This will be a FUN few days of curling! Don’t miss out.
We remind people that this bonspiel is being organized in the spirit of friendly competition, with an emphasis on fun and camaraderie.
If you are interested in making a donation (including our special In Memoriam program), becoming a sponsor, or in advertising in our program and online, please indicate this on the registration form and a Committee member will contact you. All donations are greatly appreciated.
PLEASE READ THE COMPLETE REGISTRATION INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE REGISTERING.
HEALTH MEASURES: There are currently no Covid-19 restrictions from the City of Richmond or BC PHO. Face masks are not required, but people should feel free to wear them based on comfort level. There will be hand sanitizer and face masks at the Richmond Curling Club.
JC WELLNESS GRANT: The Vancouver Nisei Bonspiel Committee has received a JC Wellness Grant, and would like to invite JC curlers born before April 1, 1949, to curl in the bonspiel at no charge*. We are also inviting past JC curlers to the Saturday night banquet at no charge*. Please indicate on the Registration form if you would like to be considered. [*Note: As the funds are limited, please register early to avoid disappointment.]
50/50 DRAWS: There will be daily 50/50 draws (winning numbers will be posted). Don’t forget to claim your winnings!
RCC PARKING: We strongly recommend people to car pool. The Richmond Curling Club parking is very limited. The RCC parking will be free for the duration of the spiel (the lot will not be monitored by the city). If full, the nearby Richmond Olympic Oval has paid parking ($1/hr or $10/day). Visit http://richmondoval.ca/facility/hours-location/ for more info.
REGISTRATION: Teams can pick up their registration package at the Richmond Curling Club (dates and time TBA). Inside, teams will find programs, meal tickets (including extra orders—please make sure you have the correct number ordered right away), gifts and goodies.
DRAWS: Visit the Draw page.
SPARES: If you are unable to find your own eligible spare, please contact as soon as possible the Spare Convenor and he may be able to find you one. Please note: Spares must be approved, or provided, by the Bonspiel Committee. A team must have at least two original team players in order not to default. Spares must play lead (unless two spares are required, in which case the spares must play lead and second). Refer to the program or the posted notices for the complete rules and regulations.
MEALS: To deal with the crowds and to ensure everyone gets fed on time, please listen carefully to the announcements and allow those teams who must curl after the meals to eat first. There will be a lot of delicious food. No one will go hungry. After eating, please make room for others and move to another part of the facility.
EXTRA MEAL TICKETS: A limited number of extra Friday night bento ($16/ea.) and Saturday night banquet ($66/ea.) meal tickets are available for sale. (See the Registration page for details).
Please note: The Curling Locker pro shop at the Richmond Curling Club will be open on and off during the day Friday – Sunday.
Friday Oct. 7, 2022
Registration (Richmond Curling Club) starting at 5:30 pm
Bento Dinner 5:30 – 8:00 pm (Richmond Curling Club)
Come enjoy the hospitality and 50/50 draw after bento
Saturday Oct. 8
50/50 draw before dinner
Dinner 6:00 – 8:30 pm (Richmond Curling Club)
7:15 pm Wall of Honour presentation
Karaoke and 50/50 draw after dinner
Sunday Oct. 9
2:00 pm Finals
Trophy Presentations 4:30 pm
Note: All winning teams will receive trophies.
Cash Prizes: A, B, C Events: Finalists and Semi-Finalists in each.
LOCATION: Richmond Curling Club, 5540 Hollybridge Way, Richmond, BC, V7C 4N3
DATE: October 7 – 9, 2022. Draw Schedule TBA.
ENTRY DEADLINE: September 29, 2022. Registration is guaranteed only with full payment. Register early to avoid disappointment. If you have already registered, please pay your entry fees ASAP to avoid being put on a waiting list. Please remember to include your email address as this will be the preferred method of communication to keep all curlers informed and up-to-date.
ENTRY FEE: $110.00 per person / $440.00 per team. The entry fee includes: Friday night bento, Saturday night banquet; lots of great entertainment; and cash prizes to the winners. Not to mention all the socializing! Extra meal tickets are available for sale (see Registration Form). Make cheques payable to “Vancouver Nisei Curling Club” (Canadian funds only). Please indicate on your cheque which team/individuals the payment is for.
REGISTRATION: To register a team or as an individual (we will place those without a team), please fill out and print off the Registration Form. If you are part of a team, please complete one registration form for the entire team. If you have questions about registering, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail your payment and Registration Form to: Vivian Omori, 11360 Schooner Crt, Richmond, BC, V7E 4L1. Entry fees will be refunded should space be unavailable.
ELIGIBILITY AND TEAMS:All curlers must be of hereditary Japanese lineage, or be a spouse, common-law partner or an immediate family member (child or stepchild only) of a person of Japanese origin or descent. Please note that each team must have a minimum of one female curler, playing any position.
Curlers from outside the Vancouver Nisei Curling Club area can form their own teams; however, we do encourage all curlers who want to join the Vancouver Nisei Curling Club pool to do so – it’s a great way to meet new people! If you don’t have a team, we can help find one for you.
Vancouver Nisei Curling Club members and spares will be placed in a pool and teams will be formed by draft pick; however, Vancouver Nisei Club members and spares are permitted to form their own “family team” (consisting of close relatives: spouses, common-law partners, parents, grandparents, siblings, children, stepchildren, cousins, aunts, uncles only) if able to do so. If transportation is an issue, spouses may be placed together on the same team.
DRAW SCHEDULE: TBA. We will try to accommodate draw requests (there’s a Special Requests section at the bottom of the Registration Form) as best we can. We can also help teams find spares if needed.
Finals will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, October 9. All award presentations, etc., will be completed by 5:00 pm.
ACCOMMODATION (to be arranged individually):
A limited number of rooms have been reserved for bonspiel participants at our recommended hotel, The Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport. The hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the Richmond Curling Club. Mention “BC Nisei Bonspiel” when making your reservation before September 20, 2022, to get the discounted rate of $179. After this date, reservations can be made on an availability basis and at the best available rate.