Oregon PIC Playdown

PIC125logo15Men:   This weekend (February 28 and March 1, 2015) three men’s teams will compete to represent Oregon at the prestigious Pacific International Cup.

Iwanick: Arnie Iwanick, Jason Clifford, Kyle Bauman, TBD
Rutherford: Kevin Rutherford, Art Placek, Matt Starr, Adam Seymour
Schaak: Doug Schaak, Roger Chan, Steve Liske, TBD
They will play round-robin on Saturday:
Iwanick vs. Schaak — 9AM
Rutherford vs. Schaak — 12 noon
Iwanick vs. Rutherford — 3PM
On Sunday, they will playoff at 9:30am and 1pm (if needed) to determine a final champion.
Stop by Evergreen CC to watch the games or catch the action on ustream:  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/evergreencurling

Women: Two women’s teams recently held a playdown to determine Oregon’s PIC representative.
Tamura: Lisa Tamura, Kris Klinkhammer, Anne Meagher, LK Norris
Smither: Courtney Smither, Eleanor Charlesworth, Yvonne Perceval, Kathy Placek
It was an exciting event, being the first women’s playdown in ECC history. Hope to see more competitive teams from our female membership in years to come.
The Smither rink won the best of three playdown in a series played on Monday nights.
Good Luck Teams!   The PIC itself will take place April 15-19, 2015 at Richmond Curling Club in Richmond, BC.

Bridgetown Bonspiel Results

Thank You to all twenty teams who played in the 3rd Annual Bridgetown Bonspiel this past weekend.   The players embraced the Mardi Gras theme, dressed up in beads, masks and costumes, and curled gloriously from Friday afternoon through to the finals at noon on Sunday.

Team Smoltz (Jim Smoltz, Eric Hemesath, Andy Karsnia, Kyle Bauman) won the A event on the last shot of the 8th end with a dramatic double takeout to score three.   Team Schaak (Doug Schaak, Roger Chan, Dave Milne and Peter Sommer) was the runner-up.

In the B event, the Hurricanes (Darren Lehto, Patti Killins, Harry Saylor, KT Kauffman) won the final over the Rolling Stoners (Molly Saguto, Shelby Mullin, Adam Seymour, Josh Engle).

Team “Half GCC Half ECC” (Greg Smith, Kim Hitchcock, Eugene Carroll, Jason Clifford) took the C event with a win over Team Risling (Dean Risling, Dale Risling, Pat Sweet, Cyndie Sweet).

The Mud Bugs (Jessica Schultz, Phil Shryock, Yolanda Carbajal, Todd Schultz) were  the winners of the Bonspiel Court.

Congratulations All!

Watch the ustream recording of the finals (skip to 2:17:30 to see Smoltz’s winning shot):

Bridgetown Bonspiel This Weekend

mardi gras curling 2014_10_31 It’s almost Mardi Gras time at Evergreen Curling Club in Portland, OR!   The Bridgetown Bonspiel starts this Friday, February 20 at 4pm.   20 teams are ready to laissez les bon temps rouler.   Or maybe, they’ll laissez les bonnes pierres glissent?   Either way, we invite you to come out to the curling rink and enjoy some great curling action all weekend.

See below for information about draw times, rosters and live HD webstream.

Matchups for Friday


Sheet A: Avery vs. Stones of Anarchy


Sheet A: Rolling Stoners vs. Half ECC/Half GCC

Sheet B: Yelling Rocks vs. Krewe of Half-Centurions

Sheet C: Smoltz vs. Beaded Ladies


Sheet A: Krewe of Tie-Diomedes vs. Schaak

Sheet B: Team Tamura vs. Iwanick

Sheet C: Whirlies! vs. Slippery When Wet


Sheet A: Bourbon Street Sweepers vs. Smither

Sheet B: Risling vs. Schultz Rink

Sheet C: Team Lehto vs. Stasiuk’s Team 5,

Full Draw Schedule:   Bridgetown 2015 Draw Chart (revised Thursday, Feb. 19)


