The Kansas City Curling Club’s Seventh Annual Barbecue Bonspiel went fully international this year. For the first time the Bonspiel featured an all Canadian final in the First Event. The Kansas City Curling Club held their annual Barbecue Bonspiel on August 27 to 29, 2010 at Pepsi Ice Midwest in Overland Park, Kansas. Sixteen teams took to the ice on the newly renovated ice surface thanks to a new concrete floor. Teams included representatives from Dallas-Fort Worth, Oklahoma City, Wichita, Ajax Ontario, Ste. Anne Manitoba, and Kansas State as well as local Kansas City Curling Club members.
In the First Event Final, the Norton/Alexander Rink (Gord Norton, Wilma Norton, Ron Alexander, and Rita Alexander) from the Annandale Curling Club in Ajax, Ontario beat the Oh Canada Rink (Dave Beaudoin, Steven Rawluk, Daryl Ann Rawluk, Laura Beaudoin, and Devon Beaudoin) from the Ste. Anne Curling Club in Ste. Anne, Manitoba. First event semi-finalists included the Southwesterns Rink (Dan White, Dave Huyett, Rich Graulich, and Ken Herstowski) and BTO (John Taylor, Tracey Taylor, Shelly Buse, and Leo Buse) both of the Kansas City Curling Club.
In the Second Event Final, the Jolly Green Giants Rink (Jason Jorski, Trae Schwabe, Andrew Stephens, Dave Huston, and sub Keith Briscoe) from the Oklahoma City and Kansas City Curling Clubs beat the Texas Toast Rink (Jason Hotra, David Chang, Justin Donaldson, and Carolyn Steward) of the Dallas/Fort Worth Curling Club.
In the Third Event Final, Kansas City’s own Wolfe Pack (Ian Wolfe, Eric Wolfe, Dan Searles, and Lucie Vaillancourt) were triumphant against the Wichita House Crashers Rink (Christopher Bohn-Gettler, Andrew Biemers, John Baalman, and Keith Means). In the Fourth Event Final, the House Wreckers Rink (Anne Barthel, Sarah Wruck, Mary Miller, and Heidi Matthews) out lasted the Snow Cones Rink (Patrick Weitekamp, Lori Behnke, Chris Hutchings, and Matt Mayfield). Both rinks are from the Kansas City Curling Club.
Participants also enjoyed great hospitality provided by Kansas City Curling Club Members including a delicious barbecue dinner prepared by Elmer Arians, Colin Arians, and Dave Huston. The Bonspiel also included an Opening Ceremony led by pipers Jason and Steven Hough and a draw to the button contest won by Mary Miller of the Kansas City Curling Club.
The club would like to thank all of the club members who donated their time, raffle prizes, food, and other items and the ice staff at Pepsi Ice Midwest who helped to make the event a great success.
We had 28 teams compete in the 2011 Annual Barbecue Bonspiel, but it was the "Off Kilter Curlers" from the Chicago Curling Club that grabbed top honors that weekend. Overall, the team uniforms, team names, great curling attitude, and great curling all made it a very special weekend for our club.
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16 teams traveled to the city of fountains, home of great jazz/blue and barbecue. They included our farthest travelers (Long Island Curling Club) from New York. Closest Travelers (Aksarben Curling Club) in Nebraska. as well as curlers from the Broadmoor Curling Club (CO) Denver Curling Club (CO), St. Louis Curling Club (IL), Fargo Curling Club(ND), Madison Curling Club(WI), Dallas/Fort Worth Curling Club (TX), Houston Curling Club (TX) Dakota Curling Club(MN) St. Paul Curling Club (MN), Circle City Curling Club (IN), and 3 whole teams from the Oklahoma Curling Club,
Dave Huston and Elmar Arians provide good cooking all weekend.
The winners and runners up were
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)
October 18th– 21st
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$300 Team Entry Fee includes food and beverages. Prizes for Best Costume and Best Pirate Accent and possibly more. When: September 21-23, 2012 Where: Dakota Curling Club Home IceRegistration: http://dakotacurlingclub.org/event-registration/?ee=1
THE MEN'S/WOMENS'S PLAYDOWN DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDEDED TO JANUARY 11TH.
Illinois Curling Association has graciously agreed to allow the At-Large Region which include the Kansas City Curling club to playdown for men's and women's club nationals and mixed nationals at the same time as Illinois holds its playdowns. These dates are:
Men's/Women's playdown at Exmoor in Chicago: January 26-29 The USCA entry deadline was Nov. 30.
Mixed playdown at Chicago CC: Feb. 17-19. The USCA entry deadline is Jan 25.
$100 per playdown team to Illinois
Winning team from our region will play at Club Nationals in Mankato, MN. March 3rd-10th for the Men and Women. and Portage, WI March 17th-24th for the Mixed. There is no world event for the winner.
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USCA Championship Schedule
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.
Bill McBride would like to take team. If interested contact him at 816-523-2345
Mankato is the largest and closest dedicated rink to KC (about 6.5 hours by car) They offer many bonspiels for different ages groups of which our club has attended a number. Ice plays well and the newly fixed roof has been a plus.
Harvest Spiel Nov 18-19-20
Spiel is open, 3- game minimum, 8-end games. Spiel days are Fri-sat-sun.
Mankato Jr. Bonspeil December 2 and 3, 2012
Mens Spiel February 3-5
Women's Spiel Feb 24 - 26
Bunny Spiel March 30 - April 1
Watch Video on Demand Canadian Curling on TSN.
The 2013 Mens World Curling Championships are being played March 30th-April 7th
Form and Details Attached.
45 minutes up I-29 to St Joseph.
3 hours up I-35.
3.5 hours down I-49
4 hours across I-70
4 hours down 71 highway and I-44
5.5 hours down I-35 (315 Hits)
5 hours up I-35/I-80
7 hours up I-35
7 hours up I-35/I-90
8 hour south on 71 highway
9+ hours away
5940 NW Waukomis Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64151