Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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Big Wheels

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.

ary Cormack, 2006 Paralympic champion, and his experienced team will represent BC at the nationals after winning the 2015 BC Wheelchair Championship.


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:



About Curl BC
Curl BC is the 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. For more information, visit www.curlbc.ca.




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