The BC Interior Masters Curling Association 70+ Master Men’s Zone 3 curling playdowns were held at the Summerland Curling club Tue. Wed, and Thurs Feb 5,6,7th, With team Abrey, Skip Dale Abrey, 3rd Ron Robinson, 2nd Lorne Schwindt and lead John Blashko, from Osoyoos advancing to play in the Provincials in Nanaimo March 5-8th,. Six teams were entered, with three from Summerland, Stan Green, Warren Parker and Hector Cartier, one from Osoyoos, Dale Abrey, and two from Kelowna, Terry Lewis and Dan Martell. Best of luck to Team Abrey at the Provincial Finals.
Discussion board added to website. October 17, 2009We have added a discussion board to the website to provide a place for members to post notices, add items of interest, express opinions etc. See the menu item on the left of the screen. In order to post material on the board, you must be registered. Just select the register menu at the top of the board and read the instructions. Registration requires confirmation by the board administrator, so there is a delay, usually less than 24 hrs, before you can post. This is to protect the board from malicious users and spammers. Club members and non members are welcome to use the board. So for example, non members may wish to inquire about the club or discuss what they would like to see in the club so that they would join. If you would like categories added to the board just email the webmaster.
The Summerland curling club is hosting the Senior Men’s and Ladies Interregionals, for Zones 3-4-7 from Friday Jan 30 toFeb 1. The following teams are entered.
6 Mens teams
Rick Folk Kelowna
Wayne Saboe Kamloops
Garry Gelowitz Kelowna
Henry Lefebvre Salmon Arm
Blake Kimura Vernon
Bruce Clark Kelowna
4 Ladies teams
Lil Blashko Penticton
Maureen Bird Kelowna
Elizabeth Folk Kelowna
Sherry Heath Vernon
Practice Ice times. October 17, 2008 revised Jan 20, 2009
The practice times are posted on the home page.
Just a reminder that Kelowna will be hosting the Provincial Juniors from Dec 27 thru to Jan 1 at the Kelowna Curling Club. Any club who has members that have achieved their Level 1 Officials status, and would like to continue their officiating journey, please pass along my email and have them contact me directly. This is also a good time for anyone who still needs to complete their level 1 certification and needs a game or two or three for their certification reimbursement from Curl BC. Our region is in desperate need of Level 2’s and this is a perfect opportunity to achieve this. Anyone who is interested is also encouraged to contact me directly and I will put them in touch with the appropriate person. Thanks!
Andrews-by-the-Lake Golf Course
Time – 9:16
building a strong tradition! The BC Interior Masters Curling community
South Okanagan is healthy! We are looking for the best from the
all our Zone 3 participating clubs . . . and that includes each and
every one of
our Club Managers and Ice people begin arranging for bonspiels, the
Interior Master Curlers are inviting you to join with us in a day of
holes) at the St Andrews-by-the-Lake Golf Club in Kaleden. Please
arrange to be
represented as your club and your Seniors
are important to us!
assist us plan for ice times for the 60 and 70 Interior Masters
Zone 3, we plan to host a round table discussion after a light lunch
best round of golf in your life! Plan NOW to join
Let’s sit down and enjoy each other’s
plan for 2008-09!
And the price is right! The St Andrews people have reserved 24 tee times at a special rate of only $35.00 each. That includes a ‘Seniors Scramble Special’ Lunch– choice of two soups and a ‘you-prepare’ sandwich on a bun.
confirm your clubs participation. Call us now to reserve a place for
yourself and your best golf
Master Curlers Zone 3 Clubs
· Princeton Seniors
· Merritt Seniors
White, Director Zone 3
Interior Master Curlers Association
Tel: (250) 250
. . . . Bill Carr, President
Interior Master Curlers Association
Tel: (250) 549 7032
Interior Men's Championship Details. January 1, 2008
Interior Men's Championship is being held in Summerland
starting January 17th with the opening ceremonies at 6:30 pm and going
finals on Sunday January 20th. For the opening ceremonies curlers will
be lead by a Scottish bagpiper from
Sixteen teams will be competing from as far away as the north region, to Golden, the Kootenay's and the Okanagan.
Four of these teams will qualify to play in Penticton for the provincials Feb. 4-10 with the winning team representing B.C. at the Brier in Winnipeg, March 8th.
Tickets $5.00 a game, $10.00 per day or $25.00 for the week. Tickets will be available at the door. 1 draw on Thursday, 4 draws on Friday, 4 draws on Saturday, and the finals on Sunday (3 draws).
A printable copy of the event schedule is available here.
