32 teams from Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto battled it out at the annual PRCL bonspiel at the Vancouver Curling Club from January 22 to 24.
After all the battles had been fought, the Guardians of the Gay-laxy (George Hall, Aaron Lindgren, Greg Ohashi and Logan Chinski) claimed the Pac Rim Cup championship over a hard fought battle against the Fantastic 4: The Rise of the Silver Sliders (Stephen Bailey, Kieren Thompson, Greg Kirkham, Chad Jupe, and Andrew Bass). George Hall also covered the pin the win the Old Farts Draw to the Button challenge.
The tournament featured some amazing costumes, some worn the entire weekend! Double Trouble a local Vancouver team took home the best team costume for their amazing Cruella de Vil, Maleficent, Evil Queen and Wicked Witch of the West costumes. The best individual costume went to the feisty feline, Catwoman by Matt Gillis.
The Last Draw Lounge was busy serving up Poison Ivy and Storm cocktails as curlers finished their games and posed for an action shot with the green screen. On Friday, several curlers took the FREE shuttle to The Junction for some dancing. The next day, after the delicious Villains VS Heroes Dinner Banquet (catered by Socorro), teams dabbed their way to prizes at the Friend’s For Life Gay Bingo: Clash of the Queens. With several drag performances by our hosts Queens Connie Smudge and Sienna Blaze. The evening continued until close with several curlers doing karaoke in the Last Draw lounge, with prizes being awarded to the best villain and hero sing-off.
Throughout the weekend the Pac Rim Cup hosted 50/50’s and sold bingo cards for the charity Friends For Life (www.friendsforlife.ca). Together, we raised over $2,000 for Friends for Life! A superhero thank you to all participants for their generosity and support for this important organization.
Crowds roared for event sponsors Graveley & Sons, MASC, Little Sisters, Arts Club, FMAV, SweatFX, Dennis Dahl, Cobbett & Cotton, Stephen Caldwell, and the Vancouver Curling Club. Also, big thank yous to our PRCL season sponsors The Junction, Numbers Cabaret, Fountainhead Pub, Gravity Pope, Sandman Hotel, The Drive Mortgage Store, and the Pumpjack Pub for helping keep our bonspiel affordable and accessible.
Full event results:
- Pac Rim Cup Champions: Guardians of the Gay-laxy (Vancouver’s George Hall, Aaron Lindgren, Greg Ohashi, Logan Chinski)
- A-Consolation: Bitches and Whorlocks (Vancouver’s Scott Robertson, Shelley Birston, Kevin Mintenko, Krista Frazee)
- B-Event: The Run Backs (Vancouver’s Kelly Kipp, Sergio Colussi, Eric Bond, Michael Work)
- B-Consolation: Curlers & Slippers (Calgary’s Phil Ivers, Nathan Lang, Pierre Cadieux, Rob Armstrong, Stuart Brotherhood)
- C-Event: Dorby’s in the House! (Vancouver’s Grant Hurrle, Kirk Olson, David Greve, Matt O’Grady)
- D-Event: Stone Farmers (Vancouver and Chilliwack’s Dan Brownell, Yui Ishida, Mat Brownell, Valdina Brownell)
- Wild Card: Rolling Stones (Vancouver’s Ted St. Pierre, Sean Mcdowell, Rob Seto, Terry Halliday)
More photos are available from our Facebook page.
See everyone for Pac Rim Cup 2017!