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In the past year, the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club has more than doubled our club membership and seen significant growth in the number of supporters whose lives we have been able to enrich with a curling experience. We've been able to provide open houses, multiple lesson series and, of course, league curling.
We have a competitive curling update following the meeting on Tuesday.
There are three competitions where we expect that more than one team from SFBACC will be interested and a play-down format needs to be selected.
Due to lack of enough interest per SharksIce requirements, Fall Curling has been cancelled at Fremont. If interested in sparing at either the San Jose or Oakland leagues, please contact the drawmasters for those locations (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com) and continue to watch the website for other opportunities to get out and do some curling.
Doug McNabb, founder of the SFBACC, passed away on August 25, 2010.
His obituary can be read in The Mercury News.
Services will be held at the Saratoga Prospect Center in Saratoga, Sunday September 26th at 1:30 p.m.
In an extra-end game, Team Greenberg (Mike Greenberg, Ryan Winterbourne, Curt Konrad and Jennah Konrad) defeated Plants vs. Zombies (Davinna Ohlson, Mason Kong, Chris Mildebrandt and Ying Chen) to claim the San Jose summer league championship. Team Bone (Doug Bone, Kelly Jeffery and Robert Garber) came in third. Congratulations to all!
Team Pyke (Evan Pyke, Chris May, Josh Curtis and Bryan Ni) defeated Team Kong (Mason Kong, Davinna Ohlson, Stephen Marschall and Loreen Makishima) to become champions of the Fremont Summer League. Congratulations!
To SFBACC members,
As you know, the USCA has been holding town hall meetings to explain the High Performance Plan (HPP) that was created in 2008 and used last year to help prepare our Olympic teams. These meetings also cover the ongoing process to revise that plan, what it could mean for current and future athletes and how it relates to our funding from the US Olympic Committee.
The US is changing its approach to high performance training and this is your chance to learn about that and give input. USCA COO Rick Patzke, 2010 Olympic coach Phill Drobnick and two Olympians will be at the meeting. Sharks Ice at San Jose, upstairs conference room, 5 pm, Wed July 28. (This is before the Vernon Davis charity curling event.) We'll try to hold some alternate sessions for folks who can't make it (and possibly some web/conference call options.) Questions? - or to let organizers know that you'd like to attend but can't make this session, email firstname.lastname@example.org.