by Daryn Goodwin

Team Entries are starting to roll in and all indications point to WINTERNATIONALS being an awesome start to the NARCh ’17 Season.

The tournament is held January 13th-16th in Huntington Beach but the registration deadline is December 10th.  EVERYBODY checks out for the Holidays and we know how hard it is for teams to get their funds together, so we’re doing most team managers a big favor.  It also helps us with all of the organization of the event, such as solidifying the divisions and ordering the correct number of medals, trophies, etc.

Teams seem to be coming from everywhere!  6 from BC, Canada.  KIHA from Hawaii.  Black Ice from NY coming to play Pro and Junior.  Carshield, a team from Missouri coming to play men’s gold and 30s.  Brazil in men’s and 30s as well.  At least 25-30 from NorCal.  A few from Arizona.   That’s off the top of my head, it’s going to be a great mix for most divisions.

We also have some solid staff flying in for the event.  Announcer Jeremy Ellis will be leaving the cold of Chicago to enjoy a few days of short weather in January.  Traveling the furthest is surely Lionel from France.  He’s making the long journey to film and edit so we can document the tournament the best we can through all of our social media channels.

The registration and host hotels can be found at

We will take teams until the event is full, but it’s very likely to sell out as it has in the past.  If you register after the 10th we CANNOT guarantee you a spot in the tourney.

Thanks for reading.

Daryn Goodwin – NARCh President