VCC Brazilians at World Mixed Doubles

Brazilians

VCC ice tech Marcio Cerquinho and VCC curler Luciana Barrella are in Norway representing Brazil at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, April 20-27. There are 48 countries taking part in the event.

De Jong team wins BC Mixed at VCC

de Jong team

Left to right: Cameron de Jong (skip), Taylor Reese-Hansen (third), Alex Horvath (second), Mariah Coulombe.

The Cameron de Jong team from Victoria has won the AMJ Campbell BC Mixed Curling Championship, aided by a couple of fortunate breaks in the fifth end. In Sunday afternoon's final against Sarah Daniels from Delta Thistle CC, the two teams were tied 1-1 playing the fifth end with Daniels, the reigning BC junior women's champion, in shape to steal with a guarded rock on the button that was corner frozen on a de Jong rock..

Daniels' last rock guard picked and left a hole for de Jong to try a difficult raise takeout around a guard for three points. He came out wide and ticked two guards in front of the rings with his shooter finally redirected perfectly to make the shot and score an improbable three.

Daniels' came back to narrow the score to 4-3, scoring one in the sixth and stealing one in the seventh, but de Jong's team was able to clear guards in the eighth end to prevent another steal. The game ended when Daniels came up short of the rings, trying to go around a corner guard on the edge of the 12-foot.

de Jong and third Taylor Reese-Hansen are former BC junior champions. de Jong's second, Alex Horvath, is lead on the Tyler Tardi team that won this year's world junior championship. 

Daniel's team of third Brayden Carpenter, second Sarah Loken and lead John Cullen reached the championship final after winning the A event and defeating Kimberley's Tom Buchy in the 1 vs. 2 page playoff game. de Jong qualifed through the C event, then defeated Penticton's Matt Tolley in the 3 vs. 4 game and Buchy in the sem-final to reach the final game.

Click here to watch the championship final on YouTube.

The Vancouver Curling Club acknowledges the generous support of The City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Park Board who supported the BC Mixed Curling Championship with a Community Sport Hosting Grant.

 

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Dunkin team wins VCC Championship

Dunkin team

The Paul Dunkin team from the Super Seniors League won Sunday night's final in the annual VCC Championship over Chris Brown from the Thursday Open League. Last year, they lost the final to Scott Robertson from the PRCL, but defeated Robertson in the first game this time. Left to right are Dunkin, third Don Giles, second Doug Moulton and lead Rob Gardner. The Steve Klassen Motors League team won the B final over Tyson Costa from the Tuesday Intermediate League. See all the results on the VCC Championship page.

Little Rock Open House for kids on April 27

Little Rocks

VCC has borrowed a set of little rocks and is hosting a Little Rock Open House on Saturday, Apr. 27 for kids six to eight years of age. There is no charge for them to come try curling with little rocks, equipment and instruction provided. Helmets are recommended. Registration is required at https://vancurl.wufoo.com/forms/z1grchhe19aux50/.

April newsletter is online

The April newsletter has been emailed out to VCC members and can also be viewed by clicking here.

VCC curlers at BC masters men's in Nanaimo

A team from the Wednesday night Super Seniors League was in Nanaimo for the BC masters (60+) men's championship, March 5-10. Paul Dunkin's team includes third Mark Bailey, second Mickey Bishop and lead Gary Lubin. Thursday Open League curler John Smiley was also there with the Bill Rafter team. Website coverage is at http://bot.curlbc.ca//web/CompRR?compid=3071.

Brown teams wins Charity Skins Bonspiel

Skins A winnersThe Chris Brown team won the annual Barry Naimark Charity Skins Bonspiel, March 1-3 at VCC. The Thursday Open League team is, left to right, Hamish Macdonald, Makoto Tsukishima, Chris Brown and Craig Whitaker. Go to our Skins Bonspiel page to view pictures of other event winners. Over $5100 was generated for a donation to the Kidsafe Project Society.

VCC curlers reached finals at BC senior championships

Two VCC curlers made it to the finals, but lost close games on Sunday, Feb. 24 at the BC senior championships in Trail. Sandra Comadina, who curls in the Granville Island League, is second on the Sheila Cowan team that played in the senior women's final against Mary Lou Richter. Cowan is also a practice member at VCC.

Stan Walker was chasing his third straight BC senior men's title as third on the Craig Lepine team. Walker started the season in the Thursday Open League, but has moved to Calgary, so he won't be competing in BC next season. The Lepine team lost the final to Wes Craig, the team they beat in last year's final.

Online coverage for both events is at http://bot.curlbc.ca//web/.

VCC now on Instagram

VCC has joined the Instagram crowd! Find us at https://www.instagram.com/vancouvercurling/.

VCC twosome at BC mixed doubles

The BC mixed doubles championship runs Feb. 27 to Mar. 3 in Abbotsford with Madison Marlow and Daniel Jun from VCC taking part. Follow the results online at http://bot.curlbc.ca//web/CompRR?compid=3068.

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