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Richmond, Kamloops teams representing BC at 2018 Travelers Club Championship

Club teams from curling facilities across the country will be representing their province/territory at the 2018 Travelers Curling Club Championship at Miramichi Curling Club in New Brunswick starting on Monday.

BC is represented in the women’s event by Lori Olsen’s McArthur Island Curling Club team of Kelsey Martin, Lisa Robitaille and Andrea Bourassa. Vic Shimizu’s Richmond Curling Club team of Cody Tanaka, Trevor Bakken and Mark Yodogawa is representing BC in the men’s event.

The championship involves 14 men’s and 14 women’s teams. Both the men’s and the women’s events feature two seven-team round-robin pools, with the top three teams in each pool after round-robin play progressing to the playoffs. The first-place teams will progress directly to the semifinals and the second- and third-place teams will compete in the quarterfinals for an opportunity to play for a medal.

Last season, Nanaimo Curling Centre’s team of Bart Sawyer, Steve Waatainen, Craig Burton and Keith Clarke won the men’s event, claiming BC’s first ever national curling club championship gold.

Team Olsen (BC women)’s round-robin schedule is as follows (all times in Pacific):

November 19, 11:00am vs Northern Ontario
November 20, 5:00am vs Northwest Territories
November 20, 12:00pm vs Saskatchewan
November 21, 5:00am vs Quebec
November 21, 12:00pm vs Nunavut
November 22, 3:30pm vs Alberta

Team Shimizu (BC men)’s round-robin schedule is as follows (all times in Pacific):

November 20, 8:30am vs Northern Ontario
November 20, 3:30pm vs Northwest Territories
November 21, 8:30am vs Ontario
November 21, 3:30pm vs New Brunswick
November 22, 5:00am vs Newfoundland and Labrador
November 22, 12:00pm vs Saskatchewan

Scores, standings, and more information about the event can be found at https://www.curling.ca/2018travelers/

Live scoring will be available at https://www.curling.ca/scoreboard/#!/

BC Junior Curling Tour wraps up, with four teams headed to provincials

The final standings for the 2018-19 BC Junior Curling Tour have been determined, with the tour coming to a close over Remembrance Day long weekend with the Optimist Junior Cashspiel at Esquimalt Curling Club.

The tour’s top two junior men’s teams and top two junior women’s teams will receive automatic berths to the 2019 BC Junior Curling Championships, which are taking place at Vernon Curling Club from December 27, 2018 to January 1, 2019.

Langley and Victoria’s Team Tardi (Tyler Tardi, Sterling Middleton, Matthew Hall, Alex Horvath) has come in first in the BC Junior Men’s Tour with 260.00 points. The team won both the Anita Cochrane Memorial and the Rick Cotter Memorial. Skip Tardi and third Middleton will be looking to defend their title of BC Junior Men’s Champions in Vernon.

Richmond and Royal City’s Team Carpenter (Brayden Carpenter, Matthew McCrady, Zane McLeod, Branden Reimer) will also advance to the 2019 BC Junior Curling Championships after coming in second in the BC Junior Men’s Tour with 244.00 points, just 16 points behind Team Tardi.

Delta’s Team Daniels (Sarah Daniels, Kayla MacMillan, Jessica Humphries, Sarah Loken) has claimed the top spot in the BC Junior Women’s Tour with 365.00 points. The team won the Parksville Junior Cashspiel, the Anita Cochrane Memorial, and the Optimist Junior Cashspiel. Daniels will be aiming to return to the top of the podium at the BC Junior Curling Championships, which she last won in 2016.

Victoria’s Team Reese-Hansen (Taylor Reese-Hansen, Catera Park, Jordan Koster, Sydney Brilz) came in second in the BC Junior Women’s Tour with 279.75 points. The team won the Rick Cotter Memorial and will be looking to defend their title of BC Junior Women’s Champions.

The remaining six junior men’s teams and six junior women’s teams that will be competing in the 2019 BC Junior Curling Championships will be determined at the junior playdowns. The junior regional playdowns will be taking place November 30 to December 2, with the junior open playdown taking place December 7 to 9.

The deadline for teams to register for the junior regional playdowns is November 16. More information can be found at https://www.curlbc.ca/curlers/competitive/junior/

More information about the BC Curling Tours can be found at https://www.bccurlingtours.com/

Team Tanaka set to represent BC at the 2019 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship

Richmond’s Team Tanaka will make their debut as Team BC at the 2019 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship on Monday November 5. [Read more…]

Road to the 2020 BC Winter Games

The BC Winter Games are a biennial celebration of sport and community that bring together BC’s best emerging high performance athletes. The 2020 BC Winter Games will be taking place in Fort St. John, and will once again include curling for athletes between the ages of 11 and 16. [Read more…]

Curl BC Business of Curling to be held in Kamloops in June

Save the date – Curl BC’s 2019 Business of Curling symposium will be held at Kamloops Curling Club from June 7 to 9, 2019.  [Read more…]

Masters Kootenays playdown location correction

Please note that the location of the Masters Kootenays playdown is incorrectly stated in the 2018-19 Curl BC Yearbook and on the 2018-19 playdowns posters. [Read more…]

Win big with belairdirect!

 

BC curlers can WIN BIG with belairdirect! Enter for a chance to win a 55″ LED Smart TV and a soundbar of an approximate value of $1,999.00!* [Read more…]

Details announced for 2019 BC Club Challenge

The BC Club Challenge, a province-wide event run by Curl BC for men’s and women’s club teams, is set to return in the 2018-19 season with updated rules aimed at increasing participation in the event. [Read more…]

Past Chair Paul Addison elected to Curling Canada board

Curl BC would like to congratulate Past Chair Paul Addison on being elected to Curling Canada’s Board of Governors last week at the National Curling Congress in Ottawa. [Read more…]

Tickets now available for 2019 BC Men’s and Women’s Championships

Full event pass tickets for the 2019 BC Men’s Curling Championship, Presented by Barkerville Historic Town & Park and the 2019 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship, Presented by Best Western, are now available for purchase online. [Read more…]

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