Direct link to Curl B.C. Men's Playdowns site.
Interior Men's Volunteer Meeting. December 16, 2007
We are going to be holding our first volunteers meeting for the Interior Men’s Championships Tuesday night (Dec. 18th) at 7:00 at the Curling Club. Anyone who is interested in learning more or helping out with the event is invited to attend. Very sorry to the ladies club members who will be curling but we will fill you in on any details.
We are going to need all volunteer sheets handed in to the office this week. If you need a form there are extra copies at the office.
If anyone has any questions please contact me during the day at 1-866-274-2731 x 226 or evenings at 250-317-2191.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Tyler Jaeger, Email: email@example.com
Draw To The Button Competition. December 14, 2007
The Ford Women’s Curling Championship,
case you have not already heard each curling club in British Columbia
able to send 1 representative to Ford World Women’s curling
championship for a
chance to win a new Ford Edge.
addition to the final prize, there will be gift prizes for
participates in Round 1 at Vernon.
club has decided to allow each league the opportunity to select a
the week of December 17th to 21st.
The format is simple, after your regular game, simply sign
participate in the "Draw To The Bbutton".
You will be allowed one practice shot and then your final
Sweeping will not be allowed, however you can have someone
hold the broom
if you wish. The
league representative will then measure the distance from the pin to
running face and the player closest to the pin will become the league
After we have all the league entries, a committee, headed
by Linda Brusse
will review the measurements and determine who was the closest overall.
That person will represent Summerland at the Ford
the event of a tie, or if two or more players cover the pin, there will
playoff between the players.
it a whirl, you’ve nothing to lose and best of all, its free!
Heart and Stroke Curlathon In Kelowna February 2nd. October 15, 2007
The 29th annual Heart and Stroke Foundation's Curlathon is on February 2, 2008 at the Kelowna Curling Club. Their letter of invitation and entry form is attached. For further information, check their web site.
Practice Ice times. October 15, 2007
The following times are available until further notice for members to practice.
& Wednesday at 9:30 am
& 1:00 pm
Suitcase Party, March 16, will send one lucky couple to the Canada Cup. Feb 20, 2007
Dale Critchlow had a great idea for a season windup party on Friday, March 16 at 7pm. We’ll have a party in the lounge and pre-sell tickets at $20 each. The sale of tickets would fund a reverse draw for an all expense paid trip to Kamloops (for 2 people) to watch the final two days of the Canada Cup on March 17th & 18th. The prize will include a return limo trip, event passes, two nights lodging, and a meal allowance. The winner will have to be present as the limo would leave immediately after the last ticket is drawn. Everyone will need to bring their “SUITCASE” in case they are the winners. Smaller prizes, snacks and music will be featured throughout the evening and we will also be presenting the league trophies. It will be a lot of fun – Tickets are available at the bar until March 9th. Everyone welcome.
Summerlanders to watch at the Senior Chanpionships. Feb 20, 2007
The BC senior men's and senior women's curling championships begin tomorrow at the Golden Ears Winter Club in Maple Ridge. Eight men's and eight women's teams from around the province are competing in a round robin, followed by playoffs for the top three finishers. The winning teams will represent BC at the national championships, Mar. 17-24 in Trois-Riviers, Quebec. Representing Summerland is Lil Blashco's team with Sandy Heath and Tony Blashco is playing on Dale McKenzie's team from Kelowna. As always, results for this provincial championship will be available at www.playdowns.com, with live updates after every end.
Senior curlers have the "can do" attitude. Feb 20, 2007
Iris Brown and John Slykuis are two very special people in our curling club. Iris is 92 years young and John has only peripheral vision, and they both play lead and are very accurate with the stick. John sees shadows and figures, so when John delivers his stone he is coached by a team mate on where the skip has the broom. The skip used to have a light on his broom but now he is unable to see it. John plays in the senior men’s league, they play two games a week. Iris plays in two leagues Tuesday am mixed and Thursday am ladies. They both enjoy the sociability of the game and have a ball, they intend on playing for a few more years.
Tyler Jaeger goes Provincial. Jan 29, 2007
Our Tyler Jaeger, who plays lead for the Swain team from Kelowna, moved on to the Provincials on Sunday in Smithers with a win over the Ursel foursome. Good luck gentlemen.
Regional Open House, February 1. Jan 14, 2007
Come and meet Provincial Coach, Bill Tschirhart and Regional Coach, Sharon Delver, Thursday, February 1st, 2007 at the Penticton Curling Club.
