Althought I did not attend “The Crush” bonspiel in Vacaville, CA on Sept 3-5, I was told the event was amazing. Curl San Diego curlers who did attend send a big congratulations and thank you to Vacaville for putting on a phenominal event. Vacaville had a 32 team draw, which is the first bonspiel this size in the state of California! What an accomplishment!
Curl San Diego had a great representation at The Crush and managed to come away with the respect of their fellow curlers.
“Curl San Diego had as many, if not more, teams place than any other club at the spiel.” - Jesse Coull
Curl San Diego sent 12 players total and collected 3 of the 8 team medals.
The Curl San Deigo members and their teams that represented our fine club are:
Free Agent – Jeanne Runkle who subbed for a team in need of a player during one of the games.
Coull Rink — Jesse Coull, Noah Wald and Terry Kolody along with Cindy Ronzoni (Orange County)
(Althought the Coull Rink did not advance to the finals, they did manage to beat the 2-time defending bonspiel champs – skipped by a former Olympian from Scotland)
4th Tier Event (Merlot)
WINNER: Glauser Rink – Rich Glauser along with Ed Glowacki, Mary Glowacki and Jayne Woods of Bowling Green Curling Club
RUNNER-UP: Dossett Rink – Summer Barnes, Mark Dossett and MaryChello Brown along with Tom Hemenway (Hollywood Curl)
2nd Tier Event (Chardonnay)
WINNER: McLachlan Rink — Owen McLachlan, Stefanie Smith, Ryan Malthus, Francesca Somma
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An outstanding performance by all of our Curl San Diego members in attendance. Congratulations to you all for your victories.
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(L to R: Mark Dossett, Owen McLachlan, Francesca Somma, Ryan Malthus, Stephanie Smith, MaryChello Brown, Summer Barnes)
Special Thanks to Mark Dossett & Jeanne Runkle for providing pictures and Francesca Somma for the detailed information.