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Between the Sheets

August 2, 2019
On July 16, 2019 the GNCC Board of Directors voted to appoint Roger Rowlett of the Utica Curling Club to the open position of USCA Representative. He replaces Jeff Hanlon. Joel Leneker is our other Representative. His term will expire in 2020.

Meet your GNCC board members:
Roger Rowlett - USCA Director, GNCC Region


Roger is a 16-year member of the Utica Curling Club .... (keep reading)
Has your club held its annual meeting?
Did you elected new officers?

Send your info to media@gncc.org so we can update our website and email lists.
3rd Annual GNCC Arena Club Symposium
Saturday September 7th
10 am to 4 pm
At the Jersey Pinelands Curling Club

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Topics to be discussed include Club Building, Marketing, Fundraising, Player and Instructor Development, and Ice Prep.  We will also have a special presentation from the folks at Ocean State CC following their very successful GNCC Arena Championships.  This event will be available online, however if you are joining us in person, bring your equipment for some on ice fun!
National Wheelchair Curling Team confirmed

Athletes selected to the national team for the upcoming season include Steve Emt (Hebron, Conn.), Bobby Faircloth (Matthews, N.C.), Meghan Lino (East Falmouth, Mass.), David Samsa (Suamico, Wis.), Matthew Thums (Weston, Wis.), Oyuna Uranchimeg (Burnsville, Minn.), Ken White (Sutton, Mass.), and Pam Wilson (Westminster, Colo.).
Club Presidents and GNCC Reps

Has your club responded to the Wheelchair Interest and Accessibility Survey ~ 2019?

First the good news - the majority of GNCC clubs have adopted the USCA's Minor Athletes Abuse Prevention Policies. (MAAPP)

Now the bad news, 23 GNCC Clubs haven't. So if your club is on the list you only have until August 10th to notify the USCA that you want to be covered. Failure to do so could expose your club to liability if an abuse case is brought against your club.

Since launching his Brush Like a Badass clinics in 2015, Dean Gemmell has helped over nearly 1,000 curlers improve their sweeping skills. Most players receive very little brushing instruction and Dean’s clinics help them enjoy the game more because they learn how to be more effective and make a greater contribution on the ice. Clubs that want to host a session only need to provide the ice time—Dean creates an eflyer, manages registrations and payments, and does not require any financial commitment from the host venue
 
If you’re interested in bringing the Brush Like a Badass clinic to your club, contact Dean at dgemmell@thecurlingshow.com
The Final End

Phil Swanson, a founding member of the Woodstock Curling Club, passed away recently at the age of 67. His warm smile, tenacious spirit and infamous happy feet will be greatly missed.
Editors Note

Between The Sheets has changed from bi-weekly to monthly for the summer. We'll resume a bi-weekly schedule in the Fall.

In the mean time we've expanded the date range of our Upcoming Events section so you'll have time to find some opportunities to curl in the summer.

You can still send your articles to newsletter@gncc.org.

Good Curling
Upcoming Events

August 30 through October 27
GNCC Junior Camps

August 30 - September 1
Bucks County Curling Club

September 20 - 22
Triangle Curling Club

For more information contact
Ashley Abbott

One of our newest club is having their first bonspiel.
Will you be there?

August 31 to September 2
Bucks County Curling Club
The Big Buckin' Bonspiel

Date:
September 5-8, 2019

Pool Play:
Four teams per pool. You’ll know your first three draw times in advance. Pool standings determine your event bracket for the elimination round.

Draw/Pool Times:
  • Thursday 6:00pm, Friday 12:30pm, and Friday 10:15pm
  • Thursday 8:15pm, Friday 3:30pm, and Saturday 8:00am
  • Friday 8:00am, Friday 5:45pm, and Saturday 10:15am
  • Friday 10:15am, Friday 8:00pm, and Saturday 12:30pm
  • Elimination rounds on Saturday and Sunday
Entry Fee:
$420 ​includes beer and wine and meals.
3rd Annual GNCC Arena Club Symposium
Saturday September 7th
10 am to 4 pm
Flyers Skate Zone, Pennsauken, NJ

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Over - Under Spiel

September 26 - 29, 2019

The goal of the Over - Under Spiel is to encourage people newer to curling to go bonspieling and face opponents with similar levels of experience. Each team must contain at least two members with five and under years of curling experience and can have two members over.
 
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