SUMMERLAND CURLING NEWS 

Team Hunt scores Summerlands latest 8 ender. December 8, 2014
Lead Horst Sandkuhler, 2nd, Bill Chidlow, 3rd, Arlene Moser and Skip Jim Hunt sealed their game by scoring their first eight ender in the Tuesday Mixed League last Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

Team Blashko wins Regional Playdowns. January 23, 2014
Lil Blashko's team won the senior women’s Okanagan Regional Playdowns  in Chase.  They move on to the Provincial Championships in Comox the week of February 17 – 22nd 2014.
 
Team Blashko - from left to right Lead Tammy Brennan, 2nd Sylvia Lowe, 3rd Cindy Curtain, skip Lil Blashko.


BC 70+ Master Men in Summerland February 13, 2013

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.


Dale Abrey - Ron Robinson - Lorne Schwindt - John Blashko

"Rocks & Rings" looking for instructors in Summerland.   January 26, 2013

The Rocks & Rings program is short of instructors in our area and is looking for volunteers to look after requests from the schools in Summerland to run the program. Looks like they pay $100 per day and pick up any travel expenses that might be involved. This letter explains it all.


Brent Laing & Jennifer Jones visit Summerland for practice before the Continental Cup, January 8, 2013


Summerlands latest eight ender!
8 ENDER - OCT 2012
The happy Lil Blashko team having just scored an 8 ender Tuesday October 30, 2012. Lil Blashko, skip, Cindy Curtain, third, Sue Woods, second and Stephanie Terroso, lead.

Curling as a Spare? Oct. 13, 2012. If you would like to curl as a spare in any of our league games and are not already a member of the club, then you need to come in and register with the club. It's a $30 membership fee and you sign the membership form and consent release. You can place your name on the spare lists for as many leagues as you like. The league Captains then charge a $10 spare fee per game that you play.

Learn to Curl Oct. 13, 2012. We have a curling instruction session sheduled for October 27 from 9 am to 2 pm. The cost is $20 each or $30 for a couple and a sign-up sheet is in the office. Tyler Beatty is coming from Kelowna to give the instruction. The session is oriented for entry level curlers and those that may not have curled for a while. Bring lunch or the food concession will be open as Tyler lectures through lunch time. This is open to members and non-members and pre registration is preferred but not required.

Travelling and need a room? Sept. 9, 2012. Try Best Western Hotels - The Summerland Curling Club members have a corporate rate through Curl BC. To book a room, go to www.bestwestern.com/curlbc or phone 1-800-780-7234 and quote the Corporate ID 01504820. This information will be kept on our Links Page.

News from the 70+ playdowns held in Summerland.
February 2012
On Feb. 6, 7, 8 the Summerland Curling Club hosted the BCIMCA ZONE 3 70+ Grand Master Men’s Playdowns.The winning team was the Lewis team from Kelowna: Skip Terry Lewis, 3rd Ken Paul, 2ndDave Foster and lead Vic Hein. Eric Johnson was the co-ordinator from the senior league. We had 2 teams representing Summerland,: Bob Ezart & Jerry Lidin

Two of our curlers were honoured for their volunteer efforts during the last season, 2010-2011.

Betty CritchlowBill Brussee
    Betty Critchlow                                        Bill Brussee

Holliday practice ice times. December 14, 2009
- Wednesday December 23rd at 1 pm.
- By request on December 24,26,30,31,and January 1,2,3. Call 494-9322 to arrange, or E-mail the club.

Discussion board added to website. October 17, 2009

We 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. 
Senior Men’s and Ladies Interregionals in Summerland January 20, 2009

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.


Provincial Juniors Details.  October 13, 2008
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!

 Donna Stuike
Provincial Director Region 3 Curl BC
550 Cridge Road
Kelowna  BC   V1X 1P3
Stuike@Shaw.ca


Interior Master Curler's Golf Day August 24, 2008 

  Monday, September 15th , 2008

St Andrews-by-the-Lake Golf Course

Kaleden, BC

Tee Time – 9:16 AM

We’re building a strong tradition! The BC Interior Masters Curling community in the South Okanagan is healthy! We are looking for the best from the competitors in all our Zone 3 participating clubs . . . and that includes each and every one of your Seniors!

 Before our Club Managers and Ice people begin arranging for bonspiels, the Zone 3 Interior Master Curlers are inviting you to join with us in a day of golf (9 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!

 To assist us plan for ice times for the 60 and 70 Interior Masters competition in Zone 3, we plan to host a round table discussion after a light lunch and the best round of golf in your life! Plan NOW to join us!

