Delta Thistle Curling Club is extremely proud of our Juvenile Girls, Team BC who captured the Gold medal at the Optimist U18 International Curling Championships held in Langley & Cloverdale from March 27-31. After finishing the round robin 3-2 and 2nd in their pool, Team BC beat the previously undefeated Saskatchewan rink in the Semi Finals 5-2.
(l-r) Heather Sinclair - Lead, Megan Bourassa - Second, Megan Daniels - Third, Sarah Daniels - Skip, Ernie Daniels - Coach
The final vs Team Alberta was a very tight defensive game that was tied 2-2 going into the extra end with BC having the hammer. With 2 stones biting the button, Sarah decides to throw her last yellow stone to the boards and take it to the measure as the team was 99% sure that they were shot. Also factoring into the decision, there was a mass of guards to navigate with lots of opportunity for things to go wrong.....You be the judge:
In the end Team BC (Yellow Stones) won the measurement by about 1/2". With the win BC retains their #1 world seeding in U18 women curling for a 2nd straight year as the Kamloops rink skipped by Corryn Brown won the event in Toronto last year.
Visit the U18 website for more information on the event.
Congratulations Girls and good eyes!!!
Thank you Hiedi Stone, Shawn Leach, Kevin Burden, Mike Steckler, Chris Jarvis, Don Frycz and everyone else who helped out putting together another successful year end party.
Cogratulations to Liz Semeniuk, (ticket #5258) for winning the LG 60" Plasma 3D 1080p HDTV drawn at the year end party and AGM.
A special thank you to club member Mike Sinclair (Mon Men's & Thurs Mixed - Team Klitch) from Visions for setting the club up with a fantastic TV to raffle off.
(Gaming License # 49869)
After spotting Team Klitch a 5-1 lead after 3 ends, Mark Hirotsu and teammates Greg Turner, Brian Read & Dean Namamura chipped away with a deuce in 4 and stealing the rest of the way enroute to a 7-5 win. Congratulations to Team Hirotsu for a great finish to the season. A very fitting tribute to team member Greg Turner who sadly played his last league game at the Delta Thistle due to the fact he is relocating to Hope this summer.
Donald Frycz & Wayne Todd were honoured at the year end / AGM with Life Time Memberships to the Delta Thistle Curling Club due to both of their huge contributions to the club.
Val Kelly was honoured by Club Manager, Laverne Theis at the year end/ AGM for her extraordinary contribution to the club. Thank you Val for all or your hard work!!
The annual elections were held on Saturday night at the AGM and here is your new executive and board of directors:
President - Al Roemer
Vice-President - Shawn Leach
Treasurer - David Shorter
Secretary - Jill Wright
Director - Marion McNeill
Director - Doug McKinley
Director - Mike Steckler
Director - Paul Rajala
Director - Don O'Byrne
Director - Chris Jarvis
Director - Manford Hanevelt
Director - Matthew McMann
Thank you all for stepping up to lead our club for the 2013-2014 season!
A huge congratulations to our President, Don Frycz and his team: Kevin Burden, Shawn Leach, Jerry Sulina and Justin Connie for winning the Region 11 Tour Championship hosted at the Delta Thistle this past weekend.
Never forced to play more than seven ends, the Frycz team made use of home ice advantage to win the fifth annual Region 11 Men’s Bonspiel Tour Championship last Sunday. They beat the Paul Lyttle rink 7-3 in the championship final.
In the championship match Frycz scored two in the first end and led 3-1 after four ends. In the fifth end Frycz crashed on a guard on his final rock, leaving Lyttle a draw for two to tie the game 3-3. Frycz was looking at four Lyttle rocks in the rings when he went to throw his last rock, but he executed a tap back on one rock to score a single point.
In the seventh end, the Lyttle squad got into trouble and their skip faced one buried Frycz rock by the button and two more on the back 12-foot when he went to throw his final stone. Lyttle tried to make a difficult draw around guards to get by the button, but sailed through to the back of the rings and gave up a steal of three to end the game.
Way to go guys!
