Monday, Jan 4, 2015

Curling News

The Juniors in a Nutshell

Kamloops hosts 2016 Tim Hortons BC Junior Championship

By Rebecca Connop-Price, Curl BC

 

Team Daniels has Team Brown in trouble and steals on the 1st end. Below, Jordan Kiss.

 

he Kamloops Curling Club rink of Corryn Brown has secured a playoff berth in style, going undefeated in seven games in front of a crowd full of the team’s friends, family and fans.

 

This is the last year the foursome of Brown, third Erin Pincott, second Samantha Fisher and lead Sydney Fraser will be able to play at the junior level, with Pincott unable to compete in the under-21 competition next year.

 

But the team, which is coached by Allison McInnes, still have to get past Sarah Daniels’ Royal City rink before they can secure a place in the final. The Daniels rink features third Marika Van Osch, second Dezaray Hawes, lead Megan Daniels and coaches Katie Witt and Ernie Daniels, who finished in second place with a 6-1 record, after an exciting last game with Team Coulombe which saw them steal one in the 10th for a 7-6 win.

 

The page 1 vs 2 game will take place tomorrow at 2 p.m. with the winner getting a bye to the final.

 

In third place is Sarah Loken’s Delta Thistle Curling Club rink featuring skip Loken, third Catera Park, second Kylie Karoway, lead Kim Bonneau and coach Marion McNeill.  They will play against fourth-placed team, Team Coulombe. Skip Mariah Coulombe’s Victoria Curling Centre rink features third Bailey Tinkler , second Jordan Koster,   lead Sydney Brilz and coach Andrew Komlodi.

 

The page 3 vs 4 game (tomorrow at 2 p.m.) will see the winner take on the loser of the 1 vs 2 game (tomorrow at 2 p.m.) in the semis (tomorrow at 7 p.m.). The final  will be on Sunday at 9 a.m.

 

On the junior men’s side, Tyler Tardi’s Langley/Royal City rink of third Daniel Wenzek, second Jordan Tardi, lead Nicholas Meister, fifth Sterling Middleton and coach Paul Tardi, have secured first place, going undefeated through round robin play. The Victoria rink of Paul Henderson, meanwhile, secured second place by only losing to Team Tardi in round robin play.  The Henderson rink features third Duncan Silversides, second Benton Boychuk-Chorney, lead Timothy Henderson and coach Todd Troyer.

 

 

Sarah Daniels concentrates on her target in the 2016 Tim Hortons BC Juniors.

 

The two teams will play each other again in the page 1 vs 2 playoff, which takes place tomorrow at 2 p.m., with the winner getting a bye to the final (Sunday at 2 p.m.).

 

Team McCrady from the Royal City Curling Club secured third place with a record of 4 wins and 3 losses. The Matthew McCrady rink features third Zac Curtis, second Liam Purgavie, lead Jacob Umbach and coach Ken McCardle.

 

Tiebreakers are needed to determine which team will finish in fourth place. Team Kiss from Royal City Curling Club, Team Love from Vernon Curling Club and Team Carpenter from Royal City Curling Club are in contention (See roster below and attached schedule). A tiebreaker takes place tonight at 7 p.m. (Team Love vs Team Carpenter). The winner will face Team Kiss tomorrow at 9 a.m.

 

The page 3 vs 4 game (tomorrow at 2 p.m.) will see the winner take on the loser of the 1 vs 2 game (tomorrow at 2 p.m.) in the semis tomorrow at 7 p.m. The winner of that will be in the final on Sunday at 2 p.m.

 

The event at Kamloops Curling Club started on Tuesday, December 29 and will run until Sunday. The junior women’s final will be televised at 9 a.m. on Sportsnet Pacific and the junior men’s final will be televised at 2 p.m. on Sportsnet One.

 

You can follow the live scores and standings at www.playdowns.com/curlbc.

 

The winning teams will travel to Stratford, Ontario for the 2016 Canadian Junior Curling Championships, presented by Egg Farmers of Ontario. The winners of that event will go to the World Junior Curling Championships in Erzurum, Turkey.

