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Archives for December 2010

Sivertson & Gardner take BC junior titles

Congratulations to Victoria’s Dailene Sivertson team (third – Erinn Bartlett, second – Jesse Sanderson, lead – Brandi Tinkler and coach – Cindy Tucker) and Vernon’s Johnathan Gardner team (third – Michael Longworth, second – Michael Hiram, lead – Jonathan Hatten and coach – Mark Longworth) for winning the 2011 Tim Hortons BC Junior Men’s & Women’s Curling Championships.

Sivertson defeated  Kamloops’ Corryn Brown 8-3 in the junior women’s final, while Gardner defeated Victoria’s Josh Hozack 6-5 in the junior men’s final. Both teams now advance to the 2011 M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Curling Championships in Calgary, AB January 29 – February 5.

Tim Hortons BC Junior Curling Championships begin December 27th

Sixteen teams will take to the ice at the North Shore Winter Club in North Vancouver next week, December 27-31. Eight teams in each category will showdown in a round-robin format, followed by a 3-team playoff. One junior men’s and one junior women’s team will advance to the M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Curling Championships in Calgary, Alberta, Jan. 29 – Feb 5.

Junior Men
Team DeJong – Juan de Fuca
Team Gardner – Vernon
Team Hozack – Victoria
Team Jackson – Delta
Team Kristjanson – Kamloops
Team Leisinger – Prince George
Team Merrifield – Victoria
Team Nillson – Kelowna

Junior Women
Team Alendal – Chilliwack
Team Brown – Kamloops
Team Burkitt – Prince George
Team Gerow – Vernon
Team MacKay – Trail
Team Sandwith – Victoria
Team Sivertson – Victoria
Team Van Osch – Nanaimo

Field set for 2011 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship

The field is now complete for the 2011 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship presented by Best Western, at the Cloverdale Curling Club, January 17-23. The final two qualifying events took place this past weekend with two interior and two coastal teams advancing.

Hosted in Williams Lake, the interior event qualified the Karla Thompson (Kamloops) and Patti Knezevic (Prince George) teams; and hosted in Comox, the coastal event qualified the Adina Tasaka (Royal City) and Nicole Backe (Nanaimo) rinks.

Thompson and her team of Stephanie Jackson, Kristen Windsor and Kirsten Fox defeated Williams Lake’s Mallory Geier 10-5 and Knezevic 6-4 to grab the first spot. Knezevic along Brenda Garvey, Chelan Cotter and Rhonda Camozzi began the weekend with an 8-3 win over Tracey Jones from Prince George, and finished off with another victory over Jones by a score of 6-5 in the B-event final.

Tasaka (third Darah Provencal, second Heather Beatty & lead Jennifer Armstrong) defeated Royal City’s Leanne Andrews and then stole their spot in the BC championship with an extra-end victory over Team Backe. Backe (third Shannon Gallaugher, second Gloria Palinkas & lead Barb Zbeetnoff) began her weekend by stealing a single in the 12th end of a hard fought battle against Royal City’s Allison MacInnes. She then bounced back from the loss against Tasaka with a 7-5 win over Andrews, to earn the last berth in the 2011 BC championship. [Read more…]

Last chance to qualify for women’s curling provincials

This weekend will be the final chance for women’s teams across the province to qualify for the 2011 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship presented by Best Western.

The Comox Valley Curling Club will host Royal City’s Leanne Andrews, Adina Tasaka and Allison MacInnes rinks, as well as Nanaimo’s Nicole Backe, in the 2011 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Coastal Playdown #2. All four teams competed in Langley earlier this month in the first round of playdowns, but were unsuccessful in their attempts to qualify. The odds are with the teams this weekend as two of the four teams will advance from the double-knockout event. [Read more…]

Canadian Direct Insurance early bird draw winner

Congratulations to Barry Owen from the Vernon Curling Club on winning the Canadian Direct Insurance early bird draw. Barry won his league fees (up to $400) for the 2010/2011 season, by receiving a no-obligation quote on his home & auto insurance.

Click here to find out how you can receive your quote and be entered to win a $2,500 shopping spree at Best Buy.

Curl BC member curling centres can also win up to $1,000 by having the highest participation rates from centre members. Currently the top 10 centres are:

100 Mile House
Golden Ears
Gold River
Grand Forks

2011 World Financial Group Continental Cup

ST. ALBERT, Alberta, December 16, 2010…The 2011 World Financial Group Continental Cup, presented by Monsanto, takes place January 13-16 at the Servus Credit Union Place in St. Albert, Alberta.

