2012 BC Scotties in North Van

The 2011-12 Scotties British Columbia Women's Curling Championship presented by Best Western takes place Monday, January 23 to Sunday, January 29, 2012 at the North Shore Winter Club in North Vancouver, BC. Ten of the best Women's teams from across British Columbia will compete in the provincial championship to represent British Columbia at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Red Deer, Alberta from February 18, to 26, 2012. The Scotties British Columbia Women's Curling Championship presented by Best Western is a round-robin event with two draws daily, and will end with a Page Playoff … [Read more...]

BC Men’s Island Playdown

The Campbell River Curling Club plays host the Men's Vancouver Island playdowns from December 16 to 18. Ten of the top Vancouver Island teams will be playing for two berths in Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship presented by Dundee Wealth in Parksville in February. Games start Friday, December 16 at 9:00am. Four qualifiers from the triple-knockout will play in a Page format playoff beginning Sunday at 2:00pm. The final spots in the BC Men’s Curling Championship will be determined at the open qualifier in Kelowna January 13 to 16. Live scoring for the Men's Vancouver … [Read more...]

BC Men’s Playdowns begin

The British Columbia Men's Curling playdowns begin this weekend with four regional playdowns taking place in the new 5 inter-region playdown format. Qualifiers from these four regional playdowns plus one more next weekend will qualify teams for the Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship presented by Dundee Wealth taking place at the Parksville Curling Club from February 6 to 12. The four regional playdowns taking place from December 9 to 12, 2011 are as follows: Northern Regional in Smithers (1 qualifier) Kootenay Regional in Kimberley (2 qualifiers) Lower Mainland … [Read more...]

Kamloops hosts BC Women’s Open #3

Two more berths for the 2012 British Columbia Scotties Provincial Championship presented by Best Western will be awarded this weekend in Kamloops. The McArthur Island Curling Club will be hosting the Women's Open Event #3 on December 3 and 4. Eight teams will be vying for the two spots including: Jill Andrews, Simone Groundwater, Patti Knezevic from Kamloops, Kristy Lewis, Kristen Meersman, Jen Rusnell, Karla Thompson and Leanne Ursel. The 2012 British Columbia Scotties Provincial Championship presented by Best Western takes place January 23 to 29 at the North Shore Winter Club in North … [Read more...]

Kelley Law and Brent Pierce qualify for BCs

The teams of Kelley Law and Brent Pierce from the Royal City Curling Club in New Westminster received automatic qualification for the 2012 British Columbia Provincial Championships based upon being the top teams in the Canadian Team Ranking System (CTRS) points this season. The BC Scotties presented by Best Western will be taking place at the North Shore Winter Club in North Vancouver, BC from January 23 to 29. The Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship presented by DundeeWealth will be at the Parksville Curling Club from February 6 to 12. Full story: Curl BC - Law & … [Read more...]

Curl BC adopts 5 inter-region playdown format

In meetings leading up to the Curl BC Annual General Meeting on June 11, the Performance Committee has voted to adopt a 5 inter-regional playdown structure leading up to a 16 team triple-knockout provincial championship for men only. The new format, which will be in place for the 2011-2012 season, was heavily influenced by the input from Dave Merklinger. Women will still use the same format used in the 2010-2011 season. The 5 British Columbia inter-regional playdowns will be divided up as follows: Kootenay - (Region 1 and 2) Thompson/Okanagan - (Region 3, 4 and 7) Mainland - (Region … [Read more...]

Dangerfield gets respect at BC Men’s

It's been a long time between B.C. men's curling championships for Neil Dangerfield of Victoria. And he's making the most of it this week in Vernon. Now 41, Dangerfield, a laboratory technician for Fisheries and Oceans, was part of the front end for Wes Craig's rink at provincials back in 1997. "I've been trying to get back every year since," he says with a laugh. This year, his four-yearold rink, which includes third Dennis Sutton, second Darren Boden and lead Glen Allen, finally made it out the coastal playdowns. After an 8-5 win Friday morning over Brent Yamada of Kamloops, Dangerfield's … [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...]