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?

MOPAC Playdown Results: Teams Coleman and Walsh qualify for Club Nationals!

Congratulations to Team Coleman on winning the women's event at MOPAC Playdowns! The win qualifies the team for Club Nationals, with Team Walsh picking up the other qualifying spot with their second place finish in the field of 6. On the men's side, Team Seeger was edged out by Team Mendoza (Hollywood) in their final match to finish 3rd. Team Wiesen, also making it out if the pool round, came away with a 4th place finish in the field of 15. It was a great weekend of curling for all the SFBACC teams!

The 2012 Club National Championships take place March 3-10 in Mankato, MN. Good luck to our two competing SFBACC teams!

MOPAC Qualifiers 2012Photo credit: Antonio Puente

More volunteers needed for corporate events

The holiday season brings corporate holiday parties and many like to try curling. These events CAN NOT happen without our support and if we can support them will earn the club near $2,000! Past events we have supported along with open houses have allowed us to purchase both freezers and improved stones for our curling pleasure, so your efforts are not wasted. Please juggle your work schedule and try and find a few hours so that you can come help instruct at one of these events. You don't have to be a seasoned pro to help either.

Important Playdown Information

The SFBACC has club-specific playdown dates and policies. Because MoPac and California are growing and we're using new playdown processes this year, please pay close attention to the club website and stay in contact with the SFBACC Competitive Curling Director, Michael Lively (mlively@bayareacurling.com), for any changes and updates.

Club Nationals (men's and women's)

The showdown is on!!

Thursday, September 15th @ Sharks Ice Fremont @ 7:45pm

Top teams from Fremont, Oakland, and San Jose will come together for one night of curling, beer, and cupcakes. Come join us at Stanley's and be part of the fun. Want to spare? There will be some spots available--email tc@bayareacurling.com.

Competitive Curling Clinic

The SFBACC is offering a competitive curling clinic on three nights in late September. Canadian high performance coach, Yadranka Thompson, will be leading the sessions. Her partner, Greg McAulay, the 2000 World Champion skip will also be there for the Oakland Wednesday and Friday sessions. Both Yadranka and Greg are expert technicians and see sports psychology as one of the key components to success at the highest level. They also helped coach local curler Gabrielle Coleman to a tied-for-fifth finish at Women's Nationals in 2011.

Volunteer positions open: Lesson Coordinator, PR Chair

The SFBACC is looking for people to fill the following volunteer positions:
» Lesson Coordinator for San Jose & Fremont
» PR Chair

Details inside...

2011 Golden Gate Bonspiel Wrap-Up

Thirty-two teams from the US and Canada played in the 2011 Golden Gate Bonspiel over Memorial Day weekend. It was a great success! Congratulations to the following teams:

Golden Gate Event (A Event): Call Us Continental (Langley CC)
Bay Bridge Event (B Event): Bisons on the Bay (Winnipeg, MB and SFBACC)
San Mateo Bridge Event (C Event): Southpaws (SFBACC)
Dunbarton Bridge Event (D Event): Team Sofuolis (Broomstones)

Complete scoring results

SFBACC welcomes the Norwegian Men's Curling Team!

Members of the Norwegian men's national team are coming to the Bay Area—and they want to curl with you! Fresh from their European Championship win, Christoffer Svæ, Thomas Løvold, and Markus Høiberg will be featured at the Norway Day festival in Fort Mason April 30th and May 1st, 2011.

They'll be visiting our home ice Friday April 29th for an all-star exhibition game, a Learn-to-Curl for the public, and a jumbo-sized game for local club members. Representing the U.S. will be Paralympian (and Wine Country's very own!) Patrick McDonald.

Election Results

Congratulations to the following new board members:

VP: Brian Patrick
Treasurer: Greg Wollenman
At-Large: TC Altus & Michael Lively

Thank you to outgoing board members Brian Zaitz, Thomas Vogelsang and Mark Valade as well as everyone who ran for the board.

2011 Winter League results

For the second league in a row, the championship for the Wednesday Oakland league came down to a single throw to the button tiebreaker! Congratulations to Tom Dias, Eleonora Bellissimi, Don Brown, and Katie Gardiner, and to runner-ups Wes Seeger, Mike Greenberg, Brian Patrick, and Phil Lorin.

The winners of the Tuesday San Jose league were Brian Zaitz, Rick Novak, Stacey MacNeil and Chris May. Runner-ups were Barry Ivy, Davinna Kong, Gabrielle Coleman and Mason Kong.