 

 

 

Carroll

Host

 

2

 

School

Points

Carroll

15

Marquette

12

Minnesota

6

Nebraska

11

NorthernMich

4

UW-BarronCo

5

UW-GreenBay

8

UW-StevensPt

13

 

January 25, 2015[GM19] 

At the BelfastCC the annual College Crash Spiel took place. Ten teams from sic schools participated in a modified bonspiel bracket. Schools were assigned points by their W/L record.

Team

Bracket Finish

Record

Points

Event A

 

MIT

Winner

4-0

8

Maine1

RunnerUp

3-2

8

Event B

 

BostonUniv1

Winner

4-0

8

Harvard1

RunnerUp

3-1

7

Event C

 

Yale

Winner

4-1

9

Maine2

RunnerUp

1-3

5

Other Participants

 

Harvard2

Participant

2-2

6

Bowdoin

Participant

0-4

4

BostonUniv2

Participant

0-4

4

Maine/Bowdoin

Participant

0-4

0 points for Maine(2TeamRule)

1.3333 for Bowdoin

Maine/Bowdoin split team- 2 Maine players, 1 Bowdoin Player

 

Maine-Orono

Host

 

2

 

School

Points

BostonUniv

12

Bowdoin

5.3333

Harvard

13

Maine

15

MIT

8

Yale

9

 

January 23, 2015[GM20] 

At Broomstones CC, Harvard beat BostonU. Harvard earns 2 points, Boston U 1 point. That make 2.75 meetings between these two schools.

January 23, 2015[GM21] 

At GSMCC, Tennessee recorded one league win, for one point.

January 18, 2015[GM22] 

At BelfastCC, Bowdoin College defeated Univ of Maine-Orono in their third of six potential head to head matches for the season. Bowdoin picked up 2 points, Maine 1 point.

January 18, 2015[GM23] 

At NutmegCC, Yale, MIT and Quinnipiac played three Head to head games. In game 1, MIT beat Yale, In game 2, MIT beat Yale, and in game 3 a team of 3 Yale players and one Quinnipiac player beat MIT. MIT earns 5 points, Yale 3.5 points, and Quinnipiac 0.5 points.

January 18, 2015[GM24] 

At ArksarbenCC, Wayne State defeated Nebraska . Nebraska earns 1 point, Wayne State earns 2points. This is the 6th and final match between these two teams in Head to Head competition for the year

January 17, 2015[GM25] 

At the PhiladelphiaCC, two Penn teams played two Villanova teams, 2 games each. Penn won 1 game for 5 points, Villanova won 3 games for 7 points. Penn and Villanova have played each other 5 times, they have 1 more eligible game this season.

January 11, 2015[GM26] 

In Arksarben CC League play, Nebraska won one game. Good for 1 points.

January 11, 2015[GM27] 

At ArksarbenCC, Nebraska defeated Wayne State . Nebraska earns 2 points, Wayne State earns 1point. the Nebraska/WayneState pairing has had 5 meetings out of 6.

January 11, 2015[GM28] 

At NutmegCC two Harvard teams defeated two Yale teams. Harvard earns 4 points, Yale earns 2points. Yale/Harvard pairing has 3.25 meetings out of 6.

January 4, 2015[GM29] 

At NutmegCC Yale defeated Harvard. Yale earns 2points, Harvard earns 1 point. Yale/Harvard pairing has 1.25 meetings out of 6.

January 4, 2015[GM30] 

At Nutmeg CC Yale defeated a team of 2 RPI, 1 Colgate, and 1 Harvard players. Yale earns 2 points, RPI .5 points, Colgate .25 points and Harvard .25 points. This counts as .5 of a meeting for the Yale/RPI pairing (0.5 total out of 6), .25 of a meeting between Yale/Colgate(0.25 out of 6), and .25 of a meeting between Yale/Harvard0.25 out of 6).

December 16, 2014[GM31] 

Tennessee reported that for the entirety of the Great Smoky Mountain CC Fall League play, the 3 teams playing on Sunday night won 16 games total, and the team playing Wednesday night won 4 games, for 20 points total.

December 14, 2014[GM32] 

In Arksarben CC League play, Nebraska won two of 3 games played. Good for 2 points.

December 14, 2014[GM33] 

At the Utica CC, Colgate beat Hamilton, Colgate earns 2 points, Hamilton 1 point. This is the first head to head meeting of the year for these schools.

December 14, 2014[GM34] 

At the Philadelphia CC, Penn beats Villanova, Penn earns 2 points, Villanova 1 point. This is the first head to head meeting of the year for these schools.

December 12, 2014[GM35] 

At Broomstones CC a team of 3 BostonUniv and 1 MIT players defeated a team from Yale. Yale earns 1 point, BostonUniv 1.5 points, and MIT 0.5 point. This counts as .75 of a meeting for the Yale/BU pairing and 0.25 of a meeting for the Yale/MIT pairing.

