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NCC Mens Curling



contact Buzzy at: or text/call 250 . 551 . 3454 






2016 British Columbia Senior Mens Champions

an impressive 7-1 record


Bob Ursel (Skip) Dave Stephensen(3rd) Don Freschi (2nd) & Fred Thompson (Lead)

Kelowna                 Kelowna                        Trail                       Nelson                 

Gary Vandenbergh (Spare)



Good Luck at the Nationals

in Digby, Nova Scotia

March 23-28th, 2016



Nelson Men's Leagues

Thursday Night Play Offs Begin Thursday February 18th
















Creston hosts 70th Annual Butterfly Bonspiel

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)









Upcoming Events

Nelson Curling Centre

2016 Canadian Direct Insurance
Mens Provincial Playdowns
February 10 - 14
Nelson, BC

Opening Ceremonies







Castlegar 2016 Mens Groundhog Bonspiel

C event Winners with a 5-1 record


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

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


Congratulations to the Kootenay Zone 1+2 Masters Mens Winners in Creston BC




Garry Beaudry (Skip) Don Bedard (3rd) Gerry Foster (2nd) +Tom Basset (Lead)


Ralph Will (Skip) Gerald Kent (3rd) Peter Sweetman (2nd) + Paddy Pavlis (Lead)

Good Luck at the Provincials!


Congratulations to the Kootenay Zone 1+2 Senior Mens Winners in Grand Forks BC

Myron Nichol (Skip) Bill Van Yzerloo (3rd) Garry Beaudry (2nd) + Richard Faunt(Lead)



2015  Doug Bothamley Memorial

Open Cash Spiel

Nov  20 - 22

Doug Bothamley  Memorial Cash Bonspiel Great Success!

12 of 12 participating teams go home with cash in their jeans!!

Congratulations to the winning rink and all the participants, specially those who traveled to this years Mecca of curling Nelson, BC .

Thanks to the organizing committee Sandi Haynes, Garry Meadows, Garry Beaudry & Nando Salviulo

Special thanks to the many volunteers and sponsors who with out their hard work and support the event would not be possible! THANK YOU!!


2015 Champions

Bob Ursel (Skip) Dave Stephensen(3rd) Don Freschi (2nd) & Fred Thompson (Lead)

complete results

Nelson Cash Spiel 2015 draw.pdf

Click link below for Nelson Star Coverage

click link below for Nelsondaily coverage



Douglas E. Bothamley

Jul 06, 1948 - Jul 06, 2015

"It's time to pit in"


This past year the close knit curling family of the the Kootenays lost one of its own. 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.

In his honour, we are proud to rename our annual open Cash Spiel to the:

Doug Bothamley Memorial (Open) Cash Spiel


 12 team 4 Box Round Robin + 3 Event Semi Final, Final  PLAY OFF format

Guaranteed 5 Games

$10,000+ payout

Friday Night Pizza

Saturday Night Steak Dinner

Massage Therapist on site Saturday Eve

(please pre-order extra Sat meal $15/person)




Click Link for Complete Results

Nelson Cash Spiel 2014 draw.pdf

Nelson Cash Spiel 2013 draw.pdf

Nelson Cash Spiel 2012 draw.pdf