Join Us March 17-19, 2017 For This Special Event
The Marpole Curling Club is proud to host the 2017 International Tankard bonspiel, a volunteer recognition event featuring select curlers who compete from clubs across British Columbia and the United States.
What is the International Tankard?
The International Tankard is a partnership of Region 11 of CurlBC and the Washington State Curling Association. Worthy volunteers from British Columbia and the United States will be nominated by their curling club to attend this special event, to be recognized and participate in a weekend of friendly competition and curling fellowship.
The rotation of the event is two years in BC and one year at the Seattle Granite Club. The BC selection of host club is awarded by Region 11’s International Tankard Committee while WSCA is responsible for the event when held in the United States. Marpole Curling Club has been selected to host the 2017 International Tankard.
The International Tankard is a legacy event from the old Pacific Coast Curling Association (PCCA) and was passed onto Curl BC’s Region 11. It started in 1962 and was an unwritten agreement between the PCCA and the Washington State Curling Association (WSCA). The first Tankard was held in Victoria, BC. The agreement was to honour club volunteers by sending them to this event. Six teams from each Association meet in a friendly competition with Canadian teams meeting only American teams. Each team plays 3 games. That tradition continues to present day.
Please see the events below:
WELCOME TO THE 2017 INTERNATIONAL
TANKARD AT MARPOLE CURLING CLUB!
Friday, March 17, 2017
7:00 PM | Welcome Reception & Registration
in Upstairs Lounge
Saturday, March 18, 2017
9:00 AM | Participants Arrive
9:30 AM | Festivities begin on sheets 4 & 5
Piper: Edward MacIlwaine
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Delegate: Jack Harrison
The City of Vancouver: Councillor Kerry Jang
Representatives of WSCA and Curl BC
Marpole Curling Club President: Reuben Bartlett
Ceremonial First Rock: Darryl Neighbour
National Anthems performed by: Bill Rafter
Group photo to follow——————————-
5:00 PM | Cocktails & Icebreaker Bingo
6:00 PM | Banquet
Followed by games:
Irish Whiskey Twoonie Toss & Icebreaker Draw
Music & Board Games
Sunday, March 19, 2017
1:30 PM | Presentation of Trophy
Transfer of International Tankard Banner
Auld Lang Syne
Draw One – 10:30 AM Saturday March 18th
Sheet 1 | Canada 1 vs. United States 6
Sheet 2 | Canada 2 vs. United States 5
Sheet 3 | Canada 3 vs. United States 4
Sheet 4 | Canada 4 vs. United States 3
Sheet 5 | Canada 5 vs. United States 2
Sheet 6 | Canada 6 vs. United States 1 ———————————————————
Draw Two – 2:30 PM Saturday March 18th
Sheet 1 | Canada 2 vs. United States 4
Sheet 2 | Canada 3 vs. United States 3
Sheet 3 | Canada 4 vs. United States 2
Sheet 4 | Canada 5 vs. United States 1
Sheet 5 | Canada 6 vs. United States 6
Sheet 6 | Canada 1 vs. United States 5 ———————————————————
Draw Three – 10:00 AM Sunday March 19th
Sheet 1 | Canada 3 vs. United States 2
Sheet 2 | Canada 4 vs. United States 1
Sheet 3 | Canada 5 vs. United States 6
Sheet 4 | Canada 6 vs. United States 5
Sheet 5 | Canada 1 vs. United States 4
Sheet 6 | Canada 2 vs. United States 3
Find more information on this event at www.internationaltankard.com.