Masters teams qualify
Masters teams from around the province have qualified for provincials on Vancouver Island.
The 2020 Connect Hearing BC Masters Curling Championships, which will feature the top eight 60+ men’s teams and top eight 60+ women’s teams in BC, will be split over two clubs in the Cowichan Valley, Cowichan Rocks in Lake Cowichan and the Glen Harper Curling Centre in Duncan.
This is the second year that Connect Hearing have sponsored masters curling in BC. Lindsay Scharf, Marketing Specialist from Connect Hearing, said: “Connect Hearing is proud to support curling throughout BC, promoting active living and the importance of hearing health to Curl BC members.”
At playdowns at Victoria Curling Club, three Vancouver Island women’s teams earned berths, Team Sanders (Victoria/Duncan), Team Erdos (Nanaimo/Qualicum) and Team Tromans (Nanaimo). One Vancouver Island berth was awarded to the men – which went to Wes Craig’s Victoria/Kerry Park/Comox Valley rink.
Lower Mainland playdowns in Port Moody saw four men’s teams earn berths – Team Harris (Cloverdale/Langley/GEWC), Team Rafter (Tunnel Town/Vancouver/Delta/Marpole), Team Lepine (Langley/Royal City/Penticton/Cloverdale) and Team Moore (Royal City/GEWC). On the women’s side Team Klebe (Chilliwack/Richmond/Cloverdale/Langley), Team Gardner (Royal City) and Team Kern (Royal City) qualified at Port Moody.
The Invermere Curling Club hosted playdowns which saw Elkford’s Ken McHargue rink qualify and Castlegar/Trail/Nelson’s Bill vanYzerloo also qualify.
The Vernon team of Kathy Pedersen won the women’s berth at Okanagan playdowns.
The Kelowna rink of Eric Hoffman was awarded a men’s berth.
The remaining open masters playdown will go ahead at Marpole Curling Club on Feb. 7 to decide the final women’s team to travel to Lake Cowichan and Duncan. Scores for the Marpole event are at http://bot.curlbc.ca//web/Comp?compid=3180.
Event information is available at https://www.curlbc.ca/duncan-cowichan-2020/. A championship schedule will be posted at https://playdowns.curlbc.ca when the rosters are complete.