In an attempt to bring new curlers into the club and for them to be able to curl the BCC board has
decided to start up a new “novice” league. The adult education curling classes had a good
attendance with about 35 participants. Many of these persons would like to have an opportunity to
curl on a team but there is a lack of vacancies. The “novice league” will be on Wednesday evenings
at 7:30. The format will be similar to the legend / senior leagues on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Teams
will not be the same each nite but will be formed each Wednesday. This is called a “novice league”
but is not just open to novices. We are hopeful that there will be some veteran curlers involved to
be skips for each team. Having a experienced curler on each team will enable the new curlers to
better learn and understand the game. The experienced / veteran curler would act as skip, teacher
and mentor for the “newbie” curlers. This would also be a great chance for some of the curlers that
have some experience playing as 2nds and 3rds to try their hand at skipping. If we are unable to get
some experienced curlers involved there is a good chance that this league will not be successful.
The club needs new members if it wants to remain stable and successful. This is a good chance to
recruit new members and get them involved in the sport of curling and the Bemidji Curling Club.
Anyone needing another curler to complete a team should consider asking one of the Adult
Education Curling class “graduates” to join them. Hopefully by days end there will be a list of names
of the persons interested in being on a team or attending the new league. We are also looking for a
person / persons to “chair” this league. That would probably be just being there on Wed evening ,
forming the teams and hopefully participating on a team.
Anyone interested show up 7:30, Wed evening, 11-18.