Olympic Weekend Results

Thanks to all _DSC0516who made Olympic Weekend a big success.   We met with 200 middle school students on Friday afternoon, and then taught curling to 15 guests on Friday afternoon, 30 guests on Friday evening, 25 juniors Saturday morning and 170 guests on Saturday afternoon.   Then 40 more curlers came back on Sunday for the 4-draw microspiel!

Thanks to Darrell Ell from WCF and Viktor Kjäll from Sweden who were great sports through it all.   Darrell is full of enthusiasm and optimism for curling.   The World Curling Federation and the sport of curling is in good hands with him as Development Officer.   Meanwhile,  Viktor was an exceedingly good sport.   Countless people asked him to pose for photos, answer questions, hold the medal, give advice, etc., and he stayed calm and positive the whole time.   He even played a few ends each day.   Viktor is a true champion.

Many Thanks to all of the ECC volunteers who taught, wrangled, tended bar, cleaned, and generally kept things on the rails.  Cindy Martinez deserves a special nod because she wrote up all of the instructions for the open house and then played hostess to 170 visitors, keeping them calm through the (sometimes one hour long) wait for ice time.   And she bussed tables, too.   Thanks Cindy.

Congratulations to the teams who won medals in the microspiel.    See their photos below.    They provided some competitive spice to close out a fabulous Olympic Weekend.




MoPaC Men’s and Women’s Playdowns

Look to Coyotes Curling Club in Phoenix, Arizona this weekend (Jan. 16-19, 2015)  for the MoPac Men’s and Women’s Playdowns.   Check out these important links:

Online Scoring
Web Stream

Evergreen CC will be represented by defending Men’s champions Team Smoltz:   Jim Smoltz, Cory Fiendell, Eric Hemesath and Andy Karsnia.   They will play double-round-robin games in a tough pool that includes Team Horsman (Coyotes CC), Team Endicott (Curl San Diego) and Team Derby (Oval CC).    If they survive that then they will play tiebreakers and playoffs on Monday, January 19.   Good luck, guys!

Jim started his preparations early by tripping ECC’s building alarm yesterday.   Must be the nerves.   No worries, Jim, we’ll get you out of jail in time for the flight to Phoenix.

Sonnenberg Curling Clinic

Renee SonnenbergCanadian coaches Renee and Les Sonnenberg will return to Portland on Valentine’s Day weekend (Feb. 13-15) to give another great clinic for our curlers.

Space is limited, so REGISTER TODAY!

The clinic is open to all (ECC membership not required) and is divided into three groups.

The Level 1 group (9am-11am on Saturday and 8am-10am on Sunday) will focus on fundamentals such as setup, delivery and sweeping. It is especially well suited for curlers who have played fewer than 25 games.

Two Level 2 groups (one Early and one Late) each provide 7 hours of instruction and are best suited for more experienced curlers who are looking to improve all parts of their game, including delivery, sweeping, strategy and team dynamics. Both Level 2 groups meet on Friday evening for one hour of off-ice introduction and strategy preparation. Then each group will have a 4-hour session on Saturday and a 2-hour session on Sunday.

Space is limited, so REGISTER TODAY!

Register for the 3rd Annual Bridgetown Bonspiel

Register now for the Bridgetown Bonspiel, Feb 20-22, 2015.

This is an open spiel, welcoming teams of all combinations of men and women of all ages and abilities. The spiel will use a traditional ABC bracket to guarantee at least three games during the weekend.   We will accept only 18 teams, so get your entry in soon. Registration closes on February 15, 2015. Cost is $260 per team ($65 per person).

The theme this year will be Mardi Gras, so bring your beads and your appetites for good food and good fun…… and Laissez les bons temps rouler (Let the good times roll)!

A catered themed banquet on Saturday evening (Feb 21) and New Orleans drinks at the bar all weekend are part of the fun.  A bonspiel King and Queen will be elected, so come dressed for Mardi Gras!

Click Here to see the Bridgetown Bonspiel flyer

Family Tree Bonspiel Winners

StickPeople_curl-01Fantastic fun at the first ever Family Tree Bonspiel at Evergreen Curling Club in Beaverton, OR yesterday!   With 12 families entered we had two full pools and 6 draws in 9 hours.    Thanks to all who entered and made the day memorable. Special thanks to the ECC Iceops crew who kept things slick, clean and pebbly all day long.

Team Perlis (Jacquie Perceval, Yvonne Perceval, Barbie Dyck and Steve Liske) won the event with a total of 26.75 points.   They narrowly edged Team Kuns (Karissa, Brian, Rhiannon, Heidi and Levi Kuns plus Thomas Poon) for the win.

3rd Annual DIY Bonspiel Results

Fourteen teams competed in the 3rd DIY Spiel this past weekend (December 12-14, 2015) at Evergreen Curling Club in Portland, OR. The bonspiel featured a number of close matches, including an A final decided on Jimmy Sattem’s double angle raise to the four-foot on the last shot of the game.

The players enjoyed a potluck dinner on Saturday evening with a variety of homemade dishes. Special thanks to the Ice Ops team for their hard work to maintain great ice throughout the weekend!

