Curling

 


 

General Information

DATES: July 29-30, 2017

NOTE: Some events may have to be played on Sunday, depending on the number of entries. All players will be notified if a change is made.

SITE: Baxter Arena - University of Nebraska at Omaha (2425 S 67th St, Omaha - View Map)

TIMES:
Pre-Tournament Instructions - 7:30 a.m.
Competition Begins - 8 a.m.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: More information will be coming soon!

RULES: United States Curling Association (USCA)

EQUIPMENT: All competition equipment will be available (curling stones, brooms, and slip over shoe slider). Participants are welcome to use their own curling shoes, sliders and brooms.

AWARDS: Custom Cornhusker State Games gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three players/teams in each division. Fourth place player/team will receive a certificate.

COMPETITION FORMAT: Teams in both divisions will be randomly drawn for opponent in first round. Round Two will see winners playing winners and Round One losers playing each other, in both divisions. Round Three would again see Round Two winners playing each other, teams with one loss and one win would play in Round Three and teams with no wins would play each other. Format is subject to change depending on the number of teams involved in each division. Regardless of format, all teams will have a minimum of 3-Game Gaurantee, 5 Events, 8-End Games. 


Swiss Pairings Each Round (Winners play Winners)
Tiebreakers for Pairings: 

1st- Opponents' Record (Win %, then Tiebreaks)
2nd- Ends Won
3rd- Points Scored
4th- Coinflip

For more information before registering, please read the Complete Event Details.


Events

Novice
Open
 
EVENT DESCRIPTIONS:

There will be two divisions for competition. Ideal draw would have eight teams in each division. Divisions will be adjusted based on entry numbers. Eight end games will be played or 2-hour time limit, whichever comes first.

Novice division is for curlers with up to a maximum of three years of experience.
Open division is for curlers with more than three years of experience.

A team that is made of a combination of curlers (Novice and Open) must enter the Experienced division.


If you don't have a team, contact Aksarben Curling Club and they will find a spot on a team for you. 
info@curlaksarben.com or 402-915-CURL


Roster Info

ROSTER UPDATES:

Teams can make roster updates.

The deadline to make roster updates is Tuesday, July 25.. Rosters are considered FINAL after that date.

Roster additions after July 5 will include the per-player entry fee, plus a $10 late fee PER PLAYER.

Teams that register online are able to login and make roster substitutions free of charge. Teams that register via the paper entry form will be charged a $10 processing fee to substitute players. Teams are strongly encouraged to register online to eliminate any roster change fees.

MINIMUM ROSTER SIZE: Four players. If registering online, the minimum roster size must be entered to advance to check-out.

NOTE: Rosters WILL be checked during tournament. Please make sure your roster is current prior to the July 25 deadline.

TEAM WAIVER: The team waiver form must be signed by each team member, or by parent/guardian if the participant is 18 years or younger. If the team is registered online, and the online waiver for each player is clicked as ‘Accepted’, no printed/signed waiver is needed. All team waivers must be clicked as ‘Accepted’ or submitted to the Cornhusker State Games office by TBD to be eligible for competition. Printable waiver forms and further instructions here.




Registration Fees & Deadlines

REGISTER BY THE DISCOUNT DEADLINE OF WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21:
$75 per player ($300/team)

REGISTER BETWEEN JUNE 22 AND JULY 5:
$80 per player ($320/team)


ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: Competition in the 2017 Cornhusker State Games; White cotton athlete shirt (micro-fiber upgrade available); Pass for free admission to SportFest, the Opening Ceremonies, and all competition venues; 2017 Nebraska Sports Council Yearbook (available at packet pickup); Sponsor gifts and coupons.

TEAM ONLINE REGISTRATION NOTE: When registering your team online, please note that the system will ask you to enter your team name and roster prior to selecting your sport and division. In the INDIVIDUAL Shipping dropdown menu, be sure to select “TEAM” for each team member. If you wish to have your team packet shipped, you will select that in the TEAM Shipping dropdown menu.

PAPER ENTRY FORMS: Paper entry forms will be accepted with a $10 processing fee per team. Register online saves time, money and trees. If registering via the paper entry form, please rate your team as being Above Average, Average or Below Average. List this information in the Additional Details/Special Instructions section of the entry form.


SCHEDULING NOTE: It is Nebraska Sports Council policy to not release team or divisional information until after the entry deadline. With teams waiting until on or near the deadline to enter, releasing data prior to that day does not provide an accurate picture of the tournament field and serves only to discourage those taking a wait-and-see approach.

All teams are encouraged to take advantage of the early entry discount and enter prior to that deadline, which in turn generates additional interest as teams attract one another. In the rare event that a division does not supply enough teams to warrant a viable tournament, teams will be given the option to move to another division, or be issued a refund. We appreciate the understanding of coaches and parents on this matter and would encourage teams to enter early and trust that there will be adequate competition in all divisions.


Further Information

Sport Specific Questions: Curling Director Steve Taylor at stevenataylor@gmail.com.

Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Cornhusker State Games office at 402-471-2544 or info@nebraskasportscouncil.com.

 






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