Registration for the 31st Pac Rim Cup is now open.
This January, the greatest curlers in the world gather in fabulous Las Vegas for the Continental Cup. The gayest curlers in the world gather in Fabulous Van Vegas for the Pac Rim Cup, from January 24 to 26 at the Vancouver Curling Club. Where will you be?
There is only room for 32 teams, so secure your spot now as space is limited. Find out more and register your team today!
The 2014 Canadian Gay Curling Championship (CGCC) takes place April 3-6, 2014 in Edmonton, AB. Vancouver is eligible to send two teams to the event, and we’re very fortunate to have five teams interested in representing our city:
- Last year’s runner-up, Team Thompson
(Aaron Thompson, Jack Holmes, Brian Oldham, Mark Trowell);
- Defending 2013 CGCC champions, Team Schneider
(Stephen Schneider, Shawn Eklund, Shelley Birston, Glenn Smith, Brant Amos);
- Team Ordog
(Christopher Ordog, Scott Robertson, Greg Ohashi, Logan Chinski);
- Team McNichol
(Ray McNichol, Chris Chapman, Cam Carruthers, Greg Gale); and
- Team Kipp
(Kelly Kipp, Gerald Gunn, Rob MacDonald, Sergio Colussi, Eric Bond)
They are currently competing in a five-team play down bracket that started on Nov.24 (click on the link for the latest results). Good curling to all five teams!
Edmonton’s Curling With Pride is also hosting their annual Icebreaker Bonspiel alongside the CGCC. Vancouver teams are encouraged to attend!
2013 Pink Broom Champions Team Tap-back Turquoise (from left): Shelley Birston, Logan Chinski, Matt Kluke, Scott Robertson, Mallory Miller, Rob MacEachern, Alan Antasuda and Debbie McKay.
On Nov. 16, 56 colourful curlers came out to “Rock the Rainbow” in a fun-filled day of curling at the Vancouver Curling Club for the 2013 Pink Broom Bonspiel, hosted by the Pacific Rim Curling League (PRCL).
Seven teams, each representing a colour of the rainbow, were assigned prior to the event, with team players encouraged to ‘rock the rainbow’ by wearing their official colour. The competition included teams Raising Red, Out-turn Orange, Yelling Yellow, Granite Green, Tap-back Turquoise, Button Blue and Pebbly Purple.
Dressed in their official colour, teams of eight curled in a variety of games, starting with a standard 4-end game, followed by a Skins game, Skills Challenge, two Doubles games and ending with another Skins game. In addition to many of its own members, the PRCL was pleased to welcome participants from other VCC leagues as well as curlers from the Richmond and Marpole Curling Clubs.
Round 2, sponsored by Numbers, starts Nov. 17! The schedule is posted in the Draw and Results section of our web site.
The PRCL would like to introduce everyone to two new teams joining us this round, teams The Short and The Curlers and Curl Jam to Group F. Help make them feel welcome in our league!
Good curling everyone!
Posted in Blog Tagged League Play
Saturday November 16, 2013 :: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm :: $40 per person
Curling in a “Continental Cup” style format in teams of 8, featuring skins curling, doubles, and a skills competition! This one-day bonspiel is perfect for new curlers, and a great way to meet fellow curlers!
The teams are set, but click here to find out more about the bonspiel.
Posted in Blog Tagged Pink Broom
As the PRCL has moved to processing most payments online, the need for our own dedicated mailbox has diminished. The Vancouver Curling Club has kindly agreed to accept mail on our behalf. Our mailing address is now:
Pacific Rim Curling League
c/o Vancouver Curling Club
4575 Clancy Loranger Way
Vancouver BC V5Y 2M4
Vancouver teams won the Canadian Gay Curling Championship (CGCC) two years in a row — and we’re looking for a three-peat!
Two Vancouver teams can qualify for the 2014 CGCC hosted by Curling with Pride in Edmonton (April 3-6, 2014). This team can consist of any PRCL member (i.e. it does not have to be your regular league team).
The PRCL will cover the registration fee for both Vancouver teams; however, teams must cover their own transportation/accommodations, etc. for the event.
If you have a team interested in qualifying for the 2014 CGCC in Edmonton, contact us with the names of your team members by Oct. 18, 2013.
Play-downs will be scheduled in late November / early December. Please see CGCC Nationals and PRCL Playdowns Rules and Guidelines for more information.
You asked, and we listened! The PRCL now has a secure “Member’s Area” page to access team rosters and the spare list.
The password for this area has been sent out to all current members via email. Please let us know if you have any difficulties accessing this secure section of our web site.
Posted in Blog Tagged website
Please find your draw for Round One here. We apologize for getting this out to everyone a wee bit late (we’re starting a week earlier than in previous years, which has not left us much time!).
Creating a good draw is not easy! Last year, we shared an article about the challenges of creating a schedule. It may answer some questions you have. Please visit click here for more information.
The first day of curling is a busy one for everyone, so we ask teams to please arrive 30 minutes early for their first game for teams to check-in.
We need the time to ensure we have a signed waiver for everyone on your team (no waiver, no curling!). We’ll also have a few minutes of welcome announcements before you start your first game.
On Sunday (Sep 22), we’ll also be holding a 50/50 draw between the two draws to kick-start the new season! We encourage teams who play on Monday to come join us, grab a drink, and watch some great curling.
Posted in Blog Tagged draw, League Play