Shoes on sale at clearance prices

The end of the season is approaching and we have shoes in stock that need to go! Visit the pro shop to find selected curling shoes marked down 25%. 

Know anyone who wears a size 15 men's shoe? If so, send him to us and we'll give him a free pair of size 15 curling shoes!

VCC curlers second at BC senior women's and mixed doubles

VCC curler Debbie Jones-Walker, third on the Marilou Richter team, went undefeated at the BC senior women's championship in Richmond, only to lose Sunday's (Feb. 21) final 5-4 in an extra end to Diane Foster of Kelowna. Good run ladies!

Mixed doubles photo

Andrew Forrest and Becky Campbell with silver medals

Meanwhile, on the same day in Enderby, VCC curlers Andrew Forrest and Becky Campbell reached the BC mixed doubles championship final, but lost to BC men's champion Jim Cotter, who was curling with his daughter Jaelyn. Forrest and Campbell defeated fellow VCC curlers Shelley Birston and Scott Robertson in the semi-final, putting them in the bronze medal game. BC junior champs Sarah Daniels and Jordan Tardi defeated Birston and Robertson for the bronze medal.

Visit www.playdowns.com for all the results.

Ritchey and Moroz like a machine at VCC Doubles Bonspiel

The Green Machine (Grant Ritchey and Dave Moroz, photo top left) are this year's champions of the annual VCC Doubles Bonspiel, winning five straight games to capture the A event. Toby Mills and Daniel Dabiri were runners up.

 

Thompson team wins Canadian Gay Curling Championships

Aaron Thompson team 

Congratulations to the Aaron Thompson team (left to right: second Brian Oldham, lead Mark Trowell, skip Aaron Thompson, third Jack Holmes,) that won the Canadian Gay Curling Championships, Feb. 12-14 in Winnipeg. VCC teams have now won this event for five years straight.

 VCC was also represented by the George Hall team (third Shelley second Birston, lead Greg Ohashi, fifth Logan Chinski) in the championship. Last year's champions were the Chris Ordog team from VCC. For three years prior to that is was the Steve Schneider rink.

Eight-ender scored

Congratulations to the Monty Scarrow team from the Norwesters senior men's curling league who scored an eight-ender during play on Feb. 2. Team members included (left to right) lead Scott Shaw, second Bruce Campbell, third Barrie Brown and skip Monty Scarrow.

VCC team qualifies for BC Mixed Curling Championship

Congratulations to the VCC mixed team of skip Andrew Forrest, third Becky Campbell, second Dave Marchant and lead Allison Den Toom who qualified at the Region 11 mixed playdown, Feb. 5-7 at the Tunnel Town Curling Club. They and three other Lower Mainland teams from the Region 11 qualifer will compete at the eight-team BC Mixed Curling Championshp, Mar. 3-6 in Qualicum Beach.

Steve Schneider team at CDI BC Men's Curling Championship, February 10 - 14

The Steve Schneider team from VCC is competing in the CDI BC Men's Curling Championship, Feb. 10-14 in Nelson. The Schneider team includes third Jamie Sexton, who lives in Vernon, second Shawn Eklund and lead Brant Amos. You can follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Team-Schneider-1524308127810898.
 
This is the second straight year they have qualified for the championship. They qualifed in December at the Lower Mainland playdown at the Royal City Curling Club.
 
Both the BC men's semi-final and final games will be covered live nationally on Sportsnet on February 14th.
 
 

Blind and Visually Impaired Team Advances to Westerns

In mid-January, a competitive Blind and Visually Impaired team from the Vancouver Curling Club placed second in the West Coast Blind Curling Championships. The Bonspiel took place in Kelowna and is an event these curlers prepare for and look forward to every year. The Comozzi Rink, composed of Rob Camozzi (Skip), Eugene Amberg (Third), Fraser Hiltz (Second), Linda Weber (Lead), and Jim Hall (Coach & Guide) won a berth in the Western Blind Championships taking place Feb. 24th to 28th in Lanigan, Saskatchewan.

