Congratulations to the Whirlies (Hannah Horten, Lily Irvin, Claire Wilson, Jane Wong and Emma Irvin) of Evergreen Curling Club for winning the 2014 Waterfall Junior Bonspiel at Evergreen Curling Club in Portland, OR. By winning this event they also become the champions of the USWCA Western Region for 2014. Great job, girls!
Four junior teams competed during the bonspiel, held March 1st and 2nd. Runner-up went to the team of Steven Roberts, Jared Rutherford and Christopher Lowe. The Turtles (Jesse Jimerson, Zachary Grubb, Marvah Gorlowulu and Patrick Casey) captured the second event title with second-event runner-up going to The Giraffes of Curling (Anna Roberts, Alli Crockett, and Rhiannon Kuns).
All of the curlers had a great time and look forward to playing again next year. Many thanks to all the parents and other adults who brought food, supervised draws and helped in many ways. They brought so much food that it took three Sunday league shifts to finish all the left-overs. Thanks also to USWCA and especially Leslie Armstrong, chair of the USWCA Junior Bonspiel Committee, for providing the trophy and pins and for supporting and publicizing our first ever junior bonspiel!
Renee is also one of the lead instructors at Canada’s Four Foot Curling Camp – a well-known instructional school with more than a dozen ECC graduates. Joining Renee is her husband Les, an accomplished curler is his own right who has competed against in the Alberta Provincial championships and beaten some of Canada’s best Men’s teams. Rounding out the team is Daylan Vavrek, an up and coming junior curler who has had much success on the junior circuit in Alberta.
The School is divided into two groups, with each group receiving a two-hour class on Friday evening, a five and a half hour class on Saturday (plus a dinner break for the Saturday evening class), and a two-hour class on Sunday. Registration costs $150 which includes all three days of classes. Space is limited.
The Sonnenberg Curling School is open to all curlers, including MoPac, Washington State curlers and Evergreen CC members. The school is best for curlers with at least one year of experience, who want to improve their skills to increase their enjoyment of the game, or perhaps to take their game to the next level in pursuit of regional, national and international competitions.
The first ever Evergreen Junior Bonspiel is scheduled to begin this Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Evergreen Curling Club in Portland, OR. Four teams are ready for action, with parents and coaches volunteering food and coordination. Visitor and Viewers Welcome!
Turtles: Jesse Jimerson, Zachary Grubb, Marvah Gorlowulu and Patrick Casey
Team Jared: Jared Rutherford, Christopher Lowe, Steven Roberts, ?
Giraffes of Curling: Anna Roberts, Alli Crockett, Rhiannon Kuns, ?
Whirlies: Hannah Horten, Lily Irvin, Claire Wilson, Maya Horten, Jane Wong, Emma Irvin, Pavlina, etc.
Team Meeting at 8:50am Saturday
Saturday 9am: Sheet A: Whirlies vs. Giraffes, Sheet C: Jared vs. Turtles
Saturday noon: Sheet B: Jared vs Whirlies, Sheet C: Turtles vs. Giraffes
Saturday 3pm: Sheet A: Giraffes vs. Jared Sheet B: Turtles vs. Whirlies
Sunday 10am: Finals
Sunday noon: Awards
Over the weekend of February 15-16, 2014, 7 Evergreen CC junior curlers played in the Seattle/Langley exchange junior bonspiel at Langley CC in Langley, British Columbia. Alli, Anna, Casey, Claire, Hannah, Lily and Maya each played four games in two days. On Saturday, … Continue reading →
Check out the line-up for this years event in St. Paul, MN. We’ve got lots of great craft beer lined up from Big Wood, Lake Monster & Surly. 45th Parallel Distillery is sponsoring the Bloody Mary bar. We’ll have a calcutta auction Friday night and a raffle Saturday night.
We have a van that will take you back and forth to the Kelly Inn and will take you on a tour of local dive bars and entertainment hotspots.
Red Bull is holding their “Crashed Ice” event the same weekend, their only stop in the U.S. and the start of the course is just down the street from the club. They will be providing free Red Bull all weekend, some great prizes for the raffle and the Red Bull girls, “Wings” team, will make an appearance Saturday afternoon.
Prizes: 1st Event winners/runner – ups will receive custom jackets, 2nd and 3rd event winners will get custom sweatshirts and the 4th event winners will win “Bottom Feeder” patches. In addition, all participants receive a bonspiel t-shirt.
Not to mention great food and curling all weekend…All of this for a mere $300 per team.
The second annual DIY Bonspiel was held at the Evergreen Curling Club Jan 17-19, 2014. If you weren’t able to attend, you didn’t miss much…..other than the good ice, good curling, good friends, good times and great food!! A hearty thank you go out to Peren and his Ice-Ops crew for taking such good care of the ice, and to all of the curlers who brought so many great dishes for the Saturday potluck. The food was excellent!
I was particularly pleased to see so many people that I’d never met. I think there were more new faces at this bonspiel than any other ECC bonspiel. It’s a great indication that ECC’s membership is continuing to grow, and it was exciting to see.
– posted by Steve Liske
Congratulations to the 2014 DIY Bonspiel winners:
A Bracket: Doug Schaak, Steve Liske, Matt McVicar (not shown) and Thomas Poon B Bracket: Brian Kuns, Karissa Kuns, Erica Jankowski and Neal Oliver C Bracket (not shown): Arnie Iwanick, Eleanor Robertson, Craig Webster and David Milne
Sara Shuster (wife of USA Olympic Curling skip John Shuster) sent us an email today describing some great ways to help Team Shuster raise funds for their trip to Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
Through the above link you can access Team Shuster’s facebook page, individual twitter feeds, a donation button and more. You can also browse some gear that they are selling in order to raise money for their efforts.
The page also links to some great articles about the team. I really liked the article about them that ran in Mashable this week: link
These are just four normal guys who worked really, really hard at curling over the past few years. They played well on the World Curling Tour this year, beat everybody at the US Trials and then went on a glorious run at the Olympic Qualifying Event in Germany to win an invitation to the Olympics. They are on a roll and deserve our support.
However, they don’t have a lot of money. But with a little bit of help from curlers all over the country they will represent USA, play well, and help curling clubs across the country by bringing more attention to the game we love. Please consider supporting Team Shuster today!
The second annual Bridgetown Bonspiel will be hosted by the Evergreen Curling Club in Portland, OR, March 21-23, 2014.
The bonspiel will be open format, welcoming teams with any combination of men, women, young, old, able-bodied or wheelchair curlers. The spiel will use a traditional ABC bracket so that you are guaranteed at least three games during the weekend. We will accept only 18 teams, so get your entry in soon.
Cost is $260 per team, and includes a Saturday evening banquet for all curlers. Additional banquet tickets may be purchased for $15 each. First games on Friday March 21, 2014 begin at 6pm, 8pm and 10:15pm PT.
Congratulations to Evergreen CC’s Team Rutherford who captured the 2014 Mountain Pacific (MoPac) Mixed Curling Championship this past weekend. The team of Kevin Rutherford (skip), Eleanor Robertson (vice), Art Placek (second) and Kathy Placek (lead) finished the seven-team double-knockout playdown with a 5-0 record, including wins over Team Carr of Boise Curling Club (Boise, ID), Team Endicott of Curl San Diego (twice), Team Maxie of Coyotes Curling Club (Arizona), and Team Jensen of Hollywood Curling Club.
MoPac, the Mountain Pacific Curling Association, is one of 10 regions of USA Curling and represents the states of Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Utah. MoPac contains 17 distinct curling clubs and nearly 1000 curlers.