 

The Flora Martin Sportsmanship Award for junior women and the Gordon Hooey Sportsmanship Award for junior men were awarded after round robin play. Sydney Brilz from Team Coulombe (Victoria) and Zane Bartlett from Team Bartlett (Grand Forks) were voted the most sportsmanlike curlers by their peers.

 

The Asham Coach Awards went to Jim Cotter, coach of Team Harvey and Todd Troyer, coach of Team Henderson.

 

 

Day three at the 2016 Tim Hortons BC Juniors sees frontrunners emerge

 

Zac Curtis (3rd) & Liam Purgavie (2nd) with Royal City work it hard in their shot for a berth.

 

Kamloops, BC (December 31, 2015) – The frontrunners are starting to emerge as day three of the 2016 Tim Hortons BC Junior Curling Championships continues in Kamloops.

Sixteen junior teams (8 junior men’s teams and 8 junior women’s teams) with curlers from across B.C. aged under 21 have been vying for the chance to represent the province at the 2016 Canadian Junior Curling Championships in Stratford, Ont.
Home-crowd favourites, Team Brown, and BC Junior Curling Tour winners, Team Tardi, of Langley/Royal City curling clubs, are both looking strong, having won all their games so far. Also in contention for playoff spots are Team Daniels, of Royal City Curling Club, and Team Henderson, of Victoria Curling Centre, who were also undefeated as of Thursday morning.

But with four draws remaining, there is still time for some of the other teams to make inroads.

The event at Kamloops Curling Club started on Tuesday, December 29 and will run until Sunday, January 3. Page playoffs will take place on Saturday. The junior women’s final will be televised at 9 a.m. on Sportsnet Pacific and the junior men’s final will be televised at 2 p.m. on Sportsnet One.

You can follow the live scores and standings at www.playdowns.com/curlbc

The winning teams will travel to Stratford, Ontario for the 2016 Canadian Junior Curling Championships, presented by Egg Farmers of Ontario. The winners of that event will go to the World Junior Curling Championships in Erzurum, Turkey.
 

 

Junior teams fight for chance to appear in televised finals

 

Team Brown's Erin Pincott has an anxious moment.

 

Kamloops, BC (January 2, 2016) – The battle for the B.C. curling crown rages on as junior curling teams get set for the final deciding games.

 

The 2016 Tim Hortons BC Junior Curling Championships, which wrap up tomorrow at Kamloops Curling Club, will decide which junior men’s team and which junior women’s team will represent the province at nationals.

 

The Kamloops Curling Club rink of Corryn Brown battled back from a one point deficit to score 5 in the 10th end and grab an 11-7 victory over Team Daniels, from the Royal City Curling Club. The Daniels rink of Skip Sarah Daniels, third Marika Van Osch, second Dezaray Hawes, lead Megan Daniels and coaches Katie Witt and Ernie Daniels, will now have to play this evening for another stab at a place in the finals. 

 

The Brown rink, featuring third Erin Pincott, second Samantha Fisher, lead Sydney Fraser and coach Allison McInnes is still undefeated in the championship.

 

Team Daniels will play Sarah Loken’s Delta Thistle Curling Club rink, who ousted Victoria’s Team Coulombe in an extra end in the page 3 vs 4 playoffs this afternoon. Team Loken features skip Loken, third Catera Park, second Kylie Karoway, lead Kim Bonneau and coach Marion McNeill. Mariah Coulombe’s Victoria Curling Centre rink features third Bailey Tinkler , second Jordan Koster,   lead Sydney Brilz and coach Andrew Komlodi. The winner of tonight’s 7 p.m. will play Team Brown in the final, which airs tomorrow (Sunday) at 9 a.m.

 

 

Team Brown's Samantha Fisher & Erin Pincott move down the ice with steeled determination. Below, Coach Todd Troyer with some advice during time-out by Henderson rink from Victoria.

