Competition Corner - November 2014

Competition Corner (November 2014) - Update

We have a couple of corrections and a couple of editions to the jam-packed November edition of Competition Corner.

November was a great month for VCC members in competitive events as bonspiel season hit full stride and results keep pouring in. We have a lot to report from mixed, women’s, and men’s events so we will jump right to it.

Team Forrest had a successful month winning the Marpole Mixed Bonspiel, the B Event at the Peace Arch Mixed Bonspiel and the C Event at the Tunnel Town Mixed Bonspiel with a come from behind three in the eighth. Team Forrest consists of Andrew Forrest, Allison DenToom, Dave Marchant and Becky Campbell. Krista Frazee was subbed in for Becky Campbell at the Peace Arch ‘spiel.

Andrew Forrest also skips a men’s team that played in the Coronation Classic in Maple Ridge. While they had a big extra end win against Sean Geall the team failed to qualify for the playoffs.

VCC colours were in full force at the Tunnel Town Mixed Bonspiel as Team Robinson (Mark and Siobhan Robinson, Heather Lawrence, Craig Coyne) had a great run making it all the way to the A final where they had a pick in the second end which led to a steal of four for their opponents and left them chasing the rest of the game. The team was very proud to take a “solid silver”.

Continuing with their busy bonspiel schedule Team Gibson (Marilou Richter, Amy Gibson, Rebecca Turley, Michelle Dunn) came oh so close to qualifying for the BC Scotties, rattling off three straight wins before falling short by one in the last end of the C final at the Provincial Playdowns in Kelowna. The team also had a successful runs at the Vancouver Island Shoot Out making it all the way to the semifinals in a competitive field and a sixth place finish at the Coronation Classic in Maple Ridge.

Team Ocean Village (Diane Gushulak, Grace MacInnes, Lorelle Weiss, Sandra Comadina) kicked off their bonspiel schedule at the Vancouver Island Shoot Out, the first of five world curling tour events the team is playing in this season, where they took home second place.

VCC men had a strong showing at the North Delta Men's Bonspiel with Team Schneider taking home the A Event and Team Brower taking the B Event with a win over Team Forrest.

A number of VCC men’s teams competed at the Golden Ears Curling Club at the start of the month, all of them picking up valuable points on the Region 11 Men's Tour. Team Brower (Jan Bos and Richard Brower) took home the C Event. Team Schneider and Team Forrest had great runs losing in the A final and B semifinal, respectively.

Congratulations to all of the above members and those who competed but who have yet to let the Club know when they are playing. Be sure to follow the VCC on Facebook ( facebook.com/vancurl) and twitter (@vancurling) to cheer our members on. If you are curling in an event, please contact champions@vancurl.com.

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Harvest Bonspiel a Resounding Success

This past weekend saw the VCC host our annual fall classic, the Harvest Bonspiel. Featuring a sell-out of 32 teams representing clubs from across the Lower Mainland as well as some visitors from south of the border, the eventual champions were the Shamrockers from the VCC.

  2014 Harvest Bonspiel Champions - Shamrockers

Featured above, the winning team is from the VCC and plays in the Shamrock, Motors and Thursday Open leagues. Team members (pictured left to right) include: Kris Wright, Selwyn Alexander, Brett Ballah, and Andrew Playfoot. Other event winners from the weekend-long 'spiel were as follows:

  • B Winners - Meller/Gray (from the VCC - Sunday Open, Super Seniors, Thursday Open)
          Andrew Gray, Harvey Meller, Jon Braun, Norm Scott
  • C Winners - The Curldashians (from the VCC - PacRim Curling League)
          Christopher Ordog, Aaron Lindgren, Stephen Bailey, Logan Chinski
  • D winners - Hill; (from the VCC - Shamrock, Motors League, B&B)
          Earl Hill, Steve Nelson, Keith Budd, Shawn Joinson

    Click here for more details, including the complete event draw.

    Special thanks to the event organizers, led by Mark Robinson and Craig Coyne, as well as Kathy McInnes and all of the volunteers and staff who helped ensure everyone had a great time on and off the ice.

     

  • Competition Corner - October 2014

    Welcome to Competition Corner, a new feature on our website in which we highlight achievements of VCC members in events outside of VCC bonspiels in the prior month. One of the goals of the Club's Board of Directors when planning for the move to the VCC's post-Olympic home was to support competitive curling with the hope that the VCC would once again become home to some of the best curlers in the Province.

    Over the last four years we have had VCC members participate in, and win, regional, national and provincial events. At the VCC we believe it is important to celebrate not just the successes, but all our members' efforts. We established champions@vancurl.com this year so that members can let the Club know when they are playing outside the VCC.

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