For many of the Arena Curling Championships participants, it was their first time at a National event, and a first time using a timer and umpire. This was certainly true for the PCC, adding increased pressure to what they knew would be some tough matches. But, both teams stepped up, playing very rapidly with time left on the clock for those last critical shots. And critical shots they were. Both teams played right to the last rocks of their 8th ends in all matches, with some matches going to the 9th ends. Both teams BEAT teams that were considered favorites, and both teams won in critical matches, keeping them alive well into Saturday afternoon. Everyone adjusted to very swingy ice, generally meshing their calls, weights and sweeping to make LOTS of impressive shots. For the spectators, every game was a nailbiter, and although direct communication with players was disallowed, cowbells were encouraged (and used!)
Congratulations to Teams Temple and Robinson – winners of 2 games each in the inaugural USCA Arena Curling Championships!! GREAT CURLING! Way to represent Pittsburgh!!!
I don’t know why the other teams didn’t just concede after seeing this!
USCA Arena Curling Club Nationals
Fort Wayne Curling Club
Fort Wayne, IN
Team Temple and Team Robinson will be headed to Fort Wayne to represent the PCC!
Good Luck Curlers Jacki Temple, Daphne Roberts, Amanda Marchitelli and Beth Cubbison, Mark Robinson, Steve Buffington, Dan Bliss and Paul Schultz!!!
Here’s the link: USCA Arena Nationals – Fort Wayne
Yep -both the PCC Ladies and Men’s USCA Arena Nationals teams won today – Team Temple (That’s Team Tembertellison) – stole several ends and executed a gorgeous tick and roll to the button under cover in the 8th to seal the win! Team Robinson (Team Roblissbuffultz) slid out of the hack and never looked back with a 7-0 win over their opponent. The ladies are back on Thursday night at 8:30P and the men Friday at 2:30P! Good Curling Everyone!!!
Not only is Pittsburgh sending two teams to the inaugural USCA Arena Curling Championships at Fort Wayne Curling Club (July 18 -21) – TESN will be streaming the matches. And it looks like Team Robinson’s match on Thursday will be shown live! So watch them live (you know, while you’re at work), or archived from the couch at this link: Live Streaming from Fort Wayne
USCA Arena Nationals Championships Program 2013
GO Teams Robinson and Temple!!
July 15 7:30P
Hat Trick Club ***this is a date change from our normal monthly meeting – location has been confirmed***
We’ll be discussing the upcoming season, finances, building committee updates and TropiCurl
Come on out!