David Thompson High School Boys Set to Represent VCC at Provincials in Parksville!

The David Thompson Boys Curling Team competed in the Zone 2 Playdowns on January 17th and 18th at the Royal City Curling Club in New Westminster. The boys coasted to back-to-back wins on the first day of play against Saint Thomas More and Eric Hamber Secondary, earning a bye. With day 2 came a setback, however, as they boys were defeated by an improved STM team. But it was not over for them! With both DT and STM having lost one game, it came down to a final re-match. Thompson re-grouped and came back fighting in an incredibly close and exciting final to win the zones and earn a berth at the BC High School Curling Championships happening next week in Parksville.
 
The boys are ready and excited to compete in their second Provincial Championship in as many years. They hope to do the club proud and bring nothing but good news home with us next weekend. Good luck boys!
Alternate: Kent Yip
Lead: Patrick Fourchalk
Second: Jonah Fourchalk
Third: Benny Jiang
Skip: Matt Chan
Coaches: Zoe Higgs, Kevin Chen

 

2014 Charity Skins Rocked the VCC!

The 17th Annual Barry Naimark Charity Skins Bonspiel has just come to a close, with team Forrest (A), team Miller (B), team Shirts (C), and team Lawson (D), victors in each of their respective events.
 
Photos and the final donation amount to our charity, Pets and Friends, are still to come; in the meantime, the complete event results can be found here.
 

Let’s Live Up to the Olympic Legacy

Four years ago, one of the hottest tickets in town was the Olympic curling venue where the stands rocked and rousing versions of “O Canada” helped guide Team Martin to curling gold and Team Bernard to silver.

From February 5-9, the Vancouver Curling Club, the legacy facility from the 2010 Olympic Winter Games will once again be hosting elite curling.

The 2014 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship presented by Automation One, takes over the VCC with 16 teams from across British Columbia vying for the right to don Team British Columbia jackets and compete against the best from across the country at the Tim Hortons Brier in Kamloops in March. (Photo: Team Morris - Skip John Morris, Fourth Jim Cotter, Second Tyrel Griffith and Lead Rick Sawatsky.)

 

For as little as $5 you can be in the ice shed cheering on double take-outs and shouts of “hurry hard”, or up in the lounge enjoying a beverage and discussing the merits of the on ice-calls.

Team Watson qualifies for Masters Men’s Provincial Championships

Two VCC teams (and one partial VCC team) participated in the Masters Men’s Lower Mainland Playdown Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 at the Mission Curling Club.

The VCC teams included Team Bain (Skip Croft Bain, Third Randy Chambers, Second Bill Dauphinee and Lead Gary Lubin) and Team Watson (Skip Ken Watson, Third Dale Hockley, Second John Smiley and Lead Bill Rafter).

In addition to Teams Bain and Watson, Team Martin (VCC members Skip Jerry Martin and Third Irwin “Shorty” Sellars, Second Wayne Chine and Lead Wayne Saito) played under the Royal City banner.

Team Watson was one of three teams (the B qualifier) moving on to the provincial championships.  Complete results from the Masters Men's Lower Mainland Playdown are available at by clicking here.

Congrats to Team Watson for moving on to provincials, and to all of the VCC members who took part. Fellow VCC members will be rooting for Team Watson when they travel to Creston from March 6-9 for the provincial champions.

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