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Watch 2017 BC Scotties live on Shaw TV and Youtube

By Rebecca Connop Price

The playoff round of the 2017 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship, presented by Best Western, is being broadcast across BC and across the nation.

The first televised game, starting at 2pm today (Saturday, Jan 21) is the top-seeded Team Mallett playing against number two seed Team Hudyma. The winner gets a bye to the final Sunday at 4pm and the loser will face the winner of the page 3 vs 4 playoff in the semi-finals Sunday at 11am.

The action takes place at the Glen Harper Curling Centre in Duncan. But if fans cannot make the trip to Duncan, they can view the final four games on Shaw TV. The action can be viewed live on YouTube as well at https://www.youtube.com/c/ShawTVNanaimo/live.

The 3 vs 4 page playoffs will get underway at 7pm tonight (Saturday, Jan 21) and will feature Team Gushulak vs Team Wark, with the winner advancing to the semi-final at 11am tomorrow (Sunday, January 22).

Team Mallett features skip Marla Mallett (Walnut Grove), third Shannon Aleksic and sisters Brette Richards (Kelowna, second) and Blaine DeJager (Prince George, lead). The team is coached by Gerry Richard.

Team Hudyma features Vancouver’s Lindsay Hudyma, Vancouver-based Holly Donaldson and the Victoria duo of Stephanie Jackson-Baier and Carley Sandwith. Georgina Wheatcroft, two-time world champion and Olympian (Salt Lake City) is coaching the team.

Chilliwack Curling Club’s Team Wark is skipped by Sarah Wark. The team is rounded out by third Kristin Pilote (Squamish), second Stephanie Prinse (Chilliwack) and lead Michelle Dunn (North Vancouver). They are coached by Kelowna’s Jock Tyre.

Team Gushulak, the bronze medallists from last year’s BC Scotties, is skipped by Diane Gushulak, of Vancouver, and features third Grace MacInnes (Langley), second Jessie Sanderson (Coquitlam) and lead Sandra Comadina (Vancouver). The team is coached by Neil Houston.

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2017 BC Scotties playoffs set to start

By Rebecca Connop Price

The playoff round of the 2017 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship, presented by Best Western, is about to begin – but not until a tiebreaker determines which team has earned fourth place.

The tiebreaker, which takes place tonight (January 20) at 7pm, will see Team Van Osch and Team Gushulak fight for the opportunity to play in the Page 3 vs 4 game against Team Wark tomorrow at 7pm.

In first place will be Team Mallett, who made it through round robin play with only one loss, with Team Hudyma in second, finishing with a 5-2 record.

The action takes place at the Glen Harper Curling Centre in Duncan. But if fans cannot make the trip to Duncan, they can view the final four games on Shaw TV.

The page playoffs begin tomorrow at 2pm (1 vs 2) and 7pm (3 vs 4) with the semi-final at 11am and the final at 4pm on Sunday, January 22. All four games will be live on Shaw TV.

Team Mallett features skip Marla Mallett (Walnut Grove), third Shannon Aleksic and sisters Brette Richards (Kelowna, second) and Blaine DeJager (Prince George, lead). The team is coached by Gerry Richard.

In second place is Team Hudyma, featuring Vancouver’s Lindsay Hudyma, Vancouver-based Holly Donaldson and the Victoria duo of Stephanie Jackson-Baier and Carley Sandwith. Georgina Wheatcroft, two-time world champion and Olympian (Salt Lake City) is coaching the team.

Chilliwack Curling Club’s Team Wark, is skipped by Sarah Wark, who lives in Chilliwack but grew up in Duncan. The team tied with Team Gushulak and Team Van Osch for third place but ranked highest because of cumulative draw to the button results. Team Wark is rounded out by third Kristin Pilote (Squamish), second Stephanie Prinse (Chilliwack) and lead Michelle Dunn (North Vancouver). They are coached by Kelowna’s Jock Tyre.

Team Gushulak, the bronze medallists from last year’s BC Scotties, is skipped by Diane Gushulak, of Vancouver, and features third Grace MacInnes (Langley), second Jessie Sanderson (Coquitlam) and lead Sandra Comadina (Vancouver). The team is coached by Neil Houston.

Nanaimo/Vancouver’s Team Van Osch, features Nanaimo sisters Kesa and Kalia Van Osch, second Shawna Jensen, from Tsawwassen and lead Amy Gibson, from Vancouver. The team is coached by Jim Newlands.

