2014 PIC International Silver Medalists

PIC 2014 Team OregonCongratulations to Evergreen CC curlers Doug Schaak, Roger Chan, Steve Liske and Dan Sorensen who played as Team Oregon and finished second among 8 international teams at the 15th Annual Pacific International Cup, April 16-20, 2014, at Richmond Curling Club in Richmond, British Columbia.

Oregon finished 4-3 in round-robin play and tied Team Washington (Joel Larway, Benj Guzman, Peter Sommer, Chad Siefert of Granite CC in Seattle, WA).   Oregon and Washington then played a semi-final playoff which Oregon won 4-3.   In the final,  Team Wisconsin (Mark Olson, Paul Rudkin, Ryan Spielman and Aaron Richards of Blackhawk CC in Janesville, WI) defeated Team Oregon 8-3.

PIC international men’s teams represented Alaska, Arizona, Australia, California, Oregon, Washington, Wisconsin and Yukon.   The event also included 8 club champion teams from British Columbia who played in a separate round-robin pool and playoff.   Team Wisconsin then played the Langley, BC team (winners of the BC half of the event) with Langley defeating Wisconsin, 7-3.

The PIC also included women’s pools, with the Evergreen CC team of Theresa McCormick, Karen Fairley, Kris Klinkhammer and Gail Starr playing as Team Oregon.   Team Oregon finished 0-7 in women’s pool play.   PIC international women’s teams represented Alaska, California, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Yukon.   Alaska finished 6-1 in pool play, defeated Minnesota 10-5 in the international final and then went on to defeat the British Columbia champion (from Cowichan Rocks CC) 5-4 to win the overall PIC women’s championship.   Team Alaska included Cathy Shuttleworth, Vicky Persinger, Catharine Persinger and Adie Callahan.

 

 

 

 

2014 Evergreen Curling Club Champions

Congratulations to Team Smoltz (Jim Smoltz, Cory Fiendell, Eric Hemesath and Andy Team Smoltz 2014Karsnia) who prevailed with a perfect 6-0 record in the Evergreen CC Club Championship this past weekend (May 2-4, 2014) at Evergreen Curling Club in Beaverton, OR.

Team Smoltz, who are also the reigning MoPac Men’s Champions, defeated Team Schaak (Doug Schaak, Jason Clifford, Dan Sorensen and Kathy Placek) in the finals and Team Smither (Courtney Smither, Tim Smither, Jim Smither and Jay Smither) in the semi-finals.   Schaak defeated Team Irvin (Dana Watson, Gail Starr, Eugene Carroll, Sean Barry and Sara Barry) in the other semi-final.

The ECC Club Championship included two pools of six teams and represented each of ECC’s seven weekly leagues plus one team representing the novice leagues.   Teams played four round-robin games with the top two teams in each pool advancing to the semi-finals.

Thanks to Art Placek for organizing the championship, to the IceOps crew for providing excellent ice throughout the weekend and to ECC’s bartenders for keeping everybody happy.

 

Upcoming Bonspiels

Looking for more curling this Spring and Summer?    Check out these great upcoming bonspiels!

Rocky Mountain Open
May 9th-11th, Ogden, UT
http://ogden-curling-club.com/information/downloads/

Golden Gate Bonspiel May 23-25, Fremont, CA http://www.goldengatebonspiel.com

Seattle Summerspiel June 13-15, Seattle, WA
http://curlingseattle.org/bonspiels?event=2014Summer

Surf City Spiel

June 20-22, Orange County, CA
http://www.occurling.com/bonspiels/Surf_City_Bonspiel_2014.php

The Crush
Aug 28th-31st, Roseville, CA
http://www.winecountrycurlingclub.com/thecrush.html
Registration opens April 18!  (This one fills up fast!)

2nd Annual Bridgetown Bonspiel is in the Books

Good friends, good curling, good food and good ice made for another successful Bridgetown Bonspiel. Sixteen teams participated, and “I’ll be back” was a common theme from the departing curlers. Teams from Seattle, Columbus, Ohio, Spokane and California joined our local curlers to help make this a true “national” bonspiel! In the end, curlers from Seattle showed that they came to play. Three teams from the Granite Curling Club participated, and all three made the finals – with one team in each of the A, B and C event finals.
In the A event, the Schaak Pack from ECC (Doug Schaak, Roger Chan, Steve Liske and Dan Sorensen) prevailed over Ikelee Mobin (Kris Ikegami, Jiyoung Lee, Claire Bonine and Miyo Konno) from GCC.
The C event was the second game to be decided, with GCC’s Whatcha Talkin’ ‘bout Towillis (Bill Rugen, Lisa Rugen, Amy Towillis and Michael Towills) getting the better of Team Sattem from ECC (Jimmy Sattem, Traci Holcomb, Steve Sagi and Kristine Glanville). Though they came up short in the final, Team Sattem showed that even inexperienced curlers can win games and have fun. In fact, if we gave an award to the team having the most fun, this team who danced their way to the finals would have won hands-down!
The final game to be decided was the B event, and the very exciting ending came down to the last rock. With everyone behind the glass watching, Jason Clifford made a clutch shot with a draw to the house to secure the win for his ECC team, Red Rock’n Revival (Jason, Tim Aaron, Dave Everson, Neal Oliver and sub Karen Fairley). The Pirates of the Curlibbean (Brett Dodson – GCC, Jessica Schultz – GCC, Joe Petsche – ECC and Jennie Dodson – GCC) came away as the B event runner-up.
Thanks to all of the participants for making this a great event. A special thanks go to Scott Klinkhammer and the Ice-Ops crew for making and maintaining such great ice for the event; and to Craig Webster and the Bar-Ops crew for keeping the curlers well-hydrated!
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Results of Waterfall Junior Bonspiel

Whirlies!Congratulations to the Whirlies (Hannah Horten, Lily Irvin, Claire Wilson, Jane Wong and Emma Irvin) of Evergreen Curling Club for winning the 2014 Waterfall Junior Bonspiel at Evergreen Curling Club in Portland, OR.   By winning this event they also become the champions of the USWCA Western Region for 2014.   Great job, girls!

