Club Challenge -- VCC Playdowns
Each season, the VCC holds a qualifying event to name our teams to the Lower Mainland division of the BC Travelers Curling Club Championships.
The Travelers Curling Club Championship is an event focused on providing “curlers that support club leagues on a regular basis... with a major venue to compare their skills against other curling clubs," and the VCC has sent representative teams for the past number of years.
The winning male and female teams from the VCC playdowns will receive team jackets and move on to represent the VCC at the Lower Mainland division of the BC Travelers Curling Club Championship at the Richmond Curling Club on April 10-12th, 2015. The winner of the BC Travelers Club Championship will move on to Ottawa's Hunt Curling Club in November of 2015 to represent BC. Past participants in this Canadian Club Championship have expressed the reception is "Brier-esq" - "a truly high-level event with excellent athlete support."
Our 2013 Women's Champion, Team Gibson, earned the right to represent the province in the Canadian Club Championships, after winning the Lower Mainland Challenge and the BC Dominion Club Challenge in April 2013. Click here to learn more about their success.
- There are two divisions – men’s and women’s.
- Interested teams are to be comprised of players forming a regularly-playing team in one of the VCC's leagues.
- Team eligibility is governed by the “BC Club Challenge Rules of Eligibility”.
- Teams wishing to represent the VCC will need to be available to play in elimination games at the VCC on: March 14 and, if necessary (depending on number of entries) March 21.
- Registered teams will be randomly drawn for their place in the double-knockout draw.
- Registration is now open, with a deadline of Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015.
- Registration fee is $120 / team, payable by cash or cheque, and is to be paid no later than before the team's first game.
- Each team is guaranteed a minimum of two games (and a chance to receive team jackets and move on to represent the VCC at the Lower Mainland division of the BC Travelers Curling Club Championship).
- *Note: Each division - men's and women's - must have at least three teams entered for the Club to proceed with the playdowns for that particular division. If there are less than three teams, an adjusted format and revised registration fees will be in effect.