The final competitive curling event at the current location of Vancouver Curling Club was played on April 6th. Eight teams remained in the season-ending VCC Championships as the semi-finals and finals of the A and B draws were played.
Congratulations are in order for Team Bos from Sunday Open and Team McGinty from the Motors League for capturing the A and B Championships, respectively.
Jan Bos has the honour of throwing the final rock in competition at our current building, and it was needed in the eighth end of the A Final to ensure that he ran Team Lutes out of rocks. Team Lutes, from the Thursday Open League, made their way to the final by beating Team Dunkin from the Super Seniors League in their semi-final. Team Bos, though, became 2011 Club Champions by first beating Team Miller of the Tuesday Women's League in the A semi-finals. They then built a 4-0 lead after three ends, a 6-2 lead after six ends, and an eventual 6-5 win over Team Lutes in the A final.
Team Bos is skip Jan Bos, third Brian Oldham, second Dave Marchant, and lead
Each year the VCC holds the Barry Naimark Annual Skins Bonspiel . This is a fun event which allows curlers to try a different format and to contribute to a local charity.
The goal of the Club is to find a charity where a $2,000 - $4,000 donation can really make a difference, and now is your chance to submit the name of a worthy charity.
The 2011 Barry Naimark Charity Skins took over the VCC from March 3-6, and a fantastic time was had by all who spent their weekend at the club to enjoy some great curling, fun times in the Last Draw Lounge and do it all while raising funds for the Talitha Koum House.
The bonspiel organizing committee are in the midst of doing their final tasks to finish off the event so we do not yet have a final tally on the funds raised. But early indications are that this year's event will come close to the previous event fundraising record of approx $3,300.
Congratulations to Team Miller on their silver medal finish at the Tim Horton's BC Senior Women's Curling Championship. Competing in Kamloops from February 22-26 against the top women's teams aged 50 and over from across the province, Team Miller came oh so close to capturing the provincial crown.
After four days of round-robin play, Team Miller - who is skip Karen Miller, third Beckie Ross, second Dianne Petrant and lead Kathy McInnes - finished in a tie for third-place. This meant that the team had a long road in front of them if they wanted to make the final. But they were undeterred.