With the new season knocking at our door, we wanted to offer some tips for one of the biggest challenges for league play: game speed. Most leagues play games in two hour time slots. Strategy is often determined by expecting to play eight ends, and we want to ensure we get them all in before our time runs out. Listed below are some great tips to save time and keep the game moving.
It is August and we are fast approaching the VCC's 100th curling season. We have an exciting year planned as we enter our second year in our new home at the Hillcrest Centre.
We urge you all to browse through our Calendar of Events for the 2012-13 season to see what we have in store. Our Leagues, Clinics, Bonspiels, and even a Provincial Championship will be keeping us busy right through to April 2013!
If you are interested in joining a league, please head over to our League Page and contact any of the respective league reps about availability. If you are looking to give our sport a try we will be featuring Public Open Houses and Basic Skills Clinics in lead up to the start of our regular season.
Curl BC is pleased to announce that the 2014 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship will be hosted at the Vancouver Curling Club and will run from February 5-9, 2014.
The Championship will follow a 16-team triple knockout with a four-team page playoff format. Similar to the women’s event, the 2013 champion and the men’s leader on the Canadian Team Ranking System as of December 1, 2013 will capture the first two berths. The remaining spots will be declared through regional playdowns. The winner will advance to the Tim Hortons Brier.
The BC Men’s Curling Championship has produced four national championship teams skipped by Frenchy D’Amour (Trail – 1948), Lyall Dagg (Vancouver – 1964), Rick Folk (Kelowna – 1994) and Greg McAulay (Royal City – 2000).
Thank you to all Club members who attended the 2012 Annual General Meeting on June 6. Everyone's comments, questions and feedback during the meeting were much appreciated as your opinions and participation are vital for a membership-driven organization like ours to thrive and succeed.
Congratulations to the new board members who were elected during the AGM, and thank you to last year's directors for their contributions. Additional thank you to the efforts of the Club's staff and all of the volunteers during a very busy and successful 2011-12 season.
Now that the summer is upon us, be sure to check back online regularly as more details about next season will be added over the coming weeks. And, if you haven't already, be sure to follow us on Facebook - facebook.com/vancurl - and on Twitter - @vancurling.
Lastly, any members who have suggestions and/or are interested in helping out next year as a coach, committee volunteer or supporting one of our events, please do not hesitate to contact Willa or Brad for more details or to provide your name.