 

Meanwhile, Tyler Tardi’s Langley/Royal City rink of third Daniel Wenzek, second Jordan Tardi, lead Nicholas Meister, fifth Sterling Middleton and coach Paul Tardi, have secured a bye to the final, winning their page playoff after going undefeated through round robin play. They beat the Victoria rink of Paul Henderson, last year’s provincial champions, who are now gearing up for a 7 p.m. semi-final game. The Henderson rink features third Duncan Silversides, second Benton Boychuk-Chorney, lead Timothy Henderson and coach Todd Troyer.

 

Team Henderson will face Team McCrady, winners of the page 3 vs 4 playoffs, from the Royal City Curling Club. The Matthew McCrady rink features third Zac Curtis, second Liam Purgavie, lead Jacob Umbach and coach Ken McCardle.

 

Team Love, from Vernon Curling Club, battled through two tiebreaker games to reach the page playoffs, but could not get past Team McCrady. It was a close game until the 9th end when Matthew McCrady scored four to take a 10-6 victory. The Vernon team features Thomas Love, third Erik Colwell, second Brendan Chapple, lead Johnathan Schwartz and coach Dean Chapple

 

The final will take place tomorrow at 2 p.m.

 

The winning teams will travel to Stratford, Ontario for the 2016 Canadian Junior Curling Championships, presented by Egg Farmers of Ontario. The winners of that event will go to the World Junior Curling Championships in Erzurum, Turkey.

 

The event at Kamloops Curling Club started on Tuesday, December 29.

 

You can follow the live scores of the semifinals at www.playdowns.com/curlbc.  The junior women’s final will air at 9.a.m. on Sportsnet Pacific and the junior men’s final will air at 2 p.m. on Sportsnet One.

 

 

Team Daniels win the 2016 Tim Hortons BC Junior Women’s Curling Championship

Silver for Team Brown, Bronze for Team Loken

 

Team Daniels win gold! Below, Brown rink huddles mid-game already far behind.

 

Kamloops, BC (January 3, 2016) – Sarah Daniels’ Royal City Curling Club rink has won the 2016 Tim Hortons BC Junior Curling Women’s Championship with a decisive score of 11-3, ousting defending champions Team Brown.

 

Team Daniels, with skip Sarah Daniels, third Marika Van Osch, second Dezaray Hawes, lead Megan Daniels, managed to score 5 in the fourth end and steal one in the fifth end to gain a comfortable lead early on. The team will now travel to Stratford, Ontario for the Canadian championships.

 

The Kamloops Curling Club rink of Corryn Brown had previously beat Team Daniels twice during the competition, once during round robin play and again in page playoffs, but they were unable to get past the team in the final.  The Brown rink, featuring third Erin Pincott, second Samantha Fisher, lead Sydney Fraser and coach Allison MacInnes, were last year’s gold medallists.

 

It was a bittersweet end to the Brown rink’s time in junior competition, with the loss in front of a cheering hometown crowd. Three of the four team members can curl at the junior level next year but Erin Pincott will no longer be eligible.

 

On their way to the final, Team Daniels, coached by Katie Witt and Ernie Daniels, had played Sarah Loken’s Delta Thistle Curling Club rink, beating them 9-4. Team Loken, an under-16 team featuring skip Loken, third Catera Park, second Kylie Karoway, lead Kim Bonneau and coach Marion McNeill, were awarded the bronze medals. 

 

Sarah Daniels with Megan Daniels and Marika Van Osch. Below, Skip Corryn Brown and her team in the final.

 

Meanwhile, Tyler Tardi’s Langley/Royal City rink of third Daniel Wenzek, second Jordan Tardi, lead Nicholas Meister, fifth Sterling Middleton and coach Paul Tardi, face Team McCrady, from the Royal City Curling Club, in the junior men’s final. The Matthew McCrady rink features third Zac Curtis, second Liam Purgavie, lead Jacob Umbach and coach Ken McCardle.

 

The McCrady rink defeated the Victoria rink of Paul Henderson, last year’s provincial champions, in the semis. The Henderson rink featuring third Duncan Silversides, second Benton Boychuk-Chorney, lead Timothy Henderson and coach Todd Troyer have been awarded the bronze medals.

