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Established in 1958, the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club is the oldest arena curling club in the United States. SFBACC is a nationally-recognized leader in curling development, providing learning opportunities, youth scholarships, competitive development, recreational leagues, corporate and private events, and more. We teach thousands of Bay Area residents to curl every year!

Now, we are raising funds to build a dedicated curling center right here in the Bay Area so that we can take these programs to the next level. But we can't do it without your support. Please join us and make your tax-deductible gift today: DONATE NOW!

2012 Election Results

Congratulations to new at-large board members Mike Greenberg and Colleen Buyers, as well as Wes Seeger who was re-elected to his at-large position. Also on the ballot were 2 bylaw amendments which both passed.

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Junior/Student Curling Program

The SFBACC is proud to announce our student curling program. All ages and physical abilities are welcome. And remember, it only takes 4 people to start a school curling team...

Read about curling in the Oakland Aegis, the school newspaper of Oakland High.

Interested in bringing curling to your school?

Congrats to club nationals teams

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.

MOPAC Playdown Results: Teams Coleman and Walsh qualify for Club Nationals!

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!

MOPAC Qualifiers 2012Photo credit: Antonio Puente

More volunteers needed for corporate events

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.

Important Playdown Information

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 (mlively@bayareacurling.com), for any changes and updates.

Club Nationals (men's and women's)

The showdown is on!!

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 tc@bayareacurling.com.

Competitive Curling Clinic

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.

Volunteer positions open: Lesson Coordinator, PR Chair

The SFBACC is looking for people to fill the following volunteer positions:
» Lesson Coordinator for San Jose & Fremont
» PR Chair

Details inside...

2011 Golden Gate Bonspiel Wrap-Up

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)

Complete scoring results