Friday, January 29, 2016

Curling News

BC Juniors Best

Team glimpses gold on the horizon

Rebecca Connop-Price, Curl BC/Submitted photo


C’s junior curling teams have soared to the top of their tables at the Canadian Junior Curling Championships, presented by Egg Farmers of Ontario.


In Pool B, B.C.’s Sarah Daniels (Royal City Curling Club) finished an unbeaten Preliminary Round with an 8-4 win over Ontario’s Courtney Auld (3-3; Thornhill).


In men’s Pool B, B.C.’s Tyler Tardi (Langley Curling Club/Royal City Curling Club) also finished on top at 6-0.


The results mean Team Daniels, with third Marika Van Osch, Second Dezaray Hawes and lead Megan Daniels, will head into the championship pool. The four-game partial round robin will run from today through Friday, with their earlier records carried forward.


Similarly, Team Tardi, with third Daniel Wenzek, second Jordan Tardi and lead Nicholas Meister, is taking part in the championship round.


The first-place teams from the championship rounds will  advance directly to Sunday’s gold-medal games, while the second- and third-place teams will meet in the semifinals on Saturday.


For the junior women, Nova Scotia’s Mary Fay (5-1; Chester) finished second, while Saskatchewan’s Kourtney Fesser (4-2; Saskatoon) was third.

In junior men’s play, Northern Ontario’s Tanner Horgan (5-1; Copper Cliff), was second. New Brunswick’s Alex Robichaud (4-2; Moncton) clinched third with a 10-6 win over Saskatchewan’s Jake Hersikorn (3-3; Saskatoon). askatchewan earned the last Championship Round berth.

The Championship and Seeding Rounds kick off today with two draws — at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. (PT).

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Team Tardi (Langley Curling Club/Royal City Curling Club)

Skip: Tyler Tardi – Surrey

Third: Daniel Wenzek – Burnaby

Second: Jordan Tardi – Surrey

Lead: Nicholas Meister – Langley

Coach: Paul Tardi


Team Daniels (Royal City Curling Club)

Skip: Sarah Daniels – Delta

Third: Marika Van Osch – Nanaimo

Second: Dezaray Hawes – Anmore

Lead: Megan Daniels – Delta

Coach: Katie Witt


 Friday, January 29, 2016


BC Wheelchair Curling Championships Set to Begin This Weekend

he 2016 BC Wheelchair Curling Championship is set for this weekend (Jan 30-31) at Richmond Curling Centre.

Curling fans are welcome to watch the action, which will feature athletes with national and world experience.

Team La Bounty features skip Frank La Bounty, third Alison Duddy, second Ellis Tull, lead Vince Miele, fifth Janice Ing and coach Karen Watson. Team Austgarden features Gerry Austgarden, Darryl Neighbour, Sonja Gaudet, Cyril Kinakin, Mark Peeren and coach Sharon Morrison.

Gerry Austgarden and Frank La Bounty both skipped Canadian Wheelchair champion rinks, while Darryl Neighbour and Sonja Gaudet are both Paralympic champions.

To add to the event, a wheelchair curling clinic for new or current wheelchair curlers is taking place. This will be a chance for people who have already learned the sport or who are new to the sport to work with coaches to further develop wheelchair curling skills. The wheelchair curling clinic will run from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 31, at the Richmond Curling Club.

There is no cost to participate however pre-registration is required. Anyone interested can visit  to register. Anyone with questions about the clinic can email Karen Watson here.

To catch the action at the BC Championship, please visit the club on Hollybridge Way, Richmond, for draws at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 30. A third draw at 10 a.m. on Sunday, January 31, will go ahead if needed.

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.


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