December 7, 2014[GM36] 

In Arksarben CC league play, Nebraska earned one league wins, good for one Region 5 League win points.

December 7, 2014[GM37] 

The Annual RPI College Bonspiel took place at the Schenectady CC this weekend. Sixteen teams from 10 schools participated (with one split school team.) The event was a modified Bonspiel bracket with the D Event being the A Event Consolations game. Brackets winners were A Event- Villanova, B Event- RIT3, C Event- Penn, D Event (A Consolation)- MIT. Because a full bracket was provided, points will be awarded based on actual results rather than the published table. Edited 2/3/15, added 2 points to Penn and 1 point to Colgate2 totals to reflect uncounted game.

Team

Bracket Finish

Record

Points

Event A

Villanova1

Winner

4-0

8

RIT1

RunnerUp

3-1

7

Event B

RIT3

Winner

3-1

7

RIT2

RunnerUp

2-2

0- Two team Rule

Hamilton

Participant

1-2

4

Yale

Participant

1-2

4

Event C

Penn

Winner

4-1

9

Colgate2

RunnerUp

2-3

7

BostonU/Harvard

Participant

2-2

6

RPI2

Participant

1-3

5

RPI3

Participant

1-2

0- Two team Rule

RPI4

Participant

1-2

0- Two team Rule

Colgate1

Participant

0-3

3

Villanova2

Participant

0-3

3

Event D

MIT

Winner

3-1

7

RPI1

RunnerUp

2-2

6

 

 

 

 

RPI

Host

 

2

 

School

Points

BostonU

3

Colgate

10

Hamilton

4

Harvard

3

MIT

7

Penn

9

RIT

14

RPI

13

Villanova

11

Yale

4

 

December 7, 2014[GM38] 

Results from the 4th Annual Rice Lake College Spiel, Hosted by Wisconsin-Barron County. With 13 teams playing the organizers set up 3 pools, one with 5 teams, two with 4 teams. After Round Robin play the teams were ranked by standings and played against the other teams with similar ranks. Wisc-StevensPt2, Minnesota2, Carroll2, and Denver1 were Championship Round winners.

Team

Record

Points

Record includes Championship Round results

*Championship Round Winner

Pool A

Wisc-StevensPt1

4-1

9

Wisc-GreenBay/NEWiscTech

3-2

8

Minnesota1

2-3

7

Denver1*

2-3

7

Finlandia

0-4

4

Pool B

Carroll1

3-1

7

Nebraska

2-2

6

Denver2

1-3

5

Wisc-BarronCo

0-4

4

Pool C

Wisc-StevensPt2*

5-0

10

Minnesota2*

4-1

9

Carroll2*

3-2

8

WayneState

1-4

6

 

 

 

Wisc-BarronCo

Host

2

 

School

Points

CarrollUniv

15

Denver

12

Finlandia

4

Minnesota

16

Nebraska

6

NEWiscTech

2

WayneState

6

Wisc-BarronCo

6

Wisc-GreenBay

6

Wisc-StevensPt

19

 

November 27, 2014[GM39] 

Oklahoma Sooners report 4 wins during Oklahoma CC Fall League play. Good for 4 points.

November 27, 2014[GM40] 

Reported that Cal-Berkley had a total of 4 league wins in San Francisco Bay Area CC Fall League action, good for 4 points. CONGRATS, these are our first reports from the West Coast!

November 23, 2014[GM41] 

Bowdoin College defeated Univ of Maine-Orono in their second of six potential head to head matches for the season. Bowdoin picked up 2 points, Maine 1 point.

November 16, 2014[G42] 

The annual Rochester CC Collegespiel took place this weekend, featuring 16 teams from 10 schools. Colgate and Villanova switched places atop the A Event compared to the Broomstones Spiel the week before. B Event top teams were Harvard and the host Rochester Institute of Technology's #3 team. Penn and Bowling Green's #1 team took top honors in the C Event.

Team

Finish

Points

Colgate

1st Event Winner

8

Villanova

1st Event Runner Up

7

RPI2

1st Event Participant

6

MIT

1st Event Participant

6

Harvard

2nd Event Winner

6

RIT3

2nd Event Runner Up

5

Hamilton

2nd Event Participant

4

RIT2

2nd Event Participant

4

Penn

3rd Event Winner

6

BowlGr1

3rd Event Runner Up

5

BostonU

3rd Event Participant

4

RPI1

3rd Event Participant

4

BowlGr2

3rd Event Participant

4

RIT1

3rd Event Participant

0-Two Team Rule

RIT4

3rd Event Participant

0-Two Team Rule

RIT5

3rd Event Participant

0-Two Team Rule

RIT

Host

3

 

