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Archives for March 2016

Try different sports at sessions designed for women

Women are being invited to learn new sports in a fun and relaxed environment. [Read more…]

Ice King named official ice scraping equipment supplier for Curl BC

Ice King has been named the official supplier and distributor of ice scraping equipment for Curl BC. [Read more…]

Hosting grant video puts wheelchair curling in the spotlight

Curl BC was awarded hosting grants for its 2016 Junior, Men’s, Women’s and Wheelchair curling championships. [Read more…]

Two BC teams awarded medals at University Championships

Two BC teams were awarded medals at the 2016 CIS / Curling Canada University Tournament at Kelowna Curling Club. [Read more…]

Congratulations to winners of PCMCA-BCIMCA Playdowns

Kelowna Curling Club hosted dozens of curling teams from the Pacific Coast Masters Curling Association (PCMCA) and the BC Interior Masters Curling Association (BCIMCA) for five days of competition.

The PCMCA-BCIMCA Combined Playdowns for the season ran from March 14-18, with trophies awarded to the winning teams from each association as well as overall (combined) winners.

In addition, Dale Gregory, a long-time volunteer with the PCMCA, was honoured at the event. After consultation between both organizations, starting in the 2016/17 season, the PCMCA/BCIMCA Combined Shield will be known as The Dale Gregory Shield (Overall Combined 70+ Champion BCIMCA-PCMCA).


In the Men’s 60+ the champions were:

PCMCA GUY PHILP Trophy (60+ Champion of the PCMCA) went to Bruce Feltham team of Qualicum. This team won all of its round-robin games against PCMCA opponents.

BCIMCA WALTER HOBBS Trophy (60 +Champion of the BCIMCA) went to the Gord Duplisse team of Salmon Arm. Curling versus BCIMCA opponents, the Duplisse team had two wins and then a tie (vs. the Abrey team). The Abrey team had the identical record. With the tie game having occurred against each other it was absolutely a dead heat. A Shootout was needed. It was won by the Duplisse team.

PCMCA/BCIMCA JACK McALLISTER Trophy (Overall Combined 60+ Champion BCIMCA-PCMCA) went to the Dale Abrey team of Summerland. In the overall competition the Abrey team was undefeated in its games vs all PCMCA and BCIMCA teams with six wins and one tie. No other team was undefeated.

In the Men’s 70+ the champions were:

BCIMCA Grand Master Shield (70+ Champion of the BCIMCA) went to the Al Tholl team of Creston. The Tholl team won all three of its games versus BCIMCA teams and claimed the Grand Master Shield.

PCMCA Graham Donaldson Shield (70+ Champion of the PCMCA) and the PCMCA/BCIMCA Combined Shield (Overall Combined 70+ Champion BCIMCA-PCMCA) went to the Lynn Wilson team of Glen Meadows (Saanich). The Wilson team had six wins and one loss. It won all of its three games agains PCMCA teams and this clinched the Graham Donaldson Shield. It had only one loss in the seven games of the Combined round-robin and therefore achieved the championship in the Overall competition. Interestingly, the Lonsberry team of Langley, had an impressive five wins, finishing second in the Overall competition. Ironically, it had its one loss and one tie versus PCMCA teams, keeping it second in both competitions.


In the Ladies event, the champions were:

BCIMCA Ladies Award went to the Bev Skinner team of Summerland. There was a bye in the BCIMCA field with no representative from its Zone 2. As a result, each team curled versus two other BCIMCA teams in the round-robin. The Skinner team achieved the BCIMCA title with one win and one tie.

PCMCA Ladies Award and the PCMCA/BCIMCA Ladies Award went to the Karen Lepine team of Langley. The Lepine team had its only loss versus the Skinner team of the BCIMCA and therefore became the Champion of the PCMCA and the Overall Champion of the PCMCA/BCIMCA.


In the Mixed event the champions were:

BCIMCA Mixed Curling Award went to the Dan Martell team of Kelowna. The Martell team was undefeated in its round-robin games versus BCIMCA teams with two wins and one tie. The Skrenek team of Vernon was also undefeated, but with one win and two ties, so the BCIMCA Mixed Curling Chamionship went to the Martell team.

PCMCA Mixed Curling Award and the PCMCA/BCIMCA Mixed Curling Award went to the Jack Holden team of Comox. The Holden team won all of its games versus PCMCA teams and had its only loss versus the Yip team of Kelowna. Therefore it achieved both the PCMCA and the overall PCMCA/BCIMCA titles.

Sieg wins first-ever BC Men’s Bonspiel Tours Championship

Submitted by Richard Brower

A team of two seniors plus two young guys who can throw bullet-like peel shots has won the first-ever BC Men’s Bonspiel Tours Championship. The Lyle Sieg team, based out of the Seattle Granite Curling Club, won the championship final 6-1 in just five ends on Sunday, Mar. 20 at Cloverdale CC over Tunnel Town’s Cody Tanaka rink. [Read more…]

Curling athletes recognized with Coast Capital Savings bursaries

Three exemplary curling athletes were recognized with Coast Capital Savings Leadership Bursaries at the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 BC Winter Games in Penticton. [Read more…]

Canada’s best university curling teams compete in Kelowna

Canada’s best university curling teams will meet in the 2016 CIS-Curling Canada University Championships, presented by Travelers, starting Sunday in Kelowna. [Read more…]

Victoria hosts Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling

Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling is bringing the world’s top curlers to Victoria for the Elite 10.

Sportsnet’s broadcast coverage of the event, live from Victoria’s Q Centre at West Shore Parks & Recreation, begins Thursday, March 17 at 11:30 a.m. PT on Sportsnet and can be streamed through the Sportsnet mobile app and Sportsnet.ca/ now. (Full broadcast schedule below). [Read more…]

Lepine and Switzer take BC Masters titles

Karen Lepine has been given the opportunity to try for a repeat of her Canadian Masters Curling Championship win. [Read more…]

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