Whirlies!:  Hannah Horten, Lily Irvin, Claire Wilson, Maya Horten
Krewe of Half-Centurions:  Jeff Tomlinson, Steve Liske, Matt Starr, Art Placek
Team Lehto:  Darren Lehto, Patti Killins, Harry Saylor, KT Kauffman
Schultz Rink:  Jessica Schultz, Phil Shryock, Yolanda Carbajal, Todd Schultz
Schaak:  Roger Chan, Dave Milne, Peter Sommer, Doug Schaak
Team Tamura:  Lisa Tamura, Kris Klinkhammer, Anne Meagher, Linda Kay Norris
Krewe of Tie-Diomedes:  Eleanor Charlesworth, Yvonne Perceval, Kathy Placek, Phil Placek
Slippery When Wet: Jim Malloy, Kyle Weraky, T.J. Crockett, Todd Smith
Smither: Jim Smither, Jay Smither, Tim Smither, Courtney Smither
Bourbon Street Sweepers: Dean Kattler, Shauna Kattler, Grant Samson, Nicole Samson
Stasiuk’s Team 5: Matt Ackerman, Tyler TJ Harvey, Eric Toews, Garry Stasiuk
Beaded Ladies: Dana Watson, Pamela Pfiffner, Gail Starr, TBD
Yelling Rocks: Karen Fairley, Ron Fairley, Wayne Brock, Ernie Argetsinger
Stones of Anarchy: Steve Sagi, Traci Holcomb, Joe Petsche, Bob Foley
Smoltz: Jim Smoltz, Eric Hemesath, Andy Karsnia, Kyle Bauman
Rolling Stoners: Molly Saguto, Shelby Mullin, Adam Seymour, Josh Engle
Risling: Dean Risling, Dale Risling, Pat Sweet, Cyndie Sweet
Avery: Beach, Groon, Thomas Poon, Rhiannon Avery
Iwanick: Prince, Colin, Lori, Iwanick
Half ECC/Half GCC: Greg Smith, Kim Hitchcock, Eugene Carroll, Jason Clifford

Webstream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/evergreencurling

Oval CC – Rocky Mountain Bonspiel – May 1-3, 2015

17th Annual Rocky Moutain Bonspiel

Click Here for Bonspiel Flyer

Come Curl With Olympic Curling Stones

May 1 – 3

Utah Olympic Oval

US $400 per team – 24 team limit

Team Entry Fee Includes:

4 events,
3 Game Guarantee
Prizes for Winners & Runners-Up
Banquet Saturday Night ***

Special Events Include:
Raffle & Silent Auction
Skills Competition **
Draw to the Button Contest
Each player will receive a bonspiel souvenir
Beer Garden

Register: http://utaholympiclegacy.com/program/rocky-mountain-bonspiel/

Questions: signup@utahcurling.com Or Lanny Derby: 801.718.1763

Special Hotel Discounts – information available online at http://utaholympiclegacy.com/program/rocky-mountain-bonspiel/

**Skills Competition:

Individual Skill Competition
Test your skills against others
Be scored on a variety of shots
Draw, Takeout, Come Around, Hit and stick, Freeze, etc
$25 per entry (Bonspiel participation not required)
Awards given to top three participants
***Due to limited seating, additional banquet tickets need to be purchased in advance for US $20 when registering


For more information on the Skills Competition Contact: signup@utahcurling.com**

Questions? Contact: lderby@utahcurling.com
Or Lanny @ 801.718.1763

Vancouver CC: 18th Annual Charity Skins Bonspiel

From March 5-8, 2015 the Vancouver CC will host our annual Charity Skins Bonspiel where we raise funds for a local charity. This is the second and last year we will be raising funds for the Pets and Friends, a very worthwhile registered charity provides and promotes the healing comfort and companionship of animals.

Each team is guaranteed a minimum of 3 games and the chance to earn back your entry fee (and maybe more) via Skins winnings; we had more than $5,500 in cash prizes during the 2014 event. Saturday features a dinner banquet. There are amazing raffle, silent auction and 50/50 draws throughout the entire weekend whose proceeds go towards the supported charity.

So, get your team together and register for the event at: http://vancurl.com/events/skins

Kathy McInnes
Registration, 2015 Charity Skins Bonspiel

Surf City Spiel – June 19-21, 2015

Orange County Curling Club
Friday, June 19, 2015 Through Sunday, June 21, 2015

Click Here to See Bonspiel Flyer

The Rinks – Westminster Ice

3 Game Guarantee

Food All Weekend

ROCK THE MIC Live Band Karaoke

13071 Springdale Street
Westminster, CA 92683

Open Format

Saturday Night Banquet

Cost is $400 team/$100 individual by April 15th, 2015
($440 team/$110 individual after April 15th, 2015)

To register or for more information:
Visit: www.occurling.org and click on Bonspiels or go to www.occurling.org/bonspiels/Surf_City_Bonspiel_2015

