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Quesnel’s new arena to host BC men’s championship in 2019

The best men’s curlers in the province will be given the opportunity to curl in a brand new arena when the 2019 belairdirect BC Men’s Curling Championship heads to Quesnel.

The event will be held at the city’s newly-minted West Fraser Centre from February 6 to 10, 2019. The arena is equipped with an ice surface and seating for 1,300 people.

The championship will decide the BC team that will go on to compete at the 2019 Tim Hortons Brier, which will be played March 2-10, 2019, at Westman Communications Group Place at the Keystone Centre in Brandon, Manitoba.

Charlene Lawrence, Chair of the event, said: “I’m very pleased that we will be hosting this event and showcasing not only our newly opened West Fraser Centre, but playing host to a first-class championship event. We will ensure the athletes, officials and visitors have a spectacular experience enjoying Quesnel.”

Dave Plant, Quesnel Curling Centre coordinator, said the entire curling family was excited to host the best male curlers in BC. He said: “I’m very proud that the Quesnel Curling Centre will host the athletes both on and off the ice. Quesnel’s base of volunteers and curling fans make us thoroughly confident that the belairdirect BC Men’s Championships will be a great show.”

Curl BC CEO Scott Braley said: “Holding the 2019 belairdirect BC Men’s Curling Championship in Quesnel gives people in the Cariboo the opportunity to share in our passion for the sport of curling. Quesnel is a great location, and with the curling taking place in a brand new arena, both curlers and curling fans alike will really enjoy this event.”

The event will feature 12 men’s teams fighting for the opportunity to represent British Columbia at the Tim Hortons Brier. The 12 teams will play a modified triple knockout with a four-team page playoff.

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