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.
|This Saturday, April 15 is your chance to throw like a pro and win prizes in the Ford Hot Shots event at the VCC. Just like the pros at the Scotties and the Brier, you have a chance to put your curling skills on display for free. All you need to do is register ahead of time, so please click here for more information and to register.
Ford will also be on hand in the Hillcrest parking lot so you can test-drive some of their cushy rides for a good cause. Ford will be donating $20 to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation for each test drive so tell your friends and family to come on out.
|Public Open House||
Running simultaneously this Saturday, April 15 from 10am to 4pm, is the final Public Open House of the season. All are welcome to come on out to enjoy the roaring game and experience the thrill of throwing rocks at houses. Instruction sessions will be available (30-minute sessions at a cost of $10) for those who’ve never tried the sport.
Anyone visiting the Club during the open house sessions is encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and be sure to bring clean shoes. Kids, teens, adults and seniors are all welcome!