Saturday Night “Casual Curling”

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Chris Pollock instructing Barbara Cavanaugh, Barbarar Kelly, Cindy Graham, Mark Cegelis, Rich Ansel and Dan Corrigan

Chris Pollock teaches several of our visitors the fine art of curling at the Ham Arena last night while Sherry Marceau helped out at the other end. All told, we had 8 new visitors last night along with our regular Saturday night curling crew.

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Sherry  Marceau with Mark and Gail Lamothe 

Our Saturday night “casual curling” offers new curlers and those wishing to learn more about our sport a very relaxed, stress free and helpful way to learn the game.

Next Saturday, November 19th is our final Saturday for the Fall Season. However several more dates may be available, stay tuned. Our Saturday night “Casual Curling” for the Winter Season will pick up again on January 7th.

Our Wednesday night “Competitive Curling” league is in full swing. Team McAllister and Team Pollock are currently tied for top honors. Josh and his crew are back after a year hiatus, and obviously no worse for wear. Most thought it was so he could give his full efforts to coaching the Kennett High School varsity boys baseball team. That was just a ruse as clearly he took his team to Canada to hone their skills. Chris Pollock? …always a perennial favorite, the smart money never bets against Chris. As fate would have it, they meet in the final game of the season…should be a real barn burner…

We invite you to come to either our Saturday night “Casual Curlers”, to learn about the game, or our more competitive Wednesday night league to watch some great curling.

For more information, call Paul at 452-4737 or email president@mwvcurlingclub.org

 

 

 

Rutland Takes the Gold!

The Rutland Rocks Curling Club led by skip Dean Mooney with teammates Linda Mercier, Glenn Campbell, Andrea Coppola and Don Lajoie prevailed over one time MWVCC Open Bonspiel champ Bob Holt from The Woodstock Curling Club in the Adams “A” event. Bob and his rink of Phil Swanson, Bruce Seely and Lisa Holt had a great spiel, but just came up one game short. Nicely done Dean and Company.

In the Madison “D” event, newcomers Pine Tree Curling Club, skipped by Derek Campbell with Jen Campbell, John Scamman and Adric Olson came home with the bronze. No small feat considering they had to overcome a very strong Cape Cod 2 team led by Richard O’Connor and team mates Tom Azarovitz, Darryl Christensen and Joann O’Connor. Congratulations Pine Tree!

In the “B” Jefferson Event, our own Mount Washington Valley Curling Club 1 team skipped by Paul Valle with Sherry Marceau, Billy and Michelle Chick were no match for our Lennoxville, Quebec “Canadian Cousins” led by Marc Richard with Daniel Mercier, Robert Lereille and Real Couture. Proving once again that those Canadians do know a thing or two about curling. Félicitations bien joué ¡

The Monroe “C” Event saw first time “Spielers” Lakes Region Curling Association with skip Paul Belville, mates Rick Massee, Mike Turner, Andrea Dudley and Brian Gately prevail over another Mount Washington Valley Curling Club finalist, skipped by Gwenn Munroe with team mates Eileen Neal, Joan Mcgrauth, Shirley Alessandroni, Denise Cogswell and Susan Bennett. This was LRCA’s first bonspiel, but doubt it will be their last. Well done LRCA!

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists in this our 5th Mount Washington Valley Curling Club Open International Bonspiel.

In all, 16 teams from across the northeast and Canada participated in the 3 day event held at the Ham Arena in Conway. A fabulous dinner was held at Hobbs Tavern in Ossippee on Saturday night where we said goodbye to founding members and Bonspiel Chair and Secretary, Pete and Paula Ellis. After 5 years with us, they have decided the winters aren’t getting any warmer and thus are heading south to continue their curling. Thank you for your service to our club, and Good Curling!

And as great as this event was, it would not have been possible if not for the “shadow people”. We get to curl, have our pictures taken, and win trophies….they get to do all the work to make that possible. At the risk of leaving just one person’s name off, I will simply say “thank you” to all those of you who spent the hours of preparation getting the ice in shape, preparing the food and helping in so many ways. You know who you are….and so do we. Your dedication and service to the club has been duly noted.

So to all, Thank You and Good Curling!

 

 

Learn To Curl!

curling-open-house-2012-07-07-002You’ve read about it in the papers, you’ve seen it on TV… and now it’s your chance to give it a try!

The Mount Washington Valley Curling Club will be holding a Learn to Curl session at the Ham Arena, 87 W. Main Street in Conway NH, on Saturday October 1st from 6:30-8:30pm.

Here you will the basics of the game, rules, etiquette, delivery, sweeping and everything else you need to know to curl like an Olympian (or at least make your friends think you are!)

Anyone of any age or physical ability can curl. Don’t worry if you can’t manage the traditional lunge; we teach stick curling, too.

Come by yourself or bring your friends and family. We love to meet new people!

What should you bring?
We recommend wearing loose fitting pants (sweats or track pants), warm clothes and sneakers. Lots of folks enjoy having a hat and gloves, as well. Jeans are strongly discouraged.

What will you do?
– Get an overview of the game and on-ice safety
– Learn delivery basics (how to throw the stone)
– Learn sweeping
– Play a mini-game (if time and space permit)

The cost of $20 includes the ice rental fee and the use of all equipment.  Pre-register online and pay only $15 at the door. Fees will be applied in full to anyone wishing to sign up for our fall Saturday night league starting October 8th.

So scratch this off your bucket list and come on down!

 Just fill in the form below and be sure to hit submit..

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Good Curling….and see you on the ice!

2016 Mount Washington Valley Open Bonspiel

There’s still room, and there’s still time, but we’re running out of both! If you’re interested in playing, go to the “Bonspiel” section on the main menu and submit your application. We’d love to have you help us celebrate our “Golden 5th Anniversary”.

You may also contact Pete Ellis for more info at: pde1945@gmail.com

Good Curling, and see you on the ice!!

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C’est Fini!

The ice is in, the houses are painted and we’re all lined up for a great season of curling. Special thanks to club members Will Brown, Pat Kittle, Bill Earle, Paula Ellis, George LeBlanc and Sherry Marceau for putting our lines in. Next time you see them, thank them for a job well done!

Registration for the fall/winter leagues will be starting soon, so be sure to watch this space for registration information.

MWVCC2 Takes the Bronze!

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2016 GNCC Arena Club “D” Event Bronze Winners!

Congratulations to MWVCC2 Skip Paul Valle, Vice Sherry Marceau, Second Matt Geer and Lead Jim Lerner for winning the “D” event at this weekends Grand National Curling Club’s Arena Club Championship held at Plymouth State University. With a field of 20 teams from all over the eastern United States, Team Valle went 4-1 this week, losing only to the 2nd place winner Long Island.

Details to follow..

 

Day 1 GNCC Arena Club Championships

After the first full day of play at the PSU Ice Arena, we find our heroes  alive and well, with an eye to the prize. MWVCC2 (Team Valle) had a good day finishing 2-0 and preparing to take on a very tough Plymouth Rocks curling club in the “A” Event. In the guaranteed “can’t lose/can’t win) “B” Event we find MWVCC3 (Team Kittle) playing  MWVCC4 (Team Bennet) for the right to take on Pittsburgh later in the day.  And in the “C” Event MWVCC1 (Team Pollock) will wait for the winner of the Antracite-Woodstock2 match to find out her first opponent of the day.

The weather is warm, the ice is cold and the players are really cool. If you’re in the area, stop by and catch some top notch curling.

Good luck MWVCC …. and Good Curling to All!!