DATES: July 17-18, 2021
NOTE: Some events may have to be played on Sunday, depending on the number of entries. All players will be notified if a change is made.
SITE: Baxter Arena – University of Nebraska at Omaha (2425 S 67th St, Omaha) – View Map
Pre-Tournament Instructions – 11:30 a.m.
Competition Begins – 12 p.m.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Sat July 17th Draw Times:
12:00 PM – Novice Round 1
2:00 PM – Opening Ceremony
2:30 PM – Open Round 1
5:00 PM – Novice Round 2
7:30 PM – Dinner
8:30 PM – Open Round 2
Sun July 18th Draw Times:
8:00 AM – Novice Finals
10:30 AM – Open Finals
1:00 PM – Closing Ceremony
RULES: United States Curling Association (USCA)
EQUIPMENT: All competition equipment will be available (curling stones, brooms, and slip over shoe slider). Participants are welcome to use their own curling shoes, sliders and brooms.
AWARDS: Custom Cornhusker State Games gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three players/teams in each division. Fourth place player/team will receive a certificate.
*20 team MAX
There will be two divisions for competition. Ideal draw would have ten teams in each division. Divisions will be adjusted based on entry numbers. Eight end games will be played or 2-hour time limit, whichever comes first.
Novice division is for curlers with less than five years of experience.
Open division is for curlers with more than five years of experience.
Teams in both divisions will be randomly drawn for opponent in first round. Round Two will see winners playing winners and Round One losers playing each other, in both divisions. Round Three would again see Round Two winners playing each other, teams with one loss and one win would play in Round Three and teams with no wins would play each other. Format is subject to change depending on the number of teams involved in each division. Regardless of format, all teams will have a minimum of 3-Game Guarantee, 5 Events, 8-End Games.
Swiss Pairings Each Round (Winners play Winners)
Tiebreakers for Pairings:
1st – Opponents’ Records (Win %, then Tiebreaks)
2nd – Ends Won
3rd – Points Scored
4th – Coinflip
Registration Fees & Deadlines
IF REGISTERED BY THE DISCOUNT DEADLINE:
$113/player until July 5
*ALL CURLERS MUST SIGN UP AS INDIVIDUALS
ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: Competition in the 2021 Cornhusker State Games; White cotton athlete shirt (micro-fiber upgrade available); Sponsor gifts and coupons.
SCHEDULING NOTE: It is Nebraska Sports Council policy to not release team or divisional information until after the entry deadline. With teams waiting until on or near the deadline to enter, releasing data prior to that day does not provide an accurate picture of the tournament field and serves only to discourage those taking a wait-and-see approach.
Athlete packets will be shipped directly to the athlete at no extra charge. Packets will not be available for in-person pickup. Packets include athlete shirt and one free Arby’s sandwich certificate per person. Athletes will receive their packet prior to competition.
The athlete packets DO NOT contain any sport specific information such as schedules, maps, bib numbers, etc. For sport-specific details, refer to your sport General Information.
JOIN US AT THE OPENING CEREMONIES ON JULY 16!
The show begins at 8 p.m. at Seacrest Field, Lincoln!
Admission is FREE!
OPENING CEREMONIES PROGRAM
• Parade of Athletes
• National Anthem
• Oath of Athletes
• Mascot Showcase
• Super Retriever Series Demo
• Mystery Torchlighter
The Opening Ceremonies will be televised statewide by News Channel Nebraska.
For more details regarding Opening Ceremonies, please refer to the Opening Ceremonies web page.
Po Box 29366
Lincoln, NE 68529
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Lincoln, NE 68504