Bonspiels + League updates

Maineiac Bonspiel – Team Holt (Bob Holt, Bruce Seely, Phil Swanson and Lisa Holt) or rather Lisa & her Maine Squeezes attended the Maineiac Bonspiel hosted by Belfast Curling Club. Team Holt put up a grand fight but was ousted out of the ‘maine’ event to play Sunday for the 4th event final. Team Holt could not capitalize on the win Sunday morning but the team had a great time.

Simply Curling Bonspiel – Team Flanders (Jay Flanders, Chris Miller, Nate Miller and Paula Flanders) attended the Simply Curling Bonspiel hosted by the Nashua Curling Club. Team Flanders was up against three very seasoned teams and could not prevail for a Sunday morning playoff. Great effort and great promotion for the upcoming Pondspiel.

League Play

Sheet A: Team Seely forfeit to Team Geer
Sheet B: Team Dugdale 4 vs. Team Flanders 7
Sheet C: Team Holt forfeit to Team Miller

Fall League Curling Underway

Fall curling has begun as we shake off the summer and get back into the groove of things.

Sunday November 2

Sheet A: Team Miller 5  vs. Team Dugdale 7
Sheet B: Team Holt 13 vs. Team Geer 5
Sheet C:  Team Flanders 6 vs. Team Seely 4

Sunday October 26

Sheet A: Team Holt 7 vs. Team Flanders 5
Sheet B: Team Seely forfeit to Team Dugdale
Sheet C: Team Miller 7 vs. Team Geer 5

Fall Curling and Learn to Curl

Curling will start October 19th with a learn to curl on two sheets and practice time/pickup games for new and returning members on the other two sheets. Come try out some curling!

Fall schedule:
Sundays, 6:30 to 9:00 pm
Ice prep starts at 6:30, game start is 7:00.

October 19th, Learn to Curl and practice for new and returning members

October 26th, league play starts

November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

December 7th, 14th

December 21st, end of fall session

Winter session will start on January 4th.

Grand National Curling Club Arena Club Champions

Woodstock Curling Club sent three teams to the GNCC Arena Club Championship this past weekend (Thursday June 26 – Sunday June 29) being hosted by the Mount Washington Valley Curling Club in Conway, NH.

The Woodstock Curling Club stole the show by putting both of its entries in the final match of the Grand National Curling Club of America championship at Ham Arena this week, with the quartet of Jay Flanders, Chris Miller, Nate Miller and Paula Flanders taking home the title.

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The tournament started on Thursday and saw Woodstock’s Team Flanders and Team Gawler — consisting of Rory Gawler, Matt Geer, Rita Seto and Sarah Parkinson — roll through their groups without a loss. Team Dugdale — consisting of Dave Dugdale, Rich Svec, Todd Allen and Peter Labelle made it to the semi playoffs in the D event but lost to Rutland for final playoff.

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WoodstockIII-1Team Flanders topped squads from Cranston, R.I.; Bucks County, Pa.; and the host club, Mount Washington Valley Curling Club, to make the final. Team Gawler’s victims included teams from Atlanta, Long Island, Rutland and Bridgewater, Mass.

Team Flanders edged Team Gawler in the final, 6-4, on Sunday to earn the championship. The tournament featured 25 squads from 14 East Coast states. Congratulations to Team Flanders for bringing home the GNCC trophy!

Summer Curling and Learn to Curl

Summer curling is scheduled for:

  • June 22nd, 6:30-9:00 pm
  • June 29th, 6:30-9:00 pm
  • July 6th, 6:30-9:00 pm
  • July 13th, 2:00-4:30 and 6:30-9:00 pm

Games are $20 per night. If curling in both sessions on July 13th, the cost is $30 for the two. We can accommodate 32 players per session. Reserve a spot by emailing uppervalleycurling@gmail.com.

A “Learn to Curl” session is scheduled for July 6th from 2:30-4:30. Cost is $20. The session is limited to 30 participants. Sign up by emailing uppervalley curling@gmail.com.

 

Successful Learn to Curl

A whopping 32 people came out to try out curling yesterday. Here are some great pictures and press to showcase the Woodstock Curling Club’s effort to spread the love of curling in the Upper Valley.

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Additional pictures from the Learn to Curl:

 

2014 Winter League Final Results

With the remaining two weekends in league play, Game 1 and 2 playoffs were played on Sunday March 2 in condensed 4-end games while Game 3 playoff was played on Sunday March 9.

In Game 1 the results were:

Sheet A: Team Miller vs. Team Holt (3-2)
Sheet B: Team Geer vs. Team Flanders (3-2 with an exciting Curl to the Button tiebreaker)
Sheet C: Team Dugdale vs. Team Swanson (6-2)

In Game 2 the results were:

Sheet A: Team Flanders vs. Team Swanson (3-2)
Sheet B: Team Holt vs. Team Dugdale (4-3)
Sheet C: Team Geer vs. Team Miller (3-2)

In Game 3 the results were:

Sheet A: Team Geer vs. Team Flanders (9-3)
Sheet B: Team Miller vs. Team Holt (9-2)
Sheet C: Team Dugdale vs. Team Swanson (10-8)

Congratulations to Team Holt for a winning season!