Diversity: Among the most urban and ethnically diverse clubs in the country, the SFBACC has taken a leadership role in actively promoting diversity within the sport: it was the first curling club to march in a gay pride parade, and it fosters socio-economic diversity through its scholarships for local youth. This sport is also unique in its facilitation of cross-generational interaction: in Oakland’s first class, the new curlers ranged in age from 12 to 82 years old.
Recognition: SFBACC is nationally recognized for its work in growing the sport of curling:
Growth Potential: Sometimes referred to as "chess on ice," curling is a sport with a unique combination of strategy, finesse, teamwork and camaraderie – well-suited to the Bay Area's educated, athletic population. In a metropolitan area of over 6 million people from San Francisco to Silicon Valley, the SFBACC is ideally located to continue its legacy of growing the sport in the western United States. With its focus on recreational, junior and competitive development, the Bay Area is slated to become a curling destination.
Competitive Success: SFBACC members have participated in Olympic Trial, USA National, and Senior National competitions. Teams have earned entry to USA Club Nationals, USA Mixed Nationals, and Mixed Doubles. Every year we have over 15 teams participate in play downs to compete to be the western region's representatives at these national competitions. Additionally, SFBACC member Jerome Larson is in the USA Curling Hall of Fame.