This will be a FUN few days of curling! Don’t miss out.
SILENT AUCTION: We expect a tremendous response by donors, so besides the daily 50/50 draws (winning numbers will be posted), there will be many exciting raffle prizes and silent auction items up for bid (cash or cheques, payable to Vancouver Nisei Curling Club, only). The raffle prizes and silent auction items will be drawn at the Saturday Banquet at 9:30 pm. Don’t forget to claim your winnings that evening!
RCC PARKING: We strongly recommend people to car pool. The Richmond Curling Club parking is very limited. (Note: the “Reserved” parking is in force during week day business hours.) 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.
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: With 48 teams and many spectators, the Richmond Curling Club will be packed. 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 ($15/ea.) and Saturday night banquet ($45/ea.) meal tickets are available for sale. (See the Registration page for details).
LOCATION: Richmond Curling Club, 5540 Hollybridge Way, Richmond, BC
DATE: April 10 – 12, 2020. Draw Schedule TBA.
ENTRY DEADLINE: March 9, 2020. There will be a firm cut-off of 48 teams. Registration is guaranteed only with full payment. This will sell out, so register early to avoid disappointment. If you have already registered, please pay your entry fees ASAP to avoid being put on a waiting list.
ENTRY FEE: $95.00 per person / $380.00 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.” 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 have questions about registering, please contact email@example.com. 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.
Curlers from outside the Vancouver Nisei Curling Club 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 spouses, common-law partners, siblings, children or stepchildren only) if able to do so. If transportation is an issue, spouses may be placed together on the same team.
We remind people that this bonspiel is being organized in the spirit of friendly competition, with an emphasis on fun and camaraderie.
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, April 12. 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 “Nisei Curling Bonspiel” or group code “87896” when making your reservation before March 20, 2020, to get the discounted rate. After this date, reservations can be made on an availability basis and at the best available rate.
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