New Doubles Champions are Crowned

The 2009-2010 season is now one week old, and the first spiel is already in the books at the VCC. Congratulations to Aaron Thompson and Jack Holmes - the Season-Opening Doubles Spiel champions.

Aaron and Jack went undefeated throughout both round-robin play and the playoffs to capture their title. In the final, they defeated the only other team who had gone undefeated to that point - Brady & Kristin Clark, from the Granite Curling Club in Seattle.

Playing the unique doubles format (and using the World Curling Federation rules), games throughout the day were very competitive. The rules enable lots of rocks to be in play so there were some fantastic shots made. The skilled shot-making led to many close games and one-point decisions, including almost all of the playoff games.

All in all, a fun day of curling was had by all of the participating teams as everyone appreciated the efforts of spiel organizer, Shari Cotter, and the spiel coordination committee of Barb Petkau and Bev Bryck. And, all funds raised from the event will be donated to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation.

We look forward to seeing everyone on the ice for our next bonspiel - the Harvest Spiel in October.