School

Points

BostonUniv

4

BowlGr

9

Colgate

8

Hamilton

4

Harvard

6

MIT

6

Penn

6

RIT

12

RPI

10

Villanova

7

 

REVISED 2/3/2015

Team

Bracket Finish

Record

Points

Event A

Colgate

Winner

4-0

8

Villanova

RunnerUp

3-1

7

Event B

Harvard

Winner

3-1

7

RIT3

RunnerUp

2-2

6

Hamilton

Participant

1-2

4

RIT2

Participant

1-2

4

Event C

Penn

Winner

4-1

9

BowlGr1

RunnerUp

3-2

8

BostonU

Participant

2-2

6

RPI1

Participant

2-2

6

BowlGr2

Participant

0-3

3

RIT1

Participant

0-3

0- Two team Rule

RIT4

Participant

0-3

0- Two team Rule

RIT5

Participant

0-3

0- Two team Rule

Event D

RPI2

Winner

3-1

7

MIT

RunnerUp

2-2

6

 

 

 

 

RIT

Host

 

3

 

School

Points

BostonUniv

6

BowlGr

11

Colgate

8

Hamilton

4

Harvard

7

MIT

6

Penn

9

RIT

13

RPI

13

Villanova

7

 

November 16, 2014[G43] 

In a side game during the Championship Round of the UWSP Turkeyspiel, Carroll Univ defeated WayneState in their first of six allowable head to head game for the 2014-15 season. Carroll earned 2 points, WayneState 1 point. Updated November 25 to correct that there were 2 games played, Carroll winning both earning 4 points Wayne St earning 2 points, 2 of 6 allowed have been played.

November 16, 2014[G44] 

In a side game during the Championship Round of the UWSP Turkeyspiel, Wisc-StevensPt defeated Wisc-GreenBay in their sixth and final allowable head to head game for the 2014-15 season. Wisc-StevensPt earned 2 points, Wisc-GreenBay 1 point.

November 16, 2014[G45] 

The UWSP Turkeyspiel took place at the Stevens Point Curling Club. 8 teams from 5 schools participated in a split round robin with four team Championship round. Minnesota sent two teams to the Championship game and won the event.

Team

Record

Points

* includes Championship Round results

Pool A

Minnesota 1

5-0

10

Wisc-GreenBay1

2-3

7

Wisc-StevensPt2

1-2

4

CarrollUniv

0-3

3

Pool B

Minnesota2

4-1

9

Wisc-StevensPt1

3-2

8

Wisc-GreenBay2

1-2

4

WayneState

0-3

3

 

 

 

Wisc-StevensPt

Host

1

 

School

Points

CarrollUniv

3

Minnesota

19

WayneState

3

Wisc-GreenBay

11

Wisc-StevensPt

13

 

November 15, 2014[G46] 

Bowdoin College defeated Univ of Maine-Orono in their first of six potential head to head matches for the season. Bowdoin picked up 2 points, Maine 1 point.

November 9, 2014[GM47] 

At the annual Broomstones College Bonspiel, Villanova made a statement that they are a force to be reckoned with in the east by winning the First Event in a 12 team 9 school College Bonspiel. Colgate was First Event Runner Up, MIT 2 won the Second Event, RIT won the Third Event, and Harvard won the Fourth Event.

Team

Finish

Points

Villanova

1st Event Winner

8

Colgate

1st Event Runner Up

7

BostonUniv

1st Event Participant

6

MIT2

2nd Event Winner

6

RPI2

2nd Event Runner Up

5

RPI3

2nd Event Participant

4

RIT

3rd Event Winner

6

MIT1

3rd Event Runner Up

5

Hamilton

3rd Event Participant

4

Harvard

4th Event Winner

5

Maine

4th Event Runner Up

4

RPI1

4th Event Participant

0-Two Team Rule

BostonUniv

Host

2

 

School

Points

BostonUniv

8

Colgate

7

Hamilton

4

Harvard

5

Maine

4

MIT

11

RIT

6

RPI

9

Villanova

8

 

November 7-9, 2014[GM48] 

In a series of Head to Heads matches Wisc- StevensPt took four of five games from Wisc-GreenBay, earning Wisc-Stevens Pt nine points, Wisc-GreenBay six points. This represent 5 of the 6 Head to Head games allowable between these two schools.

November 9, 2014[GM49] 

In Arksarben CC league play, Nebraska earned one league wins, good for one Region 5 League win points.

November 3, 2014[GM50] 

In Arksarben CC league play, Nebraska earned two league wins, good for two Region 5 League win points.

