CGCC Playdowns Expression of Interest

As many of you know, the PRCL has been well represented and has won the Canadian Gay Curling Championship (CGCC) for the last four years in a row.  Can we make it five in 2016?

Two Vancouver teams can qualify for the 2016 CGCC to be hosted in Winnipeg from Feb 11th – 14th 2016. Teams can consist of any PRCL member in good standing (i.e. it does not have to be your regular league team).

If you have a team interested in qualifying for the 2016 CGCC in Winnipeg, email us with the Subject heading: ‘CGCC Expression of interest’ and with the names of your team members no later than 6pm Friday October 16th, 2015.

The play-downs (if required) will be scheduled in late November/early December and final dates will depend on the number of teams that enter as well as the availability of VCC rental ice.

The final playdowns draw and schedule will be released in early November after the completion of Round 1.

Please note that there is a maximum number of teams that will be allowed to participate in the play downs and that a nominal play downs entry fee of $100 per team will apply as rental ice will be required this year.  Similar to previous playdowns, the draw will be a seeded, double knockout format.

Please see our CGCC Nationals and PRCL Playdowns Rules and Guidelines for more detailed information.

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PRCL Cheat Sheet: Understanding key league rules

With the new season underway, it’s a good time to remind everyone of a few important rules unique to our league:

  1. Bell Rule: An automatic buzzer will sound when 25 minutes of play remains, teams should finish their end and play one more.
  2. Spare Rule: Spares may act as a skip or vice-skip, but must throw lead or second stones.  If the team has only 3 players (including the spare) then the spare should throw the first three stones.
  3. No “Make-Up” Games: Games must be played during the posted draw date and time.  Games may not be completed at an earlier or later date.  If you cannot field at least 2 members of your team (plus at least one spare) then your team will default.
  4. Golden rule:This ain’t the Brier!”  We’re a recreational curling league, and there’s no great prize at the end for winning it all, so don’t take things too seriously!  Play quickly, keep your cool, and HAVE FUN.

Out of respect to your opponents, aim to arrive at the club at least 15 minutes prior to your game time.  Your posted draw time is when you are expected to be throwing your first rock.  You can go out on the ice as soon as your scoreboard has been cleared for practice slides, handshakes and coin flips.  If there is a delay going out on the ice, find your opponents in the Lower Lounge for handshakes and coin flips.

Good curling to everyone this season!

p.s. Team rosters are now available at our Member’s page!

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Important Information on the 2015/16 Season

PRCL Round One Draw is now available

Thanks for everyone’s patience as we finished up registration and got the draw together. Please find your game matches, dates and times on our website:

Please be ready to go on the ice 10 minutes before your first game on September 20 or 21 so that we can share some important announcements with everyone.

Throughout the year, we will do our best to keep the online draw populated with the latest results. We appreciate your patience in the matter.

For your part, please remember to mark your result immediately following your game.

Please Complete a VCC Online Waiver

All players must complete the VCC waiver prior to stepping onto the ice! This waiver is separate from the registration information you provided us.

Complete it at

Team Photos on Sep 27/28 Draw

We will be taking photos of every team before your game over September 27 and 28.

Get your uniforms together, and get the whole team out! We’re going to put together a yearbook for everyone, and it would be great to have everyone’s photo.

Important Reminders

  • As a courtesy to your opponents, please be ready to go 5 minutes prior to the start of your game. Use the time to shake hands and flip the coin for last rock advantage so you’re ready to start on time.
  • A buzzer will ring when 25 minutes of play remains. Our “bell rule” is: finish the end and play one more.
  • Spares must throw lead or second rocks. They may play the role of skip or vice-skip. Teams should choose spares that are appropriate to your division’s skill level.
  • If you are going to use the brooms provided by the VCC, please consider making a $20 donation for the season to the club for the upkeep of those brooms (there is a donation box on the ice alongside the broom rack).
  • Grippers are intended for rentals and novice curlers, and will not be available after October. Please visit the VCC Pro Shop to purchase your own grippers.

And if you have any questions about the season, please do not hesitate to email us here at

See everyone on the ice on September 20th and 21st!

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Online Registration is Now Closed

Thank you to everyone who registered for our 2015/16 season!  We are putting the final touches on team assignments, but we are pleased to announce we are full at 48 teams again!  Welcome to our new teams and players, and welcome back to our returning teams.

Information on our upcoming season is still available at  We will be in touch with teams about the schedule and other details shortly.

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2015/16 Season Event Calendar is live!

We are pleased to present the PRCL 2015/16 Season Event calendar to everyone. Not only will you find key dates in the PRCL’s calendar, but also external LGBTQ bonspiels across Canada as well as VCC events.

