2023 BC Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships Day 3 Recap
Draw 7 marked the halfway point of the 2023 BC Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships as Day 3 commenced.
With the men’s A-Qualifiers determined, the attention turned to the B-Event with four semi-finals being played in that bracket. Team Nichol (Castlegar, Fruitvale, Grand Forks, Nelson) was coming off a loss in the A-Qualifier last night and found themselves against Team Sutton (Victoria) in this B-Event game. Team Nichol took this matchup, 7-5.
Their opponent in the evening’s B-Qualifier game would be either Team Buchy (Kimberley, Kelowna) or Team Wood (Victoria). While both teams fought hard, the game went to Team Buchy by a score of 6-5 in an extra end.
In the other side of the B-Event, two teams from the Royal City Curling Club were going for the win: Team Koyanagi and Team O’Driscoll. The final score of 6-1 favored Team Koyanagi, who got one step closer to playoff qualification.
Team Greenlaw (Osoyoos, Marpole, VCC, Duncan) and Team Longworth (Vernon) both wanted to grab the last spot in the B-Qualifier games. It was Team Greenlaw showing up strong, winning the game 4-3.
The men were not the only ones on the ice this morning – there were two women’s B-Event games on the ice alongside them.
Team Mychaluk (Langley, Royal City, Parksville) and Team Fedoruk (Victoria) hit the ice bright and early. Team Fedoruk won in an extra end with a score of 8-7.
Team Andrews (Langley) met with Team Arsenault (Vernon, Parksville) in the last game on the ice this draw. Team Arsenault continued their run to the playoffs through the B-Event with a final score of 6-5.
Draw 8 in the afternoon saw the first playoff qualifier from the women’s side become known, with Team Gushulak (Royal City, Kelowna) and Team Cowan (Royal City, Vancouver) playing out the A-Qualifier game. It was Team Gushulak who would grab the first spot in the women’s page playoffs which kick off Saturday evening at 7:00pm. Final score was 5-3.
The women’s B-Event also continued in Draw 8 with Team Fedoruk and Team WINNER Arsenault looking for a spot in the B-Qualifier game. Team Arsenault found their groove to take the game 8-3.
The men’s side saw a few more teams exit the competition as the C-Event continued.
After ensuring their win by a steal yesterday evening, Team Leighton (Chilliwack) was ready to take on Team Wood. It was a great game between these two teams, but Team Wood was the one who would move forward in this championship by a score of 5-3.
Team Strathdee (Penticton, Abbotsford) was not ready to go home yet, but neither was their opponent, Team Sutton. The final score of 9-3 meant Team Sutton would avoid elimination.
In the opposite side of the C-Event, Team McArdle (Royal City) stepped on the ice to face Team Longworth. Intensity was high but it was Team Longworth continuing their run with a final score of 7-3.
In the last game on the ice, Team Frycz (Langley) sought to continue their run at their home club, but Team O’Drsicoll were the only ones standing in their way. Team O’Driscoll were the lucky ones today, scoring a 6-5 win.
The action did not stop there with Draw 9 keeping the excitement going in the evening.
For the men, this draw meant two more teams would qualify for the playoffs, with both B-Qualifier games being played. Team Nichol and Team Buchy knew a win here would get them an extra life in the playoffs, so the stakes were high. Team Buchy got the job done, with a final score of 5-4.
The second B-Qualifier game saw Team Koyanagi and Team Greenlaw put on a great game. When the dust settled, it was Team Koyanagi grabbing a 7-2 win and a spot in the playoffs.
Men’s C-Event action also continued with two C-Event semi-finals on the ice.
Team Wood and Team Sutton had no choice but to seek the winning energy to keep their run to the BC title going. With the final scoreboard reading 8-7, it was Team Sutton who would put themselves into Saturday’s C-Qualifier game.
Also looking for a spot in a C-Qualifier game were Team Longworth and Team O’Driscoll. Team Longworth showed up strong and clinched their spot, 10-6.
On the women’s side, C-Event action kicked off which meant two teams would be eliminated from contention.
Team Richter (Penticton) and Team Andrews gave it their all in this game, but Team Richter was the successful bunch. They would move on to a C-Qualifier game by a score of 8-5.
Team Ernst (Quesnel) took on Team Mychaluk to see who would avoid elimination. Team Mychaluk got the momentum going and took the win, 5-2.
Games continue Saturday morning, with men’s playoff action getting started at 9:00am.
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This event is supported in part by grants from the Province of British Columbia and Hosting BC.