Qualicum and District Curling Club

Club and Board Announcements

REGISTRATION

The 2018-19 Curling Season Registration is open now! Visit the Leagues/Registration Page for info. & instructions.

EVENTS

Open House – Saturday, September 22nd – Details here: Open House poster-Sept2018
Novice Clinics – September 24, 25 & 27th – 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. each night – SEE DETAILS BELOW
Swingin’ 60s Ladies Bonspiel – October 19-21st – $260/team – SEE DETAILS BELOW

INFORMATION

Message from the Chair – SEE MESSAGE BELOW
Office Hours – September – The Club office will be open afternoons on select days. Details here: Office Hours-Sept.2018
Pro Shop – The Pro Shop opens on Monday, Sept. 17th.

Membership Contest

– Sign up a new curler for the 2018-19 season and you and the new curler will be entered into a draw to each win a $50 credit towards bar or pro shop purchases! Details here:  Membership Contest Info.     Entry Form

League Play begins

Monday, October 1st – visit the Leagues page for details on each league.

Coach Recognition

Opportunity to recognize coaches

This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play in our communities by saying #ThanksCoach. We are inviting curlers from around the province to send their name, the name of the coach they want to recognize, and their answer to “I want to say #ThanksCoach because” to myself at lmontroy@curlbc.ca. These messages will be shared on our social media accounts during National Coaches Week. Submission deadline is noon on Thursday September 20.
 
More information can be found here:
https://www.curlbc.ca/help-us-celebrate-national-coaches-week/

Ladies Bonspiel

Swingin’ 60s Ladies Bonspiel – Oct. 19-21 – $260/team

Details below or click the link to view the poster

Swingin 60s Ladies Bonspiel poster

New for 2018 – Skills Improvement League

Skills Improvement League

Cost $50,
Offered 1-2 pm on select Saturdays throughout the year

Schedule
13-Oct The “hit and stay” (they must hit a rock on the button and not roll out)
27-Oct The “draw to the button” (they must throw the rock as close as possible to the centre of the rings)
17-Nov The “draw through the port” (they must throw the rock as close as possible to the centre of the rings, but go between two guard rocks in the process)
24 – Nov The “raise” (they must bump a guard rock into the rings as close as possible to the centre)
15-Dec The “hit and roll” (they must hit a rock at the edge of the rings and roll as close as possible to the centre of the rings)
12-Jan The “double” (they must remove two rocks with one stone, and end up as close as possible to the centre of the rings)
26-Jan A “straight raise to the button” (they must raise a rock into the rings as close as possible to the centre)
02-Feb Final evaluation of all of the above
SCORING:
In each shot, where the shooter rock comes to rest determines how many points are earned. A rock that ends up on the button receives 5 points. A rock that ends up in the 4 foot gets 4 points. 8 foot, 3, 12 foot 2 and one point if a “shot has been to have provided some sort of positive result”.

Revised Draw Sheets for Team Draws

All Draw Sheets have been revised for league play on Monday December 17th and Tuesday December 18th, with the return to play in 2019 on Wednesday January 2nd. Leagues on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are not affected.
Regular league play ends the week of March 4th to March 7th.
League Playoffs are week of March 11th to March 14th.
The draw sheets will also be posted on the https://www.qualicumcurling.ca/home/members/draw-sheets/ webpage.

Open House and Novice Clinics

2018clinics

Message from the Chair

Hello fellow Curlers,
 
Hard to think about, but the curling season is nearly upon us. Another beautiful summer is leaving us.  I just want to try to keep everyone in the loop about what the Board has been up to through the summer. It has been very busy at the Club. 
 
  • The St. Marks fair was again a great success, benefiting all of us, and a huge thank you, goes once again to Eileen Leachman and her large team of volunteers. 
  • We are fortunate to have a full group of Board Directors who have all been putting in many hours for our success.
  • The entire facility has had a facelift: the rink and entire downstairs is repainted and new sheet dividers should be installed by the start of the season.  Flags have been rehung and a new Q&DCC Logo sign is up.
  • We have some new leagues joining us this year including: A mixed League on Monday afternoon and a joint cash league endeavour as we partner with Parksville Curling Club.  We now have Saturday “Doubles League” and also a Saturday “Skills League”
  • We recently had our third annual golf tournament and everyone had a terrific day of golf, prizes and BBQ (thanks to Dave and Julie Rogers)
  • Our new Manager, Bev Shaw is up to speed and working out very well. We have taken on Bob Laws who is returning to run our food concession. We are happy to have Janis Kelly who will be responsible for our lounge and working with a new beer fridge and taps behind the bar.
  • Of course, Eric is again with us and working hard to make our ice “Great Again”
  • Our Policy Manual and Procedures Manual was a very large undertaking through the summer and the final draft is being reviewed by the Board and you will be informed of some of the contents at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on September 5th at 7:00 pm. I hope you all make an effort to attend this meeting. There is information to be shared and your input is what the board needs to continue to have the club excel.
  • Registration day is September 15 from Noon – 3:00 pm and everyone who is playing, whether they have made a deposit or not, should attend to confirm their teams and ensure fees, lockers etc. are all in order.  All league reps will be in attendance for the afternoon. Please bring with you or identify anyone you know who may be interested in joining our Club.  We hope to turn no one away.
  • Bev has us up and running with Curling Canada IO (a complete program for running a Curling Club) including registration.
  • We will be holding an Open house on September 22nd from 1:00 – 4:00 pm so we would like people to drop in and meet friends and new curlers to “Discover Curling”.
  • We will then be holding a novice clinic September 24th, 25th and 27th for those who want to sharpen their skills and for new curlers.
  • We will be having a Membership drive where those who sign up a new member to our club gets a chance to get a fifty dollar gift certificate.
  • If you know of anyone who might want to join our club, please bring them in with you and we can all try to make them feel welcomed. Please check our web site and our developing Facebook page for a lot of Club information including information on our upcoming activities.
 
See you on the ice,
 
Rob Diack, Chair