BC Interior Masters Championship 2020 – The 2020 Championship started today, March 11, 2020. Creston has two men’s teams participating, Terry O’Connor, Vern Ronmark, Terry Jaeger and Harry Haberstock are competing in the 70+ category and Ken Wood, Laddie Pavlis, Erich Gross and Randy Sterling are in the 60+ category. To see the Schedule/Draws, Results, Pictures, etc go to: http://www.bcmcc.ca/Login.aspx?
2020 The Spirit of Sandra Junior Scholarships Applications Now Open! Information available at: https://www.sandraschmirler.org/english/spirit-of-sandra/
Creston Curling Club is in the News! Check out the January Curling Connection, link is available under ‘Links’.
The BC Club Challenge deadline to register has been extended until January 26. With new eligibility rules being published by Curling Canada, Curl BC has updated their rules to fall in line.
The attached rules therefore supersede those in the Curl BC yearbook. There is a handy chart so people can determine eligibility. The yearbook rules have been updated on the website at https://www.curlbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Curl-BC-Rules.pdf
All teams must be from clubs that are in good standing with Curl BC with all dues paid.
Curling Canada’s detailed eligibility requirements are available here: https://www.curlbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/curlingclubchampionships2020eligibility-ENFINAL.pdf
Register for regional events at https://www.curlbc.ca/bc-club-challenge/.
Regional qualifiers will go on to compete at the BC Club Challenge, presented by Original 16, at Royal City Curling Club in New Westminster Mar. 26-29, 2020.
Provincial winners will go to the 2020 Canadian Curling Club Championships, while 2nd and 3rd-placed teams will win entry to the Pacific International Cup (PIC) in Richmond.
Two additional men’s berths and two additional women’s berths to the PIC will be randomly drawn from all of the entries province-wide.
Anyone with any questions about the Club Challenge can contact Will Sutton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all Registration and Fee Information for 2019-2020, Click on ‘Leagues’ menu above and choose the appropriate Drop-down.
- – First Day of Curling – Tuesday, October 15, 2019
- – Swing n Slide Event – October 12, 2019
- – Adult Learn to Curl Clinic – Oct 20 & 27, 2019
- – NEW Open Benefit Bonspiel: Oct 31-Nov 3, 2019
- – Senior’s Open Bonspiel: November 18 – 20, 2019
- – U21 Regional Playdown’s – Nov 29-Dec 1,2019
- – Ladies Valentine Bonspiel: February 7 – 9, 2020
- – Men’s Butterfly Bonspiel: March 5 – 8, 2020
Hello Kootenay Curlers, **Updated – September 18, 2019**
The Creston Curling Club will be hosting an “Open Benefit Bonspiel ” Oct 31 – Nov 3 , 2019 with all proceeds from this event going to support the Nelson Curling Club’s effort to obtain a new ice plant. With the’Open’ team format, we hope to attract 48 teams of women, men, mixed and juniors from the Kootenays area! The cost to enter this fund raising event is $260 per team (includes Draw to the Button fee). Cash Prizes! Draws for the local teams will start on Thurs, October 31. Thursday – Halloween Night, dress in costumes, do a trick and win a treat, Saturday, Supper and Draw to the Button. Jurassic Mike performing Friday and Saturday evening. Silent Auction Friday and Saturday, each team to bring an item. You will definitely have a FUN time while attending a worthwhile Fund Raising Event. This Spiel is being organized by the Butterfly Committee with support coming from the Creston and Nelson Curling Clubs and others in the Kootenays. Please contact either Terry, Nando or Ross to register or to get more information.
