Welcome to the Granite Curling Club
Founded in 1961, the Granite Curling Club (GCC) of Seattle is home to curlers of all abilities, including more national champions than any other club in the USA.
The "regular season" is October through March each year, and the "spring season" with reduced activities is April through June; there is no curling in July and August. During the regular and spring seasons, there are many Leagues, Bonspiels (competitions), and Open Houses. You're welcome to come out and participate, compete, or just watch the action.
The club facility is also available for Group Events throughout the regular and spring seasons. In addition to curling, there is a full bar and banquet hall that can be rented, which makes a great corporate outing, office party, birthday party, or other event!
No matter what your interest, come out to GCC to see our sport and our facility.
August 22, 2012
We're on the verge of releasing our new web site. Please take a look including the site forum.
August 20, 2012
Another season fast approaches - and it's time to register for next season! Fill out the Registration Form and return it by September 20th to assure your place in your current leagues.
Granite Teams bring home medals from Pacific International Cup
April 23, 2012
Congratulations to all the Granite Curling Club teams who participated in the Pacific International Cup curling championships in Richmond, BC this past weekend. In a great showing, all three Seattle teams earned medals in the international division. The WA1 women's team (Em Good, Jill Lamberts, Jennifer Westhagen, Hannah Volkman and Elle Lebeau) earned the number 1 seed with a 6-1 record in the round robin and won the gold medal in the International divison. They lost in the PIC Championship game to Island North, as the medalists from each bracket faced off for the Cup.
The WA2 women (Miyo Konno, Nancy Richard, Claire Bonin, Kris Ikegami) won the Silver Medal in the International Bracket- losing to WA1 in the gold medal game. They finished 4th with 4-3 record, but Minnesota had to withdraw prior to the playoffs, leaving them a spot. They beat Alaska in the 2-3 game (avenging their round robin loss).
GCC's representative on the men's side (Doug Kauffman, John Rasmussen, Ken Trask and Andrea Callegari) won the Bronze Medal in the Men's International Bracket. They lost to Alaska in the 2-3 game when Doug's last rock picked. They finished 5-2 in the round robin and got the #2 spot.
Information on this event can be found at www.picup.ca/home.php. Thanks to Elle Lebeau for the info and great job by all the curlers for representing our club north of the border.
Clark and Company take another Mixed Title
April 8, 2012
Brady Clark, Cristin Clark, Sean Beighton, and Beverly Walter successfully defended their Mixed National title on March 23rd. In the final game, they defeated California's Lyle Sieg team. This is the fourth straight title for Brady, Cristin, and Bev. Overall, this is the ninth title for Brady and Cristin, the first for Sean, and eighth for Bev - all in the past eleven years. King TV had a feature on the team on April 10th.
Having already won the national mixed doubles title, Brady and Cristin are next heading to the world mixed doubles championship April 24-29 in Erzurum, Turkey. Follow the action.
Women capture 2012 USA Curling Club Nationals title
March 10, 2012
Em Good, Jill Lamberts, Jennifer Westhagen, and Hannah Volkman won the gold medal at the Club Nationals as they defeated the Shelly Kinney team of Minnesota, 7-6, at the 2012 USA Curling Club National Championship in Mankato, Minn. Good clinched the gold medal with a last-rock takeout to score three points for the win at the Mankato Curling Club. The team upgraded to gold after a silver-medal finish last year.
On the men's side, Doug Kauffman, John Rasmussen, Ken Trask, and Andrea Callegari took silver.
Knievel Team places second in Super Senior Division of National Bonspiel
February 21, 2012
Robert Knievel, Vic Lemecha, Charles Smith, and Jerry Foley were undefeated until losing to the Geason rink of Kettle Moraine CC, Wisconsin in the finals 5-4. The 36th annual senior bonspiel hosted by the Kettle Moraine and Wauwatosa curling clubs had 62 teams competing in three different age divisions (Senior 55-63, Super Senior 63-68, and Masters 68+).
Sweet, Vukich Rinks win State Juniors. Pleasants wins State Senior Men
January 1, 2012
Shelby Sweet, Nikole Lorvick, Christine Donnan, Kate Lawson, and Cori Tomlinson won the Junior Women's State Championship while Jake Vukich, Evan McAuley, Luc Violette, and Kyle Lorvick won the Junior Men's. Each was a best 3 out of 5 playdown with one opposing team. Both teams win berths in the 2012 US Junior National Championships in Madison, WI January 28th- February 4th.
James Pleasants, Doug Potter, Ken Mabbatt, Keith Schrieber won the Senior Men's State Championship for the fourth year in a row. They made it more of a challenge this year by dropping their first game before winning five straight - including two on New Year's Day. The Senior Men's title is good for bragging rights.
Kauffman, Good rinks win State Club Championship
December 19, 2011
Emily Good, Jill Lamberts, Jennifer Westhagen, and Hannah Volkman won the women's State Club Championship while Doug Kauffman, John Rasmussen, Ken Trask, and Andrea Callegari won the men's. Miyo Konno, Clare Cloutier, Claire Bonin, and Denise Kilpatrick took second place in the women's - and also win a trip to the National Club Championships March 3-10 in Mankato, MN.
Clarks win Mixed Doubles National Championship
December 12, 2011
Brady and Cristin Clark extended their mixed curling dynasty in the United States by winning yet another Mixed Doubles National Championship. They will represent the U.S. at the 2012 World Mixed Doubles Championship April 23-29 in Erzurum, Turkey.
Brady and Cristin won the Mixed Doubles Nationals last year and 2009. They are U.S. Mixed Champions eight of the last ten years.
Want To Know More?
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