Nov 30, 2016
Great for Hangovers
Price, Sports Writer
Championships livestreamed January 1
Team Cotter sweep.
field is now complete for the 2017 BC Junior Curling Championships.
A busy weekend of playdowns has seen a total of ten teams qualify for the
event, which will take place from December 27, 2016 to January 1, 2017 at
the Royal City Curling Club in New Westminster.
The finals for both the Junior Men and Junior
Women will be livestreamed on January 1 at
The Royal City Curling Club event will be two
eight-team round robins running simultaneously. For tickets to the event
for teams aged 20 and under took place across the province over the weekend
(Nov 25-27), including in Prince George, Courtenay, Creston and Osoyoos.
The biggest event was the Coastal Playdowns at the Comox Valley Curling Club
in Courtenay, where seven berths to provincials were available.
On the junior menís side, four berths were available. Defending BC
champions, Team Tardi, were the A Event winners. The Langley Curling
Centre/Royal City Curling Club team won bronze at the national junior
championships in 2016. It features skip Tyler
Tardi of Cloverdale, third Sterling Middleton, who recently moved from Fort
St John to Burnaby, second Jordan Tardi of Cloverdale, lead Nicholas Meister
of Langley and coaches Paul Tardi and Bill Tschirhart.
Team Habkirk were the B event qualifiers. The team from Victoria Curling
Centre features skip Kyle Habkirk (Coquitlam) with third Duncan Silversides,
second Ryan Cassidy and lead Alex Hovarth all hailing from the Victoria
area. The team is coached by Ken MacDonald.
Team Proctor and Team Sato were the other junior men qualifiers. Team
Proctor from Royal City Curling Club features Tyler Proctor (Burnaby),
Horace Mak (New Westminster), Matthew Chan (Vancouver) and Breyden Chong
(Burnaby). They are coached by Chris Summers. Team Sato hails from Royal
City, Coquitlam and Cloverdale Curling Clubs and features Hayato Sato
(Coquitlam), Dawson Ballard (Cloverdale), Troy Chong and Joshua Miki. The
team, coached by Bryan Miki and Len Chong, is eligible for the U18
championships so will be among one of the youngest to compete at this U21
The junior women to qualify at Coastal Playdowns were teams Fisher, Bourassa
and Coulombe. The A event qualifiers were Team Fisher, from Chilliwack
Curling Club, featuring Cierra Fisher, of Kamloops, and the Lower Mainland
trio of Cailin Cooke (Chilliwack), Kylie Karoway (Surrey) and Jasmin Jani
(Chilliwack). The team is coached by Jay Batch.
Team Bourassa from Delta Thistle Curling Club features skip Megan Bourassa
(Delta), third Catera Park (Coquitlam), second Kim Bonneau (Abbotsford),
lead Heather Sinclair (Delta) and coach Marion McNeill.
Team Coulombe, from Victoria Curling Centre, features Mariah Coulombe
(Victoria), Taylor Reese-Hansen (Kitimat), Jordan Koster (Courtenay),
Kirsten Zucchet (Chilliwack), with coaches Andrew Komlodi and Bob Coulombe.
The teams who qualified from the other areas of the province were (junior
women) Team Connell, Team McGillivray and Team Buchy as well as (junior men)
Team Anderson and Team Love.
Team Connell, from the Prince George Golf and Curling Club, all live in
Prince George and are coached by Rick Fewster. Members include Alyssa
Connell, Bailey Eberherr, Jordan Henson and Erin Ross.
Team McGillivray, from Vernon Curling Club, features Megan McGillivray
(Kelowna), Winter Harvey (Vernon), Jaelyn Cotter (Vernon) and Katelyn
McGillivray. The team is coached by six-times BC Menís Champion Jim Cotter.
Team Buchy, from Kimberley Curling Club, feature a line-up which won the BC
High School Curling Championship in 2016. The team is comprised of skip
Alysha Buchy, third Kaila Buchy, second Haylie Farquar and lead Arissa
Toffolo. The team is coached by Tom Buchy.
Team Anderson, from Grand Forks Curling Club, also won the BC High School
Curling Championship (for boys) in 2016. The team is coached by Dave
Bartlett and features Colin Anderson, Devin Anderson, Elliott Starchuk,
Dawson Reid and alternate Anthony Schembri.
Team Love, from Vernon Curling Club, features the Vernon duo of Thomas Love
and Erik Colwell with Brendan Chapple (Armstrong) and Logan Miron (Kelowna).
The team is coached by Dean Chapple.
The winner of the BC junior menís championship and the winner of the BC
junior womenís championship will represent BC at the 2017 Canadian Junior
Curling Championships being staged in Esquimalt from January 21-29, 2017.
teams had previously qualified based on results from the BC Junior Curling
Tour. Those teams were Team Daniels (Royal City), Team Kiss (Royal City),
Team Brown (Kamloops) and Team McCrady (Royal City).
The Royal City Curling Club event will be two eight-team round robins
running simultaneously. For tickets to the event visit
To see the scores from the qualification events visit
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