New Doubles Champions are Crowned

Jan Bos & Noah Grant, 2012 VCC Doubles Champions 

This past weekend saw the largest-ever VCC Doubles Bonspiel take place on February 11.

A full-draw of 32 teams played multiple four-end games, using the unique world doubles format rules, and Jan Bos and Noah Grant (featured on the left) were crowned the 2012 Champions.

The Club's annual fundraising event for the Sandra Schmirler Foundation, the Doubles Bonspiel is a unique format that ensures every participant gets to play a number of games all inside of one day. All of the participants had a thoroughly enjoyable time on and off the ice while raising over $1,000.

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.

Pac Rim Cup & Canadian Gay Championships to Rock the VCC

2012 Pac Rim Cup and CGCC 

The VCC is proud to host the 2012 HSBC Canadian Gay Curling Championship (CGCC) and the always-popular Pac Rim Cup on February 3-5.

The Club will be rocking on and off the ice all weekend long as 16 teams compete for the right to be crowned the national CGCC champion, including the VCC's own Team Thompson, Team Schneider and Team Kipp. Meanwhile, 32 teams will share the ice as they battle for bragging rights for the Pac Rim Cup. In all, nearly 200 curlers will be participating in this year's combined events.

Team Martin at the Masters Men's Playdowns

Team Martin (Gerry Martin, Irwin "Shorty" Sellars, Gord Wight, and Warren Brown) are to be congratulated for representing the VCC this past weekend in Mission at the Masters Men's Playdowns.

The team finished with a 2-2 record, a couple of wins away from qualifying for the provincial championships. Please click here to view Team Martin's results.

Beyond Team Martin, there were a couple of other teams in the Masters Men's Playdowns that featured VCC members: Team Lightbody (who qualified for the provincials) and Team Mukuyama.

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