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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 or call 360-903-1365. See for more info.

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 (Canadian).

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 @

Cascade Heights 8th Graders Learn Curling

IMG_5300Just like last year, Teacher Melanie Adams brought her 8th grade class from Cascade Heights Public Charter School to Evergreen Curling Club this morning to learn about friction and the sport of curling.

These are bright kids with many good questions (and answers!) about the details of the sport.   When they played the game they learned quickly and had a great time.IMG_5297

My favorite part was watching the kids sweep.   They try so hard and work so diligently at it that they focus in and don’t pay attention to much else.   At one point coach Karen was yelling, yelling, yelling at a pair of them to stop sweeping, but they were so locked in that they kept sweeping anyway.   Hilarious and fun.

Mission Granite Ladies (Nov 27-30, 2014)

Click Here for Flyer:  2014-MGC-Ladies-Bonspiel-Secret-Santa



WHEN: NOVEMBER 27-30 2014

WHERE: Leisure Center 7650 Grand St, Mission BC V2V 3T3 (604) 826-7444

Cost: $240 per team

THEME: SECRET SANTA (each person bring a wrapped gift

$10.00 & under to exchange)

Music: Motions Unlimited Saturday Evening

Entry includes: 3 games, banquet dinner & a Santa sackful of fun

Host Hotel: Best Western Plus~ Mission City Lodge

32281 Lougheed Mission, BC (604) 820-5500 or toll free: 1-888-

Discount 15% off room rate PLEASE quote the event,” Mission

Ladies Curling Bonspiel” TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT.

Contact: Katherine Johnson (604) 826-6076 email:

Get your entries in early, Santa knows…come play with us


Marpole CC Halloween Mixed

Check out the Monster Madness Halloween Open Mixed Bonspiel on the weekend of October 23-26, 2014 at Marpole Curling Club , the friendly home of curling in South Vancouver, BC.

$260 CDN Team Entry
Includes Prizes, Dinner & Entertainment!
Open Mixed Format: Skip and Third must be opposite sex
Register by contacting

Melinda tells us that “Costumes are encouraged but not required.”

Bonspiel Flyer:  Marpole Mixed Bonspiel 2014


MoPac Open (Missoula, March 27-29, 2015)

missoula curling iconGary Bollenbacher, President of Missoula Curling Club contacted us today to announce a big, new bonspiel in Montana.

MoPac Open Bonspiel in Missoula, Montana March 27-29, 2015.  They would love to have as many MoPac member club teams participate as possible.

The event is being designed for 60 teams (4 matches guaranteed) total, with competition occurring on 2 sheets of arena ice with 5 sheets of curling ice on each. This will be occurring at the Glacier Ice Rink with one indoor arena and one covered outdoor arena. (we are working toward dedicated in the future however)

The MoPac Open will have two brackets, one MoPac, where all teams must be members of MoPac, and the other bracket will be an “at large” bracket with invitations going out to all clubs in the western U.S. and Canada for participation in that bracket.   Metals or trophies will be awarded for the top teams in MoPac and a MoPac open champion crowned , as well as the top teams in the “at large” bracket. Then the top 2 teams in each bracket will compete for the overall Big Sky Spiel  Championship.

Concurrently they will hold a Big Sky Games 5-and-under open Spiel for those teams with 5 or less years of experience. MoPac membership for this event is not required.

  • Dinner provided Friday night; Saturday night Banquet; and snacks provided throughout
  • Buy a MoPac mug to get free beer all weekend
  • In addition, experience 10 Missoula area Brew Pubs
Registration is now open on the MCC web page at