On Saturday, April 30th, the Vancouver Curling Club hosted a fond farewell and tribute to our old building and 62 years of league play, bonspiels, clinics and good times at the Vancouver Curling Club on Dinmont Avenue with the Last Rock Ceremony.
More than 100 people were in attendance - including honorary life members, past presidents, provincial champions, world champions, and current club members from many of the VCC's leagues - as everyone had a chance to revisit the Club's history through the memorabilia on display, celebrate the throwing of the last rock (ever) in the ice shed, toast the grand, old building and then watch the lights go off in the ice shed for the final time.
After winning the Lower Mainland division of the Dominion BC Club Challenge, Team Faa spent their Easter weekend challenging teams from across the province and the western United States.
Competing at the Pacific International Cup / BC Dominion Club Challenge Provincial Finals, Team Faa finished in a four-way tie for second following round-robin play. After winning their two tie-breaker games in convincing fashion, Team Faa moved onto the medal round. Unfortunately, it was there that the team's spectacular run came to a grinding halt on the Sunday morning.
Congratulations to Team Faa for capturing the Lower Mainland Division of the BC Dominion Club Challenge.
The team finished the round-robin portion tied for first in their pool with 2 wins (over Port Moody and Abbotsford) and 1 loss (to Coquitlam). They won a set of coin tosses so Team Faa had only to play one tie-breaker, and they defeated Coquitlam in that game to advance to the semi-finals.
|Pictured left to right, Allen Ho (lead), Sean Ramsay (second), Jan Bos (third) and Chris Faa (skip) earned a one-point win over the 2008 Champions from Golden Ears to advance to the final. Once there, they played very well to hold a three-point lead heading into the final end, and they captured the title with a 5-2 win over Langley.|