2023 BC Open and Women’s Stick Curling Championships Day 2 Recap
Day 2 was a big day at the 2023 BC Open and Women’s Stick Curling Championships in Armstrong, BC as all playoff qualifiers were determined.
In the open division, Team Mould/Shalansky (Prince George) took on local Team Fowler/Heinrichs (Armstrong) for the first spot in the playoffs. Team Fowler/Heinrichs grabbed an extra end win (4-3) to put themselves into the Page 1v2 game.
Team Mould/Shalansky had a second chance to qualify for the playoffs against Team Campbell/Sears (Armstrong) in the B-Qualifier. However, Team Campbell/Sears used the momentum they had from two big wins against Teams Smith/Pieper (Armstrong) and Prokopetz/Wejr (Vernon) earlier in the day to place themselves in the B-Qualifier spot. The final score was 3-2.
Team Campbell/Sears will play Team Fowler/Heinrichs in the Page 1v2 playoff game tomorrow morning at 10:00am.
Team Smith/Pieper (Armstrong) knew getting their first win of the event would also mean they would qualify for playoffs through the C-Event. Unfortunately for them, Team Prokopetz/Wejr were motivated to bounce back from a B-Event loss, as well. In the end, Team Prokopetz/Wejr nabbed a spot in the Page 3v4 game tomorrow morning by a score of 4-2.
Team Mould/Shalansky had one last chance to qualify for the playoffs but Team Maurer Graf (Salmon Arm) would not let them have the spot easily. After a hard-fought game, Team Mould/Shalansky got themselves into the Page 3v4 game against Team Prokopetz/Wejr tomorrow at 11:00am. Final score was 6-3.
On the women’s side, Team Farynuk/Zarowny (Enderby) got on a roll in the A-Qualifier game with a string of steals against Team Burton/Saul-Fowler (Armstrong). This led to a 5-1 win, and a spot in the playoffs.
Later, the B-Qualifier game took place between and Team Knopp/Tattersol (Enderby) Team topped Jeffrey/Palmer (Kelowna). With the team from Enderby pulling off the victory, it will make it an all-Enderby Page 1v2 game tomorrow morning at 10:00am.
At the same time, Team Radcliffe/Richard (Kelowna) and Team Campbell/Hughes (Kelowna) were fighting it out to be one of Kelowna’s representative in the playoff round. A big score of 4 in the first end by Team Radcliffe/Richard propelled them to a 5-3 win.
In the last draw of the day, Team Burton/Saul-Fowler (Armstrong) and Team Jeffrey/Palmer (Kelowna) both hoped the be there on championship Sunday. In a close game that went to an extra end, it was Team Burton/Saul-Fowler (Armstrong) earning the final spot in the playoffs.
Team Radcliffe/Richard and Team Burton/Saul-Fowler will play in the Page 3v4 game tomorrow morning at 11:00am.
Also, on this second day of competition, Curl BC Board Liaison, Brenda M’Clellan presented the hosting recognition award to Steve Gunner and the Armstrong Curling Club. Thank you to them for gathering an incredible group of volunteers and being gracious hosts.
Watch the games live online at youtube.com/@CurlBCTV/streams.
Get the scores and schedule here: Open, Women’s
This event is supported in part by grants from the Province of British Columbia.