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Between the Sheets

December 27, 2019

We hope you had a merry Christmas and Boxing Day. (for our Canadian friends)

May your New Year be filled with joy and good curling.

The GNCC Men's and Women's Club Playdowns were held at Schenectady Curling Club on December 20 - 22. The winners advance to the USCA Club Nationals at the Potomac Curling Club, March 7 - 14, 2020.
 
Congratulations to all who competed!
 

Women's Winners
Team Langanke from the Plainfield Curling Club
From L-R, Jaspreet Kaur, Janice Langanke, Nicole Prohaska, Charlotte Clarke and Louisa Bartok.
 

Men's Winners
Team Petrov from the Plainfield Curling Club
L-R: Ivo Petrov, John DeJong, Don Arsenault, and Kevin Risolo.
 
The GNCC U18 Playdowns are underway in Brookline, MA. With 7 boys teams and 4 girls teams competing, 2 teams from each side will advance to U18 National Championships in Wausau, Wis. (March 17-22, 2020). 

Follow the action at CurlingZone.
2020 GNCC Dues Reminder

The deadline for the GNCC dues is December 31, 2019. Your vote at the annual meeting depends on the club's number of members as of January 1.  Invites to the Gordon International and Ross Tarlton bonspiels are issued based on your membership number as of January 1 and, if you are insured through the GNCC, insurance coverage will end as of January 1.

We don't want your insurance coverage to lapse or for the club not to have representation at the annual meeting or international bonspiels.  If you have not already send your updated your roster to Julie Chanatry, please do so as soon as possible. Once we have an updated roster, we will have the updated membership number for the annual meeting and bonspiel invites and you can apply for insurance for 2020.

The GNCC no longer collects dues on behalf of USA Curling. GNCC clubs submit their USCA rosters and dues directly.
 
This past offseason, the Schenectady Curling Club (SCC) undertook a capital project to completely replace the club’s ice making system. (see the pictures)

Much of the old system was outdated (circa 1920 era compressors), heavily corroded, costly to start, operate & maintain and unreliable in terms of consistent curling ice.

With only two months of service under our belt, we are still learning the character of our new system but some key improvements are worth noting for clubs looking to upgrade their facilities. (keep reading)
 
To list your bonspiel on the GNCC Calendar send your info to events@gncc.org.

Send your bonspiel results to results@gncc.org.

And send your articles to newsletter@gncc.org.

Good Curling
Upcoming Events

January 20 through February 2
The Thirfty
Plainfield Curling Club

This annual bonspiel is scheduled to coincide with the birthday of Scottish poet Robert Burns. The highlight of the weekend is the reading of Burns’ Address to a Haggis, followed by the serving of haggis and other traditional Scottish foods.
  • $200 Rink Fee and 3-Game Guarantee
  • Open Format
  • Burns Dinner on Saturday
  • Trifle Contest


College Crash 'Spiel 2020

Jan. 25 & 26, 2020

Belfast Curling Club

2020 GNCC Senior Men's Championship

Jan. 31 - Feb. 2

Nashua Curling Club
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