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Congratulations to the SFBACC teams who competed at U.S. Club Nationals: Team Coleman (Gabrielle Coleman, Regan Mizuno, TC Altus and Stacey MacNeil) and Team Walsh (Sarah Walsh, Kim Chapin, Emily Kimmel and Emily Schermerhorn). Team Coleman made the playoffs and ultimately finished in fourth place.
Online Registration Now Open for the 2012 Golden Gate Bonspiel! Register team waitlist, individuals, spares »
When: Memorial Day Weekend: May 25-27, 2012
Where: Sharks Ice at Fremont
44388 Old Warm Springs Blvd
Fremont, CA 94538
Cost: $440 per team
Entry/payment deadline: May 1, 2012
|Congratulations to Team Coleman on winning the women's event at MOPAC Playdowns! The win qualifies the team for Club Nationals, with Team Walsh picking up the other qualifying spot with their second place finish in the field of 6. On the men's side, Team Seeger was edged out by Team Mendoza (Hollywood) in their final match to finish 3rd. Team Wiesen, also making it out if the pool round, came away with a 4th place finish in the field of 15. It was a great weekend of curling for all the SFBACC teams!
The 2012 Club National Championships take place March 3-10 in Mankato, MN. Good luck to our two competing SFBACC teams!
|Photo credit: Antonio Puente|
The holiday season brings corporate holiday parties and many like to try curling. These events CAN NOT happen without our support and if we can support them will earn the club near $2,000! Past events we have supported along with open houses have allowed us to purchase both freezers and improved stones for our curling pleasure, so your efforts are not wasted. Please juggle your work schedule and try and find a few hours so that you can come help instruct at one of these events. You don't have to be a seasoned pro to help either.
The SFBACC has club-specific playdown dates and policies. Because MoPac and California are growing and we're using new playdown processes this year, please pay close attention to the club website and stay in contact with the SFBACC Competitive Curling Director, Michael Lively (firstname.lastname@example.org), for any changes and updates.
Club Nationals (men's and women's)
Thursday, September 15th @ Sharks Ice Fremont @ 7:45pm
Top teams from Fremont, Oakland, and San Jose will come together for one night of curling, beer, and cupcakes. Come join us at Stanley's and be part of the fun. Want to spare? There will be some spots available--email email@example.com.
The SFBACC is offering a competitive curling clinic on three nights in late September. Canadian high performance coach, Yadranka Thompson, will be leading the sessions. Her partner, Greg McAulay, the 2000 World Champion skip will also be there for the Oakland Wednesday and Friday sessions. Both Yadranka and Greg are expert technicians and see sports psychology as one of the key components to success at the highest level. They also helped coach local curler Gabrielle Coleman to a tied-for-fifth finish at Women's Nationals in 2011.
The SFBACC is looking for people to fill the following volunteer positions:
» Lesson Coordinator for San Jose & Fremont
» PR Chair
Thirty-two teams from the US and Canada played in the 2011 Golden Gate Bonspiel over Memorial Day weekend. It was a great success! Congratulations to the following teams:
Golden Gate Event (A Event): Call Us Continental (Langley CC)
Bay Bridge Event (B Event): Bisons on the Bay (Winnipeg, MB and SFBACC)
San Mateo Bridge Event (C Event): Southpaws (SFBACC)
Dunbarton Bridge Event (D Event): Team Sofuolis (Broomstones)
Members of the Norwegian men's national team are coming to the Bay Area—and they want to curl with you! Fresh from their European Championship win, Christoffer Svæ, Thomas Løvold, and Markus Høiberg will be featured at the Norway Day festival in Fort Mason April 30th and May 1st.
They'll be visiting our home ice Friday April 29th for an all-star exhibition game, a Learn-to-Curl for the public, and a jumbo-sized game for local club members. Representing the U.S. will be Paralympian (and Wine Country's very own!) Patrick McDonald.