Bucks County curlers are a fun and friendly group of folks. But who knew we had a budding lyricist amongst our ranks? Our very own Bert Tyler was struck by the songwriting muse recently and came up with a festive curling theme song (with thanks and apologies to Tennessee Ernie Ford, who wrote the original 16 Tons and to John Denver, who wrote the golf parody, 18 Holes). Now who's going to lend us his or her vocal chops to get this recorded? Dave...?
(sung to the tune of 16 Tons)
I'm on the hack, and what do I see?
My skip's yelling something and he's pointing at me.
I start my delivery but something goes wrong
I'm flat on my face 'cause my gripper's still on.
You throw sixteen stones, and what do you get?
Another day older, and colder and wet.
Now Satan is calling, but he'd better beware
'cause Hell's freezing over and I'm heading there.
I'll try this again. This is gonna be right.
I grab a red rock and line it up tight
My delivery is perfect, it's curling and true
And then I find out that we're throwing blue.
One more time. This is gonna be great.
I'm gonna show off my takeout weight.
It's on the broom. It's straight and hard.
It's really too bad the skip called for a guard.
The stones I'm delivering are really a sight.
They're inside, they're outside, they're heavy and light.
And then I throw one that really looks sweet.
Stops right on the button but on the wrong sheet.
I'm getting worn out by end number six
My legs are like rubber and I gotta (urinate).
My toes are frozen and my hands are all cold.
I'd sell my soul but it's already sold.
For the first time in Bucks County Curling Club history, we will be hosting the Women’s All-American Bonspiel, sponsored by the United States Women’s Curling Association. The All-American is a fantastic way for our club’s women curlers -- especially novices -- to enjoy a friendly and competitive in-house bonspiel experience without having to travel.
The USWCA helps cultivate friendly relations between women curlers and their clubs by promoting and preserving the traditions and spirit of the game. They have sponsored the Women's All-American Bonspiel at curling clubs throughout the country since 1966 and will provide the winners of our spiel with special pins. What a treat to be able to now offer this event at Bucks!
The Women’s All-American will take place on two consecutive Saturdays, February 27 and March 5, and registration is open NOW. Don’t miss out on what is sure to be a great time. I hope to see all you lovely Bucks ladies there.
(So that I can kick your butts.)
(In a friendly way!)
The 2016 Cracked Bell Bonspiel hosted by Philadelphia Curling Club was this past weekend (Jan 8-10). We had two Bucks teams entered into the draw and we stepped onto the ice together to play separate opponents Friday afternoon and both teams won their first matches. Saturday morning came and we both lost our second draw leaving us a one game break instead of three. We stepped onto the ice at two forty-five in the afternoon and again we both left as winners this set both teams for the Sunday morning early draw third event semi-finals. So early we rose and headed to the club for an eight a.m. draw. Team Pring was first to win with an early handshake meanwhile Team Philips played it out a full eight and took the win. The stage was set for Sunday afternoon and all Bucks curlers were guaranteed pins. Team Philips consisted of Joe Philips (skip), Cindy Bush (vice), Greg Danks (second), Jill Cardamore (lead). Team Pring consisting of Matt Pring (skip), Ian Sheffer (vice), Matt Gartner (second), and Kevin Brady (lead). It was a well played game by both teams with Philips being the better that day and earning the handshake after 7 ends.
I would like to thank all the Bucks folks who came out to support the club teams even though they weren’t playing. We had a great showing at the PCC and everyone noticed. One of the best things was being in the warm room, and not eavesdropping, but passively listening to people saying good things about our club and our members. People were asking about the bonspiels that we host and when they were. Some teams were planning on making one or both of our bonspiels. This was due to the positive way in which we represented Bucks and ourselves. Good job everyone.
Ian Alexander was our diligent host ensuring every minor detail was perfect. He even stayed the course after a few broken dishes tried to get in his way of finding pretzels for a table during broom stacking. There were 58 other PCC volunteers who helped make the event a good time. Preparing, serving, and cleaning up meals for a large group of people is a large investment of time and energy which they all did with great enthusiasm. To the Philadelphia Curling Club we at Bucks wish to say thank you for all your hard work and for making our visit enjoyable.
Hi there. I'm Michelle, your blogmaster and a novice Bucks curler.