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Three teams qualify for BC Scotties at first open playdown

Three teams have booked their trip to the 2016 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship, presented by Best Western, after an exciting weekend in Kelowna. [Read more…]

Brush head technology moratorium for competitive play

Curling Canada, in alignment with the World Curling Federation, has issued a brush head technology moratorium document for all events leading up to national and international competitions. The document can be found on the Rules page of the Curl BC website. The document outlines which brush heads are allowable for Curl BC playdowns and championship events and which are not. It states the rules, compliance, enforcement, penalties and authority.

Curl BC will continue to monitor the development of World Curling Federation/Curling Canada policy on this well publicized matter. In the meantime, it is up to each team to ensure their equipment is in compliance with the rules and policies.

Coquitlam gears up to host 2016 BC Scotties

The best women curlers in the province will be showcased in the city when the Coquitlam Curling Club hosts the 2016 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship, presented by Best Western.

The event will take place from January 19-24, 2016, and will feature eight elite women’s curling teams vying for their chance to go to nationals. The semi-finals and finals of the provincial event will be televised on Sportsnet.

Patti Knezevic’s Prince George rink will return to the championship in 2016 to defend her 2015 title. The team is made up of Knezevic, Kristen Pilote, Jen Rusnell and Rhonda Camozzi. The Kelowna rink of six-time BC women’s champion Kelly Scott, with Third Shannon Aleksic, Second Jenna Loder and Lead Sarah Pyke were the top CTRS (Canadian Team Ranking System) team and qualified based on those results. The remaining six berths will be awarded at playdowns, which take place at Kelowna Curling Club this weekend (November 27-29 – three berths) and the Golden Ears Winter Club from December 11-13 (three berths). Visit http://www.playdowns.com to view the team line-ups and to follow the live scores.

New for 2016, the Coquitlam event will feature eight teams in a round robin draw.

The Coquitlam Curling Club is hosting the event in its home at the state-of-the-art Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex, which was completed in 2010.

The event will attract curling fans from across the province and will be viewed by curling fans across the nation when it is televised on Sportsnet.

“2016 is a big year in Coquitlam as we celebrate Coquitlam 125. We couldn’t be more excited to have one of the first sporting events of this anniversary year be such a recognized event as the Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship,” said Mayor Richard Stewart. “I wish all of the participants the very best, and I hope that participants, volunteers and spectators alike will take in all that Coquitlam has to offer.”

The winner of the 2016 BC Scotties will travel to Grande Prairie, Alberta, in February 2016 for the 2016 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian Women’s Curling Championship.

Coquitlam Curling Club has recently hosted two provincial championships, the 2014 BC Wheelchair Championship and the 2013 Tim Hortons BC Junior Curling Championships.

Stacy Holt, chair of the host committee at Coquitlam Curling Club, said: “The Coquitlam Curling Club is looking forward to hosting the 2016 BC Scotties during our city’s 125 year celebration. We are grateful to the many volunteers that are working towards making this event a success.”

Scott Braley, Curl BC CEO, said: “The Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship is always an exciting spectacle and this year will be no different. We know the Coquitlam Curling Club’s volunteers and staff will do a fantastic job of hosting it and athletes and fans alike will have a great time.”


About Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex
The Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex is a 190,000 square foot, fully integrated aquatic, ice and fitness facility. It offers a variety of ice skating, aquatic, fitness and dry floor programs – as well as a six-sheet ice facility for curling. It is also home of the Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame as well as the Coquitlam Express and the Coquitlam Adanacs.

About Curl BC
Curl BC is the provincial sport governing body responsible for the development, promotion and organization of curling in British Columbia. Curl BC is also responsible for the championship system that declares provincial representation at National events. In cooperation with its Members, Curl BC provides services to both competitive and recreational curlers, including a variety of adaptive groups.

 About Coquitlam
An active and vibrant community, Coquitlam is attracting new residents and businesses that appreciate its quality of life, central location in Metro Vancouver and countless opportunities for recreational, cultural and outdoor pursuits. We’re the fifth-largest city in BC – home to over 141,000 people who rank among the highest in the province in terms of overall health and education levels. Find out more about what to see and do in Coquitlam at www.coquitlam.ca/explore.

In 2016, Coquitlam will celebrate its 125 anniversary in a year-long celebration that honours the community’s rich history and sets the stage for a dynamic future. Learn more at www.coquitlam125.ca.

Curl BC announces broadcast times of three championship events

An experienced field of broadcasters will provide curling fans with exciting content when three of Curl BC’s championship events are again televised on Sportsnet. [Read more…]

Playdowns see top junior teams win berths to provincials

The hunt for berths for the 2016 Tim Hortons BC Junior Curling Championships continues, with seven teams qualifying over the weekend in the tightly contested Coastal region. [Read more…]

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Curl BC camp designed to help young curlers reach the podium

Curl BC is running a Provincial Podium Camp at the Kelowna Curling Club.

This camp is open to curlers 17 and under and you do not have to be in the High Performance Program. The Podium Project is a National and Provincial Long Term Athlete Development Initiative targeted at youth aged athletes. The purpose of the camps are to assist athletes at this stage in specific high performance development. The camp is open to teams and individuals and will run from approximately 9am–6pm on Saturday and 9am–12pm on Sunday.

The cost, which includes lunch and snacks on Saturday, is:

  • $100.00/team for all regular teams
  • $60.00/team for registered HP program teams
  • $25.00/ per individual
  • The sessions will include mental preparation, strategy, shot-making/tactics, on-ice technical analysis and competition. Teams are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs.

    This will be a great opportunity for teams preparing for the Juvenile playdowns beginning in early January.

    To register please follow this link: https://curlbc.wufoo.com/forms/m4vc1ht1xlwimk/

    Gordon Hooey Scholarship deadline is December 15

    Young curlers applying for higher education have until December 15 to get their applications in for a memorial scholarship. [Read more…]

    Chilliwack set to host International Tankard

    The International Tankard will be hosted at the Chilliwack Curling Club in March 2016. [Read more…]

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