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Coastal playdowns and open women’s qualification event will decide curling contenders

Twelve berths for the 2014 Tim Hortons BC Junior Curling Championships are up for grabs in Coquitlam this weekend.

Six Junior Men’s and six Junior Women’s spots will be decided at the coastal playdowns being staged at the Coquitlam Curling Centre on Poirier Street this weekend (Nov. 29-Dec 1). [Read more…]

Tuesday, December 3, is Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, December 3, is Giving Tuesday, a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday. [Read more…]

Canadian Olympic curling trials start this Sunday

By Al Cameron, Canadian Curling Association

A trip to Sochi, Russia, and the right to wear the Maple Leaf in curling’s most important event will be on the line when the 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials, presented by Monsanto, get underway on Sunday at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg. [Read more…]

Four teams qualify for 2014 Tim Hortons BC Junior Curling Championships

Four junior teams have qualified for the 2014 Tim Hortons BC Junior Curling Championships – including last year’s Canadian champions.

The Brown rink from Kamloops Curling Club, with Skip Corryn Brown, Third Erin Pincott, Second Samantha Fisher and Lead Sydney Fraser will be back to defend their BC title.

Team Brown

Team Brown from Kamloops Curling Club

The foursome won a gold medal at the 2013 M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Curling Championships in Fort McMurray, Alberta.

They will be joined in the Junior Women’s event by Team Edwards, from Vernon Curling Club. The team is made up of Skip Amy Edwards, Third Sydney Hofer,  Second Kylie Tokairin and Lead Courtney Woo.

On the Junior Men’s side, Team Umpherville from Beaver Valley Curling Club beat Team Bartlett from the Grand Forks Curling Club at playdowns at Castlegar Curling Club to advance to the 2014 Tim Hortons BC Junior Curling Championships. The winning team is made up of Skip Justin Umpherville, Third Spenser Soukeroff, Second Kasey O’Hara and Lead Zack Howes.

Team Cliff, from the Vernon Curling Club, is the other rink to have qualified. On home ice, the team beat Team Emslie from the Kelowna Curling Club to advance to the championships. The team is made up of Skip Brendan Cliff, Third Matthew Schiman, Second Deven Schmidt and Lead Matthew Young.

The 2014 Tim Hortons BC Junior Curling Championships take place at Chilliwack Curling Club from Dec. 26-Dec. 31, 2013.

The Junior Men’s and Junior Women’s finals on December 31 will be broadcast on Sportsnet.

The remaining 12 berths for the championships (six Junior Men’s and six Junior Women’s) will be decided at playdowns held at Coquitlam Curling Centre this weekend (Nov. 29-Dec 1).

 

CCA announces host site of the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Trials

The Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club will play host to the second edition of the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Trials, it was announced today by the Canadian Curling Association (CCA). [Read more…]

Curl BC launches two event websites for championship events

Curl BC has launched event websites for its two biggest championship events. [Read more…]

Three teams from Vancouver Island qualify for BC Scotties

Three young teams from the Victoria Curling Centre have qualified for the 2014 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship presented by Best Western.

The Victoria teams beat teams from Prince George, Vernon and the Royal City Curling Club in New Westminster to earn the berths. [Read more…]

CTRS points winners first to qualify for 2014 BC Scotties

At least one team will be getting home town support at the BC Scotties.

Prince George-based Patti Knezevic skips one of the two teams who earned a Canadian Team Ranking System (CTRS) berth to the 2014 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship, presented by Best Western. Knezevic and her team of third Jen Rusnell, second Kristen Fewster, lead Rhonda Camozzi and coach Rick Fewster were silver medallists at last year’s BC Scotties.

The top CTRS spot went to Allison MacInnes after her team racked up the most points of any of the eligible teams.

Allison MacInnes, from Abbotsford Curling Club, and her team of third Grace MacInnes, second Diane Gushulak, lead Amanda Tipper and coach Ken MacDonald, received the first CTRS spot based on their standing.

This is the first year that Curl BC has awarded two spots to CTRS points winners.

In the past, only one berth had been awarded based on points.

There are now three teams with berths to the championship. In addition to the two CTRS points winners, Kelly Scott and her team from Kelowna Curling Club will return as defending champions.

The remaining seven spots will go to the top teams at open playdowns held on Nov. 15-17, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, and Dec. 13-15.

The championship will take place January 6-12 at the Prince George Golf & Curling Club.

For more information about the event, visit the event site at http://bcscotties2014.curlbc.ca

BC team head to Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Ottawa

The 51st edition of the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship officially gets underway Saturday at the Rideau Curling Club in Ottawa.

Keith Switzer will skip his rink of third Sandra Comadina, a pro golfer and competitive curler from Vancouver, second Leonard Firkus, a management consultant from Coquitlam, and lead Carman Cheng, an assistant controller from Vancouver, at the event.  The team hail from Vancouver Curling Club.  [Read more…]

Morris, Cotter, Griffith, Sawatsky at Olympic trials in Winnipeg

A BC team booked its tickets to the 2013 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Olympic curling trials in Winnipeg.

With a 5-4 win over Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., at the pre-trials in Kitchener, Ont., John Morris (Chestermere, Alberta), Jim Cotter (Vernon, BC), Tyrel Griffith (Kelowna, BC), Rick Sawatsky (Kelowna, BC) and coach Pat Ryan (Kelowna, BC) have secured their spot at the trials, which run Dec. 1-8 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg — the event that will decide Canada’s teams for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. [Read more…]

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