The All-American has been sponsored by The USWCA since 1966. The All-American is an inner-club event held during the curling season by member clubs throughout the United States. The USWCA provides beautiful All-American pins to each member club for their event.
This event was designed to encourage the involvement of women - especially new and less experienced women curlers - so they may have a bonspiel experience within their own clubs and to foster a greater awareness of women's curling and the role of the USWCA.
The Novice Spiel is held for any new curler that would like to join in the experience of curling in a mini-spiel. The only requirement is that the curler has less than 2 years experience. Teammates will be drawn out of a hat and then the fun begins. The Champions' names will be engraved on the trophy.
A twenty member women's team is chosen every 10 years to compete and represent the United States in Scotland. Tour participants are selected based upon several criteria including physical and social stamina as well as dedication to the organization and game of curling. The tours lasts approximately 3 weeks beginning in early November 2016. You can expect to be up early, retire late, and play two 8 end games almost daily. When not curling, you will be traveling, sightseeing, and participating in other group activities. The estimated cost of the tour is $5,200 but expect to add another $1,500 to $2,000 for additional expenses not included in the cost of the tour.
Donna Pearson from the Grand Forks Curling Club has been selected to participate in the Scot Tour. Be sure to congratulate her and wish her good curling on the tour.
Senior Women's Friendship/Canadian Tour
All members of the USWCA, age 50 or over, are eligible to apply for the tour. The minimum age of 50 corresponds with the minimum level of Canadian senior lady curlers. Applications from persons who have previously taken part in USWCA sanctioned international tours will be considered only if a shortage of other applicants occurs. The team is 16 participants large. Learn more about the Senior Women's Friendship/Canadian Tour.
Friendship Tour 2015
Fifteen senior women curlers from 5 different clubs in British Columbia and their two couriers arrived in Minneapolis on November 11 to visit and curl in Midwest curling towns. On Saturday November 14, the ladies arrived in Grand Forks to curl, enjoy a pot luck meal and find their hosts for the night. To find out more about the events of the tour, check the USWCA Website http://www.uswca.org/2015-friendship-daily-report.