Tiebreaker game on tap to fill out playoff bracket

By Terry L. Davis | May 05, 2018, 9:49 a.m. (ET)


May 5, 2018


Playoff field nearly set at 2018 Arena National Championships


(STEVENS POINT, Wis.) – One more game will be played to determine the full playoff field for the 2018 USA Curling Arena National Championships in Salt Lake City.


Seven of the eight quarterfinal spots were claimed in the men’s division with a tiebreaker game between past champions Pittsburgh and Aberdeen (S.D.) on tap this morning at 9 a.m. MT to determine the eighth seed. Aberdeen’s Mark Tolvstad rink defeated Lone Star, 11-9, after scoring four points in the seventh end to force the tiebreaker game. View the men's playoff bracket here.


The women’s playoffs are set with San Francisco and Kansas City taking their undefeated records directly to the semifinals. The other four playoff contenders include Wine Country, Cleveland Skating Club, Broadmoor, and Silicon Valley. Full brackets will be posted here.


Women’s standings:

Pool A:

Cleveland Skating Club, OH         3-1Q

Wine Country, CA                          3-1Q

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX                   2-2

Utah Olympic Oval, UT                 1-3

Cedar Rapids, IA                            1-3


Pool B:

San Francisco Bay Area, CA         4-0Q-SF

Broadmoor, CO                              3-1Q

Cincinnati, OH                                2-2

Hollywood II, CA                            1-3

Lone Star, TX                                  0-4


Pool C:

Kansas City, MO                             4-0Q-SF

Silicon Valley, CA                           3-1Q

Hollywood I, CA                             2-2

Windy City, IL                                 1-3

Pittsburgh, PA                                0-4

Q=qualified to playoffs

Q-SF=qualified to semifinals


Men’s standings:

Pool A:

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX                   4-0Q

Cincinnati, OH                                3-1Q

St. Louis, MO                                  2-2

Utah Olympic Oval, UT                 1-3

Bend, OR                                         0-4


Pool B:

San Francisco Bay Area, CA         4-0Q

La Crosse, WI                                 3-1Q

Curling Club of Houston, TX         2-2

Park City, UT                                   1-3

Long Island, NY                              0-4


Pool C:

Wine Country, CA                          4-0Q

Aberdeen, SD                                 2-2

Pittsburgh, PA                                2-2

Kansas City, MO                             1-3

Lone Star, TX                                  1-3


Pool D:

Hollywood, CA                               4-0Q

Vikingland, MN                              3-1Q

Cedar Rapids, IA                            1-3

Circle City, IN                                  1-3

Palmetto, SC                                   1-3

Q=Qualified to playoffs


Quarterfinal matchups—Men:

No. 1 Wine Country vs. Winners of tiebreaker game (No. 8 seed)

No. 4 Dallas-Fort Worth vs. No. 5 Vikingland

No. 2 San Francisco Bay Area vs. No. 7 La Crosse

No. 3 Hollywood vs. No. 6 Cincinnati


Playoff teams:


Dallas-Fort Worth: Jeffrey Knott (Dallas), Kevin Roberts (Frisco, Texas), Laith Sando (Burleson, Texas), Nick Myers (Arlington, Texas), John Lambert (Garland, Texas)


Wine Country: David Markowski (Vacaville, Calif.), Camren Spangler (Meadow Vista, Calif.), William Hillman (El Dorado Hills, Calif.), Brian Feldman (Sacramento, Calif.)


Hollywood: Parker Shook (North Hollywood, Calif.), Cameron Ross (Glendale, Calif.), Daniel McCarthy (Los Angeles), Benedict Yoong (Ventura, Calif.)


Cincinnati: Jonathan Penney (West Chester, Ohio), Darrell Brown (Mason, Ohio), Brody White (West Chester, Ohio), Erich Knemeyer (West Chester, Ohio), Daniel Coviello (Sharonville, Ohio)


La Crosse: Chris Hofland, Russell Kludy, Ian Hofland, Mark Swart (all of La Crosse, Wis.)


San Francisco Bay Area: Richard Lazarowich (San Jose, Calif.), Stephen Marschall (Mountain View, Calif.), Andy Carle (San Jose, Calif.), Jeremiah Malerich (San Jose, Calif.), Jay Diamond (Menlo Park, Calif.)


Vikingland: Troy Dittberner (Alexandria, Minn.), Daniel Rooney (Alexandria, Minn.), Aaron Rooney (Alexandria, Minn.), Scott Threinen (Garfield, Minn.)




San Francisco Bay Area: Monica Hernandez, Heather Kopeck, Erin McInrue, Kristina Lugo (all of Oakland, Calif.)


Kansas City: Sarah Wruck (Kansas City, Mo.), Kristy Filippini (Shawnee, Kan.), Stacy Foree (Oak Grove, Mo.), DeeAnn Moore (Kansas City, Mo.)


Cleveland Skating Club: Kathryn Mercer (Shaker Heights, Ohio), Carole Negus (Chagrin Falls, Ohio), Rebecca Storey (Cleveland Heights, Ohio), Elizabeth Feighan (Cleveland Heights, Ohio)


Wine Country: Katie Feldman (Sacramento, Calif.), Laura Lunetta (Sacramento, Calif.), Porsche Stephenson (Sacramento, Calif.), Auria Moore (Newark, Calif.), Karla Markowski (Vacaville, Calif.)


Broadmoor: Paula Bloom, Amy Bahls, Maggie Vail, Jean Otto (all of Colorado Springs, Colo.)


Silicon Valley: Diane Palme (Woodside, Calif.), Melissa Wheeler (San Jose, Calif.), Amanda Chang (Santa Clara, Calif.), Mary Riordan (Palo Alto, Calif.)


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