Thiessen Blog: Five-Rock FGZ a Positive Change for Curling

In September 2017, the World Curling Federation membership voted overwhelmingly to change the Free Guard Zone (FGZ) rule as of the 2018-19 season to the five-rock FGZ rule, a change from the four-rock rule that has been in place in Canada since 2002, and the rest of the WCF since 1993.

Assistant Ice Technician opportunity

VCC is currently seeking a full-time Assistant Ice Technician for an annual term: mid-August 2018 to mid-May 2019. 

Brazilians finish with a 3-4 record at world mixed doubles

Marcio at world mixed doubles

VCC curler/ice tech Marcio Cernquinho finished tied for fourth in his pool, representing Brazil at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Sweden, April 21-28. Marcio and his team mate, Aline Goncalves of Whitehorse, had a 3-4 record, including a close loss to Canada, but missing the playoffs.

Read our April newsletter

The April edition of Totem Tales, our monthly newsletter, has been sent to inboxes. You can also read it online at https://bit.ly/2ENbEH6.

Robertson team wins VCC Championship

Robertson team

The Scott Robertson team from the Pacific Rim Curling League has won this year's VCC Championship, defeating Paul Dunkin's Super Seniors League team in seven ends in Thursday night's (April 12) A event final. Left to right are lead Michael Anhorn, second Kevin Mintenko, third Greg Ohashi and skip Scott Robertson. The Shorty Sellars team from the Motors League won the B final. Go to our VCC Championship page for more complete coverage. 

VCC in article on experiencing Winter Olympic sports

The Vancouver Curling Club is part of an online article about experiencing various Winter Olympic sports in Canada. Click here to read the story on the Canadian Affair website.

German team visits VCC

German sweeper

The German men's curling team was practising at VCC just prior to heading to Las Vegas for the World Men's Curling Championship. Read more about the team on the German Curling Association's website at http://www.curling-verband.de/news/p8vpqy.html. A translated version of the story should be available.

VCC curlers competed Easter weekend in several events

Many VCC curlers took part in competiton over the Easter weekend. Teams skipped by Rebecca Turley and Richard Brower represented VCC in the Lower Mainland Club Challenge events at Richmond, trying to qualify for the Pacific International Cup.

Two teams of curlers from VCC competed in the Canadian Gay Curling Championship in Calgary. Aaron Thompson skipped a team composed of Jack Holmes, Stephen Bailey, Brian Oldham and Gerald Gunn. Stephen Schneider's team included Shawn Eklund, Brant Amos and Stephan Funk. Both Thompson and Schneider have won the national gay title in previous years.

Finally, VCC junior Toby Mills curled in the BC playdown to determine the province's representative at the Canada Winter Games. Toby is third on the Johnson Tao team that made the playoffs.

8-ender on Friday, Mar. 23

8-ender

Here's an eight-ender scored on Friday night (Mar. 23) in the 453 City Hall League. Left to right are Paul Willing, Robin Shaw and Theresa Shaw. The fourth team member, Daniel Langevin, took the picture. There was a measurement taken on the back rock to see if it was actually in the rings. The yellow rock at the back was a guard that was moved after the end was over. This is the second eight-ender this season at VCC, the other one also on Friday night in the B&B League.

In Honour of Pat McSherry

Pat McSherry

Pat McSherry, a VCC honourary life member since 2000 and our first female president (1994-95), has died of cancer at 72 years old. McSherry curled in the Vancouver Ladies' League on Monday mornings. An Anglican Eucharist and celebration of life was held at St. James Anglican Church on Wednesday, Mar. 28. Click here for a full obituary.

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