October 31, 2014[GM51] 

(Reported November 9) At Broomstones CC, MIT defeated a team of three players from Harvard and one from BostonUniv. MIT earned two points, Harvard 0.75 points and BostonUniv 0.25 points. This was the first match of six between MIT and Harvard and the second match of 6 between MIT and BostonUniv. EDITED 12/18/14: Upon further review, this will now count as .75 meeting between for the MIT/Harvard pairing and .25 meeting for the MIT/BU pairing.

October 26, 2014[GM52] 

In Arksarben CC league play, Nebraska earned a league win, good for a Region 5 League win point.

October 26, 2014[GM53] 

At Arksarben CC, Nebraska split a pair of head to head games against Wayne State. Nebraska earned 3 points, Wayne State earned 3 points. This was the third and fourth of six potential meetings between these two schools.

October 19, 2014[GM54] 

At Arksarben CC, Nebraska defeated Wayne State in a head to head competition. Nebraska earned 2 points, Wayne State 1. This was the second of six potential meetings between these two schools.

October 17, 2014[GM55] 

At Broomstones CC, Boston Univ put two teams on the ice, one team defeated a team from MIT, the other defeated a team from Harvard. Boston Univ earned a total of 4 points, MIT and Harvard 1 point each. This was the first meeting of six potential between Boston Univ and MIT and the first between Boston Univ and Harvard.

October 11, 2014[GM56] 

At the Fort Wayne CC, Butler University hosted its inaugural "Bulldawg" Bonspiel. This was a modified incomplete round robin format. Teams were awarded 2 points for a win, 1 point for a loss.

Team

Record

Points

Nebraska 1

5-0

10

BowlGreen2

3-2

8

Nebraska 2

3-2

8

RIT

2-3

7

BowlGreen1

2-3

7

Butler1

2-2

6

Butler2

1-3

5

Tennessee

1-3

5

Butler

Host

1

 

School

Points

Nebraska

18

BowlGreen

14

Butler

11

RIT

7

Tennessee

5

August 16, 2014[GM57] 

Oklahoma participated in a Region 5 Non-College event at the Kansas City CC "BBQ Spiel". The Sooners were 3rd Event participants in a 32 team field, good for 6 points.

April 29, 2014[GM58] 

In Great Smokey Mountain CC spring league play, Tennessee racked up 12 Region 5 League wins, good for that many points

April 29, 2014[GM59] 

At the Columbus CC Slider Spiel, Tennessee in a Region 5 Non-College event finished as 3rd event runner up in a field of 16 teams, good for 5 points.

April 20, 2014[GM60] 

At Arksarben CC, Nebraska defeated Wayne State in a head to head competition. Nebraska earned 2 points, Wayne State 1. This was the first of six potential meetings between these two schools.

April 13, 2014[GM61] 

Yale defeated U of New Haven in a head to head competition. Yale earned 2 points, U of New Haven 1. This was the third of six potential meetings between these two schools.

April 7, 2014[GM62] 

Yale defeated U of New Haven twice in a head to head competitions. Yale earned 4 points, U of New Haven 2. This was the first and second of six potential meetings between these two schools.

March 28, 2014[GM63] 

At Broomstones CC a split team of 2 MIT and 2 Boston Univ students defeated a team from Yale. MIT and Boston Univ split the 2 points for a win, earning one point each, Yale picks up a point for the loss. This represents the first meeting out of 6 potential for the Yale/Boston U and MIT/Boston U pairings. EDITED 12/18/14: Upon further review, this will now count as .5 meeting between both of the Yale/BU and Yale/MIT pairings.

March 19, 2014[GM64] 

Oklahoma travelled to the Arksarben CC "Irish Open" Bonspiel. They finished as a 4th Event participant, good for 3 Region 5-Non-College Bonspiel points.

2015 Championship Update- Round Robin Competition Completed, Championship Pools and Pairings Set

2015 USA Curling College Championship Round Robin Final Standings (W-L, Draw Shot Challenge Total)

Pool A

Minnesota 3-0, 54.15"

RPI 2-1 108.60"

Nebraska 1-2 178.80"

Yale 0-3 48.70

 

Pool B

Penn 3-0 52.00"

Villanova 2-1. 100.45"

Tennessee 1-2, 112.25"

Boston Univ 0-3, 146.35"

 

Pool C

Wisc-Stevens Pt 3-0, 44.85"

Harvard 2-1, 43.45"

Carroll Univ 1-2, 65.10"

Colgate 0-3, 182.75"

 

Pool D

Wisc- Green Bay 3-0, 49.00"

MIT 1-2, 92.30"

RIT 1-2, 152.50"

Hamilton 1-2, 154.70"

 

 

Championship Round Pools

1st/2nd Place Pool

Wisc- Stevens Point 3-0, 44.85"

Wisc- Green Bay 3-0, 49.00"

Penn 3-0, 52.00"

Minnesota 3-0, 54.15"

 

3rd Place Pool

Harvard 2-1, 43.45"

Villanova 2-1, 100.45"

RPI 2-1, 108.60"

MIT 1-2, 92.30"

 

4th Place Pool

Carroll 1-2, 65.10"

Tennessee 1-2, 112.25"

RIT 1-2, 152.50"

Nebraska 1-2, 178.80"

 

5th Place Pool

Hamilton 1-2, 154.70"

Yale 0-3, 48.70"

Boston Univ 0-3, 146.35"

Colgate 0-3, 182.75"

 

Official Draw Times and Sheet Assignments for the Championship round (sheet assignments may have changed to equalize webstream exposure as much as possible.

