2015 USA Curling College Championship Video Links

Below are the URLs for the video links to all of the webstreamed games

Draw 1A Sheet B Nebraska vs Yale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvNAqOZhZfA

Draw 1B Sheet C Minnesota vs RPI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q7XmFIE_tI

 

Draw 1B Sheet B Wisc-Stevens Point vs Carroll https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVuN3vpJLYk

Draw 1B Sheet C Colgate vs Harvard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVIWHWO3XOU

 

Draw 2A Sheet B Penn vs Tennessee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksgXEjocwxA

Draw 2A Sheet C Villanova vs Boston Univ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akp6t4TpuHc

 

Draw 2B Sheet B               MIT vs Hamilton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVhd2fWjT-w

Draw 2B Sheet C Wisc-Green Bay vs RIT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09uRD27lYlI

 

Draw 3A Sheet B Nebraska vs Minnesota https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFyrQc3LRDw

Draw 3A Sheet C Penn vs Villanova https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ2OQi1SohI

 

Draw 3B Sheet B Wisc-Stevens Point vs Colgate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6r2LEbQ1Xyg

Draw 3B Sheet C MIT vs Wisc-Green Bay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MfFQESiCWI

 

SemiFinals Sheet B Tennessee vs RIT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IG0e7sageEY

SemiFinals Sheet C Yale vs Boston University https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRSkEmq_DAY

 

SemiFinals Sheet B Villanova vs RPI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54LFu4iib4s

SemiFinals Sheet C Harvard vs MIT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEBZ6V2Jat4

 

Finals 3rd Place Sheet B RPI vs MIT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEywwMS9f_Q

Finals 1st/2nd Place Sheet C Wisc-Stevens Point vs Penn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCIrGZ1PSlU

 

2015 USA Curling College Champions- Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Wisconsin-Stevens Point swept their competition in winning the 2015 USA Curling College Championship on Sunday, March 15. UWSP went 3-0 in round robin play and took the first seed in the championship round by virtue of their superb Draw Shot Challenge efforts. In the Semi-Finals UWSP decisively took care of the 2013 National Champion, Minnesota 7-1 in 5 ends while a couple sheets away the University of Pennsylvania was successfully taking on the 2014 National Champion, Wisconsin-Green Bay.

In the 1st/2nd Final Point and Penn played a very tight match, after 5 ends it was 4-3 Point. In the 6th end Point scored 2, then stole 1 in the 7th end and used some fantastic defensive shots to prevent Penn from building up any chance for an offensive statement until Penn ran out of rocks. Final score UWSP 7 Penn 4.

Penn left Rochester with the Silver Medals in hand. Massachusetts Institute of Technology took Bronze by defeating Rennselear Polytechnic Institute, making their 3rd straight top 4 appearance, the only school to accomplish that feat. 4th place went to the home town school Rochester Institute of Technology. Boston University took 5th Place.

Thanks goes out to all who participated and helped. Special thanks to the Rochester Curling Club for hosting this event and for the support of the US Curling Association, Taco Bell and Brooms Up Curling Supplies.

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.