 

Team Daniels and the winning junior men’s team will travel to Stratford, Ontario, for the 2016 Canadian Junior Curling Championships, presented by Egg Farmers of Ontario. The winners of that event will go to the World Junior Curling Championships in Erzurum, Turkey.

 

The event at Kamloops Curling Club started on Tuesday, December 29. The junior men’s final will air at 2 p.m. today (January 3) on Sportsnet One.

 

Team Tardi win the 2016 Tim Hortons BC Junior Men’s Curling Championship

Silver for Team McCrady, Bronze for Team Henderson

 

Team Tardi take home the gold medal. Below, Mathew McCrady shouts his calls.

 

Kamloops, BC (January 3, 2016) – Tyler Tardi has won the 2016 Tim Hortons BC Junior Men’s Curling Championship in Kamloops after defeating Matthew McCrady’s rink 8-3.

 

Seventeen-year-old Tardi has represented BC at the Canada Winter Games and has two BC Mixed Doubles titles under his belt, but this is his first BC Junior title. His Langley Curling Club/Royal City Curling Club rink of third Daniel Wenzek, second Jordan Tardi, lead Nicholas Meister, fifth Sterling Middleton and coach Paul Tardi, headed into the finals undefeated. 

 

Matthew McCrady’s Royal City rink, all aged 16, played a great game. But a well-placed Tardi guard in the seventh end forced McCrady to attempt a complicated shot, giving Team Tardi a steal of three and setting the stage for Tardi’s win.

 

Team McCrady, with third Zac Curtis, second Liam Purgavie, lead Jacob Umbach and coach Ken McCardle, headed into the playoffs as the third-placed team, but played really well under pressure. They defeated Team Love in the 3 vs 4 page playoffs and then ousted defending champions Team Henderson in the semis. The Victoria rink of Paul Henderson, featuring third Duncan Silversides, second Benton Boychuk-Chorney, lead Timothy Henderson and coach Todd Troyer have been awarded the bronze medals.

 

Tyler Tardi, 17, and his teammates Daniel, 21, Jordan, 19, Nicholas, 19, and Sterling, 17, have also earned a berth into the BC Men’s Championship in Nelson February 10-14. 

 

Earlier in the day, Sarah Daniels’ Royal City Curling Club rink won the BC Junior Women’s Curling Championship with a decisive score of 11-3, ousting defending champions Team Brown.

 

Team Daniels, with skip Sarah Daniels, third Marika Van Osch, second Dezaray Hawes, lead Megan Daniels, managed to score 5 in the fourth end and steal one in the fifth end to gain a comfortable lead early on.

 

 

Skip Tyler Tardi concentrates on his target as his players follow closely.

 

On their way to the final, Team Daniels, coached by Katie Witt and Ernie Daniels, had played Sarah Loken’s Delta Thistle Curling Club rink, beating them 9-4. Team Loken, an under-16 team featuring skip Loken, third Catera Park, second Kylie Karoway, lead Kim Bonneau and coach Marion McNeill, were awarded the bronze medals. 

 

Team Tardi and Team Daniels will travel to Stratford, Ontario, for the 2016 Canadian Junior Curling Championships, presented by Egg Farmers of Ontario. The winners of that event will go to the World Junior Curling Championships in Erzurum, Turkey.

 

The event at Kamloops Curling Club started on Tuesday, December 29. The junior women’s and junior men’s finals aired on Sportsnet.

