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 teach thousands of Bay Area residents to curl every year!

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!

Meeting, Party and Teach Sharks Employees to Curl - Tuesday, Dec 15

**NEW TIME - Meeting at 7:30, party at 8:30, curling at 9:30***

We've got a big day on Tuesday, December 15 in San Jose - we'll have an all-club meeting starting at 7 pm, a party with Sharks Ice employees, and we'll teach the Sharks staff to curl from 9:30-11:30 pm. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend all of these events! For the meeting, we'll most likely be in the small conference room near the pool table in Stanley's.

Interested in Officiating?

Granite is still looking for help with the Mixed Doubles Nat'l Championships Dec 3-6. Totally new and inexperienced folks are welcome! Here's the email from head official, Joe Roberts:

GCC Members,

Join the MoPac Google Discussion Group!

In an effort to build community and communication in the region - a MoPac discussion group has been started. This is a place to go to get more information about our regional bonspiels and playdowns and to ask questions and stay informed about MoPac issues. Please join!

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)