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Local Curling Events


My blog will follow different leagues and schedules, also include bonspiels, regional and provincial competitions that I participate in throughout the curling season. You will also find announcements on the up coming curling events and results around the Kootenay's. If you feel you would like your event posted here please let me know and I will look at posting it, or at least the link to it. I will include useful links such as Curl Bc's Bonspiel Calendar, for competitive results and Sponsor links.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our competitive "Team Salviulo" sponsor;


 for their support and interest in the local curling scene.



I do welcome your comments or banter, you'll find that at the top of the page click on the 'Comment' link.

Have a terrific season and remember keep your fuzzy side down :)





Trail Curling Club


















Upcoming Events



                   click above for Bonspiel Calendar                                                                  click above for Playdown Results


click Curl Canada link above to view *New Brush Head Rule




 click "playdowns" icon for complete results




2016  Doug Bothamley Memorial

Open Cash Spiel

Nov  25 -27


Douglas E. Bothamley

Jul 06, 1948 - Jul 06, 2015

"It's time to pit in"

Doug Bothamely spent countless hours in the rinks around the Kootenays promoting the sport, coaching competitive Junior and Ladies teams, as well as competing himself. There were few curling events where you wouldn’t see Doug, either on the ice competing or in the patch supporting the club socializing or on the dance floor making short order of his "dance card".  Who’s not going to miss his signature belly laugh that kept the atmosphere alive?  Doug exuded the spirit of curling.


Full write up in the online Nelson Daily (click link below)

More coverage in the Nelson Star (click links below)

Doug Bothamley  Memorial Cash Bonspiel

2016 Champions

(R-L) Fred Thompson (Skip) Don Freschi (3rd) Rob Norbert (2nd) & Richard Faunt (Lead)

















16 Entrants to date:

 16 team 4 Box Round Robin + 4 Event Semi Final, Final  PLAY OFF format

Guaranteed 5 Games

$10,000+ payout

Friday Night Pizza

Saturday Night Steak Dinner

(please pre-order extra Sat meal )

for more information contact;

Nando at

or Garry at



Click Link for Complete Results

Nelson Cash Spiel 2015 draw.pdf



Extra Ends

Grand Forks Combined 2016 Bonspiel

Nov 18-20

Both Men and Ladies hit the sheets this weekend for a rockin' good time in their annual curling event! Up to 32 total rinks will strive to earn bragging rights as Womens and Mens Champions.

Great time had by all this past weekendat the GF Curling Club!

Bragging rights this year goes to...



Mens "A" Event Winners went to the Maffioli Rink of GF

Keven Maffiloi (skip) Nando Salviulo (3rd)

Neil McGregor (2nd) DaveReid (Lead)

Womens "A" Event Winners went to the Diane Tetreault Rink

Diane Tetreault (Skip) Lee Bedard (3rd)

Sylvia Lowe (2nd) Louise Popoff (lead)




Kimberley Open Cash Spiel

October 28-30
Gauranteed 3 games
Sponsored by:
Weekend Final Results

The low number of participants in the inaugural Over Time Beer Works sponsored Cash Bonspiel did not lack in punch. A Total of 6 teams participated in the weekend event, where many games came down to the last stone, including the final round robin game between the Buchy rink (Kimberly) vs team Medford (Cranbrook) as Tom Buchy's razor thin shot past a long gaurd takes out Medfords shot rock to prevail in the 8-6 win.

Final Standings of the six team round robbin

based on win/loss record and head to head tie breaker

1st Buchy (Kimberley)
2nd Kent (Cranbrook)
3rd Medford (Cranbrook)
4th Salviulo (Nelson)
5th Haupman (Kimberley) 
6th Buchy (Kimberley Jr's)



Creston Curling Centre hosts 70th Annual Butterfly Bonspiel

March 3-7, 2016

Local rink recaptures this years title


Congratulations to the Chris Ducharme Rink for their second consecutive win for the A Event bonspiel champions!!

Chris Ducharme (Skip) Jim Macauly (3rd) Jim Stewart (2nd) Brendan Stead (Lead)



2nd of the A  Event went to

the Salviulo rink of

(Nelson-Beaver Valley)

Nando (Buzzy)Salviulo (Skip) Justin Umpherville (3rd)

Nathan Kotyk (2nd) Spenser Soukeroff (Lead)





 Castlegar 2016 Mens Groundhog Bonspiel

Jan 29-31

C event Winners with a 5-1 record


L-R Nando (Buzzy)Salviulo (Skip), Justin Umperville (3rd),

Grant Davidson (2nd), Nathan Kotyk (Lead)