Team Schneider in 2012
Congratulations to Team Schneider (Stephen Schneider, Shawn Eklund, Shelley Birston and Glenn Smith) for defending their Canadian Gay Curling Championship title, stealing 2 in the 8th end to win 6 to 5 in a hard fought battle against Team Thompson (Aaron Thompson, Jack Holmes, Brian Oldham and Mark Trowell).
Team Thompson had an incredible run this weekend, going undefeated into the finals. As the results show, Vancouver is incredibly fortunate to have not just one, but two amazing teams representing us on the National stage. Well done, everyone!
The PRCL also congratulates Team Amos (Brant Amos, Frankie Amos, Steve Spicer and Don King) on an excellent performance this weekend, losing a close game in the Bluenose Bonspiel A-Final 7 to 6.
And with that, our curling season ends. Congrats to everyone on an excellent curling year!
Team Broad (L to R): Skip Glen Broad, third David Mudge, second Richard Rupps, lead Paul Beja, and lead Lane Wyness (Missing: Darren Stolz)
The season-ending VCC Championships have come to a close and Team Broad from the Pacific Rim Curling League are the 2013 Club Champions.
Twenty-four teams started the week, representing the VCC’s 19 leagues and bringing together the Club’s diverse membership. On Thursday evening, the final four were left standing in the A and B finals.
In the A final, Team Broad captured the crown of VCC Club Champions by defeating Team Faa (Thursday Open) 6-5. The game was a back and forth affair, with great shot making by both teams and the final result hinged on the game’s final shot.
Congratulations gentlemen, your fellow PRCL members are very proud of you!
Fruity Pebbles: 2012-13 League Champions and winner of the Division A Title
Thank you to all members who joined us at the Junction on April 21 to wrap-up another amazing season! Event activities included a video montage, season highlights, Annual General Meeting, the induction of Randall Noble to the Honour Roll, and award presentations. If you were unable to attend, click here for a copy of the presentation.
Congratulations to Team Fruity Pebbles, who not only became the overall 2012-13 PRCL League Champions, but also won the Division A title! See the Winner’s Circle for a listing of all the season winners.
There were some nail-bitters yesterday that came down to the final rock, but in the end the following teams stood alone as champions of their divisions:
- Division A: Fruity Pebbles
- Division B: Team Noble
- Division C: The Carter Rycroft Experience
- Division D: Rock of Ages
- Division E: Holotta Rocks
- Division F: Astro Sliders
The full play-off draw has been updated, which you can see on our Draw and Results page.
Congrats as well to our League Champion (based on total season points), Fruity Pebbles. We will be updated the Winner’s Circle in the next few days with full team rosters, so stay tuned!
Last night also saw Randall Noble inducted in the PRCL Honour Roll for 2012/13. We also acknowledged Glen Broad‘s induction from 2010/11. We will be updating the Honour Roll in the next few days with these well-deserving member’s inclusion.
We wrapped up the night presenting Member’s Choice awards, voted by you, to the following teams:
- Most Sportsmanlike Team: Team St. Pierre
- Best Team Uniform: The Carter Rycroft Experience
- Best Team Name: We Blow Leads
- Rookie of the Year: Heather Kisbee (Devils With Brooms)
Finally, a well-deserved acknowledgement to Team Nickerson for being the Most Improved Team from this season (starting in Division E and battling their way to the final end of Division-C finals!).
Great curling everyone! See you all on the ice next year!
We have a short, completely anonymous survey that will help us learn about our membership, evaluate the PRCL Board’s performance, and gather feedback on potential future directions for the league. It’s also your chance to vote for the PRCL “Member’s Choice” awards that will be presented at our Wind-up Event on April 21, 2013 at the Junction Pub.
At the end of the survey is a link to enter your email for a random draw for $100 off next year’s membership dues -or- a $100 off VCC gift card.
It should take you less than 10 minutes to complete this 20 question survey. All responses must be completed by April 20, 2013 (midnight) to be eligible for the draw!
Thanks in advance for taking the time to provide your feedback!
The play-off schedule to close out our season is posted on the draw page. The draw has been updated to reflect the quarter and semi-final results for Sunday!
*Teams that play the Monday, April 15 draw at 6:45pm — and win — will immediately play their semi-final draw at 9pm.
**Reminder – there are no ties. For playoff games, a tie is broken through a draw to the button. One player from each team throws one rock, and the closer rock to the button wins. Teams may sweep their own rocks, but cannot sweep an opponents rock behind the T-line.
After the play-off finals on April 21, join your fellow PRCL members for food and drinks at Junction Pub at 1138 Davie St. from 6-9pm to wrap-up a fantastic season!
Best of luck to everyone in the play-offs!
The PRCL Board of Directors page provides info about the dedicated people who help to create a positive curling experience for all PRCL members.
We’re now seeking interested members to join next season’s board. Not only do you get to help shape the direction of the league, but it’s a fantastic way to meet new friends!
If you’re thinking about volunteering for the board or league, drop us a line!
Pac Rim Cup XXX Champions: Mixed Nuts and ‘Ginas: George Hall, Shelley Birston, Kevin Mintenko, Krista Frazee
It was dirty. It was flirty. And it was thirty hours of all-around good times at Pac Rim Cup XXX. The curling competition on the ice proved exciting for both participants and spectators. The fun continued off the ice in the Last Draw Lounge where the VCC bar staff kept the beer and Dirty Flirty cocktails flowing throughout the weekend.
The VCC sound system was no match for the fierce and fabulous talent on display at XXX Factor on Saturday night. A supportive audience cheered on the comedy and musical stylings of Heather, Johnny, Stephen, Logan, Philip and Myles as they withstood the critical (but light-hearted) commentary of celebrity judges k.d. lang-ley, Mr. Gay Canada finalist Josh RIMer and Simon CoXXXwell.
Western Cup 31 (Calgary, March 28 to 30)
Apollo Curling is once again hosting the annual Western Cup 31 curling bonspiel in Calgary, from March 28 to 30. The bonspiel will guarantee teams 3 games of play, structured around 3 events with a triple elimination style of organization. Read all about the bonspiel and register at http://www.westerncup.com.
Bonspiel Phénix (Montreal, October 11 to 13)
Join the action at the legendary Royal Montreal Curling Club, October 11 to 13. 4 games guaranteed, and if you sign up before May 1st, you’ll get $100 off your registration fee! Click here to see the event poster, and learn how to register.
Bonspiels at the Vancouver Curling Club
You don’t have to venture far for some great curling! Our home club will be hosting two bonspiels in the upcoming weeks.
The first, the VCC Doubles Bonspiel (February 16), is already sold out! But we do have plenty of PRCL representation in the event, and what better way to spend a Saturday afternoon that with a beer and a very unique curling format?
The second, the 16th Annual Barry Naimark Charity Skins Bonspiel (February 28 to March 3), is almost sold out, so sign up ASAP! Proceeds from the event support Aunt Leah’s Society.
See the Draw and Results page for your Round 3 schedule.
The VCC is holding playdowns and other events over the next few months on Sundays, so there are lots of Monday night draws this round (*Note: Monday only draws occur on Mar 4 & 18 and Apr 1). Check out the article from earlier this season about what goes into creating a draw.
Following Round 3, play-offs occur on April 14 and 15, and Sunday, April 21. Our year-end “Wind-Up” event will also be on the evening of April 21.
Good curling to everyone in Round 3!