2010 United States Women's Curling Championship

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2010 United States Women's Curling Championship
Host city Kalamazoo, Michigan
Arena Wings Stadium
Dates March 6–13
Winner Wisconsin Team Brown
Curling club Madison CC, Madison
Skip Erika Brown
Third Nina Spatola
Second Ann Swisshelm
Lead Laura Hallisey
Alternate Jessica Schultz
Coach Bill Todhunter
Finalist New York Patti Lank

The 2010 United States Women's Curling Championships were held at Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan from March 6, 2010 to March 13, 2010.[1][2][3][4][5] This was the 34th edition of the United States Women's Curling Championship; it was held alongside the 2010 United States Men's Curling Championship.

Teams qualified through three different methods. First, the defending champions were granted an automatic berth; however, Team McCormick elected not to compete because of the Vancouver Olympics which take place during the preceding two weeks. Next, teams traditionally compete first through regional qualifiers with the top teams advancing to the nationals and then the runners-up compete at a Nationals Playdown to determine the final spots. However, so few women's teams submitted applications to the Regional Qualifiers that all teams were directly advanced to the National Championships.[6][7]

The winning team represented the United States at the 2010 Ford World Women's Curling Championship.

Teams[edit]

The teams are listed as follows:[8]

Skip Third Second Lead Alternate Locale
Erika Brown Nina Spatola Ann Swisshelm Laura Hallisey Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin
Gabrielle Coleman Ann Drummie JoDee Dike-Johnson Karen Officer California Mountain View, California
Lysa Hambley Em Good Elle LaBeau Cynthia Eng-Dinsel Sara Skulec Washington (state) Lynnwood, Washington
Rebecca Hamilton Karlie Koenig Jenna Haag Grace Gabower Wisconsin McFarland, Wisconsin
Matina Heisler Elizabeth Abeltin Marinna Martini Wendy Scholes Barbara Thomson Massachusetts Falmouth, Massachusetts
Debra Horn Laurel Maurer Emilia Juocys Courtney Schmidt Ohio Shaker Heights, Ohio
Patti Lank Aileen Sormunen Caitlin Maroldo Jessica Schultz New York Lewiston, New York
Monica Walker Elizabeth Williams Ashley Lawreck Rachel Ryan Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts
Kimberly Wapola Brigid Ellig Carol Strojny Connie Kupferschmidt Minnesota Mahtomedi, Minnesota
Amy Wright Courtney George Jordan Moulton Amanda McLean Patricia Luke Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota

Round Robin Standings[edit]

Team (Skip) W L
Minnesota Amy Wright 7 2
Wisconsin Erika Brown 7 2
New York Patti Lank* 7 2
Wisconsin Rebecca Hamilton 7 2
Minnesota Kimberly Wapola 5 4
Massachusetts Monica Walker 5 4
Ohio Debra Horn 3 6
California Gabrielle Coleman 3 6
Washington (state) Lysa Hambley 1 8
Massachusetts Matina Heisler 1 8

* clinched playoff berth [9]

Tiebreakers[edit]

Tiebreaker 1[edit]

Thursday, March 11, 12:00 pm[10]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
New York Patti Lank 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 6
Minnesota Amy Wright Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 7

Tiebreaker 2[edit]

Thursday, March 11, 4:00 pm[11]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
New York Patti Lank Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 X 6
Wisconsin Erika Brown 0 2 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 X 9

Playoffs[edit]

  Page playoff system Semifinal Final
                           
1  Minnesota Amy Wright 5  
2  Wisconsin Erika Brown 8         2  Wisconsin Erika Brown 5
      1  Minnesota Amy Wright 2   3  New York Patti Lank 4
  3  New York Patti Lank 9  
3  New York Patti Lank 8
4  Wisconsin Rebecca Hamilton 4  

1 vs. 2 Game[edit]

Friday, March 12, 8:00am[12]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Minnesota Amy Wright Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 X 5
Wisconsin Erika Brown 0 2 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 X 8

3 vs. 4 Game[edit]

Friday, March 12, 8:00am[13]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
New York Patti Lank Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 2 X 8
Wisconsin Rebecca Hamilton 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 X 4

Semifinal[edit]

Friday, March 12, 4:00pm[14]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
Minnesota Amy Wright Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 X X 2
New York Patti Lank 1 0 0 0 2 4 0 2 X X 9

Championship Final[edit]

Saturday, March 13, 10:00am[15]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Final
Wisconsin Erika Brown Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 5
New York Patti Lank 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4

Other notable participants[edit]

Other notable participants include Courtney George, Jordan Moulton, Jessica Schultz, and Ann Swisshelm.

References[edit]