Slide Tuneup at GCC

The PNWCA is hosting a free “Slide Tuneup” at GCC September 11th from 1:30pm to 4:00pm. This is an opportunity for curlers with 2 months to 20+ years of experience to get feedback on their deliveries and tips on how to improve from a number of coaches. Two 75-minute sessions are available, each with room for up to 20 curlers. To sign up, please email development@pnwcurling.org with your preferred time slot (1:30-2:45 or 2:45-4:00).

Note: If you are a GCC member and brand new to curling, please consider joining GCC’s Novice League instead (first session is 11:30am on 9/11)

Chris Hester Rink Wins Senior Men’s Championship

Undeterred by snow or COVID, four Senior Men’s teams played a spirited round robin that left three teams tied. Team Hester (Chris Hester, Phil Shryock, Jeff Wick, Richard Palmason – Granite CC) won two playoff games to win the first ever Pacific Northwest Curling Association Senior Men’s Championship. Special thanks to Stu Beck, who chaired the event, Joe Roberts and June Fox, our officials/bartenders, and Dave Leinweber and Keith Freeland, who provided great championship ice.

From left: Richard Palmason, Jeff Wick, Phil Shryock, Chris Hester

Sarah Maywalt Rink Wins Club Women’s Championship

Congratulations to Team Maywalt (Sarah Maywalt, Fran Poodry, Mary Bourret, Melissa Sienko – Evergreen CC) for winning the Pacific Northwest Curling Association Club Women’s Championship. They emerged victorious after a best-of-three battle against Team Tamura (Lisa Tamura, Kelsey Schneider, Jeannie King, Lindsey Goss – Evergreen CC), with two of the three games going to all ten ends. Team Maywalt will represent the Pacific Northwest region at the 2022 Club Women’s National Championship (location & dates TBD).

From left: Melissa Sienko, Sarah Maywalt, Fran Poodry, Mary Bourret

Erik Sanders Rink Wins 5 & Under Championship

Congratulations to Team Sanders (Erik Sanders, Will Dimmit, Will Eastler, Neal Digre – Granite CC) for winning the inaugural Pacific Northwest Curling Association 5 & Under Championship! Eight teams from Granite, Evergreen, and Inland Northwest competed for a berth to the 2022 USA Curling 5 & Under National Championship, to be held in May at the new Southern California Curling Center. Special shout-outs to runner-up Team Zheng (Bowen Zheng, Alex Ge, Allison Tan, Steven Haugen – Granite CC/Evergreen CC) and to Team Rockett (Matt Rockett, Jason Moreland, Mark Ellis, Jeff Vingelen – Evergreen CC) for winning the Draw Shot Challenge.

From left: Erik Sanders, Will Dimmit, Will Eastler, Neal Digre