High School Days and March Bonspiel: Come Help


Curling Club 2014-2015 Season Newsletter February 2015

We hope everyone is enjoying the winter league season so far! It is about that time of year for us to plan for the competitive league playoffs and the recreational league pairings for their 8th game of the season. These events will occur beginning February 21st from 9 pm to 10:30pm for the competitive league, and for both leagues, February 28th 9 pm-midnight, and ending 9 pm to midnight on March 14th.

tvad5The competitive league will be a single elimination playoff, while the recreation league playoffs will pit the best two record teams against each other, the 3rd and 4th and so on down to 13th vs 14th to complete the season. Team schedules for those games will be out by February 18th so you can plan for those time slots for your games that next few weeks.

Two very high priority items for club service opportunities are being planned for now with Charlene Young recently asking for volunteer instructors for the Sentinel HS February 25-25, and in addition the Big Sky HS March 16-17, PE curling days.

Big Sky HS March 16 and 17

Monday March 16

8:00 – 9:00 am; 9:40 -10:40 am; 12:00 – 1:00 pm; 1:40 – 2:40 pm;

Tuesday March 17:

8:00 – 9:00 am; 9:40 -10:40 am; 12:00 – 1:00 pm; 1:40 – 2:40 pm

Please send in your availability ASAP for these as we need a good turn out as we expect to host approximately 1,000 kids during these four days.

Another very big event is the MCC hosting of the MoPac Open Bonspiel March 27-29 with registration closing on our website February 28th. A number of volunteer committees have been identified that will need many helpers to staff them. We will need up to 8 helpers for each committee with 2-4 hours of work each during the 3 day event. The committees are:

1. Registration, opening ceremony, chaired by Lee Banville

2. Food and snacks, led by Kris Lee

3. Services such as clothing sales, raffles, and auctions (we need a lot of auction items donated if everyone can help with that), led by Duncan Lutes and Bob Keane

4. Ice maintenance crew, led by Peter Hicks and Barry Bollenbacher

Please send in your availability to our club email at missoulacurling@gmail.com

During the month of February, board elections will be held, so you will be seeing more information regarding an outreach for those who would like to participate as a board member this next year, and an election ballot following soon after. A MCC annual meeting will be held in March following the election of board members.

On February 14th a Valentine’s Day social is planned during league play with treats being provided by the board.

Spring league registration on our webpage will be available soon. Spring league will be Monday evenings April 6-May 18. Cost $70/person for 7 games for 40+ players

Friday open curling is still available: For 10 bucks on most Fridays from 10 am to 1pm; times may vary a bit, hosted by the Glacier Ice Rink. Check GIR web page each week for times. http://www.glaciericerink.com/

A reminder, for the teams that curl at 9pm during winter league, we need 4-6 folks to show up at 8pm to help prepare the ice etc. The hour from 8 to 9 goes toward your league service, and you can document that in the blue binder hanging in the equipment shed door. Please mark down time served, and have a board member initial it, and when you accumulate 4 hours send a note to Duncan Lutes for your $25.00 rebate. dclutes -at- gmail.com

We had a great turnout for the instructional curling at the “Winter Break” event at the Ranch Club January 17th. Volunteer instructors, please do not forget to write down your time in the blue binder in our equipment cabinet.

Did you know? MCC Club Rules for the Competitive League for substitutions follow closely with the USA Curing rule for minimum number of rostered players on a team that can play without a forfeit. This minimum is 2 plus an alternate (or substitute) to make a team of 3. Only one substitute per game can participate as part of the team. Three rostered players plus 1 sub, or 4 rostered players can also make up the team. MCC Club Rules are posted under the League heading on the webpage for a complete listing of rules and procedures for play.

For more information, please contact us at missoulacurling@gmail.com or go to our webpage at http://www.missoulacurlingclub.com

See you all on the ice soon!

Best regards and good curling!!

MCC Board of Directors

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