Team Birston/Hall Finishes Tied for 5th at Provincials

Congratulations to Team Birston/Hall (Shelley Birston and George Hall) for finishing tied for 5th place at Curl BC's inaugural Mixed Doubles Provincial Championships held on February 1-3.

Shelley and George played five 8-end games of Mixed Doubles in just over a 24-hour period from Friday evening to Saturday evening. They finished the round-robin portion tied for second in their pool with a record of 2-1 and had to play a tie-breaker. After winning the tie-breaker, they lost their quarter-final game by one point on a measure (to the eventual winners).

George Hall and Shelley Birston

For those VCC members and friends of Team Birston/Hall who went over to the North Shore Winter Club to watch the live action, they saw Shelley and George master the comeback during their run. All of their wins featured deficits of six or seven points that were overcome during the game, with the winning points scored in either the eighth or extra end.

For a complete summary of Team Birston/Hall's results from the BC Mixed Doubles, please click here.

Another Close Call at Provincial Playdowns

Over the weekend of January 25-27, one more VCC team was involved in provincial playdowns. Congratulations to Team Martin (Jerry Martin, Roy Murao, Wayne Saito, Wayne Chin) for a strong showing at the Masters Men's Region 11 Playdowns.

With only two qualifying berths on the line, Team Martin lost in the A semi-final and then lost their B quarterfinal game to the eventual B winner.

Additional congratulations to other VCC members who played on Team Switzer. Complete results are available here.

Dirty, Flirty and Thirty at the Pac Rim Cup

2013 Pac Rim Cup Champions  

The weekend of January 25-27 saw the VCC's Pacific Rim Curling League take over the Club to host the 30th annual Pac Rim Cup.

With a theme of dirty, flirty and thirty, a full draw of 32 teams had a wonderful team on and off the ice. Congratulations to the 2013 Pac Rim Cup Champions - Team Hall (George Hall, Shelley Birston, Kevin Mintenko and Krista Frazee). The complete draw results and all of the event winners can be found by clicking here.

Kudos to the organizing committee of Johnny LaRusic, Clayton Bergquist, Gerald Gunn and Jason Tusor for organizing a fabulous weekend.

Strathcona Cup Success

Shouts of “hurry hard” – with a Scottish accent – were heard during the afternoon at the Vancouver Curling Club on January 11, 2013 as the Club was one of the stops of the Strathcona Cup 2013 tour.

More than 60 Scottish curlers are in Canada this month for curling matches against Canadians in curling clubs. The Strathcona Cup Tour is a tradition dating back to 1902 that sees curlers from Canada and Scotland compete every five years.

The Vancouver Curling Club stop – which included an afternoon game and evening banquet – was organized by a local committee chaired by Stan Turner. A big thank you to Stan and all of the other volunteers and staff involved in creating a memorable event!

A couple of different photo albums have been set up for the event so please click here and here to check some of the images from the Strathcona Cup tour visit. To find out more about the entire Strathcona Cup tour, visit strathconacuptour2013.co.uk.

 

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