Team Schneider are National Champions

Congratulations to the VCC's Team Schneider for capturing the 2012 HSBC Canadian Gay Curling Championship (CGCC) this past weekend. Made up of Stephen Schneider, Shawn Ecklund, Shelly Birston and Glenn Smith, Team Schneider strung together five wins over the three-day event held here at the Vancouver Curling Club to claim the national crown.

VCC teams did themselves proud over the weekend battling against 16 teams, 13 of which came from clubs from across the country. Team Thompson (made up of Aaron Thomson, Brian Oldham, Robbie Gallaugher and Billeh Nickerson) captured the silver medal behind Team Schneider. Meanwhile, Team Kipp finished the weekend tied for 10th place. Complete event results are available by clicking here.

Congratulations are also due to the 32 teams who played in the Pac Rim Cup, held simultaneously over the weekend. Team McNichol was the winner of the 2012 Pac Rim Cup, and team members include Ray McNichol, Chris Chapman, Cam Carruthers and Murray Penner. The Pac Rim Cup runner-up was Team Brice (Aaron Brice, Claude Stang, John Lauder and Darcy Simpson).

Participants of both events were thrilled with the dual event so many kudos are due to the work of the entire organizing committee (listed below), as well as all of the event volunteers, sponsors and supporters.

2012 CGCC and Pac Rim Cup Organizing Committee:
Stephen Bailey, Clayton Bergquist, Trevor Boudreau, Stephen Caldwell, Rick Feeney, Gerald Gunn, Jack Holmes, Johnny LaRusic, Jodi Miller, Brian Oldham, Bryan Pezzi, Glenn Smith, Ted St. Pierre, and Jason Tusor.