Become a VCC curling instructor

VCC is in need of more curling instructors to handle the rental groups that frequent the club. If you are not a certified instructor we will pay for your Curl BC course to become one, and put you on our paid instructor staff, if you will donate 20 hours of volunteer time coaching junior and school groups.

If you are a certified instructor and would like to earn some money, please contact member services coordinator Richard Brower at msc@vancurl.com or 604-874-0122.

VCC team reached playoffs at BC Mixed

Forrest BC mixed team

Left to right: Andrew Forrest, Becky Campbell, Dave Marchant, Allison DenToom

Congratulations to the VCC team of skip Andrew Forrest, third Becky Campbell, second Dave Marchant and lead Allison DenToom for reaching the playoffs at the AMJ Campbell Van Lines BC Mixed Curling Championship, held Mar. 3-6 in Qualicum Beach. They qualified for the 3 vs. 4 game in the Page playoff system, but lost that game to former BC mixed champion Tom Buchy.

Eight teams from throughout the province were competing. Wes Craig from the Kerry Park CC near Duncan won the championship final over the Cody Tanaka team from the Tunnel Town CC.

Forrest and Campbell were second in the BC mixed doubles championship held last month in Enderby.

Shoes on sale at clearance prices

The end of the season is approaching and we have shoes in stock that need to go! Visit the pro shop to find selected curling shoes marked down 25%. 

Know anyone who wears a size 15 men's shoe? If so, send him to us and we'll give him a free pair of size 15 curling shoes!

VCC curlers second at BC senior women's and mixed doubles

VCC curler Debbie Jones-Walker, third on the Marilou Richter team, went undefeated at the BC senior women's championship in Richmond, only to lose Sunday's (Feb. 21) final 5-4 in an extra end to Diane Foster of Kelowna. Good run ladies!

Mixed doubles photo

Andrew Forrest and Becky Campbell with silver medals

Meanwhile, on the same day in Enderby, VCC curlers Andrew Forrest and Becky Campbell reached the BC mixed doubles championship final, but lost to BC men's champion Jim Cotter, who was curling with his daughter Jaelyn. Forrest and Campbell defeated fellow VCC curlers Shelley Birston and Scott Robertson in the semi-final, putting them in the bronze medal game. BC junior champs Sarah Daniels and Jordan Tardi defeated Birston and Robertson for the bronze medal.

Visit www.playdowns.com for all the results.

Ritchey and Moroz like a machine at VCC Doubles Bonspiel

The Green Machine (Grant Ritchey and Dave Moroz, photo top left) are this year's champions of the annual VCC Doubles Bonspiel, winning five straight games to capture the A event. Toby Mills and Daniel Dabiri were runners up.

 

Thompson team wins Canadian Gay Curling Championships

Aaron Thompson team 

Congratulations to the Aaron Thompson team (left to right: second Brian Oldham, lead Mark Trowell, skip Aaron Thompson, third Jack Holmes,) that won the Canadian Gay Curling Championships, Feb. 12-14 in Winnipeg. VCC teams have now won this event for five years straight.

 VCC was also represented by the George Hall team (third Shelley second Birston, lead Greg Ohashi, fifth Logan Chinski) in the championship. Last year's champions were the Chris Ordog team from VCC. For three years prior to that is was the Steve Schneider rink.

Eight-ender scored

Congratulations to the Monty Scarrow team from the Norwesters senior men's curling league who scored an eight-ender during play on Feb. 2. Team members included (left to right) lead Scott Shaw, second Bruce Campbell, third Barrie Brown and skip Monty Scarrow.

VCC team qualifies for BC Mixed Curling Championship

Congratulations to the VCC mixed team of skip Andrew Forrest, third Becky Campbell, second Dave Marchant and lead Allison Den Toom who qualified at the Region 11 mixed playdown, Feb. 5-7 at the Tunnel Town Curling Club. They and three other Lower Mainland teams from the Region 11 qualifer will compete at the eight-team BC Mixed Curling Championshp, Mar. 3-6 in Qualicum Beach.

Steve Schneider team at CDI BC Men's Curling Championship, February 10 - 14

The Steve Schneider team from VCC is competing in the CDI BC Men's Curling Championship, Feb. 10-14 in Nelson. The Schneider team includes third Jamie Sexton, who lives in Vernon, second Shawn Eklund and lead Brant Amos. You can follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Team-Schneider-1524308127810898.
 
This is the second straight year they have qualified for the championship. They qualifed in December at the Lower Mainland playdown at the Royal City Curling Club.
 
Both the BC men's semi-final and final games will be covered live nationally on Sportsnet on February 14th.
 
 

Blind and Visually Impaired Team Advances to Westerns

In mid-January, a competitive Blind and Visually Impaired team from the Vancouver Curling Club placed second in the West Coast Blind Curling Championships. The Bonspiel took place in Kelowna and is an event these curlers prepare for and look forward to every year. The Comozzi Rink, composed of Rob Camozzi (Skip), Eugene Amberg (Third), Fraser Hiltz (Second), Linda Weber (Lead), and Jim Hall (Coach & Guide) won a berth in the Western Blind Championships taking place Feb. 24th to 28th in Lanigan, Saskatchewan.

 

The Camozzi rink was also honoured with the Caribou Spirit Award (pictured here). Caribou Spirit is voted on by all the participants and presented to the team with the best sportsmanship throughout the bonspiel.

Congrats team Camozzi, and thank you to Carol Kent, Jim Hall, and Dave Sawrey for being such a huge support structure for our Blind and Visually Impaired curlers.

The Blind and Visually Impaired League curls every Wednesday from 12pm-2pm and is in need of sweepers and guides to volunteer. For more information or to put your name forward, please contact Carol: carolkent (at) telus (dot) net
 
 
 
 

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