Friday, January 29, 2016
Team glimpses gold
on the horizon
Rebecca Connop-Price, Curl BC/Submitted photo
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
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
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).
The full scoreboard can be viewed at http://www.curling.ca/scoreboard/.
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Tardi (Langley Curling Club/Royal City Curling Club)
Tyler Tardi – Surrey
Daniel Wenzek – Burnaby
Jordan Tardi – Surrey
Nicholas Meister – Langley
Daniels (Royal City Curling Club)
Sarah Daniels – Delta
Marika Van Osch – Nanaimo
Dezaray Hawes – Anmore
Megan Daniels – Delta
Friday, January 29, 2016
Curling Championships Set to Begin This Weekend
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
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
register. Anyone with questions about the clinic can email Karen
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
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