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Sponors Thank you page

The Curling Club Annual General Meeting was held on Friday April, 23, 2017. The meeting went well and was adjourned by 8:00 pm.

 

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Junior Curlers win Ladies Open Bonspiel

100 Mile House’s Junior Girls curling team beat out 16 teams to take the championship in a great weekend of curling (March 3-5).

The annual Ladies’ Bonspiel was held at the 100 Mile Curling Club to the delight of players, coaches and curling fans.

“Sixteen teams made for a lot of great curling,” says Joanne Doddridge, president of the club. “We’re really proud of our junior girls. We’ve been expecting them to basically beat the more mature teams for a long time, but this was really great.”

The bonspiel was the junior team’s first major win.

“Everyone was so happy. It was just surreal. We didn’t go in expecting to win, we went in for fun, to have some playing time,” says junior skip Ashley Holyk.

At 16, Holyk is the oldest on the team. Rachel Sikiric (lead), Chloe Mitchell (second) and Hailey McNabb (third) make up the rest of the winning junior curlers.

“Everything just clicked this weekend. Everyone made their shots, we didn’t really mess up at all, everyone did just perfect. I couldn’t have asked for anything better from all of them,” says Holyk.

As skip, Holyk calls the shots and strategizes for the team. Did she do a good job?

“That’s what everyone told me,” she says with a laugh.

According to the girls, the first game, and the game needed to stay in the A division, was the most challenging.

“We were down by one or two going into the last end and we were able to pick up a point,” she says. The team forced the game into an extra end which they stole from the other team.

The tournament has given Holyk more confidence going forward.

“I underestimate our team,” she says. “All those people, they’re so good, they’re so advanced, they’ve had so much practice, but we can play against them. We can win.”

Their coach, Jim Mitchell, says he’s quite proud of the girls.

“They are in the process of transforming from learning the mechanical aspects of the game to learning the strategy of the game, so this is huge. This is the first time they have really successfully put the two together,” he says.

“They knew in theory how things should be done and this is the first time they have done it in practice, and it all worked for them.

The juniors, for their part, credit their coach.

“He’s the main reason that we definitely won that. He’s been with us for so long and he’s taught me so much and he’s helped us so much. Without him we wouldn’t have even been close to winning,” says Holyk.

The bonspiel marked the end of the season for the young curlers, but their hopes are high for next year.

“This is an extremely good starting point. Now that they’ve had this success, now we can go over it and analyze why they were successful. Up until now, I’ve only been able to talk to them strategy wise,” says Mitchell.

The tournament was a success not only for the junior team — much fun was had at the Saturday night dinner and dance and teams have promised to come back next year.

Because of the Juniors’ win, Doddridge said the bonspiel also gave a special thank you to the parents, coaches and the junior co-odinator.

“All of us are volunteers trying to help the juniors along and they finally pulled out a big win,” she says.

“They are always cheering for us,” says Holyk. “It’s always so good to have that support. It makes us feel so much more confident.”

Article from 100 Mile Free Press

Thank you Lac la Hache Curlers

We have to Shout Out to the Lac la Hache Curling club for donating $1,000 to our club for the replacement of the gas range in the kitchen. The old gas range was not working properly and their donation allowed us to get a great deal on a brand new one from Sears in 100 Mile. Sears also pitched in and helped make it affordable, and then Cameo/Ace did the install and they also pitched in to keep our costs down. What a great community effort to keep our club working well and up to date. THANK YOU!

Western Theme for Ladies Bonspiel!

The ladies bonspiel committee has decided that the Ladies Bonspiel March 3rd – 5th will have Western Theme! Come out and have some fun at the ladies Bonspiel and enjoy the Western Atmosphere. The Saloon will be open!

Join us on Facebook!