7:30am Semi-Final Draw (*- 1st/2nd Place Pool, #- 3rd Place Pool)

Sheet A- Wisc-Green Bay vs Penn *

Sheet B- Villanova vs RPI #

Sheet C- Harvard vs MIT #

Sheet D- Wisc- Stevens Pt vs Minnesota *

 

10:00am Semi-Final Draw (&- 4th Place Pool, $ - 5th Place Pool)

Sheet A- Carroll vs Nebraska &

Sheet B- Tennessee vs RIT &

Sheet C- Yale vs Boston Univ $

Sheet D- Hamilton vs Colgate $

 

12:30pm FINALS

Sheet A- 4th Place Pool Winners

Sheet B- 3rd Place Pool Winners

Sheet C- 1st/2nd Place Pool Winners

Sheet D- 5th Place Pool Winners

 

2015 Championship Webstreaming Links

2015 USA CURLING COLLEGE CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE:

GOOD NEWS and even BETTER NEWS.

www.tesn.us has posted the link*S* for the webstreaming of the College Nationals. That's right links as in plural. Looks like they got some bandwidth and will be streaming both Sheets B and C.

That means everyone gets facetime this weekend.

THANK YOU TESN!!

2015 Championship Round Robin Draw Schedule

Here is the draw schedule for the 2015 USA Curling College Championships in Rochester NY. As of now Sheets B and C will be webstreamed.

 

Games with an * will be played under a 59 minute running time clock with one one minute time out.

 

Draw 1A- Friday March 13 5:00pm

Sheet A- Penn vs Boston Univ

Sheet B- Nebraska vs Yale*

Sheet C- Minnesota vs RPI*

Sheet D- Villanova vs Tennessee

 

Draw 1B- Friday March 13 8:00pm

Sheet A- MIT vs RIT

Sheet B- Wisc-StevensPt vs Carroll

Sheet C- Colgate vs Harvard

Sheet D- Wisc-Green Bay vs Hamilton

 

Draw 2A- Saturday March 14 9:00am

Sheet A- Nebraska vs RPI*

Sheet B- Penn vs Tennessee

Sheet C- Villanova vs Boston Univ

Sheet D- Minnesota vs Yale*

 

Draw 2B- Saturday March 14 Noon

Sheet A- Wisc- StevensPt vs Harvard

Sheet B- MIT vs Hamilton

Sheet C- Wisc- Green Bay vs RIT

Sheet D- Colgate vs Carroll

 

Draw 3A- Saturday March 14 3:30pm

Sheet A- RPI vs Yale*

Sheet B- Nebraska vs Minnesota*

Sheet C- Penn vs Villanova

Sheet D- Tennessee vs Boston Univ

 

Draw 3B- Saturday March 14 6:30pm

Sheet A- Harvard vs Carroll

Sheet B- Wisc-Stevens Pt vs Colgate

Sheet C- MIT vs Wisc- Green Bay

Sheet D- Hamilton vs RIT

 

SemiFinals Draw A- Sunday, March 15 7:30am Pairings TBD

SemiFinals Draw B- Sunday, March 15 10:00am Pairings TBD

FINALS- Sunday, March 15 Noon Pairings TBD

 

2015 Championship Field of 16 Announced

The US Curling Association College Curling Committee is pleased to announce that the field of 16 invitees to the 2015 USA Curling College Championship has been announced.

 

The Championship will take place at the Rochester Curling Club, New York, March 13-15, 2015.

 

The 16 schools will compete in a round robin phase with four pools of four schools. The winner of each pool will advance to single elimination round for the event Championship and runner-up.

 

The schools receiving invitations, in order of points earned throughout the curling season are:

 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Rensselaer Polytechnic University

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology

University of Tennessee

Colgate University

Boston University

University of Pennsylvania

Harvard University

Villanova University

University of Minnesota

Yale University

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Carroll University

Hamilton College

 

** Tiebreaker Rule for 2015 USCA Curling College Championship Invitation Announced

The Championship Guidelines never had a procedure in case of a tie for the final invitation slot(s) between two or more schools.