The Delta Thistle representation for the BC Club Challenge is now down to 2. Wednesday night teams Don Frycz & Mark Hirotsu will play a final game next week to determine who will represent the Delta Thistle at the BC Club Challenge in Richmond from April 12-14th
Our very own Sarah & Ernie Daniels are off to compete in the inaugural 2013 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Trials in Leduc, AB from March 14-17. This 32 team event will produce 1 winner who will represent Canada at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships in Fredericton, NB from April 13-20. It will be a tough field for the Daniels' to crack as the event includes many top level curlers with previous Brier/Scotties experience such as Mark Dacey and wife Heather Smith-Dacey, Jamie Danbrook, Chris Shille and Erin Carmody. You can follow the line scores this weekend by clicking here
Good Luck Team Daniels at Nationals!!!
Congratulations to TEAM DANIELS - Skip-Sarah Daniels, 3rd-Megan Daniels, 2nd-Megan Bourassa & lead-Heather Sinclair and their coach - Ernie Daniels, who won the 2013 BC Juvenile Women's Provincial Championship this past weekend in Prince George!
The girls played Team Fisher from Kamloops in the final and won it in dramatic fashion. After spotting their opposition a 5-0 lead by the 4th end break, Team Daniels roared back in the final 4 ends of the game to win 9-7.
The girls now move on to represent BC at the 2013 Optimist International U-18 Curling Championships being hosted this year in Cloverdale and Langley from March 27-31.
Way to go girls - all of the members of the Delta Thistle are proud of you!!!
Congratulations to Team Nixon for winning the 2012/2013 Friday Mixed regular season title!
Skip - Craig Nixon
Third - Debbie Kirby
Second - Scott Kirby
Lead - Gail Nixon
Congratulations to Team Klitch for winning the 2012/2013 Thursday Mixed regular season title!
Skip - Tyler Klitch
Third - Hannah Clarke
Second - Mike Sinclair
Lead - Caroline Hotzak
Congratulations to Team Frycz for winning the 2012/2013 Wednesday Men's regular season title!
Skip - Don Frycz
Third - Ernie Daniels
Second - Kevin Burden
Lead - Shawn Leach
Congratulations to Team Lepine for winning the 2012/2013 Tuesday Ladies regular season title!
Skip - Karen Lepine
Third - Susan Beuk
Second - Barb Stott
Lead - Carolle MacIntosh
Congratulations to the Seaquam Girls curling team (Sarah Daniels, Megan Daniels, Megan Bourassa & Heather Sinclair) who won the BC Girls Secondary School Provincial Championship in Kamloops Feb 28-Mar 2nd! The championship was won convincingly as the girls powered their way through the field finishing with a 7-0 record. This is the first provincial banner for Curling at Seaquam Secondary.
Way to go girls - all of the members of the Delta Thistle are proud of you!!!
Congratulations to Team Miki for winning the 2012/2013 Monday Men's regular season title!
Skip - Bryan Miki
Third - Jay Batch
Second - Ernie Daniels
Lead - Curtis Tateyama
Fifth - Dwayne Uyede
Monday Men's Playoffs begin March 4th. Skips will be contacted with the draw times.
Congratulations to Team Bow for winning the 2012/2013 Sunday Open regular season title!
Skip - Robert Moser
Third - Shana Bow
Second - Ernie Lau
Lead - Shelly Chandler
Mixed playoffs begin Sunday, March 3rd. Skips will be contacted with the draw times.
The 2013 Mixed Coastal Playdowns were held this past weekend at the Delta Thistle Curling Club. 18 Teams competed for 4 spots in Mixed Provincials being held at the Vancouver Curling Club from March 14-17th. The event was a great success thanks to the tireless efforts of all of our volunteers. Thank you all!!!
Congratulations to the teams that qualified:
A Qualifier - Team Weinreich from Nanaimo and Victoria Curling Clubs
B Qualifier - Team Wakefield from Vancouver Curling Club
C1 Qualifier - Team Klymchuk from Langley Curling Club
C2 Qualifier - Team Switzer from Vancouver Curling Club
Good luck to you all at Provincials.
Click here to view photos from the event
The 2013 Wind-up and AGM is scheduled for Saturday March 23rd.
Join us upstairs in the lounge and the adjoining Delta room for our AGM and Elections. Prior to the AGM we will be having a Steak and Chicken BBQ dinner. Once the AGM and elections have been completed, stick around and enjoy dancing in the lounge. Tickets are only $20.00 and happy hour starts at 6:00PM. See Laverne or a bartender to purchase tickets.
