Southern States Regional Championship

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**UPDATE... Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the club is now closed for the season so we have canceled the Southern States Regional Championship. Contact the Bonspiel Chair for information about refunds..


Charlotte Curling Association will be hosting the 4th Annual Southern States Regional Championship for the upcoming season. The event will be held April 3-5, 2020 and feature top teams from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida competing for the title. This event gives the southern curling clubs the opportunity to build bonds and support the growth of competitive curling in our region.

Team Details

The event will have 16 teams (4 pools of 4 teams). The following clubs will be allowed one entry:

  1. 2019 Winners (must contain two of the original members)

  2. Atlanta

  3. Blue Ridge

  4. Charleston

  5. Charlotte

  6. Curling Club of Virginia

  7. Coastal

  8. Great Smoky Mountains

  9. Orlando

  10. Palm Beach

  11. Peachtree

  12. Palmetto

  13. Roanoke Valley

  14. Rocket City

  15. Tampa Bay

  16. Triangle

Registration Details

Each club will decide independently how teams from their clubs will be determined.

Teams are open (no limits on number of men or women) and are made up of league playing members of the club.

If a club does not enter a team by the deadline, entries will be taken from any club and a random drawing will be held to fill the remaining team spots.

Entry fee will be $500 per team.

  • Eight teams will qualify for the playoffs

  • Top four teams earn money:

    • 4th = $500

    • 3rd = $1000

    • 4th = $1500

    • 5th = $2000

Schedule

Games will be as follows:

  • Friday - 6:30pm & 9pm (round robin)

  • Saturday - 9am, 11:30am, 3pm, 5:30pm (round robin), 8pm (tie breakers)

  • Sunday - 8am, 11am, 2pm (playoffs)

Rules

The following rules will apply for the event:

  • USCA rules apply

  • Regulation broom heads are required

  • Games will be eight ends

  • Two-minute practice and one-minute last stone draw (LSD) will be conducted for hammer

  • Rock color and sheet of play will be pre-determined based on schedule

  • Top two teams from each pool will advance to the playoffs

  • If two teams tie for 1st and 2nd, then head-to-head will be used to rank teams.

  • If three teams tie for the top of the pool, the team with the best average LSD from the three round robin games will get the first playoff spot. The other two teams will play a tiebreaker game to determine the second playoff spot.

  • If three teams tie for bottom of the pool, the two teams with the best LSD average from the three round robin games will play a tiebreaker game for the second playoff spot.

Dates

The following timeline includes the important dates for this event:

  • 9/1/19: Registration opens. All clubs will be notified of the event details prior to this date.

  • 2/1/20: Deadline for each club to determine club representative, notify host club, and pay entry fee. Any club that has not paid by deadline will forfeit entry.

  • 2/28/20: Deadline for extra team entries

  • 3/1/20: Extra team entries randomly drawn

  • 3/2/20: Extra team drawing winners notified

  • 3/6/20: Deadline for extra team drawing winners to pay entry fee

  • 4/3/20 thru 4/5/20: Event held in Charlotte

Hotel Details

We have negotiated a discounted group rate of $112 USD/night at the Courtyard Charlotte Northlake, 9110 Harris Corners Parkway Charlotte, North Carolina 28269. Reservations must be made before March 12, 2020 to get the discounted group rate.

Book your group rate for Charlotte Curling - April 2020

*Note: If you need a room with two queen beds you will need to call the hotel at 704-719-9494 and ask for Caroline Hollbrook. She will need to check to see if they have any rooms available with two beds and then will complete your booking and give you the group rate. If you get a voicemail you need to leave a message with contact info and email address and she should get back to you. If you have any difficulty reaching her please contact Carol McKee.

Additional Details

Any questions about the event should be directed to Brady Gould.


Southern States Regional Championship Past Winners

2017: Chris Juan, Derek Corbett, Abby Morrison, Matt Henning, Mike Mills (Triangle Curling) *hosted by Charlotte

2018: Chris Juan, Derek Corbett, Abby Morrison, Matt Henning (Triangle Curling) *hosted by Triangle

2019: Marc Palmeri, David Alcorta, Chris Barry, Nick Schwab (Triangle Curling) *hosted by Peachtree


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