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50th Anniversary schedule of events

Here is what is happening this weekend.

The 50-end Game
The 50-end game will begin on Saturday at 9am. Claudia Fisher will be delivering the first stone. The game will continue until 9pm on Saturday and restart at 10am on Sunday. At 2pm, the bagpiper will pipe participants onto the ice for the final 2 ends.

If you have already signed up to play, be at the club at least 15 minutes before your scheduled start times. Also, if you have the party spirit, dress in attire appropriate for the years for which you have registered.

There are still a few spots available in the 50-end game - mostly late Saturday afternoon and early Saturday evening. The cost is $20 per 3 ends and all curlers receive a complimentary pin. You can sign up here:
http://signup.com/go/uUCVtBp

Other On-ice Activities
BGCC teams to play in a friendly bonspiel on Sheets A, B, and C against visiting teams from Mayfield, Cleveland Skating Club, and Circle City CC. There will be 8-end games at 10:30 and 1:30 on Saturday.

On Saturday evening beginning at 5pm, we will have some fun "skills" competitions on Sheets A, B, and C. Bring your curling gear and get in on the action!

Off-ice Activities

Play in the Crokinole Tournament. Beginning at 7pm on Saturday evening, we will play down to crown our first-ever BGCC Crokinole champion. Teams of two are welcome to sign up.

Check out our photos and memorabilia documenting the history of the club in the warm room. Also, join us for History Happy Hour on Sunday from noon to 2pm.

If you have BGCC memorabilia to add to our collection, please bring it then. We'd love to see your old photographs, membership books, flyers, or anything you have from BGCC history. Share your best curling stories with others, and take a moment to write them down while enjoying your beer.

Becky Mancuso will be there to scan your photos and documents, or you may donate your items to the club--we'll take good care of them. Help us build an archive of the BGCC!

Drink, eat, and watch. There will be 50 different beers on sale at the 9th end. We will have lunch and dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday. There will be lots of cake.

Don't miss it!

50 Beers for 50 years

By now, you've probably seen the stacks of beer in the ice room and wondered what it was all about. Well, as part of our 50th Anniversary Party this weekend, we will have a 50 Beers for 50 Years program. Here's how it works.
You already know that we will be playing a 50 End curling game. The Ends in that game will not be numbered 1 through 50 like a normal curling gamer. Instead they are numbered for the 50 years the club has been in operation. The first end is 1968 (or 68 for short) then next end is 69 then 70...etc. all the way to 2017 (or 17).

This is where the beer in the ice room comes in. There are 50 different craft beers, one for each End being played. At the start of each End, that year's beer will become available to purchase at The 9th End. Keep in mind that supplies are limited. We have no more than 24 beers available of each type. Sometimes less.

Now, here's the fun part. We call it the "Toast the Year" program. At the start of each End, one of that End's beer will be opened and used to fill 10 shot glasses. Up to 10 people can purchase a ticket to go out in the ice room where we will "Toast the Year". The new beer will be introduced, we will do a toast to that year and you will drink your sample. By buying tickets to this program, it will give you a fun way to sample one, many, or all of the beers without having to drink entire beers.

Tickets to the "Toast the Year" program will be sold at the event. You have three options.
- Buy 1 Year for 50 cents
- Buy 10 Years for $4.50 (years need not be contiguous)
- Buy all 50 Years for $20 (must be purchased in advance)

Please keep in mind that you need to be present when it is time for the toast. We cannot allow the "Toast the Year" program to delay the curling game.

If you have any questions or would like to purchase a 50 Year Package, please reach out to Scott Helle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

50th Anniversary Information

There are still opportunities to participate in this weekend's celebration.

Play in the 50-end Game
There are still spots available in the 50-end game on Sheet D. The cost is $20 per 3 ends and all curlers receive a complimentary pin. You can sign up here:
http://signup.com/go/uUCVtBp

Play in the Friendly
We are looking for two BGCC teams to play in a friendly bonspiel on Sheets A, B, and C against visiting teams from Mayfield, Cleveland Skating Club, and Circle City CC. We will be playing 2 8-end games at 10:30 and 2:00 on Saturday. If you are interested but do not have a full team, contact Scott P at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. can sign up on our website: https://bgcurlingclub.com


Help Document the Club's History
History Happy Hour will be on Sunday, from noon to 2pm. Got any BGCC memorabilia? We'd love to see your old photographs, membership books, flyers, or anything you have from BGCC history. Share your best curling stories with others, and take a moment to write them down while enjoying your beer. Becky Mancuso will be there to scan your photos and documents, or you may donate your items to the club--we'll take good care of them. Help us build an archive of the BGCC!


Volunteer
We are still looking for volunteers to help coordinate the weekend's events and perform general chores, like clean-up. We especially need volunteers on Saturday evening. To sign up, contact Martha at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Drink, Eat, and Watch
There will be 50 different beers (one for each year of the club on sale at the 9th end). We will have lunch and dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday. There will be lots of cake. There is a crokinole tournament on Saturday night. The first rock will be delivered on Saturday morning around 9am by Claudia Fisher. A bagpiper will pipe us on the ice at 2pm on Sunday for the final two ends.


Don't miss this twice-a-century event!

Quick updates

BG Curling Club Video

Please check out this great video about the BG Curling Club and the Black Swamp Curling Center by Zach Carreon https://youtu.be/Ds64lLY2mfI

 

From the Treasurer

Those wishing a year end total of your donations to the club should contact Matt for that information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The second half of the curling season is approaching, please ensure that you have paid your league fees. If you wish to set up a payment plan, please contact Matt.

 

50th Anniversary

The 50th Anniversary celebration is next Saturday and Sunday. Thank you to all of the organizers. Volunteer sign up sheets will still be available during leagues this week.

Upcoming events

Just a reminder that our 50th Anniversary celebration on January 13-14 is coming up quickly! There are two different curling opportunities. The first is our 50 end game on Sheet D. The cost is $20 per 3 ends and all curlers receive a complimentary pin. You can sign up here: http://signup.com/go/uUCVtBp

Schedule of Events on Ice for the 50th Anniversary

50-end game, Sat. 10-10, Sun. 10-3
Super Friendly, Sat. 10-6
Skills contests, Sat. 7-9

Schedule of Events in the Warm room

ongoing - 50 beers for 50 years, cake, music for each year, BGCC history display
Crokinole tournament, Sat. 7-10
History Happy Hour, Sun 12-2
bagpiper for final ends, Sun 2:30ish

The second curling event is our Super Friendly with regional clubs on Saturday January 13. Teams can sign up on our website: https://bgcurlingclub.com

Instructor Clinic Saturday January 20

We will be hosting a Level 1 Instructor's Clinic on Saturday, January 20. All curlers are encouraged to attend. We are always in need of instructors for Learn to Curl classes and corporate events! You can register online here: https://usacurlingwiassoc.wliinc19.com/events/Level-I-Instructor-Course-Bowling-Green-Curling-Club-11/details

Name Tags

If you are a new member your club name tag is waiting for you at The 9th End Bar. These are provided courtesy of the club. If anyone would like an extra nametag or one in another color please contact Martha This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can view color options at www.nametag.com. The cost will be approximately $6 depending on the number ordered. The deadline to order is January 5.

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