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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)
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, 2011.
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.
Congratulations to the following new board members:
VP: Brian Patrick
Thank you to outgoing board members Brian Zaitz, Thomas Vogelsang and Mark Valade as well as everyone who ran for the board.
For the second league in a row, the championship for the Wednesday Oakland league came down to a single throw to the button tiebreaker! Congratulations to Tom Dias, Eleonora Bellissimi, Don Brown, and Katie Gardiner, and to runner-ups Wes Seeger, Mike Greenberg, Brian Patrick, and Phil Lorin.
The winners of the Tuesday San Jose league were Brian Zaitz, Rick Novak, Stacey MacNeil and Chris May. Runner-ups were Barry Ivy, Davinna Kong, Gabrielle Coleman and Mason Kong.
SFBACC Annual General Meeting will be at Sharks Ice at Fremont on Thursday, March 31, 2011, at 7:30 p.m.
To all Bay Area Curlers,
I would like to let all know that our AGM meeting location has changed. We will now be holding the event at Sharks Ice at Fremont, in the Stanleys Bar & Grill.
The date and time will not change. Thursday March 31, 2011 at 7:30 pm. The address of Sharks Ice at Fremont is 44288 Old Warm Springs Blvd, Fremont CA, 94538.
The SFBACC board's report, elections of new officers and board members will be held as scheduled. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Keep your broom on the ice,
More info on elections and voting to follow.
MOPAC had its mixed playdowns this weekend in Seattle from Friday, February 25 through Sunday, February 27. Six teams competed including two teams from the SFBACC: Team Dias (Tom Dias, Eleonora Bellissimi, Don Brown and Kate Gardiner) and Team Gong (Roland Gong, Sara Troy, William Jabowski and Ericka Hailstocke-Johnson). The winner was Team Maxie (Fred Maxie, Elle LeBeau, Cortney Watson and Carol Ann Naso) from the Coyotes Curling Club.
News reporter Kevin Fixler came out to the California PIC playdowns on Saturday, February 19, 2011, at the Oakland Ice Center. Read his article online.
The California playdowns for the Pacific International Cup were completed Saturday, February 19, 2011. Four teams participated on the men's side, and two teams participated on the women's side. Congratulations to Team Hazard (Eric Hazard, Patrick Tabuchi, Jay Diamond and Michael Lively) and Team Altus (TC Altus, Davinna Kong, Stacey MacNeil, and Loreen Makishima-Wolf).
Thank you to Thomas Vogelsang and Wes Seeger for organizing, and thank you to Kevin Ryan and all the volunteers for making this a successful event.
Follow the teams April 20-24, 2011, at the the Pacific International Cup website.
General meeting: Thurs Mar 31/11 7:30pm Sharks Ice San Jose, upstairs meeting room
Election: Same night, details to follow. Nominations are now open for VP, secretary/treasurer & 2 at-large positions, all are 2 year terms. Nominations close Feb 28/11 11:59pm. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org