Family Tree Bonspiel

StickPeople_curl-01Enjoy a day of curling on December 27th!    Evergreen Curling Club will hold a fun, friendly one-day bonspiel.   It will be a great way to get out of the house and get some exercise for the whole family.

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Two pools: early and late

Early Pool Draw Times: 9am, noon, 3pm

Late Pool Draw Times: 10:30am, 1:30pm, 4:30pm

Each family team will play 3 games, each game will be approximately 4 ends.

Teams: Each family team must have have at least two players who are already “kin”,
i.e., related by blood or marriage. If needed, teams may “adopt” additional members into their family for the bonspiel.

Individuals: you are welcome in this bonspiel too!   sign up to be adopted into a family for the bonspiel.    either we will place you on a team or we will refund your money.

New Curlers: Never curled before?   No problem!   Get a free lesson Friday night (December 26th) at 7pm.

Awards: This will be a points spiel with points awarded for games won, ends won, and rocks scored.  The family winning the most points will have their name engraved on the new ECC Family Tree Bonspiel trophy.  We will also have awards for best holiday sweaters, youngest curler, oldest curler, biggest family curling team (not all family members need to curl at the same time), and the family that traveled the greatest distance for the bonspiel.

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3rd Annual DIY Bonspiel

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Register now for the DIY, a fun, informal bonspiel celebrating the do-it-yourself accomplishments of Evergreen Curling Club.   The bonspiel takes place over the weekend of December 12-14, 2014.

The DIY bonspiel is an open format bonspiel, welcoming teams with any combination of men, women, young, old, able-bodied or wheelchair curlers. This bonspiel is designed to be “do it yourself” with potluck meals (everybody helps clean up) and no prizes for winners. As such its entry fee is much lower than other bonspiels. For only $30 ($120 per team) you will get at least three games of great competition.

Registration Link — CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The spiel will use a traditional ABC bracket so that you are guaranteed at least three games during the weekend. We will accept only 18 teams.  Curlers are encouraged to form their own teams. Or enter as an individual and we will try to find a team for you, however priority will be given to team entries.

Registration open to all ECC members.

First draw times will be 6PM, 8PM and 10:15PM on Friday, December 12, 2014.

Refunds will not be given for cancellations less than one week prior to the event.

Registration Link — CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

December 12-14, 2014 at Evergreen Curling Club

Recap: Welcome Wagon Bonspiel

Welcome WagonThe First Annual Welcome Wagon Bonspiel turned out to be a big hit – on an international level. Twelve teams, comprised of 32 inexperienced curlers (less than 5 years’ experience) and 16 experienced curlers, participated. Curlers from as far away as Eugene to the south, and Vancouver, BC to the north, descended upon the Evergreen Curling Club Nov 8-9 to take part.

The purpose of the bonspiel was to introduce new curlers to everything fun about bonspieling, in a fun, relaxed and learning environment – with little emphasis placed on the team’s win-loss records.

Having fun, making new friends, helping new curlers and learning a few of the finer points of curling is what this bonspiel was all about. With that goal in mind, it was a great success!

IMG_8650Thanks to all of the teams and individuals who helped make this a great event…..including those who deserve some special recognition:

Least Experienced Team: The Eugene Group – Josh Engle (2 years) and his team from Eugene who had attended only a single Learn-to-Curl class!

Best Outfits: Curls Gone Wild, with their great hats, from Marpole Curling Club in Vancouver, BC, Canada.   Great job Christa, Christina, Erin and Elizabeth!

Best Record: it wouldn’t be a bonspiel if we didn’t recognize the team with the best record – Team Schaak; Doug Schaak, Roger Chan, Margee Will (who came up with the great idea for this bonspiel) and Eric Bryant.IMG_8652

Congratulations to those, and all teams, for participating! See you next year!

Evergreen Curling Reps

Team “Evergreen Curling Reps” is now registered for the 2015 Stanly Idaho Outdoor Bonspiel. The team now has 2 players and we are looking for more Evergreen Curling Club members to join and help represent our club. The SOB bonspiel is sponserd by the Boise Idaho Club on January 23-25 in the high mountain town of Stanley Idaho. Including travel this will be a 4-5 day commitment dependent on how we travel and how many games we win. Please let me know if you’re interested via e-mail gene5504@gmail.com or 360-903-1365.

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USCA Level 1 Instructor Training Course

uscalogoRegister today to learn to be a USCA Level 1 Certified Curling Instructor!

USCA will offer a Level 1 instructor training course at ECC all day on Saturday, November 22, 2014.

Click Here to see the course flyer.

You will learn proper techniques for teaching learn-to-curl clinics and lessons during this day-long course. No prior instructing experience required (beginner curlers welcome!).  Teaching others helps the club and helps you to learn more about your own skills.

Completion of course helps you to become a certified USCA Level 1 Instructor. See the USCA website for a full listing of certification requirements.   This course is open to curlers from all USCA member clubs.

