Good curling in Round 3!
The Ugly Sweater party was back for a second year during the Dec 15/16 draws.
The PRCL celebrated the holiday season with wonderfully gaudy get-ups, complemented with homemade goodies, a 50/50 draw on Sunday and even a visit from jolly ol’ St. Nick himself on Monday night.
Thank you to everyone for participating and to those who shared their yummy baking with our league!
Happy and safe holidays to all our members and we’ll see you all in the New Year!
- Casino dealers
- 50/50 sellers
- Button measurers
Even if you are not curling in the Pac Rim Cup bonspiel, you can still join the fun. Volunteers are needed on the evenings of Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25. If you want to help make Van Vegas fabulous, contact us with details of your skills, talents and availability.
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)
The five teams competed in a five-team play down bracket. Congrats to Team Thompson and Team Schneider, who fought their way through a very competitive play downs process to earn the right to represent Vancouver at the CGCC in Edmonton in April.
Both teams have been incredibly successful on the National scene: Team Schneider is the two-time defending CGCC champion, while Aaron Thompson (along with teammate Brian Oldham) won the inaugural CGCC in 2005 (not to mention the runner-up from the past two years).
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!
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.
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
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.