Americas Masters Games set for August 26 to September 4, 2016 at VCC
Anyone over the age of 50 (having reached their 50th birthday by the end of this month) can enter. The cost is about $225 per person. Entries are made by individuals online through the AMG website: https://www.americasmastersgames2016.com/sports/participants/
Participants are eligible to enter Men’s and Mixed or Women’s and Mixed and are guaranteed three games minimum in each. Participants will receive games related swag upon accreditation in the days prior to the event.
Congratulations to Raphael Monticello, Marcio Cerquinho and Luciana Barella who will represent Brazil in the World Mixed Curling Championship in Kazan, Russia.
The team will practice throughout the summer by participating in summer Bonspiels in Kelowna, Parksville and Kerry Park. One week prior to the World's the team will participate in the Tallin Cup in Estonia.
Congratulations and good curling, we hope you have a successful run!
Calling all VCC volunteers who generously donated their time and expertise to the success of the 2015-16 season!
We’re holding a BBQ in your honour on Wednesday, June 8 at 5:30pm. Join us in the Last Draw Lounge, enjoy a burger and pint on the house and feel appreciated for all that you do to make VCC a great place to curl.
Please RSVP by emailing: email@example.com. Please include any dietary restrictions you may have.
Get your curling season started early by curling in the inaugural Americas Masters Games at Vancouver Curling Club, Aug. 26 to Sept. 4. There will be men's, women's and mixed competitions for curlers 50 years plus, 60 years plus and 70 years plus. Curling is just one of the 25 sports available in the AMG, hosted by the City of Vancouver and bringing in participants from around the world.
Each team is guaranteed three games and curlers can curl in the mixed, taking place after the men's and women's competitions, at no extra cost.
Curl BC will be holding a club coach workshop at Vancouver Curling Club on the Sept. 10-11 weekend. The club coach/instructor workshop focuses on the club curler. It's designed to enhance the skills of instructors who function primarily at the club level, dealing with beginning curlers. Registration is now open on the Curl BC website at http://www.curlbc.ca/coursescamps/club-coach-vancouver/.
VCC is also looking to recruit paid instructors to deal with our rental groups. Taking the Curl BC club coach workshop would be a first step for anyone interested in becoming an instructor but has no experience or certification. For more information, contact Richard Brower at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-874-0122 ext. 102.
The new VCC Champions. Left to right are Hamish Macdonald, Jan Bos, Craig Whitaker and Chris Brown.
Two Thursday Open League teams, both former VCC Championship winners, faced off in this year's final on Thursday night (April 14) with the Hamish Macdonald team winning a back and forth game over Andrew Gray.
Macdonald scored three in the first end, only to give back three in the second and give up a steal of one in the third end. The game went back in Macdonald's favour with a five-ender in the sixth end, including a shot through a narrow port.
Macdonald's team included Jan Bos, Craig Whittaker and Chris Brown. Gray's team, last year's champs, had Andrew Forrest, Becky Campbell and Dave Marchant.
In the B event final, a Super Senior squad skipped by Brock Tully (Sandy Greig, Ron McKay, Doug Poulin) won in six ends over Joe Krapiec's rink from the Point Grey League.
For complete results from the 32-team event that included teams from nearly every VCC league go to our VCC Championship page.
The Aaron Thompson and Jessica Ingram teams represented VCC at the Mainland Club Challenge, April 8-10 in Richmond, with Thompson's team finishing 2-1 and Ingram's team 0-2 in their round robins. Neither team advanced to the playoffs. The event featured men's and women's club champions from around the Lower Mainland vying to qualify for the Pacific International Cup, April 13-17.
One BC team from the PIC will then advance to the Travelers Curling Club Championship next November in Kelowna that includes teams from every province and territory.
The Vancouver Curling Club strives to improve its membership services each year. Your feedback is critical for providing insight into how the Board of Directors and staff members can make VCC a terrific place to curl and spend time with friends and colleagues alike.
Please take a few minutes to fill out our 2015-16 membership survey. At completion, you will be entered into a draw for a VCC gift card ($125 value) that can be used in the lounge and the pro shop. Your email address will be needed to enter the draw, if you choose to do so, but will be separated from survey responses, which are kept anonymous.
VCC curler Keith Switzer, skipping at team from the Richmond CC, made the playoffs at the Canadian Masters Curling Championship in Kings County, Nova Scotia, but ended up finishing fourth. Switzer tied for first in his pool round robin with a 5-1 record to qualify for the championship pool round robin.
VCC curler Keith Switzer isn't getting older, he's getting better! A long- time competitive men's curler who had never won a provincial championship until skipping a VCC team to the BC mixed championship in 2014, Keith has now won the BC masters men's championship for curlers 60 years and over.
Keith's team from Richmond CC (Vic Shimizu, Ben Nishi, Wayne Saito) defeated 2011 Canadian masters champion Garry Gelowitz of Kelowna 8-7 in an extra end Sunday, Mar. 12 at the Abbotsford CC. They also advanced from the semi-final with an extra end win over Ralph Will of Cranbrook.
The foursome now heads to the Canadian masters championship, April 4-10 in Nova Scotia.
Keith died twice on the ice at last season's BC mixed doubles championship after suffering a heart attack. He was brought back to life both times with quick help from others and the use of an AED.