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?

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

Ice Technician Courses in Canada

The Northern Ontario Curling Association is offering Ice Technician Level 1 and Level 2 classes June 24-27. The USCA will accept this as part (or all) of the required work for US certification. (Contact the USCA for full details.) more information on the class

Local Curlers Take Silver at Deaf World Championships

Congratulations to JoDee Dike-Johnson, Karen Officer and all of Team USA who won silver at the Deaf World Championships! This is the second silver for our ladies in this event.

Pacific Int'l Cup Results

Cogratulations to the California men's and women's teams who both finished with winning records of 4-3. Well done!

CA women's team: Juanita Wannamaker (BC), Loreen Makishima, Nikki Larrabure, TC Altus

SF Curlers Make the Playoffs at the Deaf World Championships

Team USA, featuring SFBACC curlers JoDee Dike-Johnson and Karen Officer, finished second in the round robin at the Deaf World Championships in Winnipeg and (I believe) move directly to the semi-finals on Friday. Good luck, ladies!

Draws and scores

California Teams at the Pacific International Cup in BC

Two teams from the SFBACC are representing at the Pacific International Cup (PIC) in Richmond, British Columbia this week: Lyle Sieg, Barry Ivy, Brian Zaitz and Mason Kong and Nikki Larrabure, Loreen Makishima and TC Altus. The men lost a tough game this afternoon to Texas (and former CA curler, John Tryon) and are in the middle of their night game against a BC team as this post is being written. The ladies play their first game Thursday morning.

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