Purpose: Learn about the latest in delivery techniques, brushing skills, coaching, and strategy. Also Bill & Sharon will have an open discussion and brainstorm on Curl BC; your game, your club, your membership, and any other topics of interest.
Everyone welcome. Door prizes. Free admission.
Session 3:30 to 5:00
Adult Session 5:00 to 7:30 ( or later if needed)
Men's Interregional at Summerland January 12-14. Jan 14, 2007
Results for the Men's Interregional Playdowns can be viewed directly on the playdowns.com website. Note that Glen Brennan is skipping his own rink and Tyler Jaeger is playing on the Swain rink.
Dec 27, 2006
Dec 27 at 1:00 PM and Dec 28-29 at 9:30 AM
Help is Needed. Dec 2, 2006
The visit by Guy Hemmings has generated some interest in curling. The Middle School would like to bring two grade eight classes to the curling club for a series of eight physical education classes during the month of December.
We require 3 to 4 volunteers to work with the students for approximately one hour each session. These sessions generally run from 1:30 to 2:30 each day.
If you are interested in helping out, please give me a call at 494-9848 or E-mail me. You do not need to sign up for the entire block, anytime you can spare is welcomed. You do not need to be a good curler to help out – these are very basic sessions – the kids are here to have fun.
We have just completed six sessions with the grade six class, and I’d like to thank Linda and Bill Brusse, Blake Lynch-Staunton, Hector Cartier, Kathy Larkin, Andrew Smith and Gunny Johnson for their help. I’ve been told by the teachers that the kids had a great time!
Thanks, Ken Rae
Region 3 November Newsletter. Nov 13, 2006
Practice times available (revised). Nov 10, 2006
As several of our leagues are not using all ice sheets, the unused sheets are available for members practice. Consult the league schedules for open sheets. Also practice time is available from Monday to Friday at 11:30 am until 12:15. For more information phone 494-9322.
CUP PARTY at
THE CURLING CLUB
LETS ROCK **
CURLING CLUB LOUNGE
IT WILL BE A BLAST !
3:00 PM PST
Service, Snacks, & Grey Cup Game Pool Boards
Dogs & Pizza will be available at a nominal cost
Rides home available on request
Guy Hemmings Rocked Summerland. Nov 7, 2006
Guy Hemmings came from Oliver to Summerland to be at the middle school by 2pm for his presentation. The kids loved it. At 3:00 he came to the rink to teach the kids to curl, he seamed to have full control of every situation, our youth membership doubled. We had pizza for the kids and volunteers. For supper Guy wanted to have pizza and watch the ball game in our lounge. This was our opportunity (organizers) to sit and chat with Guy, Bill and Andre.
From 6:30-8 pm it
was time for the adults to get a lesson from Bill using Guy as a
making mistakes for our humor.
From 8 to 9 pm Guy presented us with his history and and a motivation talk promoting curling for all. Guy is a great comedian, as well as a curler.
We purchased broom bags to be signed by Guy, we will give them as door prizes at our bonspiels.
Members who brought a friend got
there name in a draw for a prize, one entry per friend that they
brought. One of
the broom bags Guy signed was won by John Gregg.
presented Guy, Bill & Andre with Summerland club name tag, pins
of our town
crier and club pins.
had a jacket that was being raffled off to be won by someone from the 4
that he visited, the draw was made while he was at the Penticton
Our own Audrey Lidin was the big winner, congratulations Audrey.
Kelowna Men's Bonspiel goes November 10th - 12th. Nov 1, 2006
Club just wanted to make sure that everyone is aware that the 2006
Kelowna Men's Bonspiel is happening from November 10th - 12th this
year. This is a little earlier than usual as
they are trying to revamp interest in their Men's Bonspiel this year by
having it on a separate date from our Cashspiels.
Here are some of the highlights this year:
1) Entry Fee: ONLY $120 per team.
2) Prize table that will be in excess of $4,000 (will likely be closer to $6,000 when they are finished)
3) LIVE entertainment on both Friday and Saturday nights and Friday afternoon as well.
4) $500 "Draw to the button" where everyone will have a chance to win.
5) Jugs of beer for the last Double made on each draw.
5) Raffle draws for a Team entry into each of the Men's Penticton, Vernon & Provincial playdowns.
6) Blind Calcutta.
7) Buffet Dinner on Saturday night.
They are hoping to have at least 32 teams and still have spots available. They have also arranged with Prestige Hotels for a special KCC Bonspiel rate of $79 per night.
They hope to see you there and if you have any questions, please contact Keith Andersen of the KCC Men's Bonspiel committee at #762-3112.
