Just when you thought curling was over….it isn’t! The summer spiel is fast approaching and is scheduled for June 7th to 9th. There’s still room for more teams so if you’re interested in playing please register your team at http://curlingseattle.org/bonspiels?event=2013Summer&disp=signup to join in on the fun. Entry fee is $240 per team and it’s a three game guarantee.
Greetings fellow members,
As we move into May, some annual rites come to pass. The April Spiel is over, the first games of spring league have been played, the Finance Committee is discussing the budget and the Granite Curling Club Annual General Meeting (AGM) is rapidly approaching. It is important that you take the time to either attend the AGM or complete a proxy form. This can be found in the General Minute section of the website or check your email. You can also submit your proxy electronically by following the link below.
Tuesday proved to be a much better day for Team USA (GCC members Brady Clark, Sean Beighton, Darren Lehto, Philip Tilker) at the 2013 World Men's Curling Championships with a win over both China and Scotland.
Scoring and results: http://www.curling.ca/scoreboard/?e=12
The April Spiel is just around the corner….are you ready for the best spiel of the season? Game times have been set and you can check out your times by looking at the draw chart using the following link http://curlingseattle.org/bonspiels?event=2013April&render=fulldraw Good Curling Everyone!
The Granite Curling Club's junior boys under-18 team will be heading north on Wednesday, March 27th to participate in the 2013 Optimist International U18 Curling Championships at the Langley and Cloverdale Curling Clubs. The Optimist U18 Championship is the premier tournament for U18 teams throughout the world, and features some of the top young curlers from Canada, The United States and Japan.
Due to insufficient entries, this spiel that was scheduled for March 23/24 has been canceled.
The 5 & Under Spiel is set to begin bright and early Saturday morning at 8:30am. This format is different than the "normal" spiel as each game is only 4 ends, everyone must place all positions at least once and is based on points earned. 60 curlers will be taking to the ice looking to take home the crystal so come on down and cheer them on. Spectators are always welcome.
The World Championships will be in nearby Victoria, BC March 30-April 7th, and the GCC's Team Clark will be on the ice as "Team USA." Here is a link to the Men's world Championship schedule; http://www.curling.ca/championships/worlds/drawschedule/
Imagine that - Brady Clark wins another national championship! But this was his first men's championship. Brady, Sean Beighton, Darren Lehto, and Philip Tilker assured themselves a slot at the Olympic trials with their incredibly close semi-final win on Friday evening. Today, they won a trip to the world championships in Victoria with a 6-5 victory over Team George in the final. Not to make it too easy, Clark and company gave up three in the eighth to trail by one. Then they blanked the ninth and took two in the tenth for the win.
Registration is open for the Ladies All-American Spiel. USWCA members register as individuals and the spiel chair forms the teams. Please note which position(s) you're able to play. This bonspiel is for all women curlers at Granite because you are all USWCA members. USWCA membership is the main requirement; it is not limited to U.S. citizens. We also welcome USWCA members from other west-coast teams. Sign up now! Deadline to register is March 1st.