Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Top Paralympics team makes trek to curling nationals
By Ellie Lambert, Curl BC
Team Cormack Samanth Sui (L to R), Gerry Austgarden, Daryl Neighbour and skip Gary Cormack.
Curling alongside Cormack was Vancouver 2010 champion Darryl Neighbour at third, fellow 2006 Paralympic gold medallist Gerry Austgarden at second, Samantha Siu at lead and fifth Jacqueline Roy.
Team Cormack beat Team LaBounty 7-6 in the final to complete a perfect Championship which saw them win all of their games.
The rink will now go onto the Canadian Championship in Boucherville, QC, which takes place April 27 – May 3. All of the team has competed at nationals before and Cormack, Neighbour and Roy will have all won the Canadian title on previous occasions, a feat that they will be hoping to repeat.
Silver medallists Team LaBounty contained three members of the team which won the 2014 Championship title but they were unable to repeat last year’s success. The bronze medal went to Team MacDonald who won their final match against Team Tingle 7-2.
The 2015 BC Wheelchair Curling Championships took place at Richmond Curling Club from January 16-18. Visit Playdowns here to see the results of all the draws.
The full team line-ups from the event were:
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