The Crush 2017

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September 1-3, 2017

4 game guarantee ~ $420 per team 

Registration is now closed!


Your team’s first 3 games

Pools with Skips’ Names

Playoff Brackets


The Crush brings 24 teams to Northern California on Labor Day weekend.

24 teams means: later start times and NO MIDNIGHT DRAWS!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday 8/31:

  • 6:00pm pre-party at The Fountains (at the Best Western Orchid Hotel & Suites)

Friday 9/1:

  • 8:00am Check In/Registration
  • 9:00am Draw 1
  • 11:30am Draw 2
  • 2:00pm Draw 3
  • 4:30pm Opening Ceremonies
  • 6:00pm Draw 4
  • 8:30pm Draw 5

Saturday 9/2:

  • 9:00am Draw 6
  • 11:30am Draw 7
  • 2:00pm Draw 8
  • 5:00pm playoffs determined
  • 5:30pm Catered dinner at Skatetown Ice
  • 6:00pm Draw 9
  • 8:30pm Draw 10

Sunday 9/3:

  • 8:30am Draw 11
  • 11:00am Draw 12
  • 2:00pm Finals
  • 4:30pm Awards Ceremony

Our host hotel for this year’s CRUSH is the Best Western Orchid Hotel & Suites. We have a block of rooms set aside for curlers.

Registration link

1 King bed: $89.00 per night                             2 Queen beds: $99.00 per night

Other hotel options available here.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


The Crush Bonspiel is an international bonspiel (Bonspiel = Curling Tournament with Wine) and has been held every Labor Day weekend since 2006 (except for a brief hiatus in 2015).

Initially the Crush was frequented by a small contingent of mid-westerners and Canadians transplanted or on loan to California from their respective regions. As time went on and curling grew in California and the West, more people found out about this unique Labor Day weekend event. In a sports competition where new curlers can play competitively against seasoned veterans and Olympians, the Crush began to grow – and the world took notice.


The Crush boasts of the “Best Arena Curling Ice” in the universe and attracts teams from all over the globe. (Of course the fact that you can go to the ice rink in shorts and a t-shirt, spend a little time tasting wine, or just laying by the pool in 85+ degrees temperature doesn’t hurt either.)

Interested in participating? Take a vacation in Northern California and spend a few days curling against some of the best (and some new) curlers on the continent, drink a little wine, see the famed Sierra mountains, and enjoy the warm California sunshine.


Refund Schedule: Before or on July 15th– 100%, Before or on  August 1st – 50%, Before or on August 15th – 0%

For more information, contact Katie Feldman at katie@winecountrycurlingclub.com.