United States Mixed Doubles Curling Championship

Summary

The United States Mixed Doubles Curling Championship is the national curling championship for mixed doubles curling in the United States. The winning team in the tournament represents the United States at that year's World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship.[1]

United States Mixed Doubles Curling Championship
Established2007
2022 host cityMiddleton, Wisconsin
2022 arenaBob Suter's Capitol Ice Arena
2022 championWisconsin B. Hamilton / M. Hamilton
Current edition

HistoryEdit

The 2021 Championship was originally planned to be held February 28 to March 6, 2021 at Great Park Ice & FivePoint Arena in Irvine, California and also be the Mixed Doubles Olympic Trials for the 2022 Winter Olympics.[2] In December, 2020, the USCA announced that all remaining 2020–21 events would be either cancelled or postponed until late spring 2021. This postponement delayed the Mixed Doubles Championship until after the 2021 World Mixed Doubles Championship and so the 2020 champions, Tabitha Peterson and Joe Polo, were selected to represent the United States. This gave the team the opportunity to compete at Worlds which they missed the previous year when the 2020 World Mixed Doubles Championship was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[3] On March 29, 2021 it was announced that the 2021 Mixed Doubles Championship will be held in conjunction with the Women's Nationals and Men's Nationals in a bio-secure bubble at Wausau Curling Club in Wausau, Wisconsin in May, 2021.[4] Due to the pandemic, it was decided to separate the 2021 Mixed Doubles Olympic Trials from the National Championship and delay the trials until fall 2021.

Format and qualificationEdit

As of 2019, the event consists of twelve teams participating in a two-pool preliminary round-robin, with the top three teams in each pool advancing to the playoffs. Qualification for the event is as follows:[1]

  • Previous national mixed doubles champion qualifies,
  • Previous Olympic team qualifies,
  • Two teams qualify based on being the top American finishers in two designated mixed doubles bonspiels,
  • Four teams qualify based on standings in the World Curling Tour order of merit,
  • One team may qualify based on the discretion of the USCA Director of Coaching, and
  • Three or four teams qualify based on performance in the Mixed Doubles Challenge Round tournament.

Past championsEdit

Year Winning team Runner-up team Host
2008[5]   Jamie Haskell / Nate Haskell Charrissa Lin / Derek Surka Bemidji, MN
2009[6]   Cristin Clark / Brady Clark   Jamie Haskell / Nate Haskell Two Harbors, MN
2010[7]   Sharon Vukich / Mike Calcagno   Cristin Clark / Sean Beighton Seattle, WA
2011[8]   Cristin Clark / Brady Clark   Senja Lopac / Clayton Orvik Duluth, MN
2012[9]   Cristin Clark / Brady Clark   Jennifer Leichter / Alex Leichter Wayland, MA
2013[10]   Maureen Stolt / Peter Stolt   Tina Kelly / Andy Jukich Bismarck, ND
2014[11]   Joyance Meechai /   Steve Gebauer   Maureen Stolt / Peter Stolt Medford, WI
2015[12]   Sarah Anderson / Korey Dropkin   Maureen Stolt / Peter Stolt Eau Claire, WI
2016[13]   Jessica Schultz / Jason Smith   Allison Pottinger / Doug Pottinger Denver, CO
2017[14]   Becca Hamilton / Matt Hamilton   Tabitha Peterson / Joe Polo Blaine, MN
2018[15]   Sarah Anderson / Korey Dropkin   Maureen Stolt / Peter Stolt Eau Claire, WI
2019[16]   Cory Christensen / John Shuster   Vicky Persinger /   Chris Plys Seattle, WA
2020   Tabitha Peterson / Joe Polo   Cory Christensen / John Shuster Bemidji, MN
2021[17]   Vicky Persinger /   Chris Plys   Madison Bear / Andrew Stopera Wausau, WI[4]
2022[18]   Becca Hamilton / Matt Hamilton   Monica Walker / Andrew Stopera Middleton, WI

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b United States Curling Association (October 2018). 2018-2019 USCA Rules of Curling and Competition (PDF). pp. 31–32.
  2. ^ "Great Park Ice to Host 2022 Olympic Mixed Doubles Curling Team Trials". NHL. 2020-01-21. Archived from the original on 18 February 2022. Retrieved 2020-02-04.
  3. ^ "USA Curling postpones national championships until after worlds". NBC Sports. Dec 3, 2020. Retrieved Mar 29, 2021.
  4. ^ a b "2021 MEN'S, WOMEN'S, AND MIXED DOUBLES NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS". USA Curling. Mar 29, 2021. Retrieved Mar 29, 2021.
  5. ^ "Haskells win U.S. Mixed Doubles". The Bemidji Pioneer. Bemidji, MN. 2007-12-11. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  6. ^ "Clarks win mixed doubles". Grand Forks Herald. Two Harbors, MN. 2008-12-09. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  7. ^ "Seattle's Vukich and Calcagno win 2010 U.S. Mixed Doubles Championship". USA Curling. 2009-12-06. Archived from the original on 2019-03-06. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  8. ^ "Seattle's Clark rink wins second mixed doubles title". USA Curling. 2010-12-12. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  9. ^ "Seattle's Clark rink wins 2012 USA Curling Mixed Doubles title". USA Curling. 2011-12-12. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  10. ^ Kolesar, Terry L. (Spring 2013). "Stolts set to represent U.S. at World Mixed Doubles". United States Curling News. USA Curling. p. 14. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  11. ^ Kolesar, Terry (2013-12-10). "Meechai and Gebauer win 2014 mixed doubles national title". USA Curling. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  12. ^ Paulseth, Andrea (2014-12-07). "2014 US Mixed Doubles National Championship". VolumeOne. Eau Claire, WI. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  13. ^ Davis, Terry L. (2015-12-07). "Final day of Mixed Doubles Championship underway in Denver". USA Curling. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  14. ^ Davis, Terry L. (2017-03-05). "Hamilton siblings capture 2017 Mixed Doubles National Championship title". USA Curling. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  15. ^ Davis, Terry L. (2018-01-21). "Anderson and Dropkin capture 2018 Mixed Doubles title". USA Curling. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  16. ^ Davis, Terry L. (2019-03-03). "Christensen and Shuster win mixed doubles national title". USA Curling. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  17. ^ "PERSINGER/PLYS WIN 2021 U.S. MIXED DOUBLES NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP". USA Curling. May 23, 2021. Retrieved May 27, 2021.
  18. ^ "2022 Mixed Doubles National Championship: March 8-13, 2022, in Middleton, Wis". USA Curling. Retrieved March 11, 2022.
  19. ^ "Mixed Doubles National Championship: Champions". USA Curling. 2019. Retrieved 2019-03-05.