Come early and catch the final curling of the season as both the Men's and Ladies Playoff Finals will be played at 3:00PM.
At the inaugural Mixed Doubles Provincials held this past weekend at the North Shore Winter Club - The Father/Daughter team consisting of Ernie and Sarah Daniels from the Delta Thistle Curling Club brought home a bronze medal. After sweeping the round robin 3-0, Team Daniels took out one of the pre-tournament favourites, Team Dezura in the quarter finals, which included former World Champion Diane Dezura (Nelson) and husband Grant Dezura. Their semi-final loss was in a dramatic extra end to the eventual provincial winners Team Hawes/Tardi who now move on to represent BC on the national stage in Leduc, Alberta. Of note.. In round robin play, Team Daniels also pulled off a rare 6-ender (the equivelent to an 8 ender in regular game play).
Also representing the Delta Thistle at Mixed Doubles was Megan Daniels and her teammate Max Langlais from the host club. Max and Megan we're strong out of the gate in the seeding aggregate draw. Megan and Max's combined draw to the button was an amazing 19cm! The next closest team aggregate was over 100cm...Needless to say they were seeded 1st place. After a heartbreaking loss to sister, Sarah and Dad, Ernie in the first game, they fell to team Freemen from Mission in a close 2nd game. They bounced back and won their third game finishing 1-2 in the round robin just out of the playoffs.
Many long term members of the Executive and Board of Directors are stepping down from their positions at the end of this season. Thus, the DTCC is seeking new volunteers to help direct the club for 2013/2014 season.
The positions that are open are:
4 Directors (2 year terms)
If you are interested in being more involved and helping the club out, please consider joining the Board.
Please see Laverne in the Club office for further details.
Team Daniels will be travelling to Prince George to represent Delta Thistle Curling Club at Juvenile Provincials from March 7-10. The team includes: Lead-Heather Sinclair, Second-Megan Bourassa, Third-Megan Daniels, Skip-Sarah Daniels and Coach-Ernie Daniels.
The girls have been practicing and preparing hard for their trip to Provincials. It will be a couple busy weeks of curling and travel for the girls as the team also won the Lower Fraser Valley Zone spot into High School Provincials representing Seaquam Secondary from February 28 - March 2 in Kamloops!
To help subsidize their 2 trips to provincials, the team will be doing some fundraising over the next few weeks including selling 50/50's on league curling nights.
Good Luck Girls!!
Congratulations Team Jensen!
l-r Shawna Jensen, Sarah Daniels, Katie Sim, Megan Daniels, Ernie Daniels
The Delta Thistle Curling Club would like to Congratulate Team Jensen for their Bronze Medal at the recent Junior Provincials held in Coquitlam. With our very own Sarah, Megan and Coach Ernie Daniels - along with South Delta teammates Katie Sim and Shawna Jensen, the team finished the round robin in 3rd place with a 5-2 record. Their only 2 loses in the round robin were in extra ends. They made it to the provincial semi-finals but lost to the eventual provincial winner, Team Brown from Kamloops. A fantastic result at your first Junior Provinical event, way to go girls!
Long Time Delta Curler, Secretary/Treasurer of Senior Club, Dianne Middleton passed away on Friday, January 11, 2013. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Delta Thistle Curling Club Lounge on Sat. February 9, 2013 from 2:00 – 5:00
Thank you to all the teams who participated in our annual "Mad Hatter" Mixed Bonspiel. Once again the spiel was a huge success with 48 teams participating. Huge thank you's to our Club Manager, Laverne Theis, our President, Donald Frycz and all of our club volunteers who worked tirelessly to ensure that the event was enjoyed by all!
A Winners - Team Kury, Royal City Curling Club
B Winners - Team Ford, Chilliwack Curling Club
C Winners - Team Yager, Royal City Curling Club
Consolation Winners - Team Bassett, Royal City Curling Club
Complete Season Schedule now posted! ** UPDATED Nov 16th**
Click here to view a printable MONTHLY calendar of the schedule for the entire season
The individual league season schedules are also listed under the Leagues tab.
One Hour of Your Time is Needed
If each member of this club would volunteer just one hour per season, each event, league, and the club in general will succeed. Volunteering is very rewarding and lots of fun.
Please see Laverne. Thank you!