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Esquimalt Curling Club

46th Annual Logspiel

February 22-24, 2024

The Pacific Logistics Bonspiel (Logspiel) – A look back

The Logspiel has been an annual event since 1976.  There have only been a few years where the competition has not been held, due to operational tempo and of course the recent COVID-19 restrictions. The bonspiel was instituted to allow Logisticians from the Canadian Forces in BC to come together in a spirit of sportsmanship to renew old friendships and make new ones. 

Originally hosted rotationally among CFB Esquimalt, CFB Chilliwack and CFB Comox, the Spiel brought teams from those 3 bases, as well as CFS Holberg, CFS Masset, CFS Beaverlodge, CFS Aldergrove, CFS Baldy Hughes, CFS Kamloops and the Pacific Fleet. With the closure of CFB Chilliwack in 1995, the Logspiel was moved back and forth between CFB Comox and CFB Esquimalt.  

In the early 2000’s, in order to reach more of the support community, the Pacific Logspiel was made an invitational bonspiel and a standing invite was extended to all Base Construction Engineering, Medical, Dental and Communications personnel.  More recently the bonspiel was opened up to non military/DND personnel to ensure maximum participation.  Since 2018 the Pacific Logistics Invitational Bonspiel has been hosted by CFB Esquimalt at the Esquimalt Curling Club and this year we shall celebrate the 45th Annual Logspiel.

Many good times were had over the years and many exciting games were played, lifelong friendships were forged over a libation or two.  The time spent on the ice would often lead to an increased cooperation among the support services among our bases, stations and ships, as it is always easier to help a friend.

It was great to see you all at this season's event!  Cheers!


Schedule of events:

Feb 22, 2024  
              1:00pm - 3:00pm     Draw # 1      
              3:30pm - 5:30pm     Draw # 2  
              6:00pm - 12:00am   Meet & Greet - ECC Lounge 

Feb 23, 2024 
             10:00am - 12:00pm  Draw # 3
             12:30pm - 1:00pm    Opening Ceremonies
              1:00pm - 3:00pm     Draw # 4
              3:00pm - 4:00pm     Ice Maintenance
             4:00pm - 6:00pm      Draw # 5
             6:30pm - 8:30pm      Draw # 6   

Feb 24, 2024   
              8:00am - 10:00am     Draw # 7 Playoffs
              10:30am - 12:30pm   Draw # 8 Playoffs
              12:30pm - 1:30pm     Ice Maintenance
                1:30pm - 3:30pm     Draw # 9 Consolation Round
                4:00pm - 6:00pm     Draw # 10 Event Finals
                6:00pm - 7:00pm     Cocktails
                7:00pm - 8:00pm     Banquet
                8:00pm - 8:30pm     Prize Presentations
                8:30pm - 1:00am     Dance


General information:

•    A reverse draw is included in your entry fee, with one lucky team receiving their $280 entry fee back at the banquet.
•    A Calcutta draw is also included so your team will have a shot at the cash prizes going to a winner in each of the 4 events. 
•    Each team will be required to throw a draw to the button after their first game as per Rule # 6. This draw will be used to break ties in round robin play. A tape measure and a recording sheet will be provided at the end of sheet 4.

Rules and Reminders:

1.    Curl BC General Rules of Play will apply.
2.    Five rock free guard zone rule applies.
3.    Points during Round Robin play are Win – 1 point, Loss – 0 points.
4.    All games to start at the scheduled time and no new ends are to start after 1 hour and 50 minutes from when the first rock is thrown, except as noted in Rule # 8. An end is deemed to be complete and a new end started after the thirds have determined the score.  A team being late will forfeit the hammer, one point, and the game will be shortened by one end for every 10 minutes late. The game will be forfeited after 30 minutes. In the event that both teams are forced to default, a winner will be determined by a coin toss conducted by bonspiel committee members. 
5.    All games will be eight ends or less except as noted in Rule # 7.
6.    Ties in games prior to the event final games will be settled by a draw to the house;
i.    any team member may throw the draw,
ii.    sweeping is permitted by the throwing team only,
iii.    rocks must be in the house to be counted,
iv.    a tape measure will be provided at the end of sheet 4 for rock measurements. 
7.    Ties in event final games will be settled with an extra end.
8.    No time limit shall be imposed on the event final games.

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