This past week saw some great curling action as the 2012 VCC Championships filled the ice shed from Monday to Thursday evening. After starting with 24 teams, we were left with one champion; congratulations to Team Macdonald from Thursday Open for capturing the 2012 title as Club Champions.
Picture on the right (L to R: Hamish Macdonald, second;, Craig Whitaker, fourth; Chris Allcock, skip; and Reg Siemens, lead), Team Macdonald won the A flight by defeating Team McNichol from the Pacific Rim Curling League in the final. Meanwhile, on the B side, Team Allen / Bos from Sunday Open defeated Team Martin from the Motors league.
Congratulations to all of the teams for an enjoyable week and many exciting games on the ice. You can view the completed draw results by clicking here. Special thanks to Granville Island Brewing for sponsoring the prizes and look for Team Macdonald to be wearing their new Club Champion jackets next season.
Curl BC is pleased to announce that the 2013 Williams Moving & Storage BC Mixed Curling Championship has been awarded to the Vancouver Curling Club. This unique event enables men and women to play together on the same team and will be held March 14 – 17, 2013.
The BC Championship will host the top eight mixed curling teams from across the province in the 2012/2013 season. Teams will compete in a triple knock-out format with a 4-team page-playoff. The winning team will advance to the 2014 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, November 14-23, 2013 at the Rideau Curling Club in Ottawa.
The BC Mixed Curling Championship first began in 1964 and was won by the Gil Moel rink from the Trail Curling Club. This event has hosted many of BC’s and Canada’s top curlers throughout its history. 1988 Olympic Gold Medalist, Lindsay Sparkes, 2000 World Men’s Champion, Bryan Miki, 2000 World Junior Men’s Champion, Brad Kuhn, 2002 Olympic Bronze Medalists, Georgina Wheatcroft and Diane Dezura and 2009 World Senior Champions, Pat Sanders & Roselyn Craig are just a few of the event’s past winners.
The 2012 VCC Championships have had three nights of good curling action and some very exciting games take place since Monday evening. Tonight, though, will see the final two games take place: Team Macdonald (Thursday Open) plays Team McNichol (PRCL) in the A final to determine our 2012 Club Champion, and Team Allen / Bos (Sunday Open) plays Team Martin (Motors) in the B final.
Come on down to the Club to watch both games (7pm start) and get your final curling fix of the season. Complete results from the event so far are available by clicking here.
Congratulations are due to Team Faa (Chris Faa, Jan Bos, Sean Ramsay and Brian Oldham) for representing the VCC this past weekend at the Lower Mainland playdowns for the BC Dominion Club Challenge.
The team had four very competitive games but they were not able to defend the Lower Mainland title that they won last season as they finished this year's event with a 2-2 record in the round-robin portion. Please click here to check out the results from the weekend's event.