Click on the “Events” tab at the top of the page to see all that’s in store!

Some key events in the upcoming weeks:

  • August 15: Online registration opens here at!
  • August 30: PRCL Open House (1pm to 3pm at the VCC)
  • September 2: PRCL Registration Party (7pm to 10pm at Numbers)
  • September 3: VCC Locker Registration (6pm)

Also note than an ICAL feed of our event calendar is available as well.

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PRCL Summer Social at The Fountainhead: July 21st, 7pm to 9pm

Interested in joining our league?
Want to meet the new Board of Directors?
Find out more about the PRCL’s upcoming 2015/16 season?

Come join us at The Fountainhead (1025 Davie St) from 7pm to 9pm.

We’ve had many members ask about having a summer get together, and here it is!

We’ll be hanging out by the dart boards in the lower area. It will be a pretty informal gathering, but we’ll see about having some snacks around.

This is also a great way to support our new Gold Season Sponsor, the Fountainhead!

We’ve created a Facebook event where you can mark yourself as attending (and “Like” our Facebook page if you have not already!)

Hope to see a good crowd at the Fountainhead next Tuesday!

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PRCL 2014-15 Season Results

PRCL 2014-15 League Champion, A-Division Winners and Pac Rim Cup Winners: Make It a Double! (Jack Holmes, Aaron Thompson, Brian Enns-Oldham, Mark Trowell, Jeff Berg, Travis Cooper)

PRCL 2014-15 League Champion, A-Division Winners and Pac Rim Cup Winners: Make It a Double! (Jack Holmes, Aaron Thompson, Brian Enns-Oldham, Mark Trowell, Jeff Berg, Travis Cooper).

After another exciting season wrapped up, the following teams are the new champions of their divisions for the PRCL 2014-15 season:

  • Junction (Division A): Make It a Double!
  • Numbers (Division B): The Adam Casey Experience
  • Kermodi Living Art (Division C): Gunnar
  • Mediaco (Division D): While you were sweeping
  • Cobbett & Cotton (Division E): Plan C
  • Queer Active (Division F): Sweeping Disorder

The full play-off draw is on our Draw and Results page.

Congrats as well to our League Champions (based on total season points), Make It a Double!  We’ve updated the Winner’s Circle with full team rosters!

Last night also saw Barry Watt, Verne Enright and Vern Gelette inducted in the PRCL Honour Roll for 2014/15 (Honour Roll section will be updated shortly).

The night at Junction wrapped up with presenting the Member’s Choice awards, voted by you:

  • Best Team Uniform: Asstrogliderz
  • Rookie Team of the Year: Rock of Ages
  • Most Fun Team to Play: Devils with Brooms
  • Best Team Name: Fifty Sheets of Gay
  • Most Improved Team: Tight Ends, Loose Morals
  • Most Outstanding Spare: Kirsta Frazee

Thank you to all our members for another amazing season and great curling everyone.

Also, special thanks to our dedicated PRCL Board members: Clayton Berquist, Jill Gardiner, Gerald Gunn, Victor Kazakov, Heather Kisbee, Johnny LaRusic, Kevin Mintenko, Wayne Pires, Casey Smith, and Glenn Smith (Graphics design: Christopher Ordog and Dylan Waite).

See you all on the ice for the 2015-16 season!

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Thank you for making the PRCL’s 2014/15 season so wonderful!

On behalf of the entire PRCL Board, I would like to thank everyone for making our 2014/15 season such a special and successful one!

We had a fantastic time last night at our Wind-Up Event, and hope you did too. Many thanks to the Junction for hosting us and providing such wonderful food.

We’ve uploaded some great photos on Facebook from yesterday evening’s Wind-Up Event which you can find here (thank you to Neil McLeod for being our photographer!):

Registration for our 2015/16 season will open in August. If you would like to be notified of registration details when they are released, please email

Have a great summer, and we’ll see you in the fall!

President, Pacific Rim Curling League

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We need your help!

We need volunteers to step forward for next season to help make 2015/16 the best and biggest yet! Here’s just a few ways you can help prepare for the upcoming season:

  1. Introduce us to a new, potential league sponsor
  2. Help us promote curling with another LGBTQ sports or recreational league
  3. Volunteer to help coordinate a summer social event
  4. Volunteer to march with us in the 2015 Vancouver Pride Parade
  5. Join the PRCL Board as a director! We are looking for talented individuals to help fill the following roles:
    • President
    • Membership Coordinator
    • Pac Rim Cup Coordinator

Email us at for more information!

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2015 AGM/Wind-Up Presentation

Below is a copy of the slide deck from yesterday evening’s AGM/Wind-Up presentation. If you have any questions about the content, email us at!

2014-15 AGM/Wind-Up Event Presentation

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