 

 

Junior men roster

 

Team Bartlett (Grand Forks Curling Club)

Skip: Zane Bartlett – Christina Lake

Third: Sam Gaspar – Invermere

Second: Steven Schafthuizen – Kamloops

Lead: Colin Anderson – Grand Forks

Fifth: Devin Anderson – Grand Forks

Coach: Dave Bartlett

 

Team Carpenter (Royal City Curling Club)

Skip: Brayden Carpenter – Richmond

Third: Tyler Proctor – Burnaby

Second: Matthew Chan – Vancouver

Lead: Breyden Chong – Burnaby

Fifth: Troy Chong – Burnaby

Coaches: Roger Chan and Curt Borgen

 

Team Croteau (Victoria Curling Centre/Kerry Park Curling Club)

Skip: Connor Croteau – Victoria

Third: Scott Gray – Victoria

Second: Derek Chandler – Victoria

Lead: Jared Vlassis – Victoria

Coach: Bob Coulombe

 

Team Henderson (Victoria Curling Centre)

Skip: Paul Henderson – Victoria

Third: Duncan Silversides – Victoria

Second: Benton Boychuk-Chorney – Victoria

Lead: Timothy Henderson – Victoria

Coach:  Todd Troyer

 

Team Kiss (Royal City Curling Club)

Skip: Jordan Kiss – Abbotsford

Third: Nicholas Umbach – Coquitlam

Second: Travis Cameron – Richmond

Lead: Zachary Umbach – Coquitlam

Fifth: Matt Young – Surrey

Coach: Craig Lightbody

 

Team Love (Vernon Curling Club)

Skip: Thomas Love – Vernon

Third: Erik Colwell – Vernon

Second: Brendan Chapple – Armstrong

Lead: Johnathan Schwartz – Vernon

Coach: Dean Chapple

 

Team McCrady (Royal City Curling Club)

Skip: Matthew McCrady – Port Coquitlam

Third: Zac Curtis – Coquitlam

Second: Liam Purgavie – Cloverdale, Surrey

Lead: Jacob Umbach – Coquitlam

Coach: Ken McCardle

 

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

Fifth: Sterling Middleton – Fort St John

Coach: Paul Tardi

 

Junior Women roster

 

Team Brown (Kamloops Curling Club)

Skip: Corryn Brown – Kamloops

Third: Erin Pincott – Kamloops

Second: Samantha Fisher – Kamloops

Lead: Sydney Fraser – Kamloops

Coach: Allison McInnes

 

Team Buchy (Kimberley Curling Club)

Skip: Alysha Buchy – Kimberley

Third: Kaila Buchy – Kimberley

Second:  Haylie Farquhar – Kimberley

Lead: Arissa Toffolo – Kimberley

Coach: Tom Buchy

 

Team Connell (Prince George Golf and Curling Club)

Skip: Alyssa Connell – Prince George

Third: Bailey Eberherr – Prince George

Second: Jordan Henson – Prince George

Lead: Erin Ross – Prince George

Coach: Rick Fewster

 

Team Coulombe (Victoria Curling Centre)

Skip: Mariah Coulombe – Victoria

Third: Bailey Tinkler – Victoria

Second: Jordan Koster – Courtenay

Lead: Sydney Brilz – Sydney

Coach: Andrew Komlodi

 

Team Daniels (Royal City Curling Club)

Skip: Sarah Daniels – Delta

Third: Marika Van Osch – Nanaimo

Second: Dezaray Hawes – Anmore

Lead: Megan Daniels – Delta

Coach: Ernie Daniels/Katie Witt

 

Team Harvey (Vernon Curling Club)

Skip: Winter Harvey – Lumby

Third: Jaelyn Cotter – Vernon

Second: Megan McGillivray – Kelowna

Lead: Cassidy Schwaerzle – Armstrong

Fifth: Katelyn McGillivray – Kelowna

Coach: Jim Cotter

 

Team Jensen (Tunnel Town/Juan de Fuca/Parksville)

Skip: Shawna Jensen – Delta

Third: Katherine Silversides – Victoria

Second: Michaela Douglas – Powell River

Lead: Rebecca Douglas – Powell River

Fifth: Sarah McCrady – Port Coquitlam

Coach: Dave Douglas

 

Team Loken (Delta Thistle Curling Club)

Skip: Sarah Loken – Surrey

Third: Catera Park – Coquitlam

Second: Kylie Karoway – Surrey

Lead: Kim Bonneau – Abbotsford

Coach: Marion McNeill

 

 

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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