The 100 Mile Curling Club is now Facebook. If you are already on Facebook, please join us and help us promote and communicate about our great Curling Club. OUR FACEBOOK GROUP IS …. 100 MILE CURLING CLUB

100 Mile Blind Curling

The 100 Mile House Blind Curling Team will be competing in Prince George on January 7th & 8th at the PG Golf & Curling Club for the 2017 West Coast Blind Curling Association (WCBCA) Provincial Play Downs.

Teams from Vancouver, Kelowna, Prince George and 100 Mile House will compete for a position in the 2017 Western Blind Curling Association (WBCA) Championships to be held March 15 – 18 in Winnipeg and the 2018 National Canadian Visually Impaired Curling Championships held in Ottawa during National White Cane Week in February 2018.

Over the past couple of seasons, the 100 Mile team has been reduced to just a few players as others have either moved away from the community or have retired from curling so the team is borrowing one player from Kamloops.

Coach, Marg Gammie – unable to attend due to illness at last minute

Sighted Guide on Ice, Linda Peterson

Skip Jim Vinson

Third Rock, Lori Fry

2nd Rock, Marilyn Vinson

Lead Rock, Vern Short – Kamloops

The team will travel tomorrow, Jan. 6th and return on Monday, Jan. 9th. I will send results as soon as I am able.

Draw 1 Saturday, January 7th 10:00 am

Draw 2 Saturday, January 7th 1:00 pm

Draw 3 Sunday, January 8th 10:00 am

Curling News

100 Mile Curling Club will be hosting these events this year!

  • Juvenile Zone 8 Playdowns – Jan. 13-15, 2017

    THE 100 MILE HOUSE CURLING CLUB IS EXCITED TO HOST THE 2016/2017 U-18, (UNDER 18), CURLING ZONE PLAYDOWNS. THE AGE ELIGIBILITY FOR THE 2017 BC U18 CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS IS PERSONS AGED 17 AND UNDER AS OF JUNE 30, 2016. IN ADDITION, PLAYDOWNS FOR THE BC U18 CHAMPIONSHIPS HAVE SWITCHED FROM 8 ZONES TO 5 INTER-REGIONAL EVENTS, AND 100 MILE IS HOSTING THIS FOR CURL BC.  100 MILE WILL FIELD A TEAM IN BOTH THE GIRLS AND BOYS DIVISIONS, WITH COMPETITION COMING IN BOTH DRAWS FROM PRINCE GEORGE AND SMITHERS FIELDING A BOYS TEAM ONLY. PRINCE GEORGE BOYS AND GIRLS ARE THE DEFENDING ZONE CHAMPIONS. LAST YEAR SAW A SUDDEN DEATH PLAYDOWN BETWEEN 100 MILE AND PRINCE GEORGE WITH PRINCE GEORGE EMERGING AS THE WINNER. 100 MILE WILL BE ON THE HUNT FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP AGAIN THIS YEAR.  IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN COMING DOWN TO VIEW SOME OF B.C.’S GREAT UP AND COMING CURLERS YOU CAN JOIN US AT THE 100 MILE CURLING CLUB ON SATURDAY JANUARY 14TH . DRAWS WILL START AT 9AM, 2PM AND 7PM ON SATURDAY WITH THE SAME DRAW TIMES AS REQUIRED ON SUNDAY. COME OUT AND SUPPORT OUR GREAT JUNIOR CURLERS AS THEY WOULD BE THRILLED TO CURL IN FRONT OF A CROWD. WE HAVE GREAT VIEWING AREAS IN THE CLUB WITH STANDS DOWN ON THE ICE AND IN OUR LOUNGE UPSTAIRS.

     

  • 2016 17 Curling Newsletter V4
The 2016 Mixed Curling Bonspiel was a success again this year. With 14 teams registered, 3 out of town teams and some out of town curlers, we are starting to see some momentum for this new Bonspiel. Our club hosted a dinner event on the Saturday night with some great food served by our local restaurant 2 for 1 Pizza. Everyone was well fed and had a great time, a ride home program was in place to make sure nobody was drinking and driving. Time to think about your mixed team for the 2017 season. 

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