Practice times available. Nov 1, 2006
As several of our leagues are not using all ice sheets, the unused sheets are available for members practice. Times are available on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 11:30 am, 3:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Also on Friday at noon and 9:00 pm. Consult the league schedules for open sheets.
Guy Hemmings Rocks Summerland October 17th. Oct 5, 2006
Guy Hemmings and his "Rockin' The House" tour hits Summerland on Tuesday October 17. Here is a schedule of events.
2:00 pm - General Assembly for students at the Summerland Middle School.
3:00 pm - Introduction to curling for youth at the Curling Club. Open to all Youth.
6:30 pm - On ice clinic, open to the public.
8:00 pm - Presentation by Guy in the Arena Banquet Room. Public welcome.
The Curling Club Lounge will be open from 6:30 for refreshments and snacks.
We encourage everyone to come out and bring a friend to what promises to be a most memorable event.
Practice available October 8 -9. Oct 5, 2006
Ice will be available for open practice sessions for all club members from 1 to 4 pm on Sunday Oct 8th and Monday Oct 9th.
Curl BC Newsletters. Aug 6, 2006
A link has been added to our links page to take you directly to Curl BC's Newsletter page.
Club raffle winners announced. June 19, 2006
Winners of the Club Raffle for "The Bay" gift certificates are:
1st prize ($300 Bay gift certificate) - Dave Perkins
2nd prize ($200 Bay gift certificate) - Jean Walker
3rd prize ($100 Bay gift certificate) - Bev Skinner
Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who bought tickets.
Schedule for 2006 Olympic curling. Feb 12, 2006
2006 Olympic curling schedule. Subtract 9 hours from times shown for local times. For example 0900 = midnight and 1900 = 10 am.
Summerland represented at Women's Provincial Curling Championships. Jan 26, 2006
Summerland curlers Lyn Perry and Jackie Clement are competing in the 2006 British Columbia Women's Provincial Curling Championships this weekend in Williams Lake. You can follow their progress on line, or better yet scoot up to "The Puddle" and cheer the ladies on. The winners of this tournament will represent B.C. at the Scott Tournament of Hearts.
Volunteers needed for Seniors' Provincials in Kelowna. Jan 14, 2006
The Seniors' Provincials are to be held in Kelowna from February 21 to 26. The Kelowna club is looking for volunteers to help with officiating and timing. Anyone interested can reply to Ted Anderson. Also attached is the Kelowna Volunteer form for your reference.
Practice available tomorrow at 10 am. Dec 30, 2005
Ice will be available for practice on Saturday Dec 31st from 10 am to noon.
Apple pie fundraiser. November 1, 2003
Once again this year we are making and selling apple pies to raise funds for the club. On Saturday November 19th we will make about 1200 pies. The pies are fresh made 9", chock-a-block full of real apples, un-baked and ready to be cooked or frozen. All pies are pre sold by curling club members and can be picked up at the Curling Club lobby on Saturday November 19th & Sunday the 20th. Pies may be ordered at $5.00 each before November 8th from any club member, or phone the club at 494-9322.
The members of the Summerland Curling Club would like to thank our community and surrounding area for helping making our pie fund raiser a great success.
Practice available on regular schedule Oct. 26, 2005
Mondays through Thursdays at 11:30 am, 3:30 pm and 9:00 pm
Fridays at 11:30 am and 9:00 pm.
President's Newsletter available Sept. 15, 2005
A quick tip, you can save time at next Thursday's registration night by downloading the Registration Form and bringing it with you. This will give you more time for the fellowship, food and drink.
League Representatives FOR 2005/2006 April 29, 2005
Senior Men’s - Monday and Wednesday - Hector Cartier
Monday Men’s -p.m. - Glen Brennan, Brian Hodgson
Tuesday Mixed - Rosemarie Fenrich, Ellen Clay
Tuesday Ladies p.m. - Pat Fortune
Wednesday Men’s p.m. - Ken Rae, Ray Skoreyko
Thursday Ladies a.m. - Barb Ezart, Gunny Johnson
Thursday Open p.m. - Dale Critchlow
Friday Mixed - Bob Leitch
was decided that we want two representatives per league, so more
needed. Anyone interested should contact the applicable league
The draw was
held at the board meeting April 11th and "The Bay"
were awarded as follows.
1st - Dick Kirk - $300 Bay gift certificate
2nd - Fran Mansell - $200 Bay gift certificate
3rd - Betty Raymond - #100 Bay gift certificate
Year end Banquet Cancelled. March 16, 2005
We regret to announce that due to lack of sufficient adavance ticket sales, the annual wind up dinner/dance scheduled for Saturday March 19th has been cancelled. To arrange for a refund of purchased tickets please see Cheryl or contact Paul Cowen 494-7786 or Bob Leitch 494-0224.