The USCA College Curling Committee met on this topic and developed a procedure that is consistent with other USCA Championships, is easy to determine and totally transparent within our framework of record keeping.

The following wording will be added to the Guidelines for 2016, and by this notification and notification on our Facebook Page and by email, become effective immediately for the 2015 Championship invitation process.

"If two or more schools are tied for the final spot(s), then the invitation will go to the school that earned the most points the previous year. If schools are still tied then the invitation will go to the school that earned the most points two years prior."

On checking the records of the past two years, this method will produce an unambiguous result for 2015. If any potential for an ambiguous situation arises in future years, that will be dealt with as needed and announced well in advance of the invitation event deadline.

UWSP SCORES 8 ENDER AT RICE LAKE SPIEL

Wisconsin-Stevens Point scored perhaps the first 8-ender in college curling history at the Rice Lake College Bonspiel on December 7. The team of Ryan Kernosky, Evan Brauer, Aaron Gurholt and Jillian Behling put together the end and have received patches from the US Curling Association in acknowledgement of their achievement. More information can be found at the following link http://www.stevenspointjournal.com/story/news/local/2014/12/21/uwsp-curling-club-house/20731781/

Webstreaming Schedule for the Rice Lake College Bonspiel

Webstreaming Schedule for the upcoming Rice Lake College Bonspiel

Friday
8:30 pm MN 1 vs Finandia
Saturday
Noon Carroll 2 vs Wayne St
4:30 pm Nebraska vs Denver 2
6:30 pm UW Green Bay vs Denver 1
Sunday
8:30 am UW Stevens Point 2 vs MN 1
10:30 am 3rd Event Semi Final 
12:30 pm 1st Event Finals
Tony will post each link to each game on this page and the university/varsity curling Facebook page. It will be streamed on YouTube.
People can also find find it on Tony's channel YouTube under his email at tonynelsonwi@gmail.com to watch also.

 

Even more in the Media

Maine-Orono is now getting the love http://mainecampus.com/2014/11/23/curling-team-gets-start-at-umaine/?ref=opinion

In the Media

The UWSP Turkeyspiel drew the attention of the local media with the following coverage. http://www.wsaw.com/home/headlines/Curlers-are-Back-on-the-Ice-and-Paving-the-way-this-Rising-Sport-282876071.html

In the Media

Nebraska gets some media attention http://www.dailynebraskan.com/sports/unl-s-curling-club-becomes-no-in-country/article_3cd49694-5fce-11e4-8112-001a4bcf6878.html

2015 USA Curling College Championship Logo Contest Winner Announced

The winner of the 2015 USA Curling College Championship Logo contest is Michael Parker of Yale University. Michael's submission was designed with the colors of the houses at the Rochester CC in mind (purple and Green) invoked the spirit of Rochester NY through a background reference to its long ties with the Lilac, which is part of the city logo, and the Annual Lilac Festival.

For submitting the winning design, the Yale University Curling Club will receive will receive 6 BalancePlus Composite Brooms, in their choice of color (or colors, any combination) courtesy of BroomsUp curling supplies.

http://www.broomsupcurling.com

Congratulations Michael Parker and Yale Curling Club

 

2015 USA Curling College Championship Logo Contest

We are pleased to announce that thanks to a generous donation from Brooms Up Curling Supplies we are now taking submissions for our Second Annual USA Curling College Championship Logo Contest.

The Championship will be held the weekend on March 13-15, 2015 at the Rochester Curling Club in Rochester, NY.

The Rules are the same as last year, and the Prizes are an upgrade from last year.

Eligibility:

1) One entry only per person.

2) The entry MUST be submitted from a valid college or university email address.

3) The entry MUST be submitted in TIF format, 8 bits/channel, RGB, with no file dimension less than 1500 pixels, nor more than 2500 pixels.

4) Minimum space from any point on the logo to the edge of the file may not be less than 50 pixels nor greater than 75 pixels.

5) The background MUST be white, with a maximum of 4 colors other than the background.

6) Submission must include, as a separate file, a "line drawing" of the edges with no colors other than black and white, at the same size as the color version.

7) Submissions are to be sent to Gordon Maclean, gmaclean482@gmail.com, with the Subject Line "College Curling Logo Submission", no later than 10:00pm Eastern Time, Monday, September 29, 2014. Please include your Name, and phone number, as part of the submission email.

Selection:

The submissions will be judged by the USCA College Curling Committee, with the winners announced no later than October 10, 2014.

Submissions will be judged on the clarity with which they project the "College Curling Championship" theme, the best inclusion of the event dates and location, and the legibility of the design when scaled up or down.

