Simply Seniors Bonspiel was the first of the season
The 16th Marpole Simply Seniors Bonspiel, held on September 22 and 23, was a big success. The bonspiel featured 12 teams. Organizers pass along a big thank you to the Marpole staff and volunteers for their extra effort to make the event so special and a great start to the season. And everyone loved the baking!
First place Joanne Mick team from multiple clubs (left to right): Debby Vollbrecht, Pat Upper, Charlotte Edwards, Joanne MickSecond place Karen Lepine team from Langley (left to right): Susan Loken, Terry Parent, Susan Buek, Karen LepineThird place Laura Rampton team from Marpole (left to right): Laura Rampton, Pam Chow, Jay Taylor, Marian DickensFourth place Mary-Anne MacDonald team from Richmond (left to right): Mary-Anne MacDonald, Betty Dharmasetia, Dianne Tasaka, Arlene Yoshida
Oktoberfest Doubles Bonspiel to go Oct. 21There is still room for a couple more teams to register for the Oktoberfest Fun Open Doubles Spiel on Saturday, Oct. 21. Each team is guaranteed three games plus a traditional Bavarian dinner and mug of beer. One year's curling experience is required to play. A brief explanation of doubles rules and format will happen before the first game on Saturday.
Registration now open for the Driftwood Brewery Sportsman's Bonspiel
You can now register for the annual men's bonspiel, Nov. 24-26. The Driftwood Brewery Sportsman's Bonspiel is a fun-filled weekend with competitive men’s curling, refreshing Driftwood beer, a turkey shoot on Saturday, 50/50 draws and our famous steak barbeque. Registration is limited to 24 teams.
Expanded line of curling equipment now for saleWith the Vancouver Curling Club operating the Marpole Curling Club this season, we are now able to offer more curling equipment from the VCC pro shop inventory. In particular, we are offering a range of Goldline and Asham shoes plus Hardline brooms. If we are out of stock of something at Marpole, we can bring it to you from the Vancouver CC store, usually by the next day. Marpole CC members now receive a 10 percent discount at both the MCC and VCC shop locations.
Try the triples curling game on Sunday, Nov. 5
Try out triples curling as developed by Curling Canada (https://www.curling.ca/files/2020/06/Triples-Curling-Canada-EN.pdf). A coach will be on hand to introduce the game and provide help with rules. The event runs 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday, Nov. 5 and cost is $20 per curler. Click here for registration.
The game features teams of three, six rocks per team, three sets of two ends each, and players rotating positions after each set. If you enjoy the try triples event, you can sign up for a four-week program on Sundays at 3:00 pm from Nov. 12 to Dec. 10 with no curling on Nov. 26. This program will include a coach on hand to help with rules and also help new curlers with deliveries, etc.
Please register for league play if you haven't alreadyNow that the season has started, we remind everryone to register in the Curling I/O online system for every league you are curling in. If you are experiencing problems with online registration, please call us at 604-327-3400 or visit us in the office.