REGISTER ONLINE at USCA’s website:  https://usca.sportssignup.com/site

The course begins at 10am, includes lunch, and runs no later than 6pm.   Part will be classroom-based, and part will take place on the ice.

Cost of the course is $45.  Evergreen CC members, upon receipt of your USCA Level 1 certification, you can request reimbursement of $30 of your course fee by sending email to treasurer @ evergreencurling.com

Eleanor Robertson of Evergreen CC (2014 MoPac Mixed Champion) and Wes Seeger of San Francisco Bay Area CC (2013 MoPac Mixed Champion) will teach the course.   Both were specially trained by USCA to teach this course.

 

SOB

Hello All
I’m putting together a team for the Boise Curling Club’s 2015 “Sawtooth Outdoor Bonspiel” AKA the “S.O.B.” January 23-25. This bonspiel will require a 4 to 5 day commitment. Possible three days of play in the high mountain country, small town of Stanley Idiho, and cold, yet fun. Registration and reservation need to be made ASAP. If you are interested please contact Eugene Carroll at gene5504@gmail.com or call 360-903-1365. See http://www.sobidaho.com/ for more info.
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53rd International Tankard

Tankard CrestEvergreen Curling Club is proud and honored to host the 53rd Annual International Tankard curling event, March 20-22, 2015.

Worthy volunteers from British Columbia (24) and the United States (24) will be nominated by their home curling clubs to attend this special event, to be recognized and participate in a weekend of friendly competition and curling fellowship.

The International Tankard event is a a partnership of CurlBC Region 11 and the Washington State Curling Association.   In the past the event has been held at at curling clubs in British Columbia and at Granite Curling Club in Seattle, but it has never before been held in Oregon.

The yearly event, which started as an unwritten agreement between the Pacific Coast Curling Association (British Columbia) and the Washington State Curling Association (WSCA),  was first held in Victoria, BC in 1963.   Each year, six teams from each country meet in a friendly competition.  Each team plays 3 games.

Since the early 2000s the WSCA has invited curlers from other clubs both within and outside Washington State to join the US teams.   Today, curlers throughout the western USA who have made exemplary volunteer contributions to curling locally, regionally or nationally will be eligible for nomination to one of the 6 US teams.

Recent International Tankard participants from Evergreen Curling Club:

  • 2014 (at Cowichan Rocks CC): Kathy Placek
  • 2013 (Golden Ears CC):  Wayne Brock, Eric Toews and Keith LaFortune
  • 2012 (Granite CC):  Patrick Julian and Arnie Iwanick
  • 2011 (Gibsons CC): Peren Bjork and Bruce Irvin
  • 2010 (Langley CC):  Steve Liske, Joe Petsche, Wayne Brock, Luke Hansen, Arnie Iwanick, Stephen Hart
  • 2009 (Granite CC):
  • 2008 (Mission Granite CC):  Arnie Iwanick

Evergreen CC thrives thanks to the great and lasting contributions from all of its volunteers.  For more information, see the International Tankard website.

 

 

 

The Big Spiel

TCCA TheBigSpiel.LogoWeb Register Today! for “The Big Spiel”, an inaugural 128-team open bonspiel utilizing three Twin City Metro Area curling clubs:  St Paul Curling Club, Frogtown Curling Club and Four Seasons Curling Club.   With 512 curlers, 19 sheets of ice and 8-events, the Big Spiel promises to be extremely big.

Dates:  January 8-11, 2015
Cost: $200 per team
Format:  Open
Location:   3 curling clubs in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area
Poster:  Click Here for Poster

ECC Registration Open for 2015 Pacific International Cup (PIC)

PIC125logo15ECC is now accepting registrations from men’s and women’s teams interested in representing the Club at the Pacific International Cup (PIC), to be held April 15-19, 2015, at the Richmond Curling Club in Vancouver, BC.

This is a premiere international event for club-level curlers that also serves as the club championship for British Columbia. If you are interested in entering a team or participating as an individual in this prestigious event, then contact Art Placek by November 15, 2014.

Each PIC qualifier team is guaranteed a minimum of seven games. ECC can only send one men’s team and one women’s team to the event. If more than one team is interested, ECC will hold a playdown, likely in February, to determine the PIC qualifier team. In past years, ECC has had multiple teams interested and we would like to see that again. Per PIC rules, teams must have four members from ECC.  Teams will need to finance their own travel costs and registration fees. The team entry fee for the PIC qualifier team is $700 CDN.   There is no fee to enter the ECC playdown for the PIC.

The PIC committee invited curling associations from Alaska, Arizona, Australia, British Columbia, California, China, Chinese Taipei, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Japan, Korea, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Zealand, North Dakota, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Yukon.    The organizers have stated that: ‘Priority will be given to those associations that enter both a men’s and a women’s team and to those associations that hold club team playoffs to declare their representatives.’ Additionally, all participants must meet PIC eligibility requirements.

Registrations, as well as questions, should be sent to Art Placek (gwaycpmd @ msn.com).