Professional Engineers Curling League
The Engineers League is gearing up for our 61st season. We have been curling at VCC since the fall of 2015 when curling ceased at the North Shore Winter Club. Our league offers both competitiveness and a social atmosphere.
This year’s season is scheduled to start on Saturday, September 14, 2019.
Our last day of Playoffs and Wrap-up will be on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
We have a full draw with 16 teams, but are looking for new curlers.
We have some openings in all positions, with a couple of teams who are short players for the start of the season.
We start the season with a skill competition with fresh apple pies as prizes and we have a turkey shoot in December with frozen turkeys as prizes, and a closing party where fine wines are awarded to each and every team.
> Our league currently has a full draw with 16 teams playing a full round robin schedule.
> We are one of the only leagues at VCC that still curls the originally traditional full 10 ends. This year we are playing addition weeks and will be curling with a 2.5 hour time slot. Most leagues curl with a 2 hour time slot.
> Our league has been continuously on-going for what is now our 61st year.
> Membership in the league gives you a priority option to participate in the usually sold-out Professional Engineer’ Bonspiel which is held during the last weekend in January. This bonspiel has been going for 48 years.
Save the Date: this seasons Bonspiel is scheduled for Friday, January 31st and Saturday, February 1st.
> There is a good balance between competitiveness and social. In other words we have a lot of fun but at the same time we are out to win.
> The curling fees for the season includes:
1. curling charges to the VCC
2. an opening skills competition where fresh apple pies are awarded to the best team and individuals
3. a turkey shoot in late December where real turkeys (not gift certificates) are the prizes
4. a 15-game round robin of play followed by a four-game playoff
5. closing ceremonies at the end of the season where fine wines are awarded as prizes. (All teams will win some wine)
6. we do not have any 50/50 draws or anything like that to finance league activities. Your fee includes everything.
> A person simply cannot go wrong by joining our league. It is the best possible league to curl in.
> The 8:30 starting time on Saturday morning has the benefit of getting you going for the weekend.
> Parking at the curling rink on Saturday mornings is not an issue, in comparison to curling on a weekday evening when parking is at a premium.
> If you join our league, we will guarantee you a good time and you will meet a lot of new friends.
> We now have a full 16 team roster, but we are still looking for curlers in all positions, with a couple of teams who are short players for the start of the season, and also for those who only want to commit to be a fifth and curl part time.