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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.
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 (email@example.com), for any changes and updates.
Club Nationals (men's and women's)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The SFBACC is looking for people to fill the following volunteer positions:
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)
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.
Congratulations to the following new board members:
VP: Brian Patrick
Thank you to outgoing board members Brian Zaitz, Thomas Vogelsang and Mark Valade as well as everyone who ran for the board.
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.