Bonspiel Chair: Brian Sanders – brian@occurling.com
Registration Coordinator: Justin McBride – Justin@occurling.com
Contact Information:
Phone: (714) 343-0948
Phone: (818) 519-5286

2015  Golden Gate Bonspiel – Memorial Day Weekend

Register: http://GoldenGateBonspiel.com

Flyer:  2015 SFBACC bonspiel flyer

Date and Location:
May 22-24, 2015
Sharks Ice at Fremont
44388 Old Warm Springs Blvd
Fremont, CA 94538

Registration Questions:
Debbie Doherty: (415)722-3242
San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club

Open Bonspiel
4 game guarantee
4 events
– Prizes for all winners andrunners-up
– 32 team limit
– US$440 per team

Entry/payment deadline: March 15, 2015

Each player will receive a bonspiel souvenir

– Friday BBQ
– Fun Team Calcutta
– Breakfast each morning
– Saturday Lunch & Banquet
– Saturday Special Event
– Draw to the Button for Prizes
– Balloon Raffle

Register: http://GoldenGateBonspiel.com

Tankard Schedule

Event schedule for 53rd International Tankard, to be played at Evergreen Curling Club in Beaverton, OR on March 20-22, 2015.

7:00 PM Reception
8:00 AM Draw 1 U1 vs C1 U2 vs C2 U3 vs C3
10:30 AM Opening ceremony
11:00 AM Draw 2 U4 vs C4 U5 vs C5 U6 vs C6
1:30 PM Draw 3 U3 vs C2 U1 vs C3 U2 vs C1
4:00 PM Draw 4 U6 vs C5 U4 vs C6 U5 vs C4
6:30 PM Cocktails
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 AM Draw 5 U2 vs C3 U3 vs C1 U1 vs C2
10:30 AM Draw 6 U5 vs C6 U6 vs C4 U4 vs C5
1:00 PM Closing ceremony



U1, U2, U3, U4, U5, U6:  USA teams from Granite CC, WSCA, Evergreen CC, Orange County CC, Missoula CC, San Francisco Bay Area CC, and Lilac CC (Spokane)

C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6:  Canada teams from CurlBC Region 11

Olympic Weekend Results

Thanks to all _DSC0516who made Olympic Weekend a big success.   We met with 200 middle school students on Friday afternoon, and then taught curling to 15 guests on Friday afternoon, 30 guests on Friday evening, 25 juniors Saturday morning and 170 guests on Saturday afternoon.   Then 40 more curlers came back on Sunday for the 4-draw microspiel!

Thanks to Darrell Ell from WCF and Viktor Kjäll from Sweden who were great sports through it all.   Darrell is full of enthusiasm and optimism for curling.   The World Curling Federation and the sport of curling is in good hands with him as Development Officer.   Meanwhile,  Viktor was an exceedingly good sport.   Countless people asked him to pose for photos, answer questions, hold the medal, give advice, etc., and he stayed calm and positive the whole time.   He even played a few ends each day.   Viktor is a true champion.

Many Thanks to all of the ECC volunteers who taught, wrangled, tended bar, cleaned, and generally kept things on the rails.  Cindy Martinez deserves a special nod because she wrote up all of the instructions for the open house and then played hostess to 170 visitors, keeping them calm through the (sometimes one hour long) wait for ice time.   And she bussed tables, too.   Thanks Cindy.

Congratulations to the teams who won medals in the microspiel.    See their photos below.    They provided some competitive spice to close out a fabulous Olympic Weekend.

Click this link to see more Microspiel photos.




Register for the 3rd Annual Bridgetown Bonspiel

Register now for the Bridgetown Bonspiel, Feb 20-22, 2015.

This is an open spiel, welcoming teams of all combinations of men and women of all ages and abilities. The spiel will use a traditional ABC bracket to guarantee at least three games during the weekend.   We will accept only 18 teams, so get your entry in soon. Registration closes on February 15, 2015. Cost is $260 per team ($65 per person).

The theme this year will be Mardi Gras, so bring your beads and your appetites for good food and good fun…… and Laissez les bons temps rouler (Let the good times roll)!

A catered themed banquet on Saturday evening (Feb 21) and New Orleans drinks at the bar all weekend are part of the fun.  A bonspiel King and Queen will be elected, so come dressed for Mardi Gras!

Click Here to see the Bridgetown Bonspiel flyer