- Creston Teams – contact Ross Gowan- 250-428-9866 or email@example.com
- Out of Town Teams – contact Terry O’Connor -250-428-5627 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nelson Teams – contact Nando Salviulo – 250-551-3454 or email@example.com or see https://buzzysbuzzword.wordpress.com
- Nelson Curling Club – contact Karen McGinnis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you all Major & Contributing Sponsors for the generous support you provided our two Senior Men’s Teams in the 60+ and 70+ categories for the PCMA/BCIMCA
Provincial Curling Championships. The Event was held in Victoria B.C. on March 20-23,
2019. Thank you again for helping us represent our Curling Club, Sponsors and
Community. We could not have done it without your support.
Creston Curling Club
Dr Robert Armstrong, Cavell Street Dental
Pyramid Building Supplies & Timber Mart
RDCK Area B
RDCK Area C
Western Financial Group
Seniors Curling Club
Congratulations!! The Creston Men’s Over 70 Team has WON the BC Interior Master Championship determined by a team draw to button as 3 teams were tied including Creston, Grand Forks and Kamloops. This team of Terry O’Connor, Vern Ronmark, Richard Allan and Ron Toyota finished 3rd in the overall PCMC with Chilliwack winning
The Creston Men’s Over 60 team of Erich Gross, Tim Hull, Harry Haberstock and Doug Thompson had a slow start but were playing much better towards the end of the competition.
CURLING STARTUP 2018-2019: All leagues will start curling the week of October 15, 2018. Registration opens on September 18, 2018 on the new Online ‘Curling Inside/Outside (Curling I/O)’ Registration System. Go to the Leagues Menu for more detailed Registration and Fee information.
SWING & SLIDE: OCTOBER 13, 2018, CRESTON GOLF CLUB AND CRESTON CURLING CLUB: An annual FUN Event!! Golf Club Members Cost: $10.00; Non Members Cost: $45.00. Tee time is 1 PM! Register your Teams by Emailing to: email@example.com OR go to the Curling Club’s Registration System, https://creston.curling.io/leagues and under ‘Products’ enter your team information (LIMITED TO 12 TEAMS) See attached Poster for more information.
ADULT BEGINNERS CURLING CLINIC: TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT!! OCTOBER 14, 2018 1 – 4 PM Members please spread the word to friends, family and neighbors who may have an interest in curling and want to give it a try. Send them down to the curling rink on October 14th for a FREE learn to curl afternoon. Equipment is supplied but bring your clean indoor shoes and wear comfy pants with a warm but not too bulky jacket! During this afternoon you will have the opportunity to try curling with our qualified instructors and learn the basics of curling. Participants are welcome to Register on this date, but it would be helpful if you preregister prior to this date by emailing to: firstname.lastname@example.org OR go to the Curling Club’s Registration System, https://creston.curling.io/leagues and under ‘Products’ enter your name and contact information.
OCTOBER 20, 2018: OPTIMISTS’ GETTING STARTED IN CURLING! A fun introduction for new and beginners curlers for ages 10 – 12ish! Includes Games, Skill Development, Relays & More! $20.00 for a full day, including snacks and lunch! See attached Poster for more detailed information including Registration info.
CURL BC NEWS: Kimberley Dennis is the new Education Coordinator for Curl BC. She is looking forward to helping clubs organize and deliver any coaching, officiating, or ice technician workshops throughout the upcoming season. There are a number of events happening around the Kootenay’s this fall that our members can take advantage of. Including the following events:
– Jet Ice Level 1 Technical in Cranbrook September 29th-30th facilitated by BJ Gagnon. This course will help develop any new staff members that your club may have for the upcoming season.
– Club Coach Workshop in Trail October 13th-14th facilitated by Karen Watson *this workshop is free for any female participants due to a leadForward grant. This course would benefit any members/volunteers that are helping your clubs with junior & learn to curl programs, giving them extra training, resources, and confidence.
– Competition Coach Workshop in Kimberley October 26th-28th Facilitated by Robbie Gallaugher. This would be ideal for any coaches working with teams going into playdowns this upcoming season. Here is a link to the landing page for all of the courses/education opportunities that are available by Curl BC: https://www.curlbc.ca/coursescamps/