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.
Brady Clark and his wife Cristin (Lynnwood, WA) have won more national championships curling together (12) than any other duo in the history of United States Curling. They will look to add another title to that list in 2013, as they will represent the State of Washington at the 2013 US Mixed Curling Championships, March 16-23 in Wilmar, Minnesota.
The Women's Challenge round was January 17-21 here at GCC. It featured fourteen teams from across the country competing in a triple knockout for six slots at the national championship February 9-16 in Green Bay. GCC members Cristin Clark, Patti Killins, Christina Pastula, and Christie Wilhelmy took one of those positions. New GCC member Kendall Moulton-Behm is a member of the Carlson team - which took another position.
Register now for the first open bonspiel ever at Evergreen Curling Club’s new dedicated curling facility, the first dedicated curling rink in the State of Oregon. Opened in December 2012, Evergreen’s 3-sheets are now ready for you and your team. Relax post-game with beer or wine from the Broken Stone Pub, sit at ECC’s genuine hand-crafted old-growth Douglas Fir beerhall tables, and watch the curling action on an array of flat screen TVs. Go to http://evergreencurling.com/blog/?p=1506 for bonspiel information.
The men's field for the 2013 USA Curling National Championships presented by Brooms Up Curling Supplies next month is now set as the Challenge Round came to a close tonight at the Hibbing Curling Club in Hibbing, Minn.
The 5 and Under Spiel is set for March 2nd and 3rd. Registration will be open as of 7pm on Sunday Jan 6th. This spiel is open for curlers with a combined years of 5 years curling experience or less. This includes years you have curled at other clubs and this season. Individual Sign Ups only as teams will be formed by the spiel chair. Due to this spiels popularity, the entry fee of $50 is due at sign up to secure your spot.
The Ladies Spiel is fast approaching with currently 5 team spots still available. This is a 2 day spiel and the entry fee is $240. Entry deadline to register is January 11th. Don't delay, sign up now!
Em Good, Jill Lamberts, Jennifer Westhagen, and Hannah Volkman won the Washington Women's Club Championship on Sunday afternoon by finishing with an undefeated record. It took a playoff game on Monday for Doug Kauffman, John Rasmussen, Ken Trask, and Liam Barksdale to finally claim the men's title.
The Holiday Spiel featured amazing food and costumes for the whole weekend. First place in the ugly sweater contest went to Scrabble-mas with matching lettered costumes reminiscent of Dr. Seuss. Second place went to Rugen Claus. Third went to the Who's - also with a Dr. Seuss flavor. Barbequed ribs made a great dinner from Canyon's restaurant.