The Optimist International Under-18 Curling Championship is an invitation-only bonspiel held annually in Canada. The event affords developing curlers under the age of 18 the opportunity to gain international experience in a friendly, competitive environment. In addition, there is typically a half-day of training by some of Canada’s top instructors.
USA Curling invites applications from junior teams throughout the United States each year. Teams are selected based on strength of the applicants and potential for success at the international level. States/regions with more than one application may be requested to schedule a playdown among eligible teams.
Please check back in late November/early December for applications, which are typically due the first week of January. For more information, contact USA Curling at email@example.com.
Information and applications, which are due on Jan. 21, 2014, can be found in the attachments below:
- Optimist U18 Announcement (2014)
- Optimist U18 Team Application Form (2014)
- Optimist U18 Individual Achievement Form (2014)
Please note: One Team Application Form should be submitted by a coach or parent from each team. An Individual Achievement Form must be submitted by each team member. Players must be under the age of 18 as of Dec. 31, 2013, and reside in the same region. Proof of residency (not citizenship) is required.