It marks the first year of title sponsorship by World Financial Group and the seventh edition of this unique international curling event, featuring teams from North America versus The World in a variety of competitions during the four days ­ Team Games, Mixed Doubles, Singles, Mixed Skins and Skins.

Each segment awards points for wins (or ties), with the first side to reach 201 points declared the winner. Currently, North America and Team World are knotted at three wins apiece since the inaugural Continental Cup was contested in 2002 in Regina. North America won in 2002, 2004 (in Medicine Hat) and 2007 (in Medicine Hat). Team World (then Team Europe) won in 2003 (in Thunder Bay), 2006 (in Chilliwack) and 2008 (in Camrose). There were no Continental Cups in 2005 and 2009. [Read more…]

Wheelchair curling grassroots gains direct benefit from Canucks for Kids and VANOC

Curl BC is pleased to announce the establishment of the Curl BC Adaptive Outreach Program made possible by proceeds raised during 50/50 draws at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games by the Canucks for Kids Fund organization.

With these funds, Curl BC will promote and deliver a fun introduction to barrier free adaptive curling, particularly for youth, across the province. This program will be designed in consultation with participants, parents and therapists.

In order to develop and implement this ground-breaking program, Curl BC welcomes Elisabeth Walker-Young to our team as a part-time contractor over the next 4 months. Elisabeth brings a wealth of knowledge to Curl BC, with experience working for VANOC as a Paralympic Classification Manager and Paralympics Ontario as a Development Manager. She has also worked in partnership with the Ontario Curling Association to implement wheelchair curling camps. Outside of her professional life, Elisabeth is a 4-time Paralympian, winning a bronze medal in 1996, three gold medals (and world record) in 2000, and bronze and silver medals in 2004. She was recently named Assistant Chef de Mission for Canada’s 2012 Paralympic Summer Games team.

Local disabled sport programs receive $349,966 from Olympic 50/50 program

From canucks.nhl.com…

50/50 proceeds from 2010 Olympic curling and hockey events donated to BC Amateur Hockey Association, Curl BC and Disabled Skiers Association of BC

Vancouver, BC – The BC Amateur Hockey Association, Curl BC and Disabled Skiers Association of BC are receiving $349,966 thanks to 50/50 proceeds raised during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games by the Canucks for Kids Fund (CFKF) in partnership with the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC). The funds will be used by the three local amateur sporting associations to support programs that benefit disabled athletes in British Columbia.

“We are extremely proud to provide these funds to three valuable sporting associations in our province,” said Victor de Bonis, Vice President, CFKF, and Chief Operating Officer, Canucks Sports & Entertainment. “The Canucks for Kids Fund is dedicated to helping encourage growth at the grassroots level of sports in British Columbia to provide children with the necessary resources to achieve their ultimate goals. These funds will create a legacy in our province for years to come.” [Read more…]

Tim Hortons signs 3-year sponsorship agreement with Curl BC

Curl BC is pleased to announce a new 3-year agreement which makes Tim Hortons the title sponsor of three of Curl BC’s eight BC Curling Championships. Effective immediately, Tim Hortons is the title sponsor of the BC Juvenile, Junior and Senior Curling Championships.

“We’re very glad to have Tim Hortons join us as a partner. They have been a dedicated sponsor of the Canadian Curling Association since 2005, and we’re looking forward to promoting their involvement with curling at the provincial level“, said Scott Braley, Curl BC’s CEO.

These Tim Hortons sponsored events will visit Vancouver Island, the Interior and the Lower Mainland this season. The 2011 Tim Hortons BC Junior Curling Championships will be held at the North Shore Winter Club December 27-31, followed by the 2011 Tim Hortons BC Senior Curling Championships in Kamloops, February 21-27, and the 2011 Tim Hortons BC Juvenile Curling Championships in Lake Cowichan, March 3-6.

Tim Hortons has been the title sponsor of the Tim Hortons Brier (Canadian Men’s Curling Championship) for the past six years, and the Canadian Curling Trails in 2005 & 2009.

Swiss Chalet National Grand Slam of Curling begins today

The Swiss Chalet National Grand Slam of Curling begins today in Vernon. BC’s Bob Ursel, Sean Geall and Jason Montgomery rinks will take part in the prestigious event.

Click here to view the event website

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