 Let’s golf!  -  Let’s sit down and enjoy each other’s company!  -  Let’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.

Please confirm your clubs participation. Call us now to reserve a place for yourself and your best golf accomplice!

Interior Master Curlers Zone 3 Clubs

·          Kelowna Semiors

·          Penticton Seniors

·          Summerland Seniors

·          Oliver Seniors

·          Osoyoos Seniors

·          Princeton Seniors

·          Merritt Seniors

 

Cliff White, Director Zone 3

BC Interior Master Curlers Association

Tel: (250) 250 494 4369             

e-mail: clwht@shaw.ca

 or . . . . Bill Carr, President

BC Interior Master Curlers Association

Tel: (250) 549 7032

e-mail: carrw@telus.net

 


Interior Men's Championship Details.  January 1, 2008

The Interior Men's Championship is being held in Summerland starting January 17th with the opening ceremonies at 6:30 pm and going until the finals on Sunday January 20th. For the opening ceremonies curlers will be lead by a Scottish bagpiper from Penticton.

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: tylerj@ccvbc.com


Draw To The Button Competition.  December 14, 2007

RE: The Ford Women’s Curling Championship, Vernon, B.C.

In case you have not already heard each curling club in British Columbia will be able to send 1 representative to Ford World Women’s curling championship for a chance to win a new Ford Edge.

In addition to the final prize, there will be gift prizes for everyone who participates in Round 1 at Vernon.

Our club has decided to allow each league the opportunity to select a winner during the week of December 17th to 21st. The format is simple, after your regular game, simply sign up to participate in the "Draw To The Bbutton".  You will be allowed one practice shot and then your final attempt. 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 the rock running face and the player closest to the pin will become the league entry.  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 Women’s Curling Championship. In the event of a tie, or if two or more players cover the pin, there will be a playoff between the players.

Give it a whirl, you’ve nothing to lose and best of all, its free!

Good Luck
Ken Rae


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.

Monday & Wednesday at 9:30 am & 1:00 pm , Monday through Friday at 9 pm , Tuesday & Thursday at 11:30 am and Friday at noon.


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.

Junior 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.


Christmas Practice Times. 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.


GREY CUP PARTY at THE CURLING CLUB

 ** LETS ROCK **

WHEN:   SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2006

WHERE:  CURLING CLUB LOUNGE

WHY:  IT WILL BE A BLAST !

GAME TIME:    3:00 PM  PST

PARTY TIME:  2:00 PM  PST

 

WE WILL PROVIDE: 

Bar Service, Snacks, & Grey Cup Game Pool Boards

Hot Dogs & Pizza will be available at a nominal cost

 

Free Rides home available on request

GUESTS WELCOME


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 demonstrator 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.

    We presented Guy, Bill & Andre with Summerland club name tag, pins of our town crier and club pins.

    Guy had a jacket that was being raffled off to be won by someone from the 4 clubs that he visited, the draw was made while he was at the Penticton curling club. Our own Audrey Lidin was the big winner, congratulations Audrey.  


Kelowna Men's Bonspiel goes November 10th - 12th. Nov 1, 2006

The Kelowna Curling 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

Practice Ice will be available on a regular basis at the following times.

        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

Our Presidents 2005 fall newsletter may now be read or downloaded.

 

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

 

It was decided that we want two representatives per league, so more volunteers are needed. Anyone interested should contact the applicable league representative listed above.

 

Raffle draw: The draw was held at the board meeting April 11th  and "The Bay" Certificates 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.

 

 


Ezart takes BC Zone 3. January 27, 2005
    The BC Zone 3 60+ plus Interior Masters tournament was played in Summerland this past weekend. By winning the tournament our Summerland team of  Bob Ezart (skip), Cliff White, Nick Konno and Glen Steinke, earned their entry in the Provincials in Port Alberni, March 1 - 4. Congratulations and good luck boys.

Christmas trees wanted. January 3, 2005

We would be pleased to have you drop off your old Christmas trees this week 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.

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. And to the members who worked hard to make this happen, "well done".


To become a member:
e-mail summerlandcurling@shawcable.com. 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.

Dues:
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

Click 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.

Our 6th annual banquet is on Saturday March 27, in the banquet hall. Cocktail hour is at 6:00 p.m. Our live entertainment is a one man band from Oliver "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. Tickets 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 community and surrounding area for helping making our pie fund raiser a great success.


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.

Strategy implications:

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.

4.Teams with last rock might want to tap/tick/push opposition guards off the center line area.  Result:  leads will play fewer takeouts but might be asked for more raises.