An eight-ender occurs when a team scores eight points in a single end of curling. Like a hole-in-one in golf, it may be a once-in-a-lifetime event! To acknowledge this moment, the American Curling Foundation & Museum has developed an eight-ender patch that is awarded to all teams that submit proof of this accomplishment to USA Curling.
In order for you and your teammates to receive an eight-ender patch, there is a quick and easy procedure to follow. First, print hard copies of two photos of the eight-ender, preferably with the members of the team. Send both photos with an explanation including the date, place, event, and team roster to USA Curling, 5525 Clem’s Way, Stevens Point, WI 54482. The team roster should be identified as shown in the photo, left to right, by name and position played on the team. Electronic copies of the photo can also be submitted (in addition to the printed copies) for possible inclusion in the electronic version of the U.S. Curling News.
Please include contact information (mailing address, phone number, and email) for the team contact person. Patches will be mailed to this address. In addition, a short description of the eight-ender, including any interesting facts, should be submitted. All eight-enders are registered with the American Curling Foundation & Museum and an acknowledgement published in the U.S. Curling News.
Please feel free to contact Christy Hering, Development Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (715) 344-1199, Ext. 209, for questions about this program.
Eight-ender scored by the Jason Brien Rink at the Utica Curling Club in October 2011.