Team Gibson is off to the 2014 BC Scotties in search of the Vancouver Curling Club’s 50th purple heart.
Earlier this month in Kelowna, Team Gibson (pictured L to R: third Rebecca Turley, skip Amy Gibson, second Carman Cheng, and lead Michelle Dunn) captured one of two available spots for the BC Scotties. In a strong field of eight teams, Gibson won every game, including a come from behind extra-end win vs Roberta Kuhn (Vernon), as well as stealing three against former BC Champion Marla Mallett to win the A final.
The Scotties take place in Prince George from January 6-12. All results will be posted online at http://bcscotties2014.curlbc.ca/ with the semi-finals and finals televised on Sportsnet. The VCC wishes all the best to Team Gibson in their pursuit of a purple heart - we're very proud to have you represent the Club!
From Curl BC news (Dec. 2, 2013):
Stephen Schneider heads into the Lower Mainland men’s playdowns this weekend at Royal City with a boost of confidence after winning the Marpole Sportsmen Bonspiel on Dec. 1.
Schneider and his team (featured from L to R: third Shawn Eklund, skip Stephen Schneider, second Brant Amos, lead Dwight Tomalty) won the A final over Mike Moss from Richmond.
The A final was a tight back and forth game. Schneider was one down with hammer coming home and took two points for a 5-4 win when Moss drew heavy on a freeze attempt.
Also this past weekend, Team Gibson won the 2013-14 BC Women's Open Event #2 A Pool and will be representing the VCC at the Women's Provincial's this year. Team Forrest from the VCC also made the semi-finals of the A pool. Check out Curl BC for more information on the remaining tour dates.
Learn about curling in a small group with a dedicated coach!
Starting January 8th, we will be running an eight-week introductory program for beginners looking to learn about all aspects of the game. You will be placed in a small group of eight curlers and paired with an experienced coach for a series of eight weeks. Start out learning the basics of throwing rocks and progress to sweeping, team communication and game strategy! The eight weeks will comprise of on-ice instruction (60%), off-ice strategy talk (10%), and mini game time (30%).