Gala Year End Banquet and Ball set for March 19th. January 20, 2005
The annual Wind-up Banquet will again be held in the Arena Banquet Room on Saturday, March 19th. Tickets are available at the club office for $15 each. More details will be posted as they come.
Martin takes BC Zone 3 and 4. February 12, 2005
Summerlanders, Paul Martin, Hector Cartier, Vic Wilson, and John Unger have earned the right to represent Zone 3 and 4 in the 70+ division at the Provincial finals to be held in Port Alberni March 1st to 4th.Along with our 60+ team, the Summerland Curling club will be well represented. Martin prevailed over Penticton and Kelowna at the Zone 3 play downs in Summerland January 22nd and 23rd, with two wins over Kelowna, They then went on to Vernon February 10th, to take Zone 4 as well. Congratulations and good curling gentlemen.
Christmas trees wanted. January 3, 2005
would be pleased to have you drop off your old Christmas trees this
at the curling rink. We will use them for decoration at the Bush Speil.
Tyler reminds you that you can still sign up for the Bush Spiel (mixed)
at the club this week.
Apple pie fundraiser. December 2, 2004
Every year for the last ten years the club has held an apple pie sale in November to raise funds for the club. This year, on the November 20 - 21 weekend we made and sold 1576 homemade style apple pies. The pies are 9" un-baked and ready to be cooked or frozen. All pies are pre-sold by curling club members and are picked up at the Curling Club.
members of the Summerland Curling Club would like to thank our
and surrounding area for helping making our pie fund raiser a great
And to the members who worked hard to make this happen, "well done".
To become a member:
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Or phone 494-9322 in late August. Our registration date is September 23rd, 6 p.m. with refreshments and social, in the lounge. General meeting Thursday October 7th 7:00 p.m. in the lounge.
Curling starts Tuesday October 12th, 2004.
Membership must be paid by October 15th
Curling supplies available at the rink.
Grippers, sliders and brooms are available for purchase.
Fall Newsletter. September 4, 2004
here to read.
Banquet March 2004
Congratulations to the Bay raffle winners$300.00 John Brown, $200.00 Betty Hill and $100.00 Corinne Candy.
6th annual banquet is on Saturday March 27, in the banquet hall.
hour is at 6:00 p.m. Our live entertainment is a one man band from
"Shindigger" who does a variety of music. Our caterer is Carrot Top.We
have lots of door prizes, and The Bay Gift raffle will be drawn.
for our banquet are $15.00 ea and can be purchased at the office.
Apple pie fundraiser. October 22, 2003
Every year we make and sell apple pies to raise funds for the club. This year, on the November 22 - 23 weekend we will make about 1600 pies. The pies are 9" un-baked and ready to be cooked or frozen. All pies are pre sold by curling club members and can be picked up at the Curling Club lobby on the November 22 -23 weekend. Pies may be ordered at $5.00 each before November 14th from any club member, or phone the club at 494-9322.
The members of the Summerland Curling Club would like to thank our
and surrounding area for helping making our pie fund raiser a great
Four rock free guard zone rule for 2003-2004.Aug. 24th 2003
The CCA rules of curling for 2004 include a change in the Free Guard Zone Rule. The new rule is as follows:
Any stone(s) belonging to the opposition that is located within the free guard zone shall not be removed from play prior to the delivery of the fifth stone of the end.
Penalty situation: if an opposition’s stone located in the free guard zone is removed from play prior to the deliver of the fifth stone of the end, the non-offending team may:
i.allow the play to stand; or
ii.remove the stone just delivered from play and replace the displaced stationary stone as close as possible to its original position.
1.The team without the last rock advantagehas the chance to placetwo guardswithout the opposition being able toremove them.Result: stealing pointsmight be easier with the “4 rock rule” the with the “3 rock rule”.
2.The team without the last rock advantage can run back their own guard onto an opposition’s stone in the house without penalty if the shot is missed and the guard is peeled off. Result: a come around draw (around the first center guard of the end) by the opposition on their first lead stone might not be as safe.
3.Corner guards might be redefined by some teams to being those closer to the center line. Reason: guards that are closer to center line and closer to the house can be tapped up or run back with more accuracy. Wide center guards might never be used if the play stays in the center area of the sheet of ice.
with last rock might want to tap/tick/push opposition guards off the
line area. Result: leads will play fewer takeouts
be asked for more raises.