Curling Leagues

The first half of the 2015-2016 season runs Oct. 26 to Jan. 14 and the second half runs Jan. 17 to Mar. 18. Many Leagues alternate starting times each week. Further information can be found at madisoncurlingclub.com, “Along the Hog Line” or a club bulletin board.

MEN’S EVENTS Mansfield Tuesday through Thursday, entire season

Most male club members participate in this point limited event. Starting times vary by night. The early draw (4:30 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays or 5:00 PM on Thursdays) is a dinner league.  Teams take turns cooking the meal, and players donate a small amount of money to cover the cost of the dinner.  The late draw alternates between 6:35/ 8:40PM on Tuesday and Wednesdays, and 7:05/9:10PM on Thursdays.  There are up to 85 participating teams divided into six shifts. Each team plays the other teams in its shift at least once. The Mansfield Event championship playoff is made of 28 teams selected from all shifts. The Mansfield Event champion and runner-up teams are awarded a special pin. All playoff team members receive participation pins.

WOMEN’S EVENTS

Toories Mondays, 4:30 PM, separate events, first and second half

Toories is a women’s league with dinner to follow. Teams take turns cooking the meal, and players donate a small amount of money to cover the cost of the dinner. There are separate sign ups for first and second half of the season. Sign up is all individuals. Skips and shift captains will assign teams to have relatively evenly matched teams.

President’s Cup Tuesdays, 10:00 AM, entire season

There is no point limit associated with this league. Formed teams can sign up and individuals can also sign up and the shift captain will assist with placement. The league is designed so that each team plays every team several times during the season. Presidents Cup is followed with lunch.  The sub list is utilized frequently so let the shift captain know when you would be available to sub. There are typically 6 weeks at the end of the season to host an All American competition on Tuesday mornings. Individuals are encouraged to sign up.

V.I.C.E. Thursdays, alternates 7:05/9:10 PM, entire season

The Very Important Curling Event, is a women’s league which runs full season. There is a 48 point limit per team. Formed teams are preferred, but shift captains will assist individuals who are looking for a team or help find teammates to complete teams.

OPEN EVENTS

“Open” indicates any combination of men or women on a team.

Daniels / Jerred

Sundays, alternating 5:00/7:00 PM. Daniels – first half / Jerred – second half.


This event provides an opportunity for thirds, seconds, and leads to curl at a higher position than they normally play. The Daniels and Jerred Events have a 35 point team limit that allows round robin skips.

Loew / McNaughton

Sundays, alternating 5:00/7:00 PM. Loew – first half / McNaughton – second half.


This event provides an opportunity for thirds, seconds, and leads to curl at a higher position than they normally play, and is ideally suited for new curlers. The Loew and McNaughton Events have a 33 point team limit where round robin skips are not allowed.

Leifer

Mondays, alternates 6:35/8:40 PM start time, first half of the season.

The primary intent of this event is to give members a second night to curl during the week. 56 point limit.

Botham

Mondays, alternates 6:35/8:40 PM start time, first half of the season

The primary intent of this event is to give members a second night to curl during the week. No team point limit.

Strobel Instructional

Tuesdays, alternates 6:35/8:40 PM start time, first half of the season.

Instructional league for new and newer curlers. Instruction for the first hour, short game for the second hour.

Ceilidh

Tuesdays, alternates 6:35/8:40 PM start time, second half of the season.

League designed for newer curlers.  Sign up as individual and teams are drawn together by the league chair.

Stevenson

Mondays, alternates 6:35/8:40 PM start time, second half of the season.


The primary intent of this event is to give members a second night to curl during the week. 56 point limit.

Waddell

Mondays, alternates 6:35/8:40 PM start time, second half of the season

The primary intent of this event is to give members a second night to curl during the week. 
Entry is restricted to teams that have no more than two members who curled together in first half Solheim or Botham Events. No team point limit.

5 Year and Under

Sundays, 3:00PM, first and second halves of the season

Open league reserved for those players who have curled 5 years or less.  These is not a specific point limit to the league.  Sign up is by teams or individuals.  

Wednesday Open

Wednesdays, alternates 6:35/8:40 PM during the second half of the season.

Open event with teams consisting of 2 experienced curlers and 2 curlers with less than 4 years of experience.  No specific point limit.  Sign Up as a team or individual.

MIXED

“Mixed” indicates alternating men and women on a team.

Lake

Friday, 6:30 PM start time, first half of the season. Mixed league with two men and two women on a team. The sexes alternate positions on the team. No point limit.  Sign up as team or individual. Potluck dinner served afterwards.

Woody

Friday, 6:30 PM start time, second half of the season.  Mixed league with two men and two women on a team. The sexes alternate positions on the team. No point limit. Sign up as team or individual.  Theme nights involve snacks, drinks, decoration and costumes.

Mixed Doubles

Wednesdays, alternates 6:35/8:40 PM during the first half of the season.

Teams consist of two players only.  No point limit.  Rules of play are varied as two stones start in play and 5 are thrown per team per end.  Games consist of 6 ends and are played in 1 hour to allow more games within each shift.

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

Participating in an actual game is only part of the fun at the Madison Curling Club.The camaraderie and social aspects of the game area almost as important as the curling itself. Whether it is bonspieling at other clubs or socializing after a game at our club, you meet life-long friends in a curling club.

Youth Junior Curling

Open, on available Sundays, 12:00 PM, entire season. Youth junior curling is open to youth age 8 to 18. Appropriate teams are organized and games are scheduled.

Pick-up Curling

Open, on available Saturdays, 9:00 AM

Any interested member or guest may participate. Arrive at 8:45 AM for formation of teams. Check the club calendar for available Saturdays.

Senior Curling

Open, members at least 55 years of age may participate. Senior curlers from area clubs get together Thursday afternoons at the Madison club for eight-end games. Teams are formed from those in attendance. Seniors may also participate in WISCA league play. The 10-club league takes turns hosting games and lunch in this event.

Intraclub Curling Events

For MCC members only, events include the Gilmore Event (Open), All-American Event (Women), Fowler Event (Men) Sauerkraut Spiel (Madison Men vs. Arlington), Glospiel (Open)  and Drives Event (Mixed). These events include curling, social time and meals. See club bulletin boards to participate and see Club schedule in this Directory and the MCC Calendar at madisoncurlingclub.com.

Social Activities

Activities for members and their guests include club suppers, Ice Breaker Party and the Lauren Kosovec Golf Outing. Information about these activities will be available in the club and the club newsletter “Along the Hog Line”.

U.S. Curling Association State and National Championships

Senior men’s, senior women’s, men’s, women’s, junior’s and mixed championship competitions are held in various curling clubs in the United States. Playdowns are held to determine entry into national events.