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Quesnel 2019 by the numbers

The hosting of both the 2019 BC Men’s Curling Championship, presented by Barkerville Historic Town & Park and Nufloors, and the 2019 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship, presented by Best Western and Nufloors, earlier this year in Quesnel was a great moment for curling in BC.  

There were many different components to the combined event, with each playing a significant role in making the event the success that it was. Here is Quesnel 2019 by the numbers.

6 days of competition: Teams competed for the titles of BC Men’s and BC Women’s Champions from Tuesday January 29 to Sunday February 3, 2019.

98 athletes and coaches: Eight women’s teams and 12 men’s teams from around the province travelled to Quesnel.

170 volunteers: From transportation and ticket sales to staging and security, the volunteers in Quesnel went above and beyond to welcome the teams to their city and ensure that the event ran smoothly.

5 sheets of ice in the West Fraser Centre: The ice tech team, led by Mike Merklinger and Cody Hall, installed the ice sheets in the five days leading up to the event in Quesnel’s beautiful new facility.

4 broadcast games: The women’s 3-4 page, men’s semi, and both finals were broadcast on Shaw Spotlight and livestreamed on cbcsports.ca, with Roll Focus Productions producing the show. Melissa Soligo and Gerry Richard served as commentators, with Teri Palynchuk as the floor reporter.

495 school kids in attendance: Thanks to West Fraser Timber, school kids from the Quesnel area were given tickets to the event and bussed to arena throughout the week to enjoy the curling with their classmates.

1,864 tickets sold: This includes 713 full event passes, 52 weekend passes, and 1,099 single draw passes, and does not include an additional 208 full event passes distributed to sponsors and special guests.

60 officials trained: In the year leading up to the event, 60 individuals from the Quesnel area obtained their Level 1 and/or Level 2 officiating certification. Led by Chief Umpires Vonda Hofferd and Daryl Kirton, 38 of these officials served at the event.

$9,931.50 paid out from the 50/50 draws: The largest 50/50 jackpot of the week was $1,432.50.

1 BC Men’s Champion and 1 BC Women’s Champion: At the end of what was an exciting competition, Team Cotter was named the 2019 BC Men’s Champion and Team Wark was named the 2019 BC Women’s Champion.

More information about the event can be found at http://quesnel2019.curlbc.ca

Photos from the event can be found on our Facebook page.

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