Team Broad are 2013 VCC Club Champions

The season-ending VCC Championships have come to a close and Team Broad from the Pacific Rim Curling League are the 2013 Club Champions.

A six-person team, Team Broad's five team members pictured on the right are (L to R): skip Glen Broad, third David Mudge, second Richard Rupps, lead Paul Beja, and lead Lane Wyness. (Darren Stolz is missing from the photo.)

Twenty-four teams started the week, representing the Club's 19 leagues and bringing together the Club's diverse membership. On Thursday evening, the final four were left standing in the A and B finals.

In the A final, Team Broad captured the crown of VCC Club Champions by defeating Team Faa (Thursday Open) 6-5. The game was a back and forth affair, with great shot making by both teams and the final result hinged on the game's final shot.

Meanwhile, the B final featured Team Hill (Shamrock) and Team Chan (High School). Team Chan started the game strong building a 5-1 lead after three ends, but Team Hill clawed their way back so it was 7-4 after seven ends. Team Chan eventually ran Team Hill out of rocks in the final end to become the VCC 2013 Club Championship B Winners.

Pictured on the left, Team Chan - who finished 4th at this year's BC High School Provincials - are (L to R): skip Matt Chan, third Kevin Chen, second Benny Jiang and lead John Dinh.

Please click here to download a copy of the final event draw. Special thanks to Granville Island Brewing for providing a majority of the prizes for the 2013 VCC Championships.

Team Gibson are Provincial Champions

Team Gibson - featured left to right: fourth Rebecca Turley, skip Amy Gibson, second Carman Cheng and lead Michelle Dunn - are bringing home two new championship banners to the Club as they captured both the 2013 BC Dominion Club Challenge and the 2013 Pacific International Cup (PIC).

The team completed a busy few days this past Sunday by playing their 20th game in nine days, including playing and winning six games alone on Saturday and Sunday as they marched through the playoffs.

VCC Teams take on the Region

Congratulations to Team Gibson for finishing third at the Lower Mainland division of the Dominion Curling Club Championships of British Columbia this weekend. From VCC's Thursday Open league, team members are skip Amy Gibson, third Rebecca Turley, second Carman Cheng and lead Michelle Dunn.

Dominion Curling Championships

After the round-robin portion, Team Gibson finished tied for first in their pool with wins over Royal City, Delta Thistle and Cloverdale and qualified for the semi-final by defeating Langley in a tie-breaker. They lost to Golden Ears (the eventual champions) in the semi-final but rebounded to defeat Chilliwack and capture the bronze medal as well as the right to play in the combined BC Dominion Club Challenge and Pacific International Cup.

A second VCC team was also competing at the Dominion Club Challenge this weekend in the men's division. Team Chute was in tough in their round-robin pool with one win over Delta Thistle and three losses to Richmond, Langley and Cloverdale. From Sunday Open, Team Chute won the VCC men's playdownsdefeating Team Tully in the final of the double-knockout event. Team members are skip Chris Chute, third Christopher Summers, second Nigel McInnis and lead Allen Ho.

Team Gibson will take on the best of BC and the western United States from April 17-21 at the Richmond Curling Centre. Complete results for Team Gibson and Team Chute can be found by clicking here.

2012-2013 Season Survey

All VCC members received a link for the 2012-2013 season survey in April's "Totem Tales." Please take a moment to provide your feedback and comments to help the Club build for the future, and all submitted entries are eligible for a draw prize (carbon fibre broom). If any members need the survey link re-sent, please email info@vancurl.com.

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