Monday, February 24, 2014
senior women's team place second in Tim Horton's Championships
Rebecca C. Price, Curl BC
Ladies’ Silver Medal Winners - Team Deputan representing Chilliwack,
left to right, Chair of host committee Judy Francis Skip: Lisa
Deputan, Third: Janet Klebe, Second : Laura Wigham, Lead: Jane Adam
Island curling teams were once again on the podium at a Curl BC
Victoria’s Wes Craig and Parksville’s Penny Shantz both went
undefeated through the 2014 Tim Hortons BC Senior Curling
Championships to secure gold and the chance to compete at nationals
in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
event was staged at the Comox Valley Curling Club in Courtenay, B.C.
Chair of the host committee, Judy Francis, said: “The Comox Valley
Curling Club had a wonderful time hosting these Senior Championships
and were totally amazed by the support of both the club members and
the Comox Valley community.”
Team Shantz and Team Craig are the fourth and fifth Vancouver Island
teams to have won a BC curling title, after the Nanaimo teams of Van
Osch (junior women’s and women’s) and de Jong (junior men’s). An
Island men’s team (Team Montgomery from Duncan/Victoria) were silver
medalists at the 2014 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling
Team Shantz, rounded out by third Sandra Jenkins, second Debbie
Pulak and lead Kate Horne, represent Parksville Curling Club, but
two members of the team hail from Salmon Arm (Jenkins and Horne).
Team Craig, rounded out by third Blair Cusack, second Tony Anslow
and lead Kevin Britt, and coached by Roselyn Craig, beat last year’s
champions, Team Lepine in the final with a score of 8-5. The
Victoria Curling Centre team – whose members hail from Victoria,
Shawnigan Lake and Sooke – scored deuces in the fourth, sixth and
eighth ends to secure their win. Craig Lepine skips the Peace Arch
Curling Centre team, which is rounded out by Stan Walker, Berry
Breton and new addition to the team this year Mike Pelech.
The women’s final between Team Shantz and Team Deputan was a close
affair. Tied 3-3 going into the 10th end, Shantz managed to score a
single point to take the lead and the gold medal. Team Deputan, from
Chilliwack Curling Club, only lost to Team Shantz during the entire
competition. The team, made up of skip Lisa Deputan, third Janet
Klebe, second Laura Wigham and lead Jane Adam, took home the silver
Bronze medals were awarded to Team Thulin, from Campbell River
Curling Club, with Dean Thulin as skip, Lyle Boyce at third, Brad
Sullivan at second and Tom Green at lead, and Team Blashko, from
Summerland Curling Club, with Lil Blashko as skip, Cindy Curtain as
third, Sylvia Lowe as second, Tammy Brennan as lead and Diane
Tetreault as fifth.
To see the results of all the draws at Comox Valley Curling Club,
www.playdowns.com and click on Curl BC.
Chilliwack rink manager Bruce Renwick gave the Voice a quick
update on Monday, February 24, 2014
House went well with over 60 people dropping down to try the sport,"
an Adult "Getting Started in curling" program slated for Sunday
year, which is a 16 week ( 6 weeks of instruction followed by 10
weeks of games) program with low student to instructor ratio. We
have our annual Mixed Bonspiel coming up March 7-9 with usually 32+
teams. This a really fun event for the club as our season is winding
down and club members use it as a finale."
interested in giving the sport a try can call Bruce Renwick at the
club 604 792 1572 and I will set something up for them.
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