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Games for U.S. Club Nationals began on Sunday, March 8. The SFBACC is not represented, but one of our members, Gabrielle Coleman, is also a member of the Granite Curling Club in Seattle and is skipping a team from there. Members of their team are live blogging at http://www.teamcoleman.net/.
Patrick McDonald and Team USA made it to the playoffs and finished 4th at the World Curling Championships last week. full results
The Mountain Pacific (MoPac) regional playdowns for Mixed Nationals was held Feb 14 & 15 in Seattle. Team Halpenny (Brent Halpenny, Candace Seip, Mike Greenberg and Loreen Makishima - all SFBACC), Team Arnie Iwanick and Team Fred Maxie finished the round robin in a 3-way tie. Team Maxie won in playoffs and will represent MoPac at the championship in Medford, WI at the end of March. Team Maxie: Fred Maxie (AZ), Anne Stuhlman (NY), Richard Maskel (WI), Carol Ann Naso (AZ.)
We're going to hold a special learn-to-curl for a group from the Palo Alto VA hospital on Wednesday, February 18 from 10 am - noon. We're always looking for more volunteer help, so contact Brian firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer. Gary Hicks is the event organizer.
Four SFBACC curlers will compete in the Mountain Pacific (MoPac) regional Mixed Nationals playdown this weekend, February 14 and 15. Best of luck to Team Halpenny: Brent Halpenny, Candace Siep, Mike Greenberg and Loreen Makishima!
The NBC Universal Sports network will broadcast the men's and women's semifinal and final matches. Full information is available on the US Curling Association's web site. The SFBACC and SharksIce at San Jose may hold a watch party - stay tuned for details. If you would like to try curling, check our our Curling Clinics section.
San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club member, Gabrielle Coleman, will be competing in the 2009 Olympic Trials, February 21-28 in Denver. Gabrielle started curling at an open house in San Jose during the 2006 Winter Olympics. She will be playing lead for Team Cristin Clark. The team that wins the Trials will represent the US at the 2009 World Championship and the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
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Two SFBACC club members will be competing in the "Challenge Round" January 28-Feb 1 in hopes of moving on to the Olympic Trials in February. Lyle Sieg is playing for Team Brian Wight, and Gabrielle Coleman is now playing for Team Cristin Clark. Follow the action on the USCA website.