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The first-ever curling event was held in Oakland yesterday. It was a corporate event with about 20 participants and 9 volunteers. (Thank you, volunteers!)
Details are still being worked out around league times in Oakland - but Wednesdays at 7:15 pm is one possible time. The cost will depend on the number of people in the league. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Note date change to Sat, Oct 10 and Sun, Oct 11
Here's the letter from SFBACC President, Brent Halpenny:
Hello Bay Area Curlers,
MoPac will be hosting a USCA mini-conference and skills camp in Vacaville on October 10th & 11th. Many head office staff will be here. The USCA says we need a minimum of 20 people to make this successful. I'm thinking that our club can do that by itself, let's show the USCA why MoPac is the fastest growing region in the country.
The following activities are being planned.
Can't get enough curling? The SFBACC is all over the web, including MySpace, Facebook and now Twitter.
The Granite Curling Club in Seattle, which hosts the MoPac Club and Mixed playdowns, has posted playdown dates on their web site. On rare occasions, these dates change, but for now they are:
MoPac Club Nationals Playdown: Sat, January 16 - Sun, January 17
MoPac Mixed Nationas Playdown: Sat, January 30 - Sun, January 31
I've got a few photos from last week's Fremont league posted here. There are a few more still to come!
The USCA is offering an all-in-one Level 1 Coaching clinic May 29-31 in St. Paul. The course will include Level 1 and Level 2 Instructor classes (requirements for Coaching certification) as well as a presentation by Kevin Martin on building championship teams. The course costs $50. more information
The Northern Ontario Curling Association is offering Ice Technician Level 1 and Level 2 classes June 24-27. The USCA will accept this as part (or all) of the required work for US certification. (Contact the USCA for full details.) more information on the class
Congratulations to JoDee Dike-Johnson, Karen Officer and all of Team USA who won silver at the Deaf World Championships! This is the second silver for our ladies in this event.
Team USA, featuring SFBACC curlers JoDee Dike-Johnson and Karen Officer, finished second in the round robin at the Deaf World Championships in Winnipeg and (I believe) move directly to the semi-finals on Friday. Good luck, ladies!