Monday, April 10, 2017 - 6:00pm - Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 11:00pm
The Andrew Forrest team from the Thursday Open League has won the VCC Championship, defeating the Geoff Dawson team from the 453 League in the A event final. Left to right, in the VCC jackets they won, are lead Kris Davis, second Dave Marchant, third Andrew Gray and skip Andrew Forrest. Sandra Lo. Thirty VCC teams took part after qualifying through their leagues.
The Geoff Dawson team from the 453 League, runners up in the club championship. Left to right are Geoff Dawson, Sean Qualley, JP Lapointe and Sandra Lo.
The B event winners were a repeat of last season, as the Brock Tully team from the Super Seniors League defeated the Jack Holmes PRCL team in the B final. Left to right are Ron McKay, Doug Poulin, Brock Tully and Sandy Greig.
The Jack Holmes team from the Pacific Rim Curling League, runners up in the B event, left to right are Jordan Horvath, Michael Work, Jack Holmes, Gerald Gunn and Eric Bond. Brian Oldham also curled with the team during the event.
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2017 Rules and Event Details
This four-day event features two draw times taking place every evening of the VCC Championship. All teams are guaranteed a minimum of two games in this event, with a few teams who may have to play two games in one night.
Every game is eight ends and any ties are determined with a draw-to-the-button (only the throwing team can sweep). Should a tie arise, the ‘A’ and ‘B’ Finals are the only two games to be solved with an extra end, played towards the glass. Keep play moving so we can stay as close to the designated draw times as possible.
The remaining event rules are outlined below:
- The VCC Membership Services Coordinator will organize this event.
- The championship will have up to 32 teams, allocated according to the league team allotment for this year's championship. Any unfilled league spots will reduce the number of teams in the championship accordingly.
- The winner of the VCC Championship will be considered the open champion of the VCC as there will be no gender or age restrictions on participation in the event.
- Each league will have the opportunity to nominate at least one team for the VCC Championship. If a league has one or more full draws of eight sheets and part of another draw, it will only be guaranteed a number of entries equal to the number of full draws that the league occupies.
- Leagues must confirm their team(s) competing in the event by Monday, April 3, 2017.
- The draw will consist of an A and B event single elimination format, with teams placed into the B event if they lose their first game played.
- The A event champions receive VCC club champion team jackets, and the A event runners-up, B event winners and B event runners-up receive prizes to be determined by the event organizers.
- A curler may only play on one team in the event and must declare before the start of the championship which team he or she will be playing with if successful in qualifying for the championship through more than one league.
- Teams may employ spares only from the league they are representing and only use curlers who have not already curled in the championship as a regular team member.
- Spares may play only lead or second. They are not permitted to skip the game and throw first or second rocks.