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SFBACC Pacific International Cup playdowns are underway. Last night, in game 1 of the best-of-three series, Team Sieg defeated Team Halpenny. Team Sieg: Lyle Sieg, Barry Ivy, Brian Zaitz, Mason Kong. Team Halpenny: Brent Halpenny, Mike Greenberg, Takashi Okada and Brian Patrick.
We had a visit on Tuesday from a photographer, Jeff Cable, who will be working at the Olympics. He was out at the club to get a feel for the sport and how to shoot it. He writes about it on his blog. Thanks to all who helped make him feel welcome!
Just under 20% of the club will be competing in the MoPac Mixed Nationals playdown this weekend. Good luck to: Brent Halpenny, Loreen Makishima, Stacey MacNeil, Mike Loomis, Stephen Marschall, TC Altus, Alice Mansell, Lyle Sieg, Gabrielle Coleman, Barry Ivy, Candace Seip.
The event will feature 6 teams and a brutal schedule. The round-robin of 10 ends games begins Friday night at 11:30 pm (or thereabouts.) Follow along on the Granite Curling Club's web site.
Our sister club, WineCountry Curling in Vacaville, is holding a mini-league this winter and will have a few learn to curl events before and during the Olympics.
The league is underway and will meet on the following nights: Jan 23, Feb 6, and Feb 20. They set up at 5:30, practice from 6-7, and then play games from 7-9. Contact Alice Hartman for more information about subbing and practicing.
The WCC is also hosting two learn-to-curl clinics, the first on Saturday, January 30, 6-9 pm, and Saturday, February 27, presumably at the same time.
***All our Olympic events dates are on the following web page: www.bayareacurling.com/olympics This list is definitive. If it conflicts with some other listing, the other listing is wrong.***
***There have been conflicting emails with plans and dates for meetings. This is the definitive email/date/time list.***
Hello SFBACC curlers and friends,
As we wrap up 2009, it may have been a tough financial year for most of us. However, our club seems to continue to grow. When I joined the club before the 2006 Olympic surge we had at most 20 active curlers, today we have that many attend the monthly board meetings. Every season, we worry about having enough curlers to fill a league, and yet we have done this non-stop since January 2006. Absolutely unbelievable!
I want to thank all of you for the support that you have given to grow our club. I won't name names, because I'm sure to