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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Saturday, April 6 will see this season's final Open House take over the Club. A special Member Bring a Friend Day is planned set-up to allow VCC members to encourage friends and family to join them get out on the ice and give curling a try. The Club will be open from 10am to 4pm, and complete details are available by clicking here.