Prize:

We are pleased to announce that, thanks to a generous donation from Brooms Up Curling Supplies, the school club of the winning submission will receive 6 BalancePlus Composite Brooms, in your choice of color(or colors, any combination.) A design that uses a mix of both carbon fiber and fiberglass to achieve a weight that is between the two other models. Handle weight is approximately 300g. Patented Tapered design that helps to avoid hand slipping, 1" diameter at the top end provides the most comfort for the upper hand while sweeping or skipping 1 1/8" diameter at the head end provides more comfort for the lower hand while brushing.

This information will also appear in an upcoming version of the Curling News and on the College Curling Website and Facebook pages (links below).

Get creative, Good Luck, and of course... Good Curling

Site for 2015 College Championship Selected

Good News. We have come to an agreement with the Rochester Curling Club in New York to host the 2015 USA Curling College Championship the weekend of March 13-15. The Rochester CC is conveniently located immediately adjacent to the Greater Rochester International Airport for those of you who might be flying in and about 1 mile off of Exit 18 of I-390.

The Rochester CC is a 4 sheet facility and has a long history of hosting championship events and college level bonspiels. We all look forward to the National Championship heading east.

 

Changes for the Upcoming 2014-15 USA Curling College Championship Season

On April 11 the US Curling Association College Curling Committee met as part of the 2014 USCA Annual Spring meeting and via teleconference for those committee members who could not attend. A variety of topics were discussed during this meeting and some changes in our format were agreed to.

 

One Team per School Limit

Effective immediately any event with 5 schools or less will be limited to one team per school, and events with more than 5 schools must have their brackets set up so as to avoid same school teams playing against each other until as late in the play as possible. What this means is that a "head to head", a triangular, etc, will only be permitted to have one team per school. The implementation of this rule will be if there are more than one team present from multiple schools it will be permitted to have a separate "event" involving those teams.

 

Example: Schools A, B, and C decide to have a triangular event. If School A brings two teams the can only earn points for one of those teams. If School B also brings a second team, in addition to School A, then Schools A, B, and C can play a triangular event, Schools A and B can match their second teams against each other in a head to head. What they cannot do is play a 5 team round robin with all 5 teams in one pool.

 

Definition of a Team

The definition of a "team" for qualifying events was discussed. Currently the wording is that a team is "four or more" which will be changed to "three or more". This past year we had teams showing up to events with three players which technically by the current wording should not have been allowed. It was noted that several teams deliberately played with three people, leaving out a weak fourth to improve their chances of winning, not in the spirit of curling. The wording will be changed but allow for individual bonspiels or smaller events to set four player teams if they so choose. Four will be required for the Championship.

 

Automatic Berths

The winner of a large event has been granted an automatic slot in the Championship by virtue of that win. It was agreed that this path to the championships would be eliminated.

 

Championship Seeding

Championship seeding has been the source of unending comments, mostly negative. It was agreed that self-seeding would probably not work. After discussing several options it was agreed that a question regarding the number of years of curling experience would be added to next year's registration, and that replies would be used for the basis for seeding teams in the 2015 Championship, along with timing requests and geographic diversity within each pool.

 

Region 5

Some have questioned whether Region 5 receives too many benefits relative to the rest of the colleges. The numbers do not indicate that they are receiving an excess number of Championship invitations relative to other regions. This matter was dropped.

 

Club Advisor to be Required for Registration

In addition to the aforementioned registration requirement for an indication of a player's experience, there will be one other new element to this year's registration process. The stated Goal of the USA Curling College Championship (as found on our website) is "the promotion and development of on campus curling clubs and curling activities. While many college/university campuses have curlers who participate in curling activities at nearby community curling clubs, few have formally organized into campus clubs. There are many advantages to being a recognized on campus club including added student body exposure to curling activities and access to student organization funds that may help defray the costs of curling activities." Starting with the 2014-15 season, that "Goal" will become a hard requirement for participation in the Championship Event. We are still working on the implementation aspect of this change, but in essence to participate the school team must have formal and recognized "Club" status according to the rules of your school. Most schools that participated in the Championships the past two years already have that status. For those that do not, you will have to go through that process to be eligible to receive an invitation for the 2015 Championship. As of this point that status will be verified by the Club Advisor going through the same registration process as the players go through.

 

2015 Championship Site Selection and Event Format

As of this point we do not have a site selected for the 2015 Championship. We are still working on that and will have a site selected soon. We are looking for an east coast site. We are also looking at several possible format changes that will allow for more Championship games for everyone yet will keep the event within our already tight budget.

 

Student Survey

I want to thank everyone who took the time to respond to the survey we conducted at the beginning of April. There is a lot of information that we are going through and we want to assure you that your voice is being heard.

 

There are more items to be considered and these will be acted on before the next school year begins. Have a great summer!

