Hamilton and District Mixed Curling Classic Sponsored by Quality Vintners
The EARLY BIRD Sign-up is now posted in the Club Lounge. Space is limited so don’t be disappointed! Enter by April 15, 2015 for your chance to win 1 of 8 “make your own” wine kits from Quality Vintners. The Early Bird Draw will take place on April 26, 2015.
The 2015 Mixed Classic will run November 19-22, 2015 with the Finals to be hosted by the Hamilton Victoria Club. Due to popular demand, the Senior’s Evening Draw has been expanded to accommodate more teams and all evening events will play their first game on Thursday night.
BCC Golf Tournament
There has been a digital clock installed in the curling rink on the far wall above the Ice 3 scoreboard. This clock will be used as the official time for those sections and leagues who use a rule to time their games.These include:
CYOT, Men’s Day Section, Women’s Day Section Social Series, AMEC, CCIW, and both of the Hamilton and District Bonspiels.
The analog clocks will remain for the balance of the season for reference and a second digital clock will be installed near the glass end of the rink and it will be synchronized to other digital clock for the beginning of the 2015-16 curling season. The analog clocks will then be removed.
18 Years ago at the BCC…..
1997 Ontario Mixed Bantam Champions
Congratulations to BCC Member Wendy Coulsen!
Wendy and her team of Rick Thurston (skip), Ray Lappalainen and Lisa Mills, playing out of the Dundas Granite CC, won the “B” side of the Senior Mixed Competition in St. Mary’s last weekend and will now be competing the Provincial Championships April 15-18 in Gananoque Good luck!!!
March 28,29 Mixed Finals
March 30 – April 18 Grand Mixed
April 3-5 Easter Weekend – Club Closed
April 7 + 9 Ultimate Challenge
April 11 Grand Mixed Dance
April 16 Men’s Day Section Closing Lunch
April 18 Grand Mixed Finals and last day of curling
April 19 Skate Party
April 20 Women’s Evening Section Closing Dinner
April 22 Women’s Day Section Closing Dinner
April 20-23 The club will be open for regular office hours.
April 24 The club will be open until Noon.
April 27 – Sept. 8 The club will be closed. Members wishing to contact the club manager or club office can do so by email or by leaving a telephone message and we will respond as soon as we can.
Brian: [email protected]
Cindy: [email protected]
Club Office: 905-634-0014
Brian cell: 905-380-0481
March 28, 29 No Practice
April 1 5:00pm – 6:30pm
April 2 11:00am – 2:30pm
When practice ice is available to the members, please follow these rules to be sure as many members as possible can use the ice in the time frame allotted.
1. If there are people waiting for a sheet to become available, please limit your time on the ice so that others can use it. A general rule of thumb is to throw for no more than 30 minutes.
2. If there are members who are waiting for a sheet and you do not have 4 players on your sheet, ask them to come and share the sheet with you.
Your cooperation is appreciated.
The Burlington CC and the Burlington Lawn Bowling Club will be hosting an inter club competition on October 1 from 9am to 1pm to promote Lawn Bowling to BCC members and Curling to BLBC members. This will be an excellent opportunity to give lawn bowling a try and for the BCC to promote curling to our neighbours.
The BCC is working with the BLBC to promote our sport to each others members. This is a good opportunity for the BCC to promote curling to a group that may have the free time to play during the day.
There is only space for 80 to participate. Forty players will play a 4 end curling game at BCC and the other 40 players will play a 6 end Lawn Bowling Game at the BLBC. Then there will be a quick lunch and the players will switch and make their way to the other venue to try the other sport. Instruction for both Lawn Bowling and Curling will be available before the event.
To sign up for the Lawn Bowling/Curling Event in October, please contact Brian by separate email.
We will contact all those who sign up this spring and remind them and confirm their participation in the early fall.
That Time of Year Again
Our curling season is starting to wind down. Here are a couple of reminders for all members:
1. Brooms and Lockers
After you have played your final game, be sure you clear out your locker and take your broom from the storage bin in each locker room. Thanks!
2. Membership Status
If you plan on changing your membership status next year ( adding a section, or eliminating a section ) to your membership, please let us know so the club office can send the proper invoice to you in May.
Email Cindy at : [email protected]
Contacting the Club Manager by Email
Periodically members will want to contact Brian and they click on “reply” to the Weekly BCC Update when they receive it. When your email is received, there is a chance it may get lost in the many vacation notices, bounce backs or notices of delayed emails received each week when the newsletter is sent out to 800+ addresses.
All members are welcome to email Brian at anytime. The best way to contact him is to compose a new email, and send it to [email protected]. He will then receive it as a separate item and respond as soon as he can. Thank you for your cooperation.