final line-up for the 2015 Scotties BC Womenís Curling Championship,
presented by Best Western, has been decided.
Womenís teams met at
the Golden Ears Winter Club this weekend to battle for the final two
berths for the BC Scotties, which take place at the same venue from
January 21-25, 2015.
The A event winner
was Team Van Osch who represent Nanaimo Curling Club. The rink was
skipped by defending champion Kesa Van Osch, alongside her sister Kalia
Van Osch who plays third, second Trysta Vandale and lead Kelsey Steiger.
The B event winner
was Team Lewis from Royal City Club. The team, who played seven games
over the weekend, is made up of skip Kristy Lewis, third Jody Maskiewich,
second Barbara Zbeetnoff and lead Jenn Howard.
These two rinks will
be joined at the Scotties by the three teams who qualified at an earlier
open event which took place at Kelowna Curling Club in November.
Novemberís A event
winners was Team Wark who are skipped by Sarah Wark who was part of the
team which recently came third in the Canadian Mixed Curling
Championships. She is joined by third Simone Brosseau, second Michelle
Allen and lead Rachelle Kallechy.
The B event winner in
Kelowna was Team Russett from Kamloops Curling Club. The team is skipped
by Amanda Russett, third is Crista Sanbrooks, second is Ashley Nordin
and the team is rounded out by lead Courtney Karwandy.
The Kelowna C event
winner was Team Knezevic from Prince George. The foursome is made up of
skip Patti Knezevic, third Kristen Fewster, second Jen Rusnell and lead
The field for the Championships in
January is completed by Team Gushulak and Team Scott, who both qualified
as Canadian Team Ranking System points winners, and defending champions
For more information about the 2015
Scotties BC Womenís Curling Championship, Presented by Best Western,
The BC Scotties semi-finals and finals
on January 25 will be broadcast on Sportsnet. To see the TV schedule,
Men's Curling Teams Ready
secure spots for the Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men's Curling
Released by Ellie Lambert, Curl BC/Photo
a close fought weekend of action, ten menís curling teams have secured
spots for the 2015 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Menís Curling
Clubs from across the province will be represented at the Championships
as the qualifying events saw teams spread from Victoria to Kimberley
Menís teams without a berth now have just one more chance to qualify for
the championship Ė at an open playdown taking place at Peace Arch
Curling Club (White Rock) January 9-11 2015.
In a repeat of last yearís result, the A event winner from the playdowns
held at Comox Valley Curling Centre was Team Dangerfield, representing
Victoria Curling Centre. The rink consists of skip Neil Dangerfield,
third Denis Sutton, second Darren Boden and lead Glen Allen.
A team from Victoria Curling Club also won the B event. Team Baier,
which is Skip Chris Baier, third Michael Johnson, second Corey Chester
and lead Sanjay Bowry, secured their berth by defeating Team Montgomery
with a single in the final end.
Team Montgomery bounced back to qualify through the C event though. The
team, which is made up of skip Jason Montgomery, third Jody Epp, second
Miles Craig, and lead Will Duggan, secured an 11-4 win in their final
The Okanagan playdowns, which were held at Vernon Curling Club, produced
two winners from Kamloops.
Team DeCap came through two close games to win the A event. Skip Scott
DeCap, third Ron Douglas, second Pat DeCap and lead Grant Olsen all hail
Team Nelson recovered from losing to their clubmates in the A event
final to claim the B event qualification spot. The team is skipped by
Darren Nelson and is rounded out by third Russ Koffski, second Jared
Jenkins and lead Adam Windsor.
Four rinks qualified from the lower mainland playdowns at Cloverdale
The winners of the A event were Team Geall who play out of Royal City
Curling Club. The team consists of Skip Sean Geall, third Andrew Bilesky,
second Steve Kopf and lead Mark Olson.
The B event was also won by a Royal City rink, Team McArdle. Skip Ken
McArdle plays alongside third Chase Martyn, second Cody Johnston and
lead Will Sutton.
The other two qualifiers from the lower mainland came through the C
event. Team Schnieder from Vancouver Curling Club who secured a berth
are skipped by Stephen Schnieder with Jeff Guinard at third, Shawn
Eklund at second and Brent Amos at lead. They will be joined at the
Championships by Team Dezura who curl out of the Golden Ears Winter
Club, they are skip Grant Dezura, third Kevin Mackenzie, second Kevin
Recksiedler and lead Jamie Smith.
The final qualifier of the weekend was Team Buchy who came through the
Kootenay playdown at Nelson Curling Club undefeated. The rink of skip
Tom Buchy, third Dave Stephenson, Dave Toffolo and lead Darren Will hail
from the Kimberley Curling Club.
To see the results of Curl BC playdowns, visit
www.playdowns.com and search
under the British Columbia (Curl BC) tab.
These 10 teams will battle for the title alongside Team Pierce, who
qualified as Canadian Team Ranking System points winners, and defending
champions Team Cotter. The 2015 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Menís
Curling Championship takes place from February 3-8, 2015, at the Vernon
Curling Club. Visit
more information about the event or to purchase tickets.
About Curl BC
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provincial sport governing body responsible for the development,
promotion and organization of curling in British Columbia. Curl BC is
also responsible for the championship system that declares provincial
representation at National events. In cooperation with its Members, Curl
BC provides services to both competitive and recreational curlers,
including a variety of adaptive groups.
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