Behold Evergreen CC icemaker Peren Bjork showing off two new curling measurement tools. This summer we acquired a new competition measurement tool which will help us to compare stones’ proximity to the center of the house. We also picked up a new biter measure tool which helps to determine whether a stone is in or out of the house.
Last year we used an old, imprecise stone measurement tool, and our biter measure was constructed out of PVC pipe by Peren himself. Ahhhh, the good ole days…
The acquisition of these tools, like the re-conditioning of Evergreen CC’s stones, is part of Evergreen CC’s Competitive Curling Initiative and was made possible by a grant from the Washington County Visitors Association. Thanks to ECC’s grants committee (Cecile Baril, Elena Pratt, Eann Rains and Dana Watson) for writing the grant proposal, and thanks to Craig Webster and Peren Bjork for researching and acquiring the two measurement tools.
The new measurement tools will help you to have more fun curling this year and will make ECC’s facility even more attractive for competitive events such as MoPac playdowns which demand precise measurements to help determine who will represent the MoPac region (California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Montana and Oregon) at US national-level championships.
UPDATE: see the new blog post providing information about using these tools.