Anthracite Curling Club has announced the opening of its Summer 2010 league, with 16 teams vying for just four playoff spots in a nine-draw regular season.
The regular season will be conducted over the next three months. There are 16 teams in four divisions and two conferences. Division names are derived from sizes of coal nuggets (Buckwheat, Chestnut, Stove and Steamboat), and the conferences are named in honor of anthracite pioneers, Jesse Fell and Abijah Smith.
Division champions will face each other in the Conference championships of the first round of playoffs, and those winners will meet to determine the league champion in August.
Anthracite Curling Club
Summer 2010 League
Conference and Division Alignment
Jesse Fell Conference
Schuylkill Blind Squirrels
C & Ds
Abijah Smith Conference
The league will take a one-week hiatus on June 8 for an organizational meeting.