Watson at Canadian Masters in Guelph

Watson throwing

VCC curler Ken Watson started with four straight wins as the skip of team BC at the Canadian Masters Curling Championships in Guelph, Ontario from April 2-9, but ended up finishing with a 5-5 record, out of the playoffs. Click on the link for online coverage, including live streaming.

Watson won the BC masters title Mar. 7-12 in Cranbrook. Info on that event is at http://bot.curlbc.ca//web/CompRR?compid=650.

VCC Brazilians challenged USA for a spot in world championships

Four VCC curlers were in Duluth, Minnesota Jan. 27-29 as part of the Brazilian men's and women's teams challenging the USA for spots in the 2017 world curling championships. Isis Oliveira, Alessandra Barros and Anne Shibuya Gervan curl on the Brazilian women's team skipped by Aline Goncalves from Whitehorse, and VCC ice tech Marcio Cerquinho is third for the Brazilian men's team skipped by Marcelo Mello of Sherbrooke, Quebec. 

Cecilia wins bronze at world deaf event

Deaf team

VCC curler Cecilia Tung has won a bronze medal as fifth player on the Canadian women's team at the third World Deaf Curling Championships in Sochi, Russia, Mar. 5-12. Ceclia was part of Team Jamieson from Edmonton. She is the first BC woman to be part of the deaf national team. 

Enter the VCC men's playoff for Mainland Club Challenge

The men's playoff to represent VCC at the Mainland Club Challenge in Richmond will run the week of Saturday, Mar. 25 to Saturday, April 1. The registration deadline is noon on Mar. 10. More info and registration at http://vancurl.com/events/clubchallenge.

Andy Serink dies

Andy Serink, a longtime VCC member and president from 1990-93, has died at the age of 90 years old. The funeral will be on Friday, Jan. 6 from 2:00 - 5:00 pm at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1505 Lillooet Road in North Vancouver. 

A picture of Andy can be seen at http://smu.gs/2iiFNV6. Obituary and funeral info is at http://bit.ly/2iK29BV.

VCC curlers finish second and third at BC Scotties

Congrats to VCC curlers Sandra Comadina and Lindsay Hudyma for their strong showings at the BC Scotties in Duncan. Lindsay skipped her team to a second place finish in the round robin with a 5-2 record. Comadina, who plays lead for the Diane Gushulak team that was 4-3 in the round robin, got through a tiebreaker, the quarter-final, and a semi-final win Hudyma, but ended up losing the final to the Marla Mallett team that lost only one game all week.

Six VCC curlers qualify for BC men's final

Two teams with VCC curlers have made it through qualifying at the Lower Mainland regional playdown in Maple Ridge, Dec. 10-12, and will be competing in the belairdirect BC Men's Curling Championship. The Jeff Guignard team of VCC curlers (Chris Faa, Jeff Sargent and Nick Kuit) will be in Abbotsford, Feb. 8-12, along with Richard Brower and Jan Bos, fourth rock thrower and third respectively on the Mike Moss team out of Richmond.

Hudyma qualifies for BC Scotties

Congratulations to VCC curler Lindsay Hudyma, who has skipped a team into this year's BC Scotties in Duncan, Jan. 17-22. Hudyma, along with Victoria team mates Holly Donaldson, Stephanie Jackson-Baier and Carley Sandwith won a qualifying game in Vernon with a last-end steal against Royal City's Diane Gushulak rink that includes Sandra Comadina from VCC.

For all the info on the Dec. 2-4 Curl BC playdown in Vernon go to http://bot.curlbc.ca//web/comp?compid=604#Draws.

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