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Established in 1958, the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club is the oldest arena curling club in the United States. SFBACC is a nationally-recognized leader in curling development, providing learning opportunities, youth scholarships, competitive development, recreational leagues, corporate and private events, and more. We have already taught thousands of Bay Area residents to curl in 2014.

Now, we are raising funds to build a dedicated curling center right here in the Bay Area so that we can take these programs to the next level. But we can't do it without your support. Please join us and make your tax-deductible gift today: DONATE NOW!

New SFBACC Forums!

NEW! Forums up and running! We've set up forums for Team/Teammate Requests, Future Planning, Equipment and more! Check it out here.

Competitive Curling Update

We have a competitive curling update following the meeting on Tuesday.

There are three competitions where we expect that more than one team from SFBACC will be interested and a play-down format needs to be selected.

Club Nationals
MoPac (Mountain-Pacific region: CA, OR, ID, UT, AZ, NV, MT) has one spot each for men and women at the club nationals. The play-down procedure for 2010/11 has not yet been settled. Due to the increasing number of clubs and curlers in the region and the difficulty of all clubs being arena clubs with restricted ice times the SFBACC board expects and is in favor of each club having only one entry into the MoPac play-down...

Curling cancelled at Fremont for the Fall

Due to lack of enough interest per SharksIce requirements, Fall Curling has been cancelled at Fremont. If interested in sparing at either the San Jose or Oakland leagues, please contact the drawmasters for those locations (drawmaster-sanjose@bayareacurling.com, drawmaster-oakland@bayareacurling.com) and continue to watch the website for other opportunities to get out and do some curling.

Doug McNabb, founder of the SFBACC, passes away at 90

Doug McNabb, founder of the SFBACC, passed away on August 25, 2010.

His obituary can be read in The Mercury News.

Services will be held at the Saratoga Prospect Center in Saratoga, Sunday September 26th at 1:30 p.m.

Team Greenberg wins San Jose Summer League

In an extra-end game, Team Greenberg (Mike Greenberg, Ryan Winterbourne, Curt Konrad and Jennah Konrad) defeated Plants vs. Zombies (Davinna Ohlson, Mason Kong, Chris Mildebrandt and Ying Chen) to claim the San Jose summer league championship. Team Bone (Doug Bone, Kelly Jeffery and Robert Garber) came in third. Congratulations to all!

Team Pyke champions of Fremont Summer League

Team Pyke (Evan Pyke, Chris May, Josh Curtis and Bryan Ni) defeated Team Kong (Mason Kong, Davinna Ohlson, Stephen Marschall and Loreen Makishima) to become champions of the Fremont Summer League. Congratulations!

More on the New High Performance Plan

To SFBACC members,

As you know, the USCA has been holding town hall meetings to explain the High Performance Plan (HPP) that was created in 2008 and used last year to help prepare our Olympic teams. These meetings also cover the ongoing process to revise that plan, what it could mean for current and future athletes and how it relates to our funding from the US Olympic Committee.

Vernon Davis and Olympians Curl for Charity

Check out the slide show on the NBC Bay Area web site.

USCA High Performance Meeting - Wed, July 28

The US is changing its approach to high performance training and this is your chance to learn about that and give input. USCA COO Rick Patzke, 2010 Olympic coach Phill Drobnick and two Olympians will be at the meeting. Sharks Ice at San Jose, upstairs conference room, 5 pm, Wed July 28. (This is before the Vernon Davis charity curling event.) We'll try to hold some alternate sessions for folks who can't make it (and possibly some web/conference call options.) Questions? - or to let organizers know that you'd like to attend but can't make this session, email gabrielle@bayareacurling.com.

San Jose Spring Leagues wrap-up

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).