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BC Senior Women curlers awarded bronze at nationals

By Rebecca Connop Price

The BC Senior Women’s team from Qualicum and District Curling Centre have come back from Fredricton with bronze medals.

The team featuring skip Lynne Noble, third Penny Shantz, second Colleen Robson, lead Kathy Branch and alternate Jackie Clement had a fantastic start at the 2017 Everest Canadian Seniors Curling Championships in New Brunswick and headed into the championship round undefeated.

In the championship round, a loss to Alberta’s Team King and Saskatchewan’s Team Anderson meant they needed a win against Manitoba. It was no easy feat to beat Manitoba’s Team Ursel, but they pulled off a 7-3 victory. The win put them in the semis against Ontario, where they lost 4-7. They would have to face Team Alberta to take home a medal.

But this time they avenged their loss earlier in the event. Team BC ended up stealing the final two ends to take a 6-3 win over Alberta (skip Cathy King third Glenys Bakker, second Lesley McEwan and lead Shannon Nimmo) and capture the bronze.

On the men’s side, Team BC, featuring Craig Lepine, Stan Walker, Craig McLeod and Mike Pelech finished 3-3 in their pool round robin, tied for third with PEI and Newfoundland, but those two teams advanced to the championship pool as they had both defeated BC. They finished with a 4-5 record after all play.

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Tell us about your curling heroes!

By Rebecca Connop Price

The curling heroes in your community can get star treatment at a Curl BC Awards Banquet if you act now to help them get the recognition they deserve.

The 2017 Curl BC Awards and associated banquet will take place on June 3 in Kelowna at the Business of Curling Symposium. The winners will be treated to a meal and will be given the opportunity to say a few words and mingle with friends from the BC curling community.

If you know of someone who has had an extraordinary year, or who has been a tireless supporter of the sport in your community, make sure you tell Curl BC about it. The nominations must come in by April 30, 2017.

Our Annual Curl BC Awards are a great way to give these heroes special recognition and to say a big “thank you”.

Simply visit the Curl BC Annual Awards Page to make your nominations. People are asked not to nominate people within their own family.

The winners will be selected by the Curl BC awards committee from the nominated individuals and teams and the winners will then be invited to the banquet.

For the 2016-17 season, awards will be given out for Team of the Year, Master Curler/Team of the Year, Coach of the Year, Official of the Year, Jr. & Adult Female & Male Athlete of the Year and Athlete with a Disability. These awards fall under the Previous Curling Season Annual Awards.

There are also Annual Service Awards for Sponsor and Club of the Year and Long Service Awards for Club Volunteer, Builder, Long Service Volunteer, Youth & Jr. Curling Program Volunteer.

In the Exceptional Service Awards category, there is also a Curl BC Friendship (a team may nominate local supporters or sponsors in this category) and Customer Service Award.

Visit https://www.curlbc.ca/recognition/curl-bc-annual-awards/ to nominate.

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Team Drexel and Team Tardi win BC U18 Curling Championships

By Rebecca Connop Price

Two Lower Mainland teams have made history as the first teams to win the inaugural BC U18 Curling Championships.

Team Drexel and Team Tardi will be travelling to Moncton, New Brunswick, from April 17-22, to represent BC at nationals.

The BC U18 Curling Championships, for curlers 17 and under as of June 30, 2016, were held at Nanaimo Curling Centre from Thursday, March 16, to Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Team Drexel, who won gold at the 2015 BC Juvenile Curling Championships and the curling event at the 2016 BC Winter Games, made it three gold medals in a row at Nanaimo. The team from features skip Heather Drexel, third Everly Royea, second Bailey Burke and lead Madeline Britz. They are coached by Al Smith and Ken Britz.

The team representing Coquitlam, Cloverdale and Chilliwack went unbeaten in their pool and then faced Team Douglas, the home crowd favourites with players from nearby Parksville, Victoria and Port Alberni, in the semis 5-4. The team then went on to play Team Connor, of Prince George, beating them 5-2 to take home the gold medal. Team Connor, featuring fourth Carly Connor, skip Lorelei Guidos, second Hannah Lindner, lead Jordan Henson and coach Doug Dalziel, were awarded the silver medals. Team Douglas, with Rebecca Douglas, Julia Kresse, Libby Elliott, Michaela Morrill, Lauren Onushko and coach Dave Douglas, were awarded the bronze medals.

Langley Curling Club’s Tyler Tardi and Sterling Middleton, who recently represented Canada at the 2017 VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships (for curlers under the age of 21), was joined by the Victoria duo of Scott Gray and Derek Chandler. The team were unbeaten in their pool and won all their playoff games on route to the final, where they beat Team Raber, from Vernon and Salmon Arm, 7-3. Team Raber features skip Adam Raber, third Ben Morin, second Andrew Cowell and lead Gray Simms. Team Love, featuring Thomas Love, Erik Colwell, Brendan Chapple and Logan Miron, also from Vernon Curling Club, won the bronze medal after an 8-4 decision over Team Sato.

This was a new age category for BC. The championships were previously for those 16 and under and it was called the Juvenile Curling Championships and the winners went to the Optimists International U18 Curling event (which featured teams from several provinces – but not all provinces – as well as places like the USA and Japan). Now the provincial event is a U18 event and the BC winners will go on to compete in the first-ever Canadian U18 Curling Championships, featuring 12 teams from across Canada.

The U18 girls’ consolation round was won by Team Cotter, from Vernon.

The U18 boys’ consolation round was won by Team Silversides, from Victoria.

The format of the event was a modified round robin with pools. To view the end by end scores, and the player roster, visit http://playdowns.curlbc.ca.

