The April Spiel is just around the corner….are you ready for the best spiel of the season? Game times have been set and you can check out your times by looking at the draw chart using the following link http://curlingseattle.org/bonspiels?event=2013April&render=fulldraw Good Curling Everyone!
The Granite Curling Club's junior boys under-18 team will be heading north on Wednesday, March 27th to participate in the 2013 Optimist International U18 Curling Championships at the Langley and Cloverdale Curling Clubs. The Optimist U18 Championship is the premier tournament for U18 teams throughout the world, and features some of the top young curlers from Canada, The United States and Japan.
With the new year upon us it’s time to start thinking about spring leagues. As with previous years, spring leagues are dependent on participation. For this reason it is very important to submit your registration before March 15th.
Due to insufficient entries, this spiel that was scheduled for March 23/24 has been canceled.
The 5 & Under Spiel is set to begin bright and early Saturday morning at 8:30am. This format is different than the "normal" spiel as each game is only 4 ends, everyone must place all positions at least once and is based on points earned. 60 curlers will be taking to the ice looking to take home the crystal so come on down and cheer them on. Spectators are always welcome.
The World Championships will be in nearby Victoria, BC March 30-April 7th, and the GCC's Team Clark will be on the ice as "Team USA." Here is a link to the Men's world Championship schedule; http://www.curling.ca/championships/worlds/drawschedule/
Imagine that - Brady Clark wins another national championship! But this was his first men's championship. Brady, Sean Beighton, Darren Lehto, and Philip Tilker assured themselves a slot at the Olympic trials with their incredibly close semi-final win on Friday evening. Today, they won a trip to the world championships in Victoria with a 6-5 victory over Team George in the final. Not to make it too easy, Clark and company gave up three in the eighth to trail by one. Then they blanked the ninth and took two in the tenth for the win.
Registration is open for the Ladies All-American Spiel. USWCA members register as individuals and the spiel chair forms the teams. Please note which position(s) you're able to play. This bonspiel is for all women curlers at Granite because you are all USWCA members. USWCA membership is the main requirement; it is not limited to U.S. citizens. We also welcome USWCA members from other west-coast teams. Sign up now! Deadline to register is March 1st.
Brady Clark and his wife Cristin (Lynnwood, WA) have won more national championships curling together (12) than any other duo in the history of United States Curling. They will look to add another title to that list in 2013, as they will represent the State of Washington at the 2013 US Mixed Curling Championships, March 16-23 in Wilmar, Minnesota.
The Women's Challenge round was January 17-21 here at GCC. It featured fourteen teams from across the country competing in a triple knockout for six slots at the national championship February 9-16 in Green Bay. GCC members Cristin Clark, Patti Killins, Christina Pastula, and Christie Wilhelmy took one of those positions. New GCC member Kendall Moulton-Behm is a member of the Carlson team - which took another position.