Registration for Pac Rim Cup: Hurry Hard Hollywood is now OPEN!

Pac Rim Cup: Hurry Hard HollywoodRegistration is now open for the PRCL’s marquee bonspiel! Pac Rim Cup 2015 is a curling salute to cinema and celebrity.

  • January 23-25, 2015
  • $380/team – Registration opens December 1
  • 32 teams – Cash prizes in four events

Are you ready for your close-up?

Learn more and register today: prcl.ca/pacrimcup.

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Join us for the PRCL’s 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Christmas Party!

1511850_963055940391072_3801800478243116034_oDon we now our gay apparel! The bells will be ringing for the final PRCL curling draw of 2014, this December 14th and 15th.

Ugly sweaters, elf hats and giant bows are all encouraged (but keep the glitter and fuzz off the ice). VCC gift card prizes will be awarded for the most festive get-up.

Bring your favourite Christmas cookies to share after the game. Bring cash for the festive 50/50 draw.

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Pink Broom 2015: Rock the Rainbow!

10714338_955398734490126_1650435752698771704_o (1)When VCC interim GM Ann de la Hey arrived at her office on Nov. 22, a guy wearing a moose hat on the ice caught her eye. “When he delivered, two bear paw prints rose up, (you know where)… it was VCC Board member Gerhard!” Ann exclaimed with delight. “This was my first glimpse of Pink Broom, and the day just took off from there!”

While it rained outside, 64 colourful curlers ‘Rocked the Rainbow’ inside at the sold-out 2014 Pink Broom Bonspiel, hosted by the Pacific Rim Curling League (PRCL).

Eight teams of eight players dressed in their assigned colour for an exciting day of curling and camaraderie. The annual funspiel included teams Peeling Pink, Raising Red, Out-turn Orange, Yelling Yellow, Guarding Green, Button Blue, Takeout Turquoise, and Vice-skip Violet. Read More »

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CGCC Playdowns Update

CGCC Playdowns Results:

Vancouver 1 – Team Ördög
Vancouver 2 – Team Birston

3 PRCL based teams competed this year for the 2 Vancouver spots at the 2015 Canadian Gay Curling Championship in Toronto.

Participating teams were as follows:
BIRSTON – Shelley Birston, Scott Robertson, Brant Amos, Glenn Smith
COOPER – Travis Cooper, Jack Holmes, Brian Enns-Oldham, Jeff Berg, Mark Trowell
ÖRDÖG – Christopher Ördög, Aaron Lindgren, Greg Ohashi, Logan Chinski

Results:
Game 1 – Tue November 25th  9:00PM : Ördög def. Cooper 7-5
Game 2 – Sat November 29th 12:30PM : Ördög def. Birston 8-6
Game 3 – Sat November 29th  4:30PM : Birston def. Cooper 7-5

Click here for complete playdowns draw and results.

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Pink Broom 2014 is SOLD OUT!

pbposterThe PRCL is please to announce that the Pink Broom 2014 is sold out! We will have 64 curlers joining us, making it the largest Pink Broom ever! Participants should expect team assignments to be sent out in the week leading up to the event. See everyone on the ice on November 22!

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Register today for Pink Broom 2014

Teams of 8 curl in a “Continental Cup” style of play and the team that earns the most points becomes Pink Broom Champions! All players are encouraged to wear their team colour. Rock the Rainbow!

2013 Pink Broom Champions

2013 Pink Broom Champions

The event takes place Saturday, November 22, 2014 (10:00 am to 5:30 pm).

New to curling? This is the perfect bonspiel for novices: no pressure games, meet new friends, and try different variations of curling!

  • 4 four-end games
  • Traditional curling, doubles, skins curling
  • Skill Shots challenge
  • Fabulous prizes, lunch included!
  • Register as an individual and invite your friends!
  • Early bird registration: $35 per player!

Learn more and register today at prcl.ca/pink.

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Expression of Interest for CGCC Playdowns

As many of you know, the PRCL has been well represented at the National level and has won the Canadian Gay Curling Championship (CGCC) for the last three years in a row — Can we make it four in 2015?

Three-time National Champions - Team Schneider.

Three-time National Champions – Team Schneider.

Two Vancouver teams can qualify for the 2015 CGCC to be hosted in Toronto  from March 5-8th, 2015.  Teams can consist of any PRCL member in good standing (i.e. it does not have to be your regular league team).

If you have a team interested in qualifying for the 2015 CGCC in Toronto, contact us with the names of your team members no later than midnight Friday Oct. 17th, 2014.

Please review our updated CGCC Nationals and PRCL Playdowns Rules and Guidelines for more detailed information.

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Team Photos and Name Tags

Are You Ready for Your Close Up?

The PRCL will be taking team photos this Sunday and Monday (Sep 28 and 29) before your game.

 

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your game with your full team (including fifths) to have your photo taken. 

Bring your smiles, wear your uniforms (if you’ve got one), and show your sense of humor.  Each team member will get a copy of your photo, and some of you may even see yourselves on the cover of next year’s season guide . . .

Say My Name
The league provides name tags to all our members. If you don’t have a name tag, please let us know via email at pacrimcurling@gmail.com no later than October 1, and we’ll make sure to order you a new one.

 

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Notes on summer changes at the Vancouver Curling Club

If you have not yet read the September edition of the VCC Backline, the head ice technician, Norm Scott, offers some insight to the changes that have occurred over the summer, including:

  • Removable hacks, to help keep the ice cleaner
  • ‘Re-textured’ rocks, to help generate more curl

Be sure to introduce yourself to Norm when you see him at the club. He’s a very friendly guy, and always open to constructive feedback on the ice conditions!

We’re also very pleased to welcome Ann de la Hey as the VCC’s new General Manager. Ann was kind to join us at our Registration Party at Numbers, but if you haven’t met her yet do say hello.

The PRCL would like to thank all the VCC Directors for their hard work over the summer, including our PRCL reps David Thill, Gerhard Maynard and Mark Trowell. Past-PRCL president Jason Tusor has also been active getting us leagues setup, so kudos to him as well! Be sure to buy them a beer next time you see them.

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Round One Draw is now available!

The season kicks off September 21 and 22, so be sure to check your first game time at prcl.ca/draw.

Opening day reminders:

  • Please arrive 30 minutes early for your first game to check-in and to hear important announcements.
  • If you have not yet paid your registration fees, please do so before your first game at prcl.ca/paypal.
  • We need a signed waiver for everyone on your team before you can play, so please complete the VCC’s Waiver online before your first game (no waiver, no curling!).
  • Please take 5 minutes to review the rules of play for our league.

Novice Boot Camp starts Sep 22!
If you are new to curling and would like to get some free lessons, join us at the PRCL’s Novice Bootcamp every Monday evening for Round One!

PRCL members will lead you through the basics of curling, and is designed for curlers who have less than 1 year experience.

These one-hour lessons will take place concurrently with league play on Monday nights. All teams in Division F are automatically enrolled (they will play a shortened 1 hour game immediately following).

Everyone welcome! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

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