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Archives for November 2014

First two teams qualify for 2015 BC Scotties

The first two teams to qualify for the 2015 BC Women’s Curling Championship, presented by Best Western, were declared yesterday.

Team Gushulak and Team Scott, who both qualified as Canadian Team Ranking System (CTRS) points winners, will join defending champions Team Sivertson at the championships in January.

There are still a further five berths up for grabs at the two qualifying events which take place in Kelowna from November 28-30 and in Maple Ridge from December 12-14.

This year, the Provincial Championship, which takes place in Maple Ridge from January 21-25, will be an 8-team triple knockout competition rather than the 10-team round robin format that has been used in previous years.

We will announce further qualifications as they happen, follow us on Twitter to keep up-to-date.

Fortius Centre hosts fun-filled sports Try It Day as part of RBC Sports Day in Canada

Sports fans can try curling, golf, tennis, athletics and more at a fun-filled day at Burnaby’s Fortius Sport & Health. [Read more…]

USWCA invites BC senior women for Friendship Tour in November 2015

Women curlers 55 and older are being invited on a Friendship Tour in the US. [Read more…]

Let’s Get Out and Play this November for the love of sport

We’re showing our support for sport by joining schools, organizations and communities across the country in celebrating RBC Sports Day in Canada! To learn more, please visit www.cbcsports.ca/sportsday

Presented by ParticipACTION, CBC and True Sport, RBC Sports Day in Canada is a great chance to celebrate the power of sport and all it can do for families, communities and our national pride.

Here are the event details:

November 28, 3pm-5pm, at Fortius Sport & Health, 3713 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby.

Join Curl BC and nine other sport organizations in the gym to come and try some new sports like tennis, curling, golf, and more!

This is a free open house event.

For more information, read our flyer.

Ellie Lambert joins Curl BC as Communications and Marketing Manager

Curl BC is pleased to announce the appointment of Ellie Lambert as Communications and Marketing Manager. She will be acting as maternity cover for Rebecca Connop Price who goes on leave on November 28, 2014. [Read more…]

BC coach honoured at Sport Leadership Awards Gala

A BC coach has been named as a recipient of a Coaching Association of Canada Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Award.

The awards were handed out today (Friday, November 7) in Ottawa at the Sport Leadership Awards Gala. [Read more…]

Team Craig heads to Canadian Mixed Curling Championship

A mixed curling team from Vancouver Island will be up against an eight-time Brier veteran and players with Canadian and world championship experience when they head to North Bay for the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship[Read more…]

Don’t delay! Sign up for BC’s biggest curling shows

A couple of the biggest prizes in provincial curling are about to come up for grabs – so don’t delay in signing up for regional playdowns.

The 2015 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship, presented by Best Western, and the 2015 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship, will both take place in the new year.

But a place in the championships won’t fall into your lap – you will need to qualify.

Melissa Soligo, Curl BC’s Provincial Coach, is urging teams to sign up. She says: “As a competitor, it is so exciting to know that you could be one of the top 8 (women’s) or 16 (men’s) in the entire province.

“Entering regional playdowns will give a team such a great experience going forward with that very real possibility of playing for a BC title. Being amongst the best of the best in the province is a thrill in itself. It’s such an elite group to surround yourself with as you vie for the opportunity to represent BC on the national stage.

“If you don’t enter you will never know what possibilities may have been. So why not give yourself the opportunity to experience the rush and excitement of competing with the best in the province?”

This year, the event format for the BC Scotties has changed from a 10-team round-robin to an 8-team triple knockout. It means the event will be shorter and more affordable for athletes.

Because there will be fewer teams involved, this year will see two open qualification events instead of three. One will be held in Kelowna November 28-30, and the other will be held in Maple Ridge December 12-14. The 2015 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship, presented by Best Western, will take place at the Golden Ears Winter Club from January 21-25, with the semi-final and final televised on Sportsnet.

For the women’s event, there is a defending champion spot, plus two CTRS points winners spots. The first open event will qualify three teams and the second one will qualify two teams.

The men’s event is also a triple knockout – but 16 teams are in play. There will be more chances to qualify than the women’s, but competition will be fierce.

A total of five regional qualification events will occur throughout the province, with the Kootenay playdown in Nelson December 5-7, the Okanagan playdown in Vernon December 12-14, the Island playdown in Comox December 12-14 and the Lower Mainland playdown at Cloverdale December 12-14. The North playdown will take place at Quesnel Curling Club from Dec 5-7. An open qualification event, where any team from any region can take part, will be held at Peace Arch Curling Club from January 9-11. The 2015 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship will take place at Vernon Curling Club February 3-8. The semi-final and final will be televised on Sportsnet.

For the men’s event the number of berths to provincials will be prorated based on the number of entries in each qualification event.

New for 2014-15, Curl BC will reimburse the competitors’ fee for people entering playdowns for the first time, a savings of $30 per curler.

If you have any questions about entering playdowns, please contact Shannon Aleksic, Curl BC’s High Performance and Competitions Manager, at 604-333-3619 or saleksic@curlbc.ca.

To register for the BC Scotties playdowns, visit http://www.curlbc.ca/curlers/competitive/women-2/

To register for the Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s, visit http://www.curlbc.ca/curlers/competitive/men/

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