 

U of Wisconsin-Green Bay 2014 College Champions

The University of Wisconsin- Green Bay won the 2014 USA Curling College Championship by defeating Villanova University at the Four Seasons Curling Club in Blaine, Minnesota the weekend of March 14-16. Curlers from sixteen colleges and universities took part in the first college championship sanctioned by the US Curling Association. Villanova and UW-Green Bay were joined in the Final Four by Carroll University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The MIT team was making their second consecutive Final Four.

 

The Championship culminated a season that saw college curling soar to new heights of activity. Over 30 schools took part in 64 college curling events during the 2013-14 season, including eight bonspiels and 23 head to head events. Each of these events earned their schools points, and the top schools at the end of the year received an invitation to the Championship.

 

Knowing that many schools were travelling long distances to attend this event, we tried to provide as many perks as possible on our limited budget. This year all schools invited to the Championship received a unique event patch. Nancy Myers (advisor, University of Nebraska Curling Club) organized a formal Opening Ceremony including Piper, walk on by the participants, and ceremonial toast (non-alcoholic).Two on-site meals were provided to the participants and a voluntary Skills Clinic run by Joe Murphy was held for teams during the draws when there were not actively playing. I also want to express my appreciation to Joe for assisting with the Draw Shot Challenge measurements and acting as our de facto Event Official.

 

We would like to thank the US Curling Association for providing funding for this championship. The 2013-14 College Curling season also saw several important corporate sponsorships that made many of the extra features of the 2014 Championship possible.

These sponsors include: Brooms Up Curling Supply, who provided 6 brooms to the school of the winning Championship logo design (congratulations Nebraska), Taco Bell which provided an unrestricted cash stipend for the championship event and Taco Bell Gift Cards to every participant, and Gabrielle Coleman who provided copies of her new book "Introduction to Curling Strategy" to participants of the "Final Four".

In return for their donations, the sponsors logo appeared on; the Banners that were presented to each of the four finalists, on the College Curling USA website, and in the 2014 USA Curling College Championship Program

 

Looking ahead to the 2014-15 season, we expect several new schools coming into the sport, especially at facilities with new dedicated ice such as the Ft Wayne and Triangle Curling Clubs, and continued growth in both traditional and non-traditional regions of the country.

 


 [GM1]

EventMaster

MeritPoints

ID

EventID

Short Name

PointType

MeritPoints

Opponent

Count

Wins

Losses

286

15065

Tennessee

Regular

1.00

ID

EventID

EventDate

EventName

Location

Event Type

NumberofSchools

NumberofTeams

Notes

80

15065

2/15/2015

GSMCC League

GSMCC

Region5- League

1.00

1.00

1 League win for Tennessee

 

 [G2]

EventMaster

MeritPoints

ID

EventID

Short Name

PointType

MeritPoints

Opponent

Count

Wins

Losses

285

15064

WayneState

Regular

1.00

0.00

ID

EventID

EventDate

EventName

Location

Event Type

NumberofSchools

NumberofTeams

Notes

79

15064

2/15/2015

Arksarben CC League

Arksarben CC

Region5- League

1.00

1.00

1 League Win for Waynw State

 

 [G3]

EventMaster

MeritPoints

ID

EventID

Short Name

PointType

MeritPoints

Opponent

Count

Wins

Losses

284

15063

Nebraska

Regular

3.00

0.00

ID

EventID

EventDate

EventName

Location

Event Type

NumberofSchools

NumberofTeams

Notes

78

15063

2/15/2015

Arksarben CC League

Arksarben CC

Region5- League

1.00

3.00

3 League Wins for Nebraska

 

 [G4]

EventMaster

MeritPoints

ID

EventID

Short Name

PointType

MeritPoints

Opponent

Count

Wins

Losses

278

15061

Finlandia

Regular

4.00

NorthernMich

2.00

2.00

0.00

277

15061

NorthernMich

Regular

2.00

Finlandia

2.00

0.00

2.00

ID

EventID

EventDate

EventName

Location

Event Type

NumberofSchools

NumberofTeams

Notes

76

15061

2/14/2015

Finlandia vs Northern Mich

Copper Country CC

Head to Head

2.00

2.00

2 head to heads Finlandia 2-0 NMU 0-2

 

 [G5]

EventMaster

MeritPoints

ID

EventID

Short Name

PointType

MeritPoints

Opponent

Count

Wins

Losses

281

15062

Finlandia

Regular

4.00

0.00

1.00

2.00

283

15062

Finlandia

Host

1.00

0.00

282

15062

NorthernMich

Regular

3.00

0.00

0.00

3.00

279

15062

Wisc-Barron

Regular

5.00

0.00

2.00

1.00

280

15062

Wisc-StevensPt

Regular

6.00

0.00

3.00

0.00

ID

EventID

EventDate

EventName

Location

Event Type

NumberofSchools

NumberofTeams

Notes

77

15062

2/14/2015