The calendar on the website should be up to date, but here’s a summary of some key dates. League curling will start on Sunday, November 10th, after the Maine-iac Spiel. Curling will run until Friday, January 10th with the week of Dec 22nd-27th off. Then there will be a week and a half for clinics and make-up games before the start of the second half on January 23rd. All 1st half games must be played by January 22nd in order to be counted.
Below are the various leagues we are offering this half and their formats:
Sunday 10:30 am OPEN Doubles league (you can sign up as a team or an individual)
Monday 3 pm OPEN league (sign up as a team or individual)
Monday 6:30 pm DRAFT league
Tuesday 4:15 pm DRAFT league
Tuesday 6:30 pm DRAFT league
Wednesday 6:30 pm TEAM league
Thursday 4:15 pm TEAM league
Thursday 6:30 pm DRAFT league
Friday 10 am OPEN league
Friday 1 pm OPEN league
Friday 6:30 pm TEAM league
To review, for an open league you can sign up as an individual or with 1, 2, or 3 other players. For a team league you must sign up with a full team of 4 players, except for the Doubles league which would be a team of two. For a draft league you can choose to play with one other person, and the operations committee will formulate the teams. All of the daytime leagues will be capped at 7 teams or 28 individuals, except for the Doubles league which will have a cap of 13 teams or 26 individuals. The evening leagues will be capped at 13 teams or 52 individuals.
Once again, dues must be paid in full before curlers will be placed on a team. You can pay your dues in advance at any time by mailing a check to Donna Fancy at 33 Londonderry Ln in Belfast, ME 04915. There is no need to wait until league signups to pay your dues! Of course, if you prefer to pay via credit card, you will be prompted to make your payment when you complete your league signup.
Please contact me if you have any questions about the leagues or signing up. You may also want to try logging into the club website now in case you have forgotten your password/username, etc. That way any problems can be resolved in advance of registration.
Thanks for reading through this long (but important) email!
It’s just $10 to experience curling, a Winter Olympic sport. Join the Belfast Curling Club for your winter exercise and fun.
The Belfast Curling Club is located at 211 Belmont Ave. (Route 3), two miles west of Belfast.
Just wanted to let you know that our story on the Belfast Curling Club will air on Maine Public Television this Saturday, 2/24,2018 at 2:25pm and 6:25pm. It will be a slightly abridged version because of time constraints in our TV schedule so I am also linking below to our Facebook page where the video is online now as well as our website. Both Facebook and the website will have the full story and will also be easily sharable to the rest of the club.
Thanks again for working with us on this story. I think it came out pretty well...I hope you all enjoy it!
Brian Bechard Creative Services Producer Maine Public
Located on the outskirts of the Mid-coast Maine city of Belfast, we offer Mainers a chance to participate in a sport that is popular among all age groups. No experience necessary. Just be ready to have fun! Our season begins in November and carries through march.
We have a new Facebook Page! The official page for the Belfast Curling Club will be used to promote the club, and the sport of curling in general. This new page brings us in line with how other clubs promote themselves. The new page allows us to post as “The Belfast Curling Club” instead of under the poster’s name. It also allows people to SHARE our posts – great for Bonspiel flyers, allows us to schedule events so that they show on a calendar, allows people to message the page, and allows us to “Like” other club pages, amongst other things. The page will be fairly active, and hopefully will bring us more recognition. We hope it will help bring more people into the sport, make the club even healthier, and get clubs “from away” interested in our bonspiels. Please go “LIKE” the new page today – and stay tuned! Here’s the link:
The “old” page will become “The Belfast Curling Club CURLERS Group”. This is going to be a great resource for club members. The settings will be changed shortly so that any member of the group can post to it. POSTS MUST BE CURLING RELATED. This will be a place where you can post interesting curling videos or ask for curling advice. Want to try to get a pickup game going on a weekend? This will be a great place for that. Short on volunteers for one of our events? Ask for help here! Got some great pictures to share of your team at an away Bonspiel? Go for it! You get the idea - let’s make this an active and meaningful page. Please keep it clean and civil! Inappropriate posts will be deleted by the admins. Here is the link to the group, in case you aren’t already a member. If you AREN’T – ask to join today! If we see some great posts in this group, we will also share them on the official/main page.
This is the first rock of the 11:00 AM Sunday finals, Jan. 20 at Belfast’s 9th College Crash ‘Spiel.
We had a blast, storm notwithstanding. We had eleven teams from nine schools competing: U. Maine, Bowdoin, Unity, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Castleton, RPI and RIT from 9:00 AM on Saturday through Sunday early afternoon. There was no hurry in taking off because most schools elected to spend the storm night holed up at the Fireside Inn so we fed 43 college curlers Sunday night at the club! And tuned into the Patriot’s game.
MIT beat Bowdoin I for top honors; RIT bested RPI I for the B Event; and Bowdoin/RIT (combo) overcame (I’m learning how to talk sport) Unity for the C Event. Bowdoin is the top Maine College Curling team for 2019 and it will be engraved on the club trophy!
Ahh, our village: Paul Burtchell scraped and prepped the ice both mornings! A huge thanks to Jessie Gunther and Diana Hauser for putting on the Saturday lunch, and Fred and Paul for assisting; dinner that night was because of the efforts of Paul Burtchell, Terri Kangas, Barry McClusky and his mother-in-law Lois Stackpole-Alley! Ann Kirkpatrick took over after Saturday’s dinner and closed the club down after the 7:30 draw got off the ice. Greg Eads stepped forward with Meg Haskell for a wonderful breakfast on Storm Sunday, but everyone showed up to curl. Bill Pieske folded in the needs of all these cars and plowed several times during the storm to keep us open. And we didn’t quite run out of cookies thanks to Kathy Cleason, BJ Harris, Abbie Read, Tyrone Townsend, Brenda Boulier, Marcie Porter, Liz Fitzsimmons, Kevin Connolly, Martha Ortman, Jean Beal and Lauren Hallee.
There were also generous food donations which meant that we were able to pull off that Sunday night loaves-and-fishes dinner. And all the kids got home safely. It was a wonderful ‘spiel.