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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. Will you join us?

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.

The SFBACC on Facebook, Twitter...

Can't get enough curling? The SFBACC is all over the web, including MySpace, Facebook and now Twitter.

MoPac Playdown Dates Set

The Granite Curling Club in Seattle, which hosts the MoPac Club and Mixed playdowns, has posted playdown dates on their web site. On rare occasions, these dates change, but for now they are:

MoPac Club Nationals Playdown: Sat, January 16 - Sun, January 17

MoPac Mixed Nationas Playdown: Sat, January 30 - Sun, January 31

Fremont Spring League Photos

I've got a few photos from last week's Fremont league posted here. There are a few more still to come!

-Gabrielle

Level 1 Coaching Clinic with Kevin Martin in St. Paul

The USCA is offering an all-in-one Level 1 Coaching clinic May 29-31 in St. Paul. The course will include Level 1 and Level 2 Instructor classes (requirements for Coaching certification) as well as a presentation by Kevin Martin on building championship teams. The course costs $50. more information