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BC Wheelchair curling championships heads into Richmond this weekend

December 06, 2022

It’s been a long time coming, but the 2022 Curl BC Wheelchair Curling Championship is set to hit the ice at the Richmond Curling Centre this coming weekend.

Originally scheduled for February of this year, the event was pushed back due to a COVID-related BC health order which stated that no sports tournaments would be allowed unless they led to a national championship. With Curling Canada’s cancellation of its 2020 wheelchair championships, there was no choice but to postpone the BC event.

Running from December 10th to 11th, the championship will pit Kelowna’s Team Gerry Austgarden (Gerry Austgarden, skip; Darryl Neighbour, 3rd; Rick Robinson, 2nd, Janice Ing, lead) against 2020 champions Team Bob MacDonald (Bob MacDonald, skip; Allison Duddy, 3rd; Vincent Miele, 2nd).

The championship will be run in a best-of-three format, with opening ceremonies, two games, and a banquet on Saturday. A third game will take place on Sunday, if needed.

The winner will go on to the 2023 Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championship, which will be held in Moose Jaw, SK from March 19th-25, 2023.

Good curling and best of luck to everyone competing!