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The Year in Curling 2009 - 2010
Oakland - June 30 - Nearly 20 volunteers came out to paint rings in Oakland for the first time. more photos
Fremont - July 1 - More than a dozen volunteers helped Fremont grow to 5 sheets in anticipation of our 2010 bonspiel and the Olympic rush. more photos
Oakland - First Night of Curling - The SFBACC begins curling for the first time at the Oakland Ice Center
- San Jose - June 30, 7:15-9:45 pm - About a dozen people join us to learn about curling.
Fremont - July 9 - 7:15-9:45 pm more photos
Fremont - July-September - Thursdays, 7:45-9:45 pm, 9 weeks more photos
Fremont - July-September - Thursdays, 7:45-9:45 pm, 9 weeks, beginning July 16 more photos
Board of Directors Change - July
Beverly Van Pelt steps down after nearly 2 years of service. The board appoints Colleen Buyers to fill her position till the March 2010 elections.
San Jose Curling Clinic - September 22 - 80 people joined us for this learn-to-curl session, including a birthday party. Happy Birthday, Allan! more photos
Deadline for SFBACC Club Nationals Teams - September 22 - The SFBACC asks that all teams interested in competing at the Club National Championships register with the club by this date so that playdowns can be arranged.
Fall League in San Jose - September - December - A competitive/open league is held in San Jose, Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 pm. 7 teams, including about 10 totally new curlers. Winners: Team Sieg (Lyle Sieg, Gabrielle Coleman, Barry Ivy, Candace Seip) more photos
USCA MoPac Mini-Conference and Skills Camp - October 10-11 - The USCA hosts a mini-conference and skills camp for MoPac at the Vacaville Ice Center. Rick Patzke, Bev Shroeder, Sandra McMakin, Chris Sjue, Jon Mielke attend from the USCA. More than 40 curlers from the SFBACC, Wine Country Curling, Hollywood CC, Arizona's Coyotes CC, Granite CC and Klamath Falls attend. more photos
Mixed Doubles National Championships - December 3-6 - Team Coleman (Gabrielle Coleman and Barry Ivy) compete at the Mixed Doubles National Championship in Seattle.
Team Sieg Wins Seattle Holiday Spiel - December 13 - Team Sieg (Lyle Sieg, Gabrielle Coleman, Barry Ivy, Karen Officer) win the Seattle Granite Curling Club's holiday bonspiel. Now those are holiday sweaters!
All-Club Meeting - December 15
Sharks Ice Employees Learn to Curl! - December 15 (Add photos)
Winter Learn-to-Curl Clinic - Jan 5 more photos
Team Coleman Wins Seattle Women's Spiel - January 24 - Team Coleman (Gabrielle Coleman, Ann Drummie (MD), JoDee Dike-Johnson, Karen Officer) win the Seattle women's bonspiel with a victory over Team Sharon Vukich, the soon-to-be senior women's national champions.
First Oakland Curling Clinic - January 30 - The first learn-to-curl clinic is held in Oakland. About 100 people attend. more photos
Team Sieg Wins MoPac Mixed Playdown - January 31 - Team Sieg (Lyle Sieg, Gabrielle Coleman, Barry Ivy, Candace Seip) win the 6-team MoPac Mixed Nationals playdown in Seattle. This is the biggest MoPac field ever in this event. This will be the first time in recent memory - and possibly ever - that MoPac has been represented by an all SFBACC team in this event.
Winter Mini-League - January-February - A 5-week mini-league is held in San Jose. Team Sieg wins and Team Vogelsang is close runner-up. Team Sieg (Lyle Sieg, Barry Ivy, Candace Seip, Paul Dion), Team Vogelsang (Thomas Vogelsang, Steve Bollinger, Stefan Buettcher, Kelly Bloom)
San Francisco Demo - February 13 - The SFBACC demos curling for the first time at the Yerba Buena skating rink during an Olympic sampler event.
Oakland Learn-to-Curl Clinic - February 13 - About 40-50 people attend an Olympic Curling Clinic in Oakland. photos
Oakland Olympic Sampler Demo - February 14
NBC Morning Show Live at Sharks Ice San Jose - February 16 - NBC reporter, Kris Sanchez, visits to try curling - photos
San Jose Learn-to-Curl Clinic - February 16 - Approximately 160 participants and 20 volunteers came out for our first San Jose Olympic Clinic. more photos
San Jose Olympic Curling Watch Parties - February 21, 23 and 27 - Four Olympic Watch Parties are held in Stanley's in San Jose. USA women vs. Canada, Switzerland, Sweden and men's gold medal game.
San Jose Olympic Curling Watch Party and Learn-to-Curl Clinic - February 23 - 9:15-11:30 pm. Over 150 people attend.
San Jose Olympic Curling Watch Party and Learn-to-Curl Clinic - February 27 - 4:15-6:30 pm. Over 150 people attend.
