Newsletter - April 2022

Thursday Open League teams win at the VCC Championship

Thursday Open League teams came out on top in both events of the annual VCC Championship, April 8-10. Two Thursday Open League teams made the championship final with the Richard Brower team defeating the Chris Gomes team. Up one with hammer in the final end, the Brower team clogged up the four-foot to prevent the Gomes team from stealing to tie the game. The Gomes team (third Patrick Prade, second Marty Perry, lead Brian Cole) won the Thursday Open League title this season. The Brower team narrowly defeated another Thursday Open League team skipped by Keith Switzer in an extra-end semi-final that needed a laser measurement to decide the score in the eighth end.

The Brock Tully team lost the first game of the championship in a Thursday Open League matchup against the Brower team, but then won four straight games to win the B event final. Down three with hammer, playing the final end against Clayton Bergquist's Pacific Rim Curling League team (Steeve Lepage, Adam Tumilson, Duncan McGillivray, Peter Greenwell), the Tully team scored four to grab the win.

There were 32 teams in the championship with the majority of VCC leagues represented. Four wild card teams were drawn to complete the field.

 
Draw and results from the 2022 VCC Championship

 

Brower team

VCC Championship winners, left to right: Richard Brower (skip), Deryk Brower (third), Ian Baart (lead and vice skip). Lead Derek Smith curled for another team in the championship, so they went with three. The team only got in the night before, winning a draw to be the third Thursday Open League team in the championship.

 

Tully team

 VCC Championship B event winners, left to right: Jeff Van Wyck (lead), Chris Faa (second), Jeff Guignard (third), Brock Tully (skip).

 

Give us feedback in the annual VCC membership survey

The annual VCC membership survey is now available online to gather feedback on the Vancouver Curling Club's operations. As a membership-based organization, everyone’s input is important to create a curling club that works for our members today and is in a position to grow in a positive manner for our future members.

All survey answers are anonymous, unless a member chooses to include personal contact info for follow up by the membership & communications committee for further elaboration.

As an incentive to complete the survey, we will enter respondents into a random draw for a $125 VCC gift card usable in the pro shop or lounge. 

 

League champions on display

VCC leagues have wrapped up for the season. Below are winners of some league championships.

 

Sunday Open winners

 Sunday Open League champions, left to right: Chris Brown (skip), Tony Cheong, Sandra Oh, Makoto Tsukishima (sparing for Jen Lucas)

 

Thursday open winners

 Thursday Open League champions, left to right: Chris Gomes (skip), Patrick Prade (third), Marty Perry (second and vice), Brian Cole (lead)

 

NSCA Ladies champs

North Shore Ladies' League champions, left to right: Bev Bailey (skip), Mary Beveridge. Missing are teammates Kathy Leigh, Deborah Brown and Cathy White.

 

VCC Mexican curlers holding mixed doubles playdown this weekend

Mexican playoff

We guarantee there will be no Mexican standoff here! One of these two teams of VCC Mexican curlers will win the right to represent their home country in the World Curling Federation's mixed doubles qualifier next season. Estefana Quintero and Ismael Abreu take on Angelica Perez and Ramy Cohen. Olé!
 

PRCL hosts doubles bonspiel

 PRCL Doubles

Make It a Double! The Pacific Rim Curling League invites you to a one-day doubles bonspiel at the 2022 Pac Rim Cup. Registration includes four doubles games and an evening banquet. All doubles pairings are eligible. $120 per team. See details.
 

VCC curlers win Chilliwack bonspiel

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VCC curlers, mostly from the Motors and Shamrock leagues, were a dominant force at the Close the Barn Door Spiel in Chilliwack, March 25-27. The team pictured above won the A event. Left to right are Paul Keelan, Emily McMillan, Peter Lee and Dwayne Wright. There were five VCC teams on hand. The Motors League team of Jerry McKenzie, Rob Goble, Selwyn Alexander and Bill McGinty was second in the B event.  The team of Kris Wright, James Gardner, Floyd Bardell and Sean Wong reached the C semi-finals. VCC teams won over a third of the prize money, which is pretty impressive considering there were 48 teams in the bonspiel.

 

Practice ice still available

League play has ended but VCC curlers are welcome to continue practicing until we shut down on May 1. For more information on booking practice ice, go to https://vancurl.com/index.php/about-the-club/practice-ice.

 

VCC closed Good Friday and Easter Monday

Easter falls on the April 16-17 weekend this year, when league play is finished. The club will close on Friday, April 15 and Monday, April 18, but be open on both Saturday and Sunday for practice, rentals and learn-to-curl programming.

 

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The Vancouver Curling Club is located at Hillcrest Centre in the facility that hosted the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games curling competitions. With eight sheets of ice in a modern, bright and accessible building, the VCC has over 1,400 members who participate in 28 weekly leagues.

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