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Archives for January 2012

3-peat for Scott

With a final draw to the four-foot at the North Shore Winter Club yesterday, Kelly Scott captured her third consecutive BC championship. [Read more…]

2012 Sandra Schmirler Fundraiser Golf Tournament

Last year members of the Kelowna Curling Club formed a committee and teamed up with the Sandra Schmirler Foundation to raise funds for the Kelowna General Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). A golf tournament was held from August 19th to the 21st, 2011. The two round golf tournament weekend took place at Shadow Ridge Golf Course. The Saturday night featured an impressive silent auction, BBQ dinner and live band.

“It was a fantastic weekend of golf and everyone had a great time while supporting the Kelowna General Hospital’s NICU,” said Norm Allen, last year’s coordinator for the tournament. “We are looking forward to the next tournament in the summer of 2012.

The Sandra Schmirler Foundation is a Canadian Registered Charity dedicated to helping hospitals to care for premature and critically ill babies. It is named for Olympic gold medalist and three time world champion curler Sandra Schmirler and has been helping NICUs for over ten years.

Last year’s event raised $20,600 that was put towards the purchase of a specialized incubator in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Kelowna General Hospital.

Details for the 2012 Sandra Schmirler Fundraiser Golf Tournament are currently in the planning process.

Information on how you can support the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation is available at www.kghfoundation.com

Scott rebounds to today’s final

Kelly Scott rebounded from her 1 vs. 2 page playoff loss by defeating Kelley Law’s team in last night’s Scotties semi-final 9-7. Scott will face Marla Mallet in today’s championship final at 4:30pm. Home viewers can watch the game on Shaw TV.

Battle of the Kell(e)ys in tonight’s semi

The Kelley Law team has had an up and down week, but when it’s a matter of life and death the former world champion and Olympic bronze medalist is making things work.

Law had to survive two tie-breakers yesterday to earn a spot in this morning’s quarter final against Roselyn Craig. The Craig foursome came out strong looking to be in control of the game, but Law jumped back in scoring 3 in the 4th end. Craig had last rock advantage heading into the final end trailing by one, and was faced with a long run-back take-out for the win. The sweepers were called on it early, but it wasn’t enough to hold the line. Law was left counting the steal and a 7-5 victory.

Law will now face Kelly Scott in tonight’s semi-final, which will be televised on Shaw TV at 6pm. 

Mallett through to final

Marla Mallet and her Royal City squad is through to Sunday’s final of the 2012 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship presented by Best Western. 

Mallett faced reigning BC champion Kelly Scott in the Page Playoff 1 vs. 2 game tonight where the two teams exchanged singles for the majority of the match. Scott trailed near the end of the game heading into the final end down one without last rock, but put the pressure on lying 3 guarded stones upon the finish of her last stone. Mallett attempted a through the port draw to the button, but slide a few inches too far leaving Scott counting one which forced an extra end. The Scott rink couldn’t re-create the pressure a second time however, and left an open hit for a Mallett victory. Scott will now drop to the second semi-final tomorrow night at 6pm on Shaw TV.

Scott awaits the winner of tomorrow morning’s quarter-final between Roselyn Craig & Kelley Law. Law advanced today after surviving two tie-breakers against Marilou Richter in the afternoon and Jen Rusnell tonight.

Scott has lost the 1 vs. 2 page playoff game in the previous two BC women’s championships. Both times, she has gone on to win the event.

Log jam at BC Scotties

North Vancouver, BC (January 27, 2012) Seven out of 10 teams are still alive at the end of round-robin play at the 2012 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship presented by Best Western at the North Shore Winter Club.

In this morning’s final draw, Kelly Scott captured first place with a 7-5 win over Brenda Garvey, and Roselyn Craig and Marla Mallett finished in a tie for second, after Mallett downed Kelly Thompson 7-4 and Craig defeated Jen Rusnell 7-5. Kelley Law kept her hopes alive by defeating Allison MacInnes 8-3, as did Marilou Richter, edging Nicole Backe 7-6.

When the dust settled Scott was awarded first place with a 7-2 record and Mallett (6-3) captured possession of second place as a result of her round-robin win over Craig earlier in the week. Craig now sits in third and waits to play the winner of 2 breakers. Rusnell, Law, Richter and Backe are all tied with 5-4 records. Rusnell will play Backe, while Law faces Richter in the first round at 2:30pm, with winners advancing to the final tie-breaker tonight at 7pm.

Scott and Mallett will play in the Page Playoff #1 game tonight at 7pm with the winner advancing directly to the final. The loser will drop to tomorrow night’s second semi-final (televised by Shaw) at 6pm. Craig will play the winner of the tie-breakers in the quarter-final tomorrow morning at 10am. [Read more…]

Jerry Landa, 1933 – 2012

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of the 2001 Curl BC Friendship Award Winner, Jerry Landa.

With family by his side, Jerry passed late Wednesday evening in the palliative care ward of Vancouver General Hospital of complications from a long battle with both COPD and heart disease.

A native of Winnipeg where he was born on Oct. 23, 1933, Jerry ran away from home at age 17 to join the navy. After serving time in the navy he enjoyed a long career in radio in Regina, Nanaimo and several different stations in Vancouver. He maintained many of his radio friendships to the end.

In the 1990s Jerry took the often thankless job of coordinating the reporting of the scores from all BC curling championships to the province’s various media outlets. Jerry was known for being on of the last to hand printed all his news releases. In fact, Global TV’s Mike McCardell once wanted to do a segment on this unusual fact, but Jerry wouldn’t go for it. He did, however, once agree to play the part of a mythical character named Stanley Park who Vic Rauter interviewed for one of his setup pieces prior to a TSN telecast of a national curling event from Vancouver.

We will miss you Jerry.

2012 Scotties photos

Click here to view the latest photos from the 2012 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship presented by Best Western.

Law & Rusnell battle for second

The race is still tight at the 2012 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship presented by Best Western [Read more…]

Scott alone on top at BC Scotties

Kelowna’s Kelly Scott is alone on top at the 2012 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship presented by Best Western at the North Shore Winter Club in North Vancouver.

Scott continued her winning streak yesterday with a 10-5 victory over Kelley Law and a 7-6 win over Marla Mallet to finish the day with a 4-0 record. Meanwhile Roselyn Craig defeated Allison MacInnes on a last rock measure to move both of those teams to 3-1, alongside Jen Rusnell.

Mallet dropped both her games yesterday and is now tied at 2-2 with Kelley Law and Kelly Thompson. Nicole Backe won her first game in the morning against Rusnell and now sits at 1-3. Brenda Garvey and Marilou Richter are still searching for their first wins at 0-4.


Kelly Scott, Kelowna 4-0
Roselyn Craig, Juan de Fuca 3-1
Allison MacInnes, Kamloops 3-1
Jen Rusnell, Prince George 3-1
Kelley Law, Royal City 2-2
Marla Mallett, Royal City 2-2
Kelly Thompson, Richmond 2-2
Nicole Backe, Royal City 1-3
Brenda Garvey, Kamloops 0-4
Marilou Richter, Richmond 0-4 [Read more…]

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