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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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Technical and sweeping camps for U25 athletes

By Rebecca Connop Price

Curl BC is putting on two one-day camps for athletes under the age of 25.

The camps are taking place in Victoria on March 25 and in Abbotsford on March 26.

The camps will focus on:
• individual technical and sweeping assessments
• identifying gaps
• setting outcome/process goals for off-season development and training based on gap analysis

Who is eligible?
• U18 athlete (individuals/teams that are not complete)
• U21 athletes (individuals/teams that are not complete)
• U25 athlete (individuals who have not found a team or have a team but are also attending University/College)

Each athlete will be expected to complete and submit a pre-competition worksheet, or similar analysis of their 2016-17 season by Thursday, March 23.

Link to worksheet: https://www.curlbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Season-indivudual-Assessment-Debrief-Goal-Setting.pdf

If you would like a Word version of this document, please email wsutton@curlbc.ca.

Cost is $50 per person and includes GST.

Our goal is to ensure all U25 BC curlers have an opportunity to get their individualised yearly training plan developed and on track for the 2017-18 season.

Please register using: https://curlbc.wufoo.com/forms/qth2xa0118ooln/. The deadline to register is March 20, 2017.

If you have any questions please contact Will Sutton at wsutton@curlbc.ca or Melissa Soligo at mksoligo@curlbc.ca.

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Inaugural BC U18 Curling Championships set to start in Nanaimo

By Rebecca Connop Price

The inaugural BC U18 Curling Championships are set to begin in Nanaimo later this week.

The teams will be making history as they will be participating in the province’s first championships in this age category. The BC U18 Curling Championships, for curlers 17 and under as of June 30, 2016, take place at Nanaimo Curling Centre from Thursday, March 16 to Sunday, March 19, 2017.

These championships were previously for those 16 and under and it was called the Juvenile Curling Championships and the winners went to the Optimists International U18 Curling event (which featured teams from several provinces – but not all provinces – as well as places like the USA and Japan).

Now the provincial event is a U18 event and the BC winners will go on to compete in the first-ever Canadian U18 Curling Championships, featuring fourteen teams from all provinces and territories (including two from Ontario).

Among the competitors will be Tyler Tardi and Sterling Middleton, who recently represented Canada at the 2017 VoIP Defender World Junior Curling Championships (for curlers under the age of 21). Also on the roster is Sarah Daniels, a silver medalist at last year’s Canadian juniors.

Fans are being encouraged to wear red and white to cheer on their favourite teams as part of Nanaimo Curling Centre’s celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. Visit http://nanaimocurlingclub.ca/ for club details.

The U18 girls’ event features Team Drexel, Team Daniels, Team Douglas, Team Richards, Team Hessel, Team Connor, Team Cotter and Team Schmidt.

The U18 boys’ event features Team Tardi, Team Sato, Team Silversides, Team Geiger, Team Brown, Team Love, Team Raber and Team Murray.

Girls’ Team Name Home curling club(s) Skip Third Second Lead Fifth Coach
Drexel Coquitlam/Cloverdale/Chilliwack Heather Drexel Everly Royea Bailey Burke Madeline Britz Al Smith/Ken Britz
Daniels Delta Thistle Sarah Daniels Catera Park Kim Bonneau Sarah Loken Katie Witt
Douglas Parksville/Alberni Valley/Victoria Rebecca Douglas Julia Kresse Libby Elliott Michaela Morrill Lauren Onushko Dave Douglas
Richards Comox Valley Curling Centre Gracelyn Richards Chanelle Meeres Keelie Duncan Bryn Woloshyn Darren Richards/Adam Duncan
Hessel Invermere and District Curling Centre Kaitlyn Hessel Alexa Von Niessen Lily Flamand Abigail Wells Anna Stevens Holly Jones
Connor Prince George Golf and Curling Club Carly Connor Loreleo Guidos Hannah Lindner Jordan Henson Doug Dalziel
Cotter Vernon Curling Club Jaelyn Cotter Winter Harvey Katelyn McGillivray Cassidy Schwaerzle Elijah Meixner Jim Cotter
Schmidt Winfield Curling Club Clare Schmidt Abby Otteson Hunter Libke Jaiden Lloyd Dave McGarry
Boys’ Team Name Home curling club(s) Skip Third Second Lead Coach
Tardi Langley/Victoria Tyler Tardi Sterling Middleton Scott Gray Derek Chandler Paul Tardi
Sato Cloverdale/Royal City/Coquitlam Hayato Sato Dawson Ballard Troy Chong Joshua Miki Bryan Miki/Len Chong
Silversides Victoria Curling Centre Duncan Silversides Zane Bartlett Ryan Cassidy Dennis Williams Ken MacDonald
Geiger Invermere and District Curling Centre Matt Schiman Tyler Powell Jordan Geiger Jacob Umbach Joe Evanoff
Brown Prince George Golf and Curling Club James Brown Alasdair Wilson Tyler Slaney Andrew Sherstan Bill Fisher
Love Vernon Curling Club Thomas Love Erik Colwell Brendan Chapple Logan Miron Dean Chapple
Raber Vernon/Salmon Arm Adam Raber Ben Morin Andrew Colwell Gray Simms Dale Hofer
Murray Kelowna/Kamloops Ramsay Murray Tyler Makar Ewan Murray Jaryn MacInnes Monica Makar

The winners of the U18 events will go on to compete at the first-ever national U18 event, which will take place in Moncton, New Brunswick, from April 17-22.

The format of the event is a modified round robin with pools. To view the end by end scores and schedule for the U18 championships visit http://playdowns.curlbc.ca.

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