Welcome to Our Club
The Burlington Curling Club is one of the finest curling clubs in Ontario with five sheets of quality curling ice, first rate food and beverage service, and a friendly atmosphere that fosters the love of the game on and off the ice.
For more information about the club and becoming a member please go to "The Club" dropdown menu in the top line above and check the "Membership" tab.
2013 Grand Mixed Wrap-up
Another season has wrapped up with a very successful Grand Mixed year-end bonspiel! Thanks very much to all the volunteers that contributed their time and talents to make the event a huge success!
Also a major thank you from all of the BCC to Smith's Sanitation Supply for their continued support of the Grand Mixed
Congratulations to all the the Event Winners and Runners-Up listed below.
Thanks For The Burgers
Prepared for Rain!!
The Kitchen Crew
End of Season Update
CYOT – Choose Your Own Team – Senior Social League
Starting in the fall of 2013 BCC senior curlers will have the opportunity to join a new Friday afternoon league. The board has approved a two year trial period to gauge the interest of BCC senior members. The league should begin in late October, and play will be on Friday afternoons at 1:15pm.
Each player must be a full time member of an Adult Section at the BCC.
In consideration of the regular Friday afternoon scrape, no new end will start after - 1 hour 50 minutes after the game commenced. Ties will stand as a tie.
This is a league [Not a section]. The charge to play is only $20 per person and 100% of this will be returned to the league members as prizes or food.
After the league begins, the participants will be polled to better define league guidelines.
Members are welcome to sign up as a team, or as an individual looking to play on a team. Every effort will be made to accommodate those members interested in playing.
"The goal of the league is minimal restrictions, with the primary focus on launching a regular Friday afternoon social get together.”
To sign up as a team or an individual, send an email or come to the club and sign up on the bulletin board in the meeting room.
If you have any questions contact:
OCA Senior Mixed Champion!
Wendy Coulson, a BCC member, played with her husband Rick Thurston, Skip, Lisa Ruttan, Vice and Ray Lappalainen, Second and won the Ontario Senior Mixed Competition last weekend.
The team played out of the Dundas Granite Curling Club. Congratulations Wendy!
Some suggestions to improve the speed of play of your curling games.
2. If one member of your team is not on time, start without them…..don’t hold up the game waiting for them to arrive.
3. Teams shake hands and do coin toss in the lounge. Your start time means that the first rock should be on it’s way at that time.
4. Skips – make decision and call the shots PROMPTLY.
5. All players should be in the hack and ready to throw before the skip makes the call. This includes making sure that you have all the proper equipment (ie: sticks and stabilizers)
6. Vices - make their way to the house quickly to hold the broom for the skip’s shots and keep discussion to a minimum.
7. When the end is complete, rocks should be cleared promptly by all players EXCLUDING the leads. They should be preparing to throw their rocks.
8. Skip shots - make decision quickly and move to the other end as quickly as possible (safely) . There is no need to have a “lengthy”discussion with the front end about the plan.
9. When determining shot rocks, if it is close…..measure! Once the measure is completed, the vice from the non-throwing team should replace the measuring device.
10. Skips should be monitoring the time as the game proceeds and reassess the speed of play with each other.
11. Keep track of your equipment. Many players are throwing with one device and sweeping with another. Be sure the equipment is transferred to the proper end of the sheet each time after you throw your rocks.