Announcement of 10th MinebeaMitsumi Cup ASAMA Highland Curling Classic 2018

MinebeaMitsumi Inc. ("MinebeaMitsumi") has been supporting MinebeaMitsumi Cup ASAMA Highland Curling Classic for years and the 10th MinebeaMitsumi Cup is scheduled to be held from Saturday, October 7, 2017 through Monday, October 9, 2017 at the Curling Hall Miyota (Miyota-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano).

MinebeaMitsumi has been providing support since 2007 to a non-profit organization (NPO) called ASAMA Highland Sports Club, which manages the Curling Hall Miyota. Since 2015, MinebeaMitsumi Cup, co-sponsored by MinebeaMitsumi, has been incorporated into the World Curling Tour Development ("WCT-D") where curling teams compete to gain points for a participation in the World Curing Tour ("WCT"), an international curling competition.

In 2017, WCT-D is held again in Japan. 12 strong domestic curling teams get together at Miyota-machi, including the teams with the participants of the Japan Championship and the victory in various open tournaments and they will have heated competitions.

In addition, all games of this exciting tour are scheduled to be broadcast live on YouTube.

MinebeaMitsumi Cup celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. MinebeaMitsumi is committed to continuing to contribute to the amateur sports promotion and revitalization of local communities through the ongoing support for the Curling Hall Miyota.

Outline of 10th MinebeaMitsumi Cup

1. Name of the Event: MinebeaMitsumi Cup ASAMA Highland Carling Classic 2018
(10th MinebeaMitsumi Cup, Asia Pacific Curling Tour 2018)
2. Sponsor: Comprehensive Region-based Sports Club / NPO ASAMA Highland Sports Club
3. Supporting Company: MinebeaMitsumi Inc.
4. Co-Sponsor: Nagano Curling Association
5. Supporters: Miyota-machi, Miyota-machi Board of Education, Miyota-machi Athletic Association and Liaison Council of Nagano Comprehensive Clubs
6. Schedule: from Saturday October 7, 2017 through Monday, October 9, 2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017 9:00~14:00/Beginning of Competition for the day
14:00~14:45/Opening Ceremony
14:45~22:30/ Competition for the day
Sunday, October 8, 2017 8:00~21:15/Beginning of Competition for the day
Monday, October 9, 2017 8:00~15:50/ Beginning of Competition for the day
16:00~16:20/Awards Ceremony, Closing Ceremony
7. Place: Curling Hall Miyota
(Oaza Kusagoe, Miyota-machi, Kitasaku-gun, Nagano 1173-1735)

Please refer to the game information on the website. (http://asama.apcurling.info/index.phpOpen in a new window or http://www.asamahlsportsclub.jpOpen in a new window)

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