SCC Sweeps Women's 10 Year and Under at Albany Curling Club
Three Schenectady teams competed in the 2nd Annual 10 Year and Under Women's Bonspiel at the Albany Curling Club from December 7-9, 2012. Team Navratil, with Fay Navratil (skip), Paula Lancaster (vice), Becky Trousil (2nd), and April Katz (lead) bested Albany's Team Boyak to win the 'A' Event and the prestigious Growler Pin. Team Navratil's only loss in the pool/bracket play was to the Boyak team on the first night of competition, however a rematch and win over Team Boyak was in order after Team Navratil bested teams from Ardsley, Albany, and Green Mountain.
Second year curler Christina Hall, skipped her team of Yuko Kashiwado (vice), Mary Sue Reed (2nd), and Amy Machold/Jenn Wood (lead) to a nail-biting victory over the Green Mountain women to take the 'B' event. Christina threw a fabulous stone to the button to clinch the win. Team Feiden, with Roberta (skip), Laura Dolins (vice), Amy Howansky (2nd), and Nancy Gaines/Kathy Clancy/Jenn Wood (lead), played well but were not able to reach the semi-finals.
A big thank you to Albany for sponsoring the Women's 10 and Under event and to the sponsors of the Growler pin, last year's winning team - SCC Team Linda Austin, Laura Knussman, Amy Machold, and Barb Kimmey (miss you Barb).
Team Machold Wins Exmoor Men's Continental Bonspiel
Team Machold travelled to Illinois to attend the Men's Continental Bonspiel at the Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park, IL from December 6-9, 2012. Dan skipped his team of Ted Kreutz at vice (formerly of SCC, currently of Plainfield), Peter Drechsler at second and Robert Klees at lead to victory by beating a rink from North Halton, ON in six ends. They captured the Continental Cup, pictured here.
Other vanquished teams on the way to the A event finals included Mayfield (Ohio) Ardsley (NY) and Chicago (IL).
This was their first trip to this bonspiel and they reported there was awesome hospitality and scenery at the Exmoor Country Club.
GNCC Mens Club Nationals Playdowns, December 6-9
Good curling to the two SCC teams who are headed to the GNCC Men's Club Nationals Playdown from December 6th through 9th at The Country Club in Brookline, MA. This is a 15 team divisional round-robin with playoffs.
SCC's is very excited about the two teams representing us this year: Team Brown (Charlie Brown, Dion Warr, Rich Gonyeau and Scott Brennan) and Team Wadland (Dean Wadland, Jack Stopera, Mike Stefanik and Brian Damon). Team Brown's first game is Friday at 8am with Wadland's at 7pm on Thursday. Here are the round robin matches set for each team:
Wadland vs Clafin (Country Club) - Thursday 7pm
Wadland vs Bialck (Broomstones) - Friday 4pm
Wadland vs Bykowski (Potomac) - Saturday 8am
Wadland vs Petrov (Plainfield) - Saturday 4pm
Brown vs Collier (Broomstones) - Friday 8am
Brown vs Calabrese (Rochester) - Friday 8pm
Brown vs Ho (Broomstones) - Saturday 12pm
Brown vs Kraft (Plainfield) - Saturday 4pm
Good luck Gentleman! Check out the CurlingZone site for draw, rosters, and linescores.
Check out our prior stories from the road:
SCC Results from the Road (12/5/2012)
SCC Results from the Road (11/28/2012)
RPI Wins RIT College Bonspiel
SCC Results from the Road (11/9/2012)
Elliott Wins C Event at Big Pumpkin
SCC Results from the Road (10/8/2012)