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Congratulations to San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club's Team Walsh for winning the 2015 Arena National Championships! The team, Sarah Walsh (skip), Kim Chapin (vice), BriAnna Weldon (second), and Pam Montbach (lead), went undefeated in the event, capping it off with a decisive 10-3 win over LaCrosse Curling Club (WI) in the championship game.
SFBACC's Team Barajas, Jesus Barajas (skip), Sean Franey (vice), Jim Muyo (second), and Tony Del Porto (lead), took fourth in a strong men's field.
We're pleased to announce the details for SFBACC's 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Board Elections. the AGM will be held Monday, March 23 7:30pm at Celia's Mexican Restaurant in Hayward. The election will close at 8pm Monday, March 23, 2015. Election will be conducted both by paper ballot on the night of the Annual General Meeting and by an electronic voting period.
Use the form below to register your team for the SFBACC intra-club playdowns for the 2015 Men's and Women's Arena National Championships to be held July 16-19, 2015 in Cedar Rapids, IA. The goal of this event is to help arena curlers get national-level experience and to build the arena curling community. Like other national championships, the event will have officials and timed games - something few arena curlers have an opportunity to experience. Arena Nationals is expected to feature 16 men's and 16 women's teams selected by a regional lottery from all entries.
SFBACC volunteers held a learn-to-curl at the home of the first-ever California curling game - Yosemite!
We will be holding a set of member forums the week of November 17 to give a current status of the Dedicated Ice Initiative and to offer Q&A for all interested members. Four meetings are scheduled around our current league schedule. The meeting dates, times and locations are listed below; the specific meeting rooms are still being confirmed and will be published on the calendar.
Tuesday, Nov 18 8:45pm - San Jose Sharks Ice
From the USCA:
Please let your club members know that all curlers are invited to participate in an online USA Curling Webinar to learn more about opportunities for curlers to compete at the national level. Sam Williams, Chair of Grassroots Competitions, will discuss the growing number of championship events available to curlers across the country. He will also be able to answer your questions about recent developments in the rules. In addition, Shelley Dropkin, past president of the United States Women’s Curling Association, will discuss developmental programs offered by the USWCA. Some may be surprised to learn that several of these developmental programs are open to participants of both genders!
We had great turnout for our series of competitive curling meetings last week. For anyone who couldn't make it, below are the details of the events and deadlines discussed. Please note that the event information provided is subject to change. Please consult the USCA website, USCA rulebook, and websites referenced below for complete information.
The competitive curling season is upon us. Whether you are a new curler looking to expand your horizons or an experienced curler hoping to win gold, there is a tournament out there for you. We will be holding informational sessions in both Oakland and San Jose next week. No team? One teammate short? Stop by—there are always individuals looking to join up, and now is the time to connect.
Please join us on Sunday August 24 from 12-6pm for a summer BBQ! We'll be providing drink and food, and we've reserved a volleyball court and equipment for those of you itching to compete off the curling ice.
The site is a public park in San Mateo with easy access to public transit and it should be a PERFECT day on the peninsula. So come out and meet the new and long-time members from north and south with beer, burgers, and a perfect California day...