- Date: Wednesday, March 18th
- Location Midland Country Club
- Cost: $25.00 per person
- Cocktails: 6:00pm cash bar
- Dinner: 7:00pm buffet style with carved beef
- Sign-up sheet is posted on the display board at the curling centre
- Checks made out to the Midland Community Center
- John Zimmerman is collecting the payment for the banquet
I volunteered to run the end of the year Fun Spiel. I will be placing a sign up sheet on the board for those interested. My goal is to have 64 club members sign up with a variety of experience levels. The FUNspiel is to encourage club members to branch out and meet curlers not in their leagues and have a good time and to celebrate the end of another curling season.
All teams will have two games on Saturday and one game on Sunday. I have included a draw preference check box on the sign up list but that does not necessarily mean that I can accommodate everyone's wishes.
The FUNspiel theme will be the “Spirit” of Curling.
My current explanation of this is that the spirit (or ghost) might be a bit tricky and make people do funny things or changes the rules. Such as the team with the most rocks in the red circle wins 3 points in this end says the spirit of curling. :)
The Midland Curling Club 2014 - 2015 Member Directory is now available to registered members. You can find the directory under Member Tools once you sign on. If you are not registered, follow the directions under the Login tab. It may take a few days to process the registration request.
Please get any corrections to Craig Murchison or Jim Yanacek.
"Destination Michigan" will have a feature on the Midland Curling Club on Monday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m. on WCMU!
The episode will feature the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Nature's Kennel Sled Dog Adventures in McMillan, the Midland Curling Club, Muskegon's West Michigan Ice Yacht Club, and the Detroit City Distillery.
Shortly after the premiere broadcast both YouTube and the CMU website will have links to the show.
The Scott Strouse team from Midland defeated the Andy Turner rink from Columbus by a score of 9 to 2 on Sunday morning to claim the 2015 Great Lakes Curling Association Men's Championship. They advance to the United States Curling Association National Club Championships March 7-14 in Fargo, ND. This is the first USCA National Championship for Strouse and for teammates Matt Whaley and Pete Waters. For Vice-skip Aaron Carlson, a freshman at Delta College, it will be his fourth USCA national championship competition. Last month he was in Devil's Lake, North Dakota for the USCA Junior National Championships. Now he has earned a trip back to North Dakota for Spring Break.
Michelle DeBuck's Midland team in the Women's Championship finished as runners-up. They defeated a short-handed rink from Columbus, OH 8 to 4 in the Sunday morning draw. The Columbus skip Jen Paine rallied from flu-like symptoms to get back on the ice Sunday afternoon and lead her team to victory by a score of 9 to 4 in the championship final. The Paine rink also advances to the USCA Club Championships in Fargo.
Scott Strouse, with Aaron Carlson, Vice-skip; Matt Whaley, second; and Pete Waters, lead
Columbus (OH) rink skipped by Jennifer Paine
Michele DeBuck, skip, Vice-skip Jackie Pesch, Second Suzette Loeffler, and Lead Anita Devon