I have just received word that the Ham Arena will be closed until further notice. Governor Sununu has closed all indoor hockey rinks in the state for at least 2 weeks. Hopefully we will be back on the ice on November 4. This is a fluid situation and will keep all members updated as things change.
After a very trying pre-season we have landed on our feet. By the feedback from last night, everyone seems to have had a great time and is looking forward to our new Doubles Curling League.
The league will get underway next Wednesday at 6:30pm. The schedule is almost complete and should be published by this weekend. The schedule will be posted on our website as we have done in the past. This will be a 9 week schedule with 8 games and 1 bye per team. Last year with our 8 team schedule everyone played each other twice, fall and winter with the games evenly divided between inside and outside sheets. Unfortunately that is impossible with 9 teams, but it should be very close. There will be no playoffs, as such. The team that finishes first is the Fall Champion, same for the winter. We are working on a “inter-club bonspiel event” possibly during the winter break, for club bragging rights.
And I’m sure you’re all wondering how the “big” game turned out last night between Team Shagoury (Andy, Dee and Denise) and Team Huemmler (Larry, George and Eileen as sub). As you know they were playing for the club championship that was postponed last year because of Covid.
Well, it was a great game. Larry led most of the game and was ahead 6-5 going into the last end. But Andy was not to be denied, he came up with a big 4 ender in the 8th to take the championship. Congratulations Team Shagoury!
Please check this site often for club news as many do not seem to get the emails. This will be the “official” news outlet for the club, but it’s a work in progress so please be patient.
The Mount Washington Valley Curling Club will hold its 8th annual MWVCC Open Bonspiel on Saturday, September 28th. This will be a 1 Day, 3 game pointspiel. Get your rink together, “sweep” off the cobwebs and hit the ice!
Enter as a team or individual ($280 per team/$70individual)
All teams will play 3 eight end games.
All event winners will receive medals
Continental breakfast, lite lunch and awards dinner included. (BYOB)
The 2018-19 season “unofficially” kicks off this Saturday, July 14th at 6:00pm. This will not be a “learn to curl” but rather a time for returning players to shake off the dust, cool off and have some fun. Whether you want to try out some new equipment, experiment with a new slide or just throw some stones. If you’ve never tried doubles or “Sturling” this would be a great time to check it out.
Grab a buddy, $15, your broom and come on down to the Ham!
16 teams descended on the Plymouth Rocks CC last weekend for their annual Mudspiel and the Mount Washington Valley Curling Club was well represented with three teams taking the ice. All three teams made it to the semi-finals, with two making it to the finals and one coming away the the “B” Event trophy.
The “Fork and Stones” skipped by Paul Valle, vice Steve Ripkey, third Sherry Marceau and second Conor Ketchum (PRCC) defeated the “Ladies of the Valley”, skipped by Gwenn Munroe, vice Eileen Neal, second Shirley Alessandroni and lead Margaret Scrimger to make it to the “B” Event finals Sunday morning.
Billy Chick and his “MUD-WISE-ERS”, vice Kathy Sherman, second Michelle Chick and lead Joan Mcgrauth beat the PRCC “Horseshoes and Hand Grenades”, skipped by our own Chris Pollock, to go on to the “C” Event Finals.
On Sunday morning the “MUD-WISE-ERS” fell to a very tough South Shore team, the Mud Shuckers. The 11:00am finals saw the MWVCC “Fork and Stones” prevail over Derek Cambell and his “Curling Me Softly” rink from Portland to capture the “B” Event win.
Another great Mudspiel from our friends at the Plymouth Rocks Curling Club, thanks to Dave Geyger, Scott Shedd and their crew.
Our 2017-18 season came to a close at the Ham Arena on April 11th with Team Force snatching “victory from the jaws of defeat” in the Championship game. Team Force (9-3) defeated Team Valle (9-3) by pulling off an amazing 5 ender in the eighth end to claim the Club Championship, 9-8. Congratulations to Team Force on a great season!
In the “B” Event, Team Huemmler (Bill Earle, George Leblanc with subs Kirk Membry and Geoff Murray filling in for Larry) defeated Team Chick, Billy and Michelle Chick, Kathy Sherman and Joan Magrauth.
Team Pollock ( Chris, Steve Ripkey, Margaret Scrimger and Denise Noel) was victorious over Team Munroe (Gwen, Sue Bennett, Eileen Neal and Shirley Alessandroni) in our “C” Event.
Congratulations to all, enjoy the summer and see you in the fall!
The 2018 Olympic-Mini Curling League was a great success. Following the playoffs our Bronze Medal winners were (bottom row, L-R) Pat Jones, Susan Beaulieu, Margaret Scrimger (filling in for Kara Layton, who couldn’t attend the last night) and Sherry Marceau, one of many club members who helped skip throughout the event. They played Denise Noel, Ian Cruckshank, Mona L’Heureux and Club Member Paul Valle who helped skip.
The Silver Medal going to Dan Corrigan, Kirk Membry, Hank Letarte and Club Member Bill Earle helped coach and skip. The Gold Medal went to Geoff Murray, Eric Mueller, Lisl Mueller and Club Member Keith Force who helped skip.
We want to thank everyone who attended our 3 curling camps and all volunteers who helped make this such a tremendous success. We hope to see you all in the Fall. Good Curling!!!!
Go for the Gold in our Mini-Olympic Curling League
You’ve read about it in the news..you’ve seen it on TV … and now it’s your turn to curl like an Olympian!!
The Mount Washington Valley Curling Club will be holding a 4 week mini-league beginning March 10th and running each week thru March 31. The league will be held from 7-9:30pm at the Ham Arena in Conway, NH. This league is open to all new curlers who have attended at least 1 of our Learn To Curl events in the past year. Here you will have the opportunity to “Go for the Gold”. Medals will be awarded for the top 3 finishing teams. Can you and your team bring home the gold?? This league will be limited to 8 teams. Sign up as an individual and we will put you on a team, or sign up with 3 friends to form your own team. Sign up in the registration below to reserve your spot now! Pay at the door.
Our Saturday Night Casual Curling program is the place to come to learn how to curl, improve how you curl or just have a great evening of fun.
Our program is designed for all curlers 18 and above of any ability. Experience is not necessary as we will teach you the traditional “lunge” delivery or for folks with back or knee problems, how to curl with the “stick”. Stick curling is much like shuffleboard on ice and that method is used by many club members with great success. All equipment is provided.
All you need to bring is a clean pair of footwear, a good attitude, and a desire to have a great time.
The cost is $20 per person. Should you decide to join us for the Winter League, half of your ice fees paid will be credited towards your membership. Click here to register.
So grab a friend or two (or an entire team of 4!) and join the fun. This is an Olympic year and as always there will be tremendous interest in curling. Get ahead of the curve now and truly enjoy this Olympic Curling Experience!
For more information: email@example.com or call Paul at 603-452-4737