 

The Camozzi rink was also honoured with the Caribou Spirit Award (pictured here). Caribou Spirit is voted on by all the participants and presented to the team with the best sportsmanship throughout the bonspiel.

Congrats team Camozzi, and thank you to Carol Kent, Jim Hall, and Dave Sawrey for being such a huge support structure for our Blind and Visually Impaired curlers.

The Blind and Visually Impaired League curls every Wednesday from 12pm-2pm and is in need of sweepers and guides to volunteer. For more information or to put your name forward, please contact Carol: carolkent (at) telus (dot) net
 
 
 
 

VCC Championships Adopts 32 Team Draw for 2016 Bonspiel

It's official, the Vancouver Curling Club is proud to announce that our Club Championships will move to a 32 team draw format. The annual event that brings every league together to battle for the VCC Club Champion title has grown primarily due to curlers from the North Shore joining us for the 2015.16 season. We are thrilled to welcome these new leagues and their members to their new home here at the VCC.

Last year's Champions, Team Grey from the Thursday Open, (pictured to the right) currently hold the VCC Championship title and have their name on the prestigious VCC Championship Trophy for the 2014-15 season.

The 32 teams representing their respective leagues are selected based on their individual performance in league play. Several leagues gain multiple entries based on the number of draws used during the regular season, representative of the number of members they contribute to the Club. This year's VCC Championships promises to be one of the most competitive in year's past, based on the competitive nature and skill of the new leagues from the North Shore. Be sure to join us as a spectator for this event taking place in the evenings of April 11th - 14th, with draws at 6:30pm and 9pm.

Team Thompson to Represent the VCC at 2016 Lower Mainland Travelers Club Championships

Decided with an undefeated record in the double elimination race between six formidable teams, the Thompson rink emerged victorious and will represent the VCC in Richmond this April, for the Lower Mainland Travelers Club Challenge and the Pacific International Cup.

Team Thompson (Skip: Aaron Thompson, Third: Jack Holmes, Second: Brian Oldham, and Lead: Mark Trowell) swept the field beating five other teams including last season's champions, Team Tully (Skip: Brock Tully, Third: Jeff Guignard, Second: Nick Kuit, Lead: Dustin Koch, and Alternate: Ron McKay).

Though undefeated, their journey was long, as they didn't receive a bye in the first round (determined by random selection) of this six team double knockout format. Their first win was over Team Bishop (Skip: Mickey Bishop. Third: Shorty Sellars, Second: Bruce Higgins, Lead: Gord Wright, and Alternate: Murray Green), a team that has proven themselves formidable opponents in the Tuesday Motors league at the VCC. Thompson's second win was over Team Brown (Skip: Barrie Brown, Third: Mark Robinson, Second: William Smith, and Lead: Craig Coyne), a resilient team with their first appearance on the Travelers scene, making it to the finals of the "B" event, but eventually succumbing to Team Tully. An impressive result nevertheless for these men, the winners of the very informal "VCC Travelers Playdowns Spirit Award" for the 2015-16 event.

In their third game, Team Thompson was able to defeat Team Tully in their first showdown against the reigning champions. Third, Jack Holmes played an impressive game, though under duress due to what was discovered later as a broken arm from an earlier slip on the ice. Talk about resilience and determination.

With Jack out of commission, but there to support his team from the Last Draw Lounge, the team brought on a spare to play lead. In a very entertaining game, the Thompson rink defeated Team Tully in the final to obtain the 2015-16 title.

In April, the Thompson rink will face-off against the province's best club teams along with several international teams at the Lower Mainland Travelers Club Challenge and the Pacific International Cup held at the Richmond Curling Club. If victorious, they will represent the VCC, and British Columbia at the Canadian Travelers Club Championship in November of 2016, held on BC soil at the Kelowna Curling Club.

The Club is behind you Team Thompson, bring home the Travelers Curling Club Championship!

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