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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.

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United States Dragon Boat Federation News

Club Crew National Championships

The USDBF Club Crew National Championships will be held at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, New Jersey. (click here for a flyer) The announced dates are September 16 - 17, 2017. Bulletin #1 and #2 are now available. These bulletins contain more information about this National Club Crew event. If you think your club team is ready to compete against some of the best teams nationally, you can find out more by following this link: USDBF Club Crew Nationals

In order to compete at the CCNC in Mercer your club must be a member of your local Region.


It was recently announced that there will be three berths in each division awarded at the CCNC in Mercer. This means that the first through third place finishers in each division will be awarded a berth to the IDBF Club Crew World Championships in Szeged, Hungary in 2018. The USDBF has two 10 man boat berths and one 20 man boat berth available.


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 summer. This class would be offered here in the Midwest if there is enough interest to cover the cost to bring in the instructor.

Should there not be enough interest in the Midwest, there is a class scheduled on September 15th at Princeton, New Jersey. The application for the New Jersey class is available here. This class will be held just prior to the Club Crew Nationals, and will offer "shadow training" on Saturday and Sunday during the event at Mercer.


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.