9th Mazury Curling Festival - camp&tournament

Date of the tournament
Sunday, August 23, 2020 to Sunday, August 30, 2020
Tournament type
Fun & sociable bonspiel
7d Krolowej Jadwigi St., Giżycko, 11-500, Poland
Event venue
Mazurskie Centrum Sportow Lodowych w Gizycku
Format of play
to be decided, 4 games, 5 games for top 12 or top 24 teams.
Team types
Registration DL
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Prize pool
to be announced
Entry fee
35-340 EUR
Number of teams
Academic Sport Association of Poland & Academic Sport Center Wilkasy Polish Curling Clubs Federation Curling Section of Polish Sport Organization Lodz The City of Giżycko & Municipal Sport Center Giżycko
Email address of tournament organizer
lukasz.janczar [at] wp.pl

Accommodation and boarding: Academic Sport Center in Wilkasy. Details inside the invitation.

Additional Information

MCF2020 invitation

We have a great pleasure to invite you to the 9th edition of annual curling event called Mazury Curling Festival.
In the past years there were over 100 participants every year having fun in Wilkasy and Gizycko, and in the tournament for 36 teams. The players of all Polish curling clubs had the opportunity to practice and compete with our guests from 17 countries from 3 continents (Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Hongkong, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine).
We had a pleasure to meet e.g. World and European Champions (Dorottya Palancsa from Hungary, Michelle Allen from Canada, Bjorn Schroder from Switzerland and Anders Kraupp from Sweden), top players, coaches, umpires and icemasters (Mark Callan, George Munro from Scotland).

We negotiate with the best coaches and instructors, not only from Europe, and we will announce most names in our next letter. Now we can confirm four names:

David Jones (Scotland) - Level 2+ Technical Coach, Scottish Curling Development Officer and Curling Manager at Dundee, Scotland, Former Scottish Curling Technical and Team Coach plus Coach Mentor. Lead Tutor for Scottish Curling delivering training courses around Scotland and England. Coach and Instructor at previous WCF Camps and Events. Coach Coordinator at Scottish Curling Adult Camp.
Harry Gow (Scotland) - Level 2 coach with Scottish Curling. Team coach. Current Skip and has played at Scottish Junior Finals and CCT Perth Masters.
Both Scottish coaches are appointed by Scottish Curling in a partnership deal.
Bartosz Łobaza (Poland) – current National Team lead, three times Polish Champion, 4 times at the European Championships, two times at the World Qualifications, several podiums on World Curling Tour. Certified personal trainer, fitness instructor, certified football coach, active canoeist, skier, orienteer and mountain hiker. Curling promoter and founder of Swidnica Curling Club.
Wojciech Augustyniak (Poland) – technical official with 10 years of experience at international events. Worked as a chief umpire at the 2019 Universiade, 2020 World Qualification Event and at ECC-B and C division. Game umpire at 2014 and 2018 Olympics, 2016 World Women's Championships, numerous World Junior Curling Championships and European Curling Championships. Has experience as the chief timer at ECC-B and as a timing official. Currently curls out of Preston Curling Club in England.

This year the camp will start on Sunday (not on Saturday as it was in previous years), August the 23rd. Trainings will start on Monday, August the 24th, and end on Friday, August the 28th in the morning. The Mazury Curling Cup will be launched on Friday, August the 28th in the afternoon, and it will close on Sunday, August the 30th in the evening.

We would like to kindly remind you that we are expecting your applications since the 14th of February till the list will be full. Our list of participants is limited to 100 only! For organizational reasons your application will be placed on the list only after prepayment (200 zlotych or 50 Euro).

1. ORGANIZERS & PATRONAGE (to be confirmed soon)
Academic Sport Association of Poland & Academic Sport Center Wilkasy
Polish Olympic Committee – to be confirmed
Polish Curling Clubs Federation
Curling Section of Polish Sport Organization Lodz
The City of Giżycko & Municipal Sport Center Giżycko
Ministry of Sport and Tourism – to be confirmed

Date: 19-31 August 2020
Ice rink: Gizycko, Mazurskie Centrum Sportow Lodowych w Gizycku, Krolowej Jadwigi St. 7D
Accommodation and boarding: Academic Sport Center in Wilkasy

19-22 August – ice preparation
22-23 – come and try open sessions
23 August – coaches conference, arrival of participants
23-28 August – Curling camp for individuals and teams, referees clinic, lectures
28-30 August – 9th Mazury Curling Cup
The Camp and Mazury Curling Cup is for everyone regardless of gender, level of experience or age. It is possible to take part only in the camp or the tournament, however, we highly recommend participating in both events and offer a discount for them.

4. DETAILS – to be confirmed:

Coaches conference
23 August , 16:00 – 18:00, free access after earlier application

9th Mazury Curling Camp
Duration: 4,5 days. We offer 4hrs of training on ice and 2hrs off the ice daily (at the premises of the Academic Sport Center in Wilkasy). Arrival on August the 23rd (Sunday), departure on August the 28th (Friday afternoon).
Groups will be divided into 2/3 different levels, and into classes for players and/or individual positions, as well as classes for teams. Individual and team consultation will be available. Camp and the tournament are available to curlers regardless of their level, age, gender or team. One can participate in selected training sessions or only in the tournament.
We provide transport to and from the ice rink, and integration events at the Rozbitek Tavern and BBQ. Each participant will receive souvenirs. Moreover, each participant is provided with discounts for sports facilities, SPA, cryogenic chamber and many more.
We offer the opportunity to arrive earlier, stay longer, or enjoy the event with an accompanying person. Please contact me for more details. You can also rent a curling sheet after training session for 15 euro per hour

9th Mazury Curling Cup
Live results on curlingevent.pl
We guarantee 4 games, 5 games for top 12 or top 24 teams. The competition will start on August the 28th (Friday afternoon), the final on August the 30st (Sunday) at 6 p.m. Up to 36 teams of any gender or age.

Payment info:

check the encloseed invitation for more details

Extra persons (non-athletes) can be accommodated while festival with discounts. Details on request.
The prices include 3 meals a day during the camp and breakfasts + BBQ during the tournament.
*prices in euro may be slightly different in case of significant rate difference, it is calculated for 1 EUR = 4,29 PLN

Prepayment 200 zloty or 50 euro while registration
SANTANDER BANK POLSKA S.A.,SWIFT WBKPPLPP, IBAN PL 33 1090 1098 0000 0001 4380 4488

Title: „curling + your name”
If you need an invoice, let me know and send full details of organization on marketing [at] azs-wilkasy.pl
Info on the main payment will be sent directly to the registered participants later.

INFO, registration:
Łukasz Janczar, lukasz.janczar [at] wp.pl, +48 507 024 745
More info concerning the Academic Sport Centre Wilkasy: www.azs-wilkasy.pl
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Giżycko, Poland on Aug 23-30, 2020