Upcoming Events

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. Will you join us?

Officiating Clinics in Seattle - Nov 15

This is designed for Granite members, but they may be willing to take interested SFBACC members. Here's the GCC email:

On Sunday, November 15th we will be conducting a Level I and II officiating clinic to train new (and refresh current) officials on everything you need to know to officiate at a USCA curling event. This is also a great opportunity for new curlers to learn the ins-and-outs of the rules of curling.

SFBACC Jacket Votes - Results!

Thank you to everyone who voted! The results are in and Jacket 1 in orange was the clear winner. (Jacket 4 was the runner-up.) Lyle and I will start working with embroiderers soon to get a sample made to be sure that the design and text will look ok. We certainly hope to use the design from Jacket 1, but, should the design not translate well to embroidery for some reason, we'll use the desing from Jacket 4.

Here's the winning look:
(Again - the final version will be in orange and silver/grey)

Curling Watch Party and Club Fundraiser for the Canadian Olympic Trials

From Michael Young - All welcome - RSVP and get directions: twogr8ones@yahoo.com

Curling Watch Party and Club Fundraiser: Olympic Trials

Come join us and watch the game at my house in Fremont. We'll have viewings of the Women's finals and the Men's finals on Saturday and Sunday

Dec. 12, 2009 5:00 PM Local (8:00 PM ET) Women's Final
Dec. 13, 2009 Noon Local (3:00 PM ET) Men's Final

Note this will likely be a pot-luck event, and will have two raffle items to raise money for our bonspiel next Spring.

50th Anniversary Banquet Videos on YouTube

A huge, huge thanks to Loreen and Mason who taped and uploaded these amazing parts of our club history. Here are the links - they will also be available soon in our History section.

Part 1: Intro and first half of Carroll McCune speech

USCA mini-conference and skills camp -- Photos!

A big, big thank you to MoPac and the USCA for holding a mini-conference and skills camp this weekend in Vacaville. more photos (And a few more coming soon!)

MoPac Mixed and Club Nationals Playdown Dates Confirmed

The MoPac dates will be the same as WA state:

- Club Nationals: Jan 16-17, 2010
- Mixed Nationals: Jan 30-31, 2010

SFBACC Crush Bonspiel Winners

Congrats to all our members who curled in "The Crush" bonspiel in Vacaville over Labor Day weekend - and congrats to our top finishers:

B-event (Pinot Noir) runners-up: Team Seeger (Wes Seeger, Wendy Feist, Allan Barber, Barbara Feist)

C-event (Chardonnay) runners-up: Team Shaw (Mike Shaw (IL), Dave Peck, Jerome Larson, Sandy Resetich (IL))

D-event (Merlot) winners: Team Halpenny (Brent Halpenny, Mike Greenberg, Brian Patrick, Bruce MacIsaac)

USCA MoPac Mini-Conference and Skills Clinic - Details!

Here is a letter from Jerome Larson:

Members Services of USA Curling and Mountain Pacific Curling Association are pleased to announce a “Mini-Conference” and Skills Clinic for the membership of MOPAC.

Date: October 10 and 11, 2009
Place: Wine Country Curling, Vacaville Ice Sports, Vacaville, CA.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the curling clubs in the Western United States to get together and learn from the talented pool of experts in Club Management and Growth.

Congrats Oakland!

The first-ever curling event was held in Oakland yesterday. It was a corporate event with about 20 participants and 9 volunteers. (Thank you, volunteers!)

Details are still being worked out around league times in Oakland - but Wednesdays at 7:15 pm is one possible time. The cost will depend on the number of people in the league. Contact colleen@bayareacurling.com for more information.

Special USCA Conference and Skills Clinic in Vacaville - Oct 10 & 11

Note date change to Sat, Oct 10 and Sun, Oct 11
Here's the letter from SFBACC President, Brent Halpenny:

Hello Bay Area Curlers,

MoPac will be hosting a USCA mini-conference and skills camp in Vacaville on October 10th & 11th. Many head office staff will be here. The USCA says we need a minimum of 20 people to make this successful. I'm thinking that our club can do that by itself, let's show the USCA why MoPac is the fastest growing region in the country.
The following activities are being planned.