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General Information

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

TIMES:
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.

Events

Event Name
Novice
Open

*20 team MAX

EVENT DESCRIPTIONS:

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.

Competition Format

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:
$108/player until June 17
$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

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.

Opening Ceremonies

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
• Skydivers
• National Anthem
• Oath of Athletes
• Mascot Showcase
• Super Retriever Series Demo
• Mystery Torchlighter
• Fireworks

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.

Further Information

Sport Specific Questions: Contact Curling Director Nic Ridder at nicks1225@gmail.com

Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Cornhusker State Games office at 402-471-2544 or info@nebraskasportscouncil.com.

Thank You to our platinum sponsors

Official Member of the

info@nebraskasportscouncil.com

Phone: 402-471-2544

Fax: 402-413-1119

Mailing address: 
Po Box 29366
Lincoln, NE 68529

Shipping address:
3260 Folkways Blvd Suite B
Lincoln, NE 68504