|The VCC hosted the province's best mixed curling teams from March 14-17 with the 2013 Williams Moving & Storage BC Mixed Curling Championship, and the Club's own Team Switzer were crowned champions. This marks the Club's fifth BC Mixed title and 49th provincial championship overall.||
Photo credit: Jason LaChance Photography
Featured above right, Team Switzer is skip Keith Switzer, third Sandra Comadina, second Leonard Firkus, lead Carman Cheng and fifth Brad Blackwell. They captured the championship with a win over Team Kylmchuk from the Langley Curling Club in the final.
Not be outdone, the Club's second team who qualified for the provincial championship - Team Wakefield - captured the bronze medal after they defeated Team Weinreich of Nanaimo and Victoria in the quarterfinal but came up short against Team Klymchuk in the semifinal. Team Wakefield is skip Jay Wakefield, third Rebecca Turley, second Jeff Cawker and lead Michelle Dunn.
Many, many thanks to the team of volunteers who helped organize and host the province at the Club's first provincial championship in our new home. Kudos are also extended to the host committee and the VCC staff for everything they did before and during the event to ensure it was a success.
Complete event results (including end-by-end summaries of the playoff games) are available at playdowns.com.
Photos from the event - courtesy of Jason LaChance Photography - can be found on VCC's Facebook page.
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Team Ueda, a combined VCC / North Shore Winter Club team, finished tied for fifth at the recently-completed 2013 Tim Horton's BC Juvenile Men's Curling Championship in Prince George.
Team Ueda represented Zone 5, which encompasses Vancouver, the North Shore and the entire Sea-to-Sky region. Team members are skip Jay Ueda, third Cullen Quek, second Arthur Yee, and lead Keegan Lennie (Jay, Arthur and Keegan are VCC members). The team is coached by former VCC member Max Langlais and North Shore Winter Club GM Liz Goldenberg.
At the BC Juvenile Championship, teams were placed in two pools. Team Ueda was 1-1 after their first two games and lost their third game, preventing the team from moving on to the playoff round. Team Ueda is to be congratulated, though, for handing the winning team their only loss during the event.
You can see all of Team Ueda's provincial championship results playdowns.com.
The 16th annual Barry Naimark Charity Skins Bonspiel came to an exciting close on Sunday afternoon. Many of Sunday's games were close affairs, and the final scorelines often did not reflect the skins money carry-overs and the paper-thin differences between some of the teams.
Thank you to all 40 teams who participated and help raise funds for a very worthy cause - Aunt Leah's Society. This year's fundraising total has set another new donation record from the event: together, we raised more than $6,500. The support from the companies and individuals who donated prizes made this amazing total possible and is greatly appreciated.
Kudos are extended to everyone who contributed to make the 16th Annual Barry Naimark Charity Skins Bonspiel possible. The organizing committee - chaired by Mark Robinson - included Scott Allen, Brad Blackwell, Jan Bos, Colin Chan, Craig Coyne, Sam Corea, Siobhan Holladay, Jen Lucas, Thom Lutes, Kathy McInnes, Jerry McKenzie, and Luke Opacic. Additional volunteers who also stepped forward to help the committee ensure the four-day event ran smoothly were Dawn Chinn, Allison Dentoom, Nylene Geyer, Margaret Hilson, Gary Lubin, Carol Kent, Heather Kisbee, Marilyn Kerfoot, Ron McKay, Kathy Willey, and Margaret Yoshida. Plus, the event had added help from our junior program as Aiselinn, Noelle and Mason made contributions throughout the weekend. Lastly, all of the Club's staff from our ice team, administration team and lounge team who pitched in all weekend long deserve a round of applause.
Please click here to download the complete bonspiel results, and all of the event winners and runners-up are listed below.