The 10th Annual Barbecue Bonspiel is in the books. We are getting just too good at this.Debbie McCormicks Proshop did quite well selling Goldline merchandise to lots of new and aspiring curlers. So much so that the club recieved a $250 merchandise credit as a thank you. All 24 teams, participated. Of note, We were represented by a fair number of clubs in the newly formed Mid America Curling Association (MACA). This region includes the following states: Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana. This union of curling clubs will put us over 750 members in our region and gives us 2 votes at General Assemblies. The newly formed, Cedar Rapids Curling Club was represented by past members of our club who helped us restart our club in 2003,. We wish them good curling as they push forward. Our furthest curlers came from Utica (NY) and Petersham (MA). Several clubs were very well represented including five teams from Wauwatossa and three from Oklahoma. Dallas has returned 4 times running. While the Dakota Curlers sit at 3 years in a row. All in all, we want to thank all the teams that have made our spiels as much fun for us as we hope it was for them. For a complete list go to http://www.kccurling.com/club-news/27-news/366-2013-bonspiel-teams A special shout out must go to the helpers that make it look so easy. Lucy Valliencourt, and her crew (Food). Chris Baker who oversaw and put the program together, Chris Nazar, Don Baker , Kyle Baker and Sarah Wruck who pulled in the most money for a raffle ever. Dan White, Jeff Miles and Crew who oversaw the ice prep. and Most importantly, Dave Huston who put in all the hard work bringing us the tastiest barbecue to date. The following are the results The full bracket breakdown can be viewed here. http://www.kccurling.com/club-news/27-news/370-2013-bonspiel-bracket-2?tmpl=component&layout=default&page=
1st Event Winner - 3 Toonies + a Loonie: Kansas City (MO) Ian Wolfe, Lucie Vaillancourt. John Taylor, Ted Brown
1st Event Runner Up - Caution: DFWCC Ahead: Dallas Fort Worth (TX) Steven Walton, David Chang, Chris Alt, Bill Sadoo
2nd Event Winner - Brisket is Better: Houston (TX) / Park City (UT) / Kansas City (MO) , David Franklin (TX), Dave Stigant (TX), Steven Butler (UT), Nate Clevenger (MO)
2nd Event Runner Up - I Swept With Your Wife: Wauwatosa (WI) Neil Freund, Paul Fischer, Rebecca Nguyen, Tiff Reilly
3rd Event Winner - Sweeping Penguins: Kansas City (MO) Chris Nazar, Don Baker, Kyle Baker, Eddie Wiegers
3rd Event Runner Up - TWAIN Crew: Aksarben (NE) David Steinhauser, Randy Kruger, Doug Moore, Matt English
4th Event Winner - The Sheeters Full: Wauwatosa (WI) Casey Clark, Tracey Clark, Steve Greasby, Beau Moore
4th Event Runner Up - 3 Timer and the Scrubs: Madison (WI) / DFW (TX) / Kansas City (MO) Debbie McCormick (WI), Sean Chastain (TX), Matt Mayfield (MO), Chris Hutchings (MO)
Bronze Medal Winner -Dakota Cubs: Dakota (MN) / St. Paul (MN) Ryan Claussen, Tom Berg, Craig Creeger, St. Paul, Matt Heile
Bronze Medal Runner Up - Rectal Raincoats: Mayfield (OH) / Fort Wayne (IN) / Columbus (OH) / Kansas City (MO) Julia DiBaggio (OH), Tom Israel (IN), Eric Johnson (OH), Patrick Weitekamp (MO)
The Oklahoma Curling Club will host its first ever bonspiel this coming fall. The "Oklahoma Oilspiel" will take place on the club's home ice at the Arctic Edge Ice Arena in Edmond on the weekend of September 20-22, 2013. The bonspiel is open for up to 24 teams from across the country and has a 3 game minimum. Download the registration form today!Bonspiel organizer Jessie Hopper can be reached by email here.
Bill McBride would like to take team. If interested contact him at 816-523-2345
Watch Video on Demand Canadian Curling on TSN.
The 2013 Mens World Curling Championships are being played March 30th-April 7th
The brand new Four Season Curling ClubClub in Blaine MN, near St. Paul has opened a 6 sheet year round curling club at the Fogerty Ice Arena.
They will have an Open Summer Spiel June 28th-31st. $300 per team 48 team limit with Food and Drink provided.
In Riga Latvia, The Women's World Curling Championship was held Mar. 16th-24th Watch the Canadians Play the Russian and other full matches on YouTube. Here.
The official site and result can be seen here at http://www.wwcc2013.curlingevents.com/
The United States Curling Assocation (USCA) hosts national championships each year. The Mens and Womens even was February 9th -16th,2013 in Greenbay, WI. (website - http://www.2013usacurlingnationals.com/)
Anyone can watch recaped highlights at Universal Sports. Full matches if you subscribe to dish network. (Sorry, Time Warner does not support Universal Sports).
The winners (Clark and Brown) of these events will play in the World Curling Championship held in Victoria, British Columbia, CA Mar 30, 2013-Sun Apr 7, 2013 for the Men. (website - http://www.curling.ca/championships/worlds/ ) and Riga, Latvia March 16th-24th for the Women. (website - http://wwcc2013.curlingevents.com/home).
The Winners will also be one of 4 seeds playing down for a spot on the US Olympic Team in November 10th-17th in Fargo, ND. (Background Into - http://www.teamusa.org/Media/Games/2014/Preview/Team-USA/Curling.aspx)
USCA Press Release for Women (PDF)
USCA Press Release for Men (PDF)
You Tube interviews
The Kansas City Curling Club is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit Organization, whose main objective is to promote the sport of curling across the greater Kansas City area. Our club coordinates curling activities for people of all ages by offering instruction, training, practice and league play by providing equipment and ice rentals. This foundation gives our curlers the means to become competitive athletes on the regional, national and international stage. Locally, the club hosts an annual Bonspiel Curling Tournament much like most curling clubs do when we travel to them. This event has attracted curlers from all corners of the United States (i.e. Seattle, New York, Texas), as well as several Canadian teams from Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.
Having maintained a more than 10 year continuous track record of programs, our current longer-term goal is to build a dedicated curling facility taking our 501(c)3 organization to the next level. This curling facility will allow us to expand curling to 7 days a week as well as expand programs to differing groups and levels of experience of various junior, high-school, university, adult, and senior leagues, among others. This would make our club the only dedicated ice curling facility within a 350 mile radius.
In order to help us achieve our goal of a dedicated curling facility, we would greatly appreciate any financial support to curling in Kansas City you can provide. All donations are tax deductible.
More importantly, we want you to give this sport a try. We hope to see you on the ice!
The Kansas City Curling Club
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