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USDBF Club Crew National Championships

The USDBF Club Crew National Championships were held recently at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, New Jersey. The ADBA had several crews that competed in this National event.

For complete results of the USDBF CCNC, click here.

The ADBA sends congratulations out to the following crews for their outstanding performance in this National competition:

Senior A Mixed
Windy City Dragons - First Place Gold Medal

Premier Open
Windy City Dragons - Second Place Silver Medal

Premier Mixed
Paddlin' for MB powered by GWN - Second Place Silver Medal

These crews were up against some of the best competition in the country at the US Nationals. The top three winners in each division were awarded berths at the World Club Crew Championships to be held in Szeged, Hungary in 2018.


Special offer from Great White North for ADBA clubs/crews

Calling all competitive and recreational crews!! GWN is looking for a few good teams to represent the GWN brand in 2018. If your team is interested in being sponsored by GWN, fill out an application by September 30th! Some of the perks include free festival entries, Sub2 swag and gear, and discounts on equipment. Submissions from crews all across North America are welcome and encouraged! Go to http://bit.ly/2ydpUa1 for more information.


Midwest ADBA News

2017 Regional Championship Race results from Lake Arlington:

The American Dragon Boat Association is pleased to announce the winners of the ADBA Regional Championship Race that was held in conjunction with the Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival at Lake Arlington, Illinois (near Chicago) on July 29, 2017. The winners were awarded berths to the IDBF Club Crew World Championships which will be held in Szeged, Hungary in 2018.

In the Premier Mixed division, the winner of the ADBA berth to the IDBF CCWC in Szeged is:

Paddlin' for MB

In the Senior A division there were several berths awarded:

Sr A Mixed: Windy City Dragons

Sr A Open: Windy City Dragons

Sr A Women: Windy City Dragons

Please congratulate all four of these teams for their accomplishment at winning their respective division races at the ADBA Regional Championships!


Midwest ADBA Breast Cancer Survivor News

BCS News Click here to view the Spring 2017 BCS Newsletter.

Check out all of the BCS newsletters at the BCS News link to the left!


United States Dragon Boat Federation News

Club / Festival insurance through USDBF

Application forms are now available for your 2017 club and Festival insurance. More information is available by clicking here.


Midwest ADBA News

Training courses!

USDBF Official's training

The ADBA is looking for people that are interested in expanding their knowledge of the rules and regulations regarding Dragon Boat racing. We would like to offer a USDBF Official's training course here in the Midwest. This class would be offered here in the Midwest if there is enough interest to cover the cost to bring in the instructor.


2017 Midwest Region Schedule

Click here to view the 2017 Midwest Region Dragon Boat Schedule

International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) News


International Breast Cancer Paddlers' Commission (IBCPC) News

Other news:

Application forms are now available for your 2017 club or festival insurance. This coverage is available through the USDBF Insurance program, the forms are available here.

To be eligible for this insurance your club or event must be a member in good standing of your Region. ADBA membership forms are available by clicking on this link.