The DIY Bonspiel is an annual event for ECC members to remember and celebrate the great Do-It-Yourself successes of Evergreen’s members in building Oregon’s first dedicated curling facility with the Dedicated-Ice-in-a-Year project in 2012.

Event Winners:

A — Sattem/Placek Rink: Jimmy Sattem, Kathy Placek, Kristin Glanville, Art Placek
B — Schaak Rink: Kyle Bauman, Yvonne Perceval, Steve Liske, Doug Schaak
C — Rutherford Rink: Greg Agamalian, Kevin Rutherford, Jared Rutherford, Thomas Poon

ECC DIY Event A Winners 2014_12_14

ECC DIY Event B Winners 2014_12_14

ECC DIY Event C Winners 2014_12_14

Olympic Celebration Weekend

January 23-25, 2015 at Evergreen Curling Club in Portland, OR.

The Olympic Celebration Weekend, sponsored by the World Curling Federation, is an opportunity for all in the Portland, OR metro area to try the great Olympic sport of curling at Evergreen Curling Club.   We welcome kids (ages 10-17) and adults of all abilities to join us for fun, introductory classes, camps and competitions.   See below for dates, times and registration details.

Guests of Honor: 

Viktor Kjäll:  2014 Olympic Bronze Medalist and 2013 World Champion, Sweden
Darrell Ell:  World Curling Federation Competitions and Development Officer

Friday January 23

Morning and Afternoon:  Viktor and Darrell visit local schools to talk about their experiences at international competitions, introduce the Olympic sport of curling, and welcome students to the OCT weekend events.

2pm-4pm:  Sponsor/Partner Appreciation Event.   An opportunity for Evergreen CC’s sponsors and partners to meet and curl with Olympian Viktor Kjäll.

7pm-9pm:   Olympic Learn-to-Curl Class.   [Sold Out] Viktor and Darrell to lead 1 hour of beginner instruction followed by an hour of game play.    Space limited to 30 students.   Cost $20.   Register on the Evergreen CC website.   Broomstacking (drinks and snacks) to follow at Evergreen CC’s Broken Stone Warmroom.  [Sold Out]

Saturday January 24

9am-11am:  Olympic Celebration: Curling Class for Kids.   Viktor and Darrell bring world-class curling instruction to local kids.  This class welcomes all in grades 5 through 12.   Cost $10.   Scholarships available.   Register Today!

noon-6pm:  Olympic Celebration:  Try Curling!   Evergreen CC welcomes all to try the great Olympic sport of curling.   Guests will receive instruction on delivery and sweeping featuring coaching from Viktor and Darrell.   Prizes for all curlers who win the Hit the House full-sheet curling skill challenge.    Cost $10.  Register Today!

6pm-8pm:  Meet the Olympian Party.   Free social event at Evergreen CC with a chance for all to meet Viktor and Darrell.   Q&A, photo opportunities, pick-up curling, snacks and more in Evergreen CC’s Broken Stone Warmroom.

Sunday January 25

9am-3pm:  Olympic Celebration Microspiel.  New curlers partner with experienced curlers to play two 4-end games and receive in-game coaching from Viktor and Darrell.    Limited to 48 curlers total.   Cost $20 ($10 for kids under age 18).  Free passes available for those who participate in any of the other Olympic Celebration Weekend events.   March of Athletes at 10:30am.   Award ceremony at 2:30pm.   Register Today!

International Coach Darrell Ell to Visit Evergreen CC

DarrellEllOn January 23-25, 2015 Evergreen CC will welcome Darrell Ell, Competitions and Development Officer with the World Curling Federation.

Details:  Olympic Celebration Weekend Schedule

Darrell is a Canadian Level 3 Curling Coach who coached at 13 European Championships and 2 World Championships.   He has coached and instructed at camps all over the world, including Canada, Czech Republic, USA, Scotland, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Canada and Korea.

He is also a Level 1 Ice Technician, a Level 2 Official, a business of curling facilitator  and azimuth:0.000000||elevation:0.000000||horizon:0.000000was the General Manager of the 10 sheet Lethbridge Curling Club in Lethbridge, Alberta.

The Olympic Celebration Weekend (January 23-25, 2015 at Evergreen Curling Club in Beaverton, OR), sponsored by the World Curling Federation, will introduce the Olympic sport of curling to the public and help grow the sport for all in the Portland, OR metro area.   Darrell join Viktor Kjäll, 2014 Olympic Curling Bronze Medalist from Sweden for a weekend of classes, camps and competition.

Marpole TESAC League One-Day Open Mixed Funspiel

The Marpole CC TESAC league will sponsor a one-day mixed Funspiel on Saturday, February 7th, 2015. It’s a great bonspiel for novice (or experienced) curlers.


  • 4 prizes per team
  • “Reverse Prize Draws”
  • Hog pot cash draw
  • All teams play 5 four-end games
  • Dinner & Entertainment!

Limited to 24 teams. Team fee $200 (cheque payable to “TESAC Curling Club”).

Questions?   Contact Susanne Whalley (muccamama@telus.net)
8730 Heather Street
Vancouver, BC