2024 Competition Guide

Regional Competition Guide

April 18-21, 2024

Sparks, NV

Hotel Information

Nugget Casino Resort
1100 Nugget Ave
Sparks, NV 89431

Local: (775) 356-3300
Toll-Free: 800-648-1177

When checking into the hotel, make sure you tell them you are with Sweet Adelines!

Notes about the weekend

**Although tipping the housekeeping staff $1 a day per person is optional, we know how much they appreciate it since we create quite a mess with our makeup and performance preparations.

**All grooming products should be unscented, without exception. Allergic reactions can prevent others from being able to sing in the performance. Perfumes are never appropriate when sharing the close quarters of risers.

When you arrive in Sparks, please check in!

Sharon Carlson 707-322-6222

SOS Schedule

Thursday: find us and have dinner with us. Get your badge from Suzan.

Friday: Friday arrivals – get your badge from Suzan. You can participate in the Sound Check Chorus on stage at 8:45am. Let’s sit together and cheer for the Quartet Competition at 2pm.


  • Flat Floor Rehearsal
    3rd Floor, Central Pacific Rooms A, B, C
    8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
  • Make-up/hair/costume checks
    Redwood 8 (same room as last year)

    • 10:30: Make-Up, Hair Team and Row 1
    • 10:45: Row 2
    • 11:00: Row 3
    • 11:15: Row 4 & 5
  • Plan your meal to be about 2 hours before stage time!
  • 1:32 pm: gather for the Traffic Pattern Check-in Just outside Resort Tower Elevators on the 2nd floor. Bring your ‘baggie’ with room key, All-events badge, small personal items.
  • “Bag Ladies”: Row 1: Blossom, 2 Tracy, 3 Anne, 4 Luree, 5 Karen. (They hold the big bags that hold your small (very small) bag.)
  • 4:50 pm: 2023 Champion performance & awards.
  • 7:00 pm: Dinner: Cascade 4 (2nd Floor). Let’s have a great dinner, debrief score sheets and party!!
  • 9:00pm: Afterglow Party Party Like a Rock Star in Sierra 4 & 5.
Schedule of Competition Events
Thursday, April 18th
5:30 – 7:00 pm Combined Chorus and Quartet Briefing (Directors & Team Coordinators)
Friday, April 19th
8:45 – 10:00 am Sound Check Chorus
Saturday, April 20

Packing List

Blue contest jacket

Black camisole/tank/shell

Black costume pants

Smoothing undergarment

Opaque black socks/stockings

Black shoes

Contest earrings

Contest make-up

Items for contest hair: unscented hairspray, curlers, etc

Last year’s medal on a chain (not the colored ribbon)

Personal make-up

Unscented deodorant

Washcloth/towel (for makeup removal)

Other toiletries: q-tips, cotton balls, aspirin, safety pins, band-aids

Outfits for our Dinner and/or the Party Like a Rock Star! Afterglow

Cell phone charger

Snacks for your room

Cash for the weekend

Any Sweet Adelines bling!

A great attitude!


To achieve and ensure our polished, professional unit look you will need:

 Make up kit (your own or shared)●     Foundation●     Blush

●     Neutral Set Powder (white)

●     True Red Lipstick

●     White eye shadow

●     Black eye shadow

Final Seal Spray

Your own:ConcealerDark brown eyebrow pencil or powder

Black eye pencil- preferably waterproof

Black mascara-preferably waterproof

Red lip pencil

Eye shadow base


Sponge wedges or circles, powder, blush, eye shadow brush and sponge, eyebrow


Magnifying and/or Lighted Mirror

Face wash


Black false eyelashes

Eyelash glue

Eyelash curler

Clear nail polish or French Manicure

Make-up remover

Cell Numbers

Anne     Bazerman            707-486-0221

Alicia      Miller    707-758-5182

Allison   Murphy 925-389-0352

Aurora  Brisgel   707-570-9336

Celeste Gantz    707-292-4224

Christine              Lush       707-364-5624

Claire     Urquhart             707-953-8993

Cris         Duhon  707-484-3745

Diane    Pimentel              707-772-7514

Ellen      Kelm      707-332-4149

Gloria    Chao      415-218-1763

Gloria    LaFleur 707-837-6357

Judy       Girard   415-328-3349

Karen    Giovannini          707-292-5399

Kat         Slusser  707-291-1652

Kathy    Uemura               707-479-7981

Kris         Skold     707-322-4689

Louise   Sullivan 707-282-8727

Luree    Schneider            612-501-7244

Lynda    Casillas  707-479-4214

Nada     Hadley  707-328-2889

Norma  Stevens 818-464-6911

Radka    Temnitzer           310-869-1697

Sara       Emmanuel          707-845-2248

Sara       Jones    707-758-0084

Sharon  Cahn      707-291-9270

Sharon  Carlson 707-322-6222

Shirley  Stevens 707-477-7062

Susan    Burkett 415-509-8552

Suzan    Lane      707-322-4513

Suzy       Martin  707-591-6211

Tessa     Murray 707-490-6714

Tracy     Jenkins 707-332-5934

Linda Gummerson   707-688-2718