Robertson team wins VCC Championship

Robertson team

The Scott Robertson team from the Pacific Rim Curling League has won this year's VCC Championship, defeating Paul Dunkin's Super Seniors League team in seven ends in Thursday night's (April 12) A event final. Left to right are lead Michael Anhorn, second Kevin Mintenko, third Greg Ohashi and skip Scott Robertson. The Shorty Sellars team from the Motors League won the B final. Go to our VCC Championship page for more complete coverage. 

VCC in article on experiencing Winter Olympic sports

The Vancouver Curling Club is part of an online article about experiencing various Winter Olympic sports in Canada. Click here to read the story on the Canadian Affair website.

German team visits VCC

German sweeper

The German men's curling team was practising at VCC just prior to heading to Las Vegas for the World Men's Curling Championship. Read more about the team on the German Curling Association's website at http://www.curling-verband.de/news/p8vpqy.html. A translated version of the story should be available.

VCC curlers competed Easter weekend in several events

Many VCC curlers took part in competiton over the Easter weekend. Teams skipped by Rebecca Turley and Richard Brower represented VCC in the Lower Mainland Club Challenge events at Richmond, trying to qualify for the Pacific International Cup.

Two teams of curlers from VCC competed in the Canadian Gay Curling Championship in Calgary. Aaron Thompson skipped a team composed of Jack Holmes, Stephen Bailey, Brian Oldham and Gerald Gunn. Stephen Schneider's team included Shawn Eklund, Brant Amos and Stephan Funk. Both Thompson and Schneider have won the national gay title in previous years.

Finally, VCC junior Toby Mills curled in the BC playdown to determine the province's representative at the Canada Winter Games. Toby is third on the Johnson Tao team that made the playoffs.

8-ender on Friday, Mar. 23

8-ender

Here's an eight-ender scored on Friday night (Mar. 23) in the 453 City Hall League. Left to right are Paul Willing, Robin Shaw and Theresa Shaw. The fourth team member, Daniel Langevin, took the picture. There was a measurement taken on the back rock to see if it was actually in the rings. The yellow rock at the back was a guard that was moved after the end was over. This is the second eight-ender this season at VCC, the other one also on Friday night in the B&B League.

In Honour of Pat McSherry

Pat McSherry

Pat McSherry, a VCC honourary life member since 2000 and our first female president (1994-95), has died of cancer at 72 years old. McSherry curled in the Vancouver Ladies' League on Monday mornings. An Anglican Eucharist and celebration of life was held at St. James Anglican Church on Wednesday, Mar. 28. Click here for a full obituary.

VCC curler finishes 3rd at Optimist BC championship

VCC curler/employee Ardis Mellor-Laing made the playoffs and finished in third place at the Optimist U18 BC Curling Championship in Salmon Arm, March 13-18. Ardis was third on the Everly Royea team out of Langley. The Jaelyn Cotter team from Vernon won the championship. Online coverage is at http://bot.curlbc.ca//web/CompRR?compid=2709.

March newsletter now available

The March edition of Totem Tales, our monthly newsletter, has been emailed out. You can also read it online at http://bit.ly/2Im6N2j.

VCC curlers at BC masters men's championship

Some VCC curlers competed March 6 -11 in the BC Masters Men's Curling Championship in Creston. The event, for those 60 years plus, included VCC curlers Ken Watson, last year's champion, Paul Dunkin and Mickey Bishop. The Craig Lepine team won, defeating the Rob Koffski team from Kelowna in the final. Koffski's team included former world champion Pat Ryan at third. Lepine also won the BC senior men's title this season for curlers 60 years plus.

Robertson and Mintenko win doubles spiel

Doubles winners

The Jin & Toni C. team (Kevin Mintenko, left, and Scott Robertson) won the A event in the Doubles Bonspiel on Saturday, Feb. 17, defeating VCC curler Marcio Cernquinho and his Brazilian team mate in the final. 

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