The winner of the Kay Giles Memorial Sportsmanship Award was Delta-based skip Julie Herndier. The award is given out to the player who best displays sportsmanship as voted on by her peers.
The winner on Sunday will represent the province at the national Scotties Tournament of Hearts in St Catharines, Ontario, from February 18-26.

To view the end by end scores, and the schedule, visit http://playdowns.curlbc.ca.

For more information about the event or to buy tickets visit http://bcscotties2017.curlbc.ca.

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2017 BC Scotties get underway in Duncan

By Rebecca Connop Price

The 2017 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship, Presented by Best Western, is underway – and if fans cannot make the trip to Duncan, they can view the final four games on Shaw TV.

The second and third draws of the 2017 BC Scotties are happening at the Glen Harper Curling Centre, home of the Duncan Curling Club, today (Jan 18). Action started at 7pm yesterday and continues until January 22.

Games at 2pm and 7pm on Saturday, January 21, will be televised. The semi-final at 11am and the final at 4pm on Sunday, January 22, will be televised. All games will be on Shaw TV.

The roster features defending champions Team Thompson, with Kamloops teacher Karla Thompson at the helm of a team which features Kristen Recksiedler of Coquitlam, Erin Pincott of Kamloops and Trysta Vandale of Port Moody.

Team Mallett earned their berth by securing the most points on the Canadian Team Ranking System list at events leading up to the championship. The team features Marla Mallett (Walnut Grove), a former junior national champion (1988) as skip, Shannon Aleksic (Abbotsford, third) and sisters Brette Richards (Kelowna, second) and Blaine DeJager (Prince George, lead).

Victoria Curling Centre’s Team Pewarchuk is skipped by Dailene Pewarchuk (nee Sivertson). The team features third Patti Knezevic (Prince George), second Adina Tasaka (Richmond) and lead Rachelle Kallechy (Victoria).

Nanaimo/Vancouver’s Team Van Osch, features skip Kesa Van Osch, third Kalia Van Osch, second Shawna Jensen, from Tsawwassen and lead Amy Gibson, from Vancouver. Marika Van Osch, the alternate for the team, won the BC Junior Curling Championship earlier this year. Jim Newlands from Nanaimo is coaching the team.

Vancouver/Victoria’s Team Hudyma features Lindsay Hudyma, Vancouver-based Holly Donaldson and the Victoria duo of Stephanie Jackson-Baier and Carley Sandwith. Georgina Wheatcroft, two-time world champion and Olympian (Salt Lake City) is coaching the team.

Chilliwack Curling Club’s Team Wark, skipped by Sarah Wark, who has her roots in Duncan, and is rounded out by third Kristin Pilote (Squamish), second Stephanie Prinse (Chilliwack) and lead Michelle Dunn (North Vancouver). They are coached by Kelowna’s Jock Tyre.

Team Gushulak, the bronze medallists from last year’s BC Scotties, is skipped by Diane Gushulak, of Vancouver, and features third Grace MacInnes, second Jessie Sanderson (Coquitlam) and lead Sandra Comadina (Vancouver). The team is coached by Neil Houston.

Cloverdale’s Team Herndier, featuring skip Julie Herndier (Delta), third Nadine Wadwell (Surrey), second Brianna Hanni (Abbotsford), and lead Chantel Kosmynka (Delta).

The Duncan event will showcase the top eight women’s curling teams in the province competing in a round robin event followed by a page playoff. Curlers will be playing for the opportunity to represent the province at the national Scotties Tournament of Hearts in St Catharines, Ontario, from February 18-26.

To view the end by end scores, visit http://playdowns.curlbc.ca.

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Field is complete for newly-minted U18 championships

By Rebecca Connop Price

The final U18 teams have qualified for the 2017 BC U18 Curling Championships.

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

This weekend, January 13-15, saw the final playdowns taking place for the event. Eight U18 girls’ teams and eight U18 boys’ teams have now qualified.

The Kootenay playdowns took place at Grand Forks Curling Club and the Thompson Okanagan playdowns took place at the Eastlink Curling Centre in Oliver. Meanwhile the Island playdowns were staged in Nanaimo and the northern playdowns took place in 100 Mile House. The following teams qualified:

Girls’ Team Name Home curling club(s) Skip Third Second Lead Fifth Coach
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
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 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

Earlier in January the Lower Mainland teams competed at playdowns at Mission Granite Curling Club. Click here to read about the four U18 teams who qualified at that event.

The scores and standings will be updated at http://playdowns.curlbc.ca for the provincial championships.

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.

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