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Our local gal, Loreen Makishima-Wolf, won the recent USCA contest to be the honorary skip of the US Olympic curling teams. Full story on the USCA web site: http://www.curlingrocks.net/news.php?news=128
This is the first of at least 2 stories that will air about the club on KNTV - our local NBC station. Check out the video!
SFBACC Pacific International Cup playdowns are underway. Last night, in game 1 of the best-of-three series, Team Sieg defeated Team Halpenny. Team Sieg: Lyle Sieg, Barry Ivy, Brian Zaitz, Mason Kong. Team Halpenny: Brent Halpenny, Mike Greenberg, Takashi Okada and Brian Patrick.
We had a visit on Tuesday from a photographer, Jeff Cable, who will be working at the Olympics. He was out at the club to get a feel for the sport and how to shoot it. He writes about it on his blog. Thanks to all who helped make him feel welcome!
Just under 20% of the club will be competing in the MoPac Mixed Nationals playdown this weekend. Good luck to: Brent Halpenny, Loreen Makishima, Stacey MacNeil, Mike Loomis, Stephen Marschall, TC Altus, Alice Mansell, Lyle Sieg, Gabrielle Coleman, Barry Ivy, Candace Seip.
The event will feature 6 teams and a brutal schedule. The round-robin of 10 ends games begins Friday night at 11:30 pm (or thereabouts.) Follow along on the Granite Curling Club's web site.
Our sister club, WineCountry Curling in Vacaville, is holding a mini-league this winter and will have a few learn to curl events before and during the Olympics.
The league is underway and will meet on the following nights: Jan 23, Feb 6, and Feb 20. They set up at 5:30, practice from 6-7, and then play games from 7-9. Contact Alice Hartman for more information about subbing and practicing.
The WCC is also hosting two learn-to-curl clinics, the first on Saturday, January 30, 6-9 pm, and Saturday, February 27, presumably at the same time.
***All our Olympic events dates are on the following web page: www.bayareacurling.com/olympics This list is definitive. If it conflicts with some other listing, the other listing is wrong.***
***There have been conflicting emails with plans and dates for meetings. This is the definitive email/date/time list.***