Record purse at Mixed Doubles
Two BC teams and an additional BC player will be vying for a record prize purse at the 2021 Home Hardware Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship.
A total of 35 teams will play for their share of the $150,000 that will be on the line from Mar. 18-25 at WinSport Arena at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, with the winning team collecting $50,000.
BC’s Dezaray Hawes and Tyler Tardi have qualified for the Mixed Doubles event through the NextGen program and will both experience two events in the bubble. Hawes, of Peachland, played second for Team Brown who competed in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts which wrapped up on Feb. 28 and Tardi, of Cloverdale, Surrey, will play as Team BC’s alternate at the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier, which starts on Friday (Mar. 5).
2020 BC Mixed Doubles champions Stephanie Jackson-Baier and Corey Chester (pictured) will get the chance to curl for the title after missing out due to Covid last year. Jackson-Baier was also the alternate for Team Brown and will take part in a Hub City event for a second time.
In addition, Kelowna’s Tyrel Griffith has paired up again with Saskatchewan-based Nancy Martin for the chance to be crowned Canadian champions in this fast-paced version of the game.