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2010 Golden Gate Bonspiel Wrap Up

The San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club celebrated another successful year of curling in California by hosting an open bonspiel over Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30, 2010. This Golden Anniversary Bonspiel was a huge success and was attended by 28 teams. Fourteen teams traveled from various clubs and locations across North America to join fourteen local teams in the fun and competition.

The Golden Gate Bonspiel sought to provide a uniquely California curling experience. The festivities included a four-event bonspiel, Friday night barbeque, Saturday afternoon winery trip and lunch, Saturday night Mexican fiesta banquet and, of course, our very own San Francisco Midnight Mystery Tour. Combine this with an enthusiastic organizing committee, some fun team names, great arena facility, wonderful hotel sponsors and 120 new and experienced curlers, we are happy to report that a great time was had by all. The Golden Gate Bonspiel will now be an annual event.

The Golden Gate Bonspiel committee would like to congratulate the following event winners:

A-Event Winner
A event champions: Granite Busters (Lyle Sieg, Stacey MacNeil, Dan Rust, Chris May)

B-Event Winner
B event champions: Johan Franzia (David Markowski, Brian Prowd, Rick Novosad, Mike Hagerty)

C-Event Winner
C event champions: Stick and Stones (Eric Macintosh, Mike West, Loreen Makishima, Kelly Jeffery)

D-Event Winner
D event champions: Las Cinco Escobas (Brian Zaitz, Rick Novak, David Halper, Tom Rice, Kari Rice)

Congratulations as well to our runner-up teams:
A event runners-up: SanTosaMoorDancers (Barry Ivy, Stacey Bast, Rebecca Nguyen, Spencer Rahn)
B event runners-up: We Count in Hex (Anthony Giannini, Tri Banh, Ray Laurin, Dave Carlson)
C event runners-up: Kings of the Klondike (Darol Stuart, Clarence Jack, Lorenzo Roberti, Mike Menzies)
D event runners-up: Ron Phillip, Joanne Allison, Donny Browatzke, Cindy Phillip)

Thank you to all participants, volunteers, raffle prize donators, guests and sponsors.
Sponsors of the event included:

Shark's Ice Goodnite Inn Harris Rebar Hilton Hotels Starbucks Tenuta Vineyards
Shark's Ice Goodnite Inn Harris Rebar Hilton Hotels Starbucks Tenuta Vineyards

Please visit goldengatebonspiel.com, for further information and pictures from the event.

Lyle Sieg, Bonspiel Chair
San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club