Scott wins BC Scotties over Law 5-3

Photo courtesy of Bini Ball - Magna Vita Photography and the Cloverdale Curling Club Kelly Scott stole the tenth end to win 5-3 over Kelley Law in the final of the Scotties BC Women's #Curling Championship presented by Best Western. Scott and her team from Kelowna with Jeanna Schraeder at third, Sasha Carter at second and Jacquie Armstrong at lead will represent British Columbia in Charlottetown at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in February. The game was conservative for the most part to begin with. In their two previous meetings during the Championship, Law played far more aggressive … [Read more...]

Scott vs. Law in BC Scotties final…again

Photo courtesy of Bini Ball - Magna Vita Photography and the Cloverdale Curling Club Kelly Scott steals two points in the tenth end for a 7-4 victory over Roz Craig at the Scotties BC Women's Curling Championship presented by Best Western. Scott's Kelowna foursome moves on to play Kelley Law in the final in a rematch of last year's final game. The game will be the third meeting this week between Law and Scott with Law winning both. Scott took control of the game in the eighth end with two points to take a 5-4 lead. Craig chose to play an open end in the ninth end to hold last rock advantage … [Read more...]

Craig sneaks by Lewis 7-6 in playoff

Photo courtesy of Bini Ball - Magna Vita Photography and the Cloverdale Curling Club Roz Craig and her Duncan foursome won a tight Page Playoff 3 vs. 4 game against Kristy Lewis of Richmond 7-6 at the Scotties BC Women's Curling championship presented by Best Western to advance to the semi-final tonight against Kelly Scott of Kelowna. Craig trailed by a single point in the eighth end until fourth Sarah Wark made a fantastic double to score three on her last shot to give Craig a 6-4 lead. Lewis answered back with a deuce in the ninth end to tie the game at 6. In the tenth, Lewis attempted a … [Read more...]

Kelley Law into BC Women’s final

Photo courtesy of Bini Ball - Magna Vita Photography and the Cloverdale Curling Club Kelley Law scored threes in the third, fifth and seventh ends and powered to a 9-2 victory in seven ends over Kelly Scott in the Page Playoff #1 at the Scotties BC Women's Curling Championship presented by Best Western at the Cloverdale Curling Club. Law's team of Jody Maskiewich, Shannon Aleksic and Kristen Recksiedler outplayed Scott's Kelowna team throughout. The victory moves Law into the final on Sunday while Kelly Scott will play the winner of the Page Playoff 3 vs. 4 game in the semi-final on Saturday … [Read more...]

BC Scotties Playoff: Law vs. Scott

Photo courtesy of Bini Ball - Magna Vita Photography and the Cloverdale Curling Club Defending British Columbia champion Kelly Scott cemented her spot in the Page Playoff 1 vs. 2 game of the Scotties BC Women's Curling Championship presented by Best Western with a 6-3 win over Duncan's Roz Craig in the final round-robin draw. Her opponent in the playoff at 7:00pm tonight at the Cloverdale Curling Club in Surrey, BC will be Kelley Law of the Royal City Club in New Westminster who finished in first in the round-robin standings with a 8-1 record. Scott will be looking to overcome the 9-3  loss … [Read more...]

Law leads at BC Scotties

Photo courtesy of Bini Ball - Magna Vita Photography and the Cloverdale Curling Club 2000 Canadian and World Champion Kelley Law from the Royal City Curling Club in New Westminster sits alone in first place at the 2011 Scotties BC Women's Curling Championship heading into the last draw of round-robin play. Law, with a record of 7-1 and victories over second place teams Roz Craig and Kelly Scott, is guaranteed a spot in the 1 vs. 2 Page Playoff game regardless of the outcome of her game against Jen Fewster in draw 9. Law's team of Jody Maskiewich, Shannon Aleksic and Kristen Recksiedler have … [Read more...]

Ontario Special Olympics Curling

Competing in the 2011 Special Olympics Ontario Winter Games will be a dream come true for many of the athletes competing in Thunder Bay starting Thursday. For Thunder Bay’s Rachel Warren, a first-year curler, it’s about having fun and making new friends. She watched curling on television over the years and decided that she wanted to try it. “I always wanted to curl and now I’m living my dreams,” Warren said Sunday while practicing at the Fort William Curling Club. The curling matches will be held Friday and Saturday. Full story: The Chronicle Journal - Athletes ready to hit the ice Follow … [Read more...]

Scott wins in extra-end in Draw 4

Defending BC Women's Champion Kelly Scott hung on for an 8-6 extra-end win over Nicole Backe in Draw 4 at the Scotties BC Women's Curling Championship presented by Best Western. Scott sits in third place at 3-1 trailing Kelley Law and Roz Craig who are both unbeaten at 4-0. Law and Craig face off at noon Pacific in Draw 5 at the Cloverdale Curling Club. Follow the Live Blog on Playdowns.com. … [Read more...]

Buchy, Yamada take last two Interior berths

The final two Interior berths for the Canadian Direct Insurance British Columbia Men's Curling Championship were determined at the Prince George Golf and Curling Club this past weekend. Kimberley's Tom Buchy took the A Event with three straight wins. Buchy opened with a 7-4 win over Michael Smith and grabbed a spot in the A Event qualifier with a 8-5 win over Brent Giles on the strength of a steal of two in the ninth end. Buchy started quickly in the qualifier against Brent Yamada scoring five in the first end. Yamada stormed back with three of his own and managed to keep the game close only … [Read more...]

N. Ontario Dominion Men’s Regional Playdowns

This weekend will see 6 Men’s regional events take place. One team from each event will earn a berth in The Dominion Men’s NOCA Provincials. The events are taking place at the Keewatin CC (Region 1), Port Arthur CC (Region 2), Geraldton CC (Region 3), Tarentorus CC (Region 4), Copper Cliff CC (Region 5), and the Cochrane CC (Region 6). Some events will post scores during the games, some will post scores after each draw is completed. … [Read more...]