As a reminder, the locker clean-out deadline is Friday, May 16. All members that have occupied a locker this past season are required to remove their belongings by this day. Note that the Club's operating hours have now shifted into off-season mode. Below are the times that you will be able to stop by the Club to gain access to clean out your locker:
Tuesday, May 13: 2pm to 10pm
Wednesday, May 14: 5pm to 9pm
Thursday, May 15: 2pm to 10pm
Friday, May 16: 10am to 5pm
Christopher or Norm will be in the Pro Shop, lower lounge or upstairs in the Last Draw Lounge area. Enjoy your summer!
The season-ending VCC Championships have come to a close and Team Ordog from the Pacific Rim Curling League are the 2014 Club Champions.
This year's edition of the annual event saw 19 of the Club's 20 leagues - each with their own unique and diverse membership - come together to compete for the ultimate Club prize. On Thursday evening, the final four battled it out in the A and B finals.
Team Ordog members featured on the right are (L to R): skip Christopher Ordog, third Scott Robertson, second Greg Ohashi and lead Logan Chinski.
In the A final, Team Ordog captured the crown of VCC Club Champions by defeating Thursday Open (1) in a tie-breaker extra end. The game was back and forth throughout, with the final result hinging on the game's final shot.
One sheet over, the B final featured Team Carpenter (Thursday Open 3) and Team McKenzie (Shamrock 2), with the latter becoming the VCC 2014 Club Championship B Winners.
Pictured on the left, Team McKenzie are (L to R): second Kris Wright, lead Kevin Leask, third Rob Goble and skip Jerry McKenzie.
Click HERE for full event results.
A big thank you to all our members in each of our leagues for an amazing 2013-14 season. Great curling everyone!
Two VCC teams competed in Richmond over the weekend at the Dominion Mainland Club Challenge. Team Schneider and Team Birston took aim at qualifying for the provincial event that begins this Wednesday. Team Schneider finished at 2-2 and did not qualify out of their pool.
However, Team Birston managed to force a tie-breaker with Team Richmond by finishing at 3-1 in their pool. Team Birston was victorious in the tie-breaker and went on to win the semi-final against Golden Ears. The win secured a spot at provincials! We wish them good luck and good curling!
Read more about how Team Birston came together in the Vancouver Courier article: Birston PICS her spot with new team.
For the third consecutive year in a row, the Vancouver Curling Club's Team Schneider solidified their hold as the undisputed Canadian Gay Curling Champions.
During the intense all-Vancouver re-match, Team Schneider (Skip Stephen Schneider, Third Shawn Eklund, Second Shelley Birston and Lead Glenn Smith) came out on top against long-time rivals Team Thompson (Skip Aaron Thompson, Third Jack Holmes, Second Brian Oldham and Lead Mark Trowell). Both teams are long-time members of the VCC and the Pacific Rim Curling League.
This year's event (which also included the Icebreaker Bonspiel) was hosted by Edmonton's Curling With Pride at the Granite Curling Club, where the inaugural CGCC was held in 2005 with Thompson taking the very first CGCC title.
We are extremely proud of the skill level displayed at the gay National level by our VCC teams. Congrats Team Schneider for a well-earned three-peat!