Four junior teams competed during the bonspiel, held March 1st and 2nd.   Runner-up went to the team of Steven Roberts, Jared Rutherford and Christopher Lowe.   The Turtles (Jesse Jimerson, Zachary Grubb, Marvah Gorlowulu and Patrick Casey) captured the second event title with second-event runner-up going to The Giraffes of Curling (Anna Roberts, Alli Crockett, and Rhiannon Kuns).

All of the curlers had a great time and look forward to playing again next year.  Many thanks uswca-logoto all the parents and other adults who brought food, supervised draws and helped in many ways.   They brought so much food that it took three Sunday league shifts to finish all the left-overs.      Thanks also to USWCA and especially Leslie Armstrong, chair of the USWCA Junior Bonspiel Committee, for providing the trophy and pins and for supporting and publicizing our first ever junior bonspiel!

Evergreen Junior Bonspiel

The first ever Evergreen Junior Bonspiel is scheduled to begin this Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Evergreen Curling Club in Portland, OR.   Four teams are ready for action, with parents and coaches volunteering food and coordination. Visitor and Viewers Welcome!

Teams:
Turtles:  Jesse Jimerson, Zachary Grubb, Marvah Gorlowulu and Patrick Casey
Team Jared:  Jared Rutherford, Christopher Lowe, Steven Roberts, ?
Giraffes of Curling:  Anna Roberts, Alli Crockett, Rhiannon Kuns, ?
Whirlies:  Hannah Horten, Lily Irvin, Claire Wilson, Maya Horten, Jane Wong, Emma Irvin, Pavlina, etc.

Schedule
Team Meeting at 8:50am Saturday
Saturday 9am: Sheet A: Whirlies vs. Giraffes, Sheet C: Jared vs. Turtles
Saturday noon: Sheet B: Jared vs Whirlies, Sheet C: Turtles vs. Giraffes
Saturday 3pm: Sheet A: Giraffes vs. Jared Sheet B: Turtles vs. Whirlies
Sunday 10am: Finals
Sunday noon: Awards

Good Luck, Curlers!

82nd Annual St. Paul Men’s International Bonspiel

Feb 21-23, 2014 at St. Paul CC.
Check out the line-up for this years event in St. Paul, MN.  We’ve got lots of great craft beer lined up from Big Wood, Lake Monster & Surly.  45th Parallel Distillery is sponsoring the Bloody Mary bar.   We’ll have a calcutta auction Friday night and a raffle Saturday night.
We have a van that will take you back and forth to the Kelly Inn and will take you on a tour of local dive bars and entertainment hotspots.
Red Bull is holding their “Crashed Ice” event the same weekend, their only stop in the U.S. and the start of the course is just down the street from the club.  They will be providing free Red Bull all weekend, some great prizes for the raffle and the Red Bull girls, “Wings” team, will make an appearance Saturday afternoon.
Prizes:   1st Event winners/runner – ups will receive custom jackets, 2nd and 3rd event winners will get custom sweatshirts and the 4th event winners will win “Bottom Feeder” patches.  In addition, all participants receive a bonspiel t-shirt.
Not to mention great food and curling all weekend…All of this for a mere $300 per team.
SIgn up now while there are spots available at:
If you have any questions you can e-mail me at:
Or call:
Rik Pohlman 612.558.0155
Dave Wilson 612.385.572

2014 DIY Bonspiel a Success!

The second annual DIY Bonspiel was held at the Evergreen Curling Club Jan 17-19, 2014. If you weren’t able to attend, you didn’t miss much…..other than the good ice, good curling, good friends, good times and great food!! A hearty thank you go out to Peren and his Ice-Ops crew for taking such good care of the ice, and to all of the curlers who brought so many great dishes for the Saturday potluck. The food was excellent!
I was particularly pleased to see so many people that I’d never met. I think there were more new faces at this bonspiel than any other ECC bonspiel. It’s a great indication that ECC’s membership is continuing to grow, and it was exciting to see.

– posted by Steve Liske

Congratulations to the 2014 DIY Bonspiel winners:

A Bracket: Doug Schaak, Steve Liske, Matt McVicar (not shown) and Thomas Poon
B Bracket: Brian Kuns, Karissa Kuns, Erica Jankowski and Neal Oliver
C Bracket (not shown): Arnie Iwanick, Eleanor Robertson, Craig Webster and David Milne

Bridgetown Bonspiel 2014

The second annual Bridgetown Bonspiel will be hosted by the Evergreen Curling Club in Portland, OR, March 21-23, 2014.

The bonspiel will be open format, welcoming teams with any combination of men, women, young, old, able-bodied or wheelchair curlers. 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, so get your entry in soon.

Cost is $260 per team, and includes a Saturday evening banquet for all curlers. Additional banquet tickets may be purchased for $15 each.  First games on Friday March 21, 2014 begin at 6pm, 8pm and 10:15pm PT.

Registration is open to all. Refunds will not be given for cancellations less than one week prior to the event.   To register, visit  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bridgetown-bonspiel-tickets-10141342027