Welcome (First) Class of 2010! - March 2-30 - San Jose Winter Lesson Series: Approx 60 people in the class with over a dozen on the wait list. Class was held from 8:30-11:30 pm on Tuesday nights. Class photo below. more photos
SFBACC Team at Women's National Championships - March 6-14 - Team Coleman (Gabrielle Coleman, Ann Drummie (Potomac), JoDee Dike-Johnson, Karen Officer) finish 8th at the US Women's National Championships in Kalamazoo with a 3-6 record. The team finished 2nd in the last shot draw total, and Gabrielle Coleman was the 2010 women's recipient of the Ann Brown Sportsmanship Award. more photos
Oakland Learn-to-Curl Clinic - March 19 - Friday, 7-9:15 pm. Approx 150 people attend.
Oakland Learn-to-Curl Clinic - March 20 - Saturday, 1-3 pm. Approx 150 people attend.
Oakland Lesson Series - March 24 - April - 5-week lesson series. 60 people enrolled. Wednesday nights, 6:30-9:30 pm.
SFBACC Team at Mixed National Championships - March 20-28 - Team Sieg (Lyle Sieg, Gabrielle Coleman, Barry Ivy, Candace Seip) finish 5th at the Mixed National Championships with a record of 4-5.
All-Club Meeting & Election - March 30 - Thank you to out-going board members: Lyle Sieg, Michael Loomis and Colleen Buyers. Congratulations to all candidates and new board members: Davinna Ohlson, Wesley Seeger, Thomas Vogelsang, and re-elected members: Brent Halpenny and Gabrielle Coleman. The new board is:
- President, Brent Halpenny
- Vice President, Nikki Larrabure
- Secretary/Treasurer, Gabrielle Coleman
- At-Large, Davinna Ohlson
- At-Large, Wesley Seeger
- At-Large, Brian Zaitz
- At-Large, Thomas Vogelsang
San Jose Learn-to-Curl Clinic - April 6 - 7:15-9:30 pm - Sold out at 150 people. (to be held)
Fremont Learn-to-Curl Clinic - April 8 - 7:30-9:45 pm - Sold out at 150 people. (to be held)
San Jose Spring 1 Lesson Series - April 13-May 11 - Tuesdays, 7-9:30 pm, 5 weeks - photos
San Jose Learn-to-Curl Clinic - April 13 - 9:15-11:30 pm - Sold out at 150 people. (date change - to be held)
Fremont Lesson Series and Instructional League - April 15-May 13 - Thursdays, 7-9:45 pm (to be held)
Possible Oakland Saturday Lesson Series - April 10-May 8 - 3:15-5:30 pm, Saturdays (possibly to be held)
San Jose Instructional League - April 20-June 22 - 9:30-11:30 pm, 10 weeks (to be held)
Pacific International Cup - April 21-25 - Team Sieg (Lyle Sieg, Barry Ivy, Brian Zaitz, Mason Kong), Team MacNeil (Stacey MacNeil, TC Altus, Loreen Makishima, Davinna Ohlson) represent CA at the PIC (to be held)
Oakland Learn-to-Curl Clinic - April 28-Wednesday, 6-8:30 pm, Sold out at 150 people (to be held)
Oakland Lessons/League - May 2-June 5 - Wednesdays, 6:30-9 pm (to be held)
San Jose Learn-to-Curl Clinic - May 18, 7:15-9:30 pm. Sold out at 150 people (to be held)
Fremont Learn-to-Curl Clinic - May 20, 7:30-9:45 pm. Sold out at 150 people (to be held)
San Jose Spring 2 Lesson Series - May 25-June 22 - Tuesdays 7-9:30 pm (to be held)
Fremont Lessons/League? - May 27-June 24 - Thursdays 7-9:45 pm (to be held)
Golden Gate Bonspiel 2 - May 28-30 - photos
A event champions: Granite Busters (Lyle Sieg, Stacey MacNeil, Dan Rust, Chris May)
A event runners-up: SanTosaMoorDancers (Barry Ivy, Stacey Bast, Rebecca Nguyen, Spencer Rahn)
B event champions: Johan Franzia (David Markowski, Brian Prowd, Rick Novosad, Mike Hagerty)
B event runners-up: We Count in Hex (Anthony Giannini, Tri Banh, Ray Laurin, Dave Carlson)
C event champions: Stick and Stones (Eric Macintosh, Mike West, Loreen Makishima, Kelly Jeffery)
C event runners-up: Kings of the Klondike (Darol Stuart, Clarence Jack, Lorenzo Roberti, Mike Menzies)
D event champions: Las Cinco Escobas (Brian Zaitz, Rick Novak, David Halper, Tom Rice, Kari Rice)
D event runners-up: Ron Phillip, Joanne Allison, Donny Browatzke, Cindy Phillip)
San Jose Spring League Result - Two San Jose leagues completed on June 22, 2010. The 10-week league had Team Okada (Takashi Okada, Andrew Lam, Laura Klein, Eric Prestemon) triumphing over Team Bollinger (Steve Bollinger, Boris Fedorov, Kelly Jeffery, Robert Garber).