The Eau Claire Curling Club is set to host some of the top competitive curlers in the United States December 3-7, 2014 at the Eau Claire County Expo Center.
The USA Curling 2015 Mixed Doubles Nationals will begin Wednesday and continue throughout the weekend with 24 teams competing in the event. They will be divided into four pools of six and play a round robin within their group. The first of these games will start Wednesday at 5 p.m., and continue Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., and 8 p.m., all three days. The top two teams from each pool will then advance to an eight-team playoff. If necessary, tiebreakers will also be played. Quarterfinals will be held either Saturday evening or Sunday morning with the semifinals and championship final on Sunday.
Last year’s National champions, Joyance Meechai and Steven Gebauer, who are from New York, will be here to defend their title against some of the best the U.S. has to offer. Other competing teams include former three-time mixed champions, Brady and Christin Clark, from Washington, and Sharon Vukich and David Cornfield. Eau Claire Olympian, Mike Peplinski, will also be competing for the title with his partner Laura Roessler of Centerville, Wis.
Live scoring for the event will be featured online at www.usacurl.org, courtesy of USA Curling partner CurlingZone.
The winning teams will be nominated to Team USA to compete at the 2015 World Mixed Doubles Championships in Socchi, Russia on April 18-25, 2015.
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