Semi-finals set to start at 2017 BC Junior Curling Championships

By Rebecca Connop Price

The ice is prepped and the players are ready – and in just a matter of hours we will know who will feature in the final games of the 2017 BC Junior Curling Championships.

Two teams have already booked their tickets to the final – Team Brown on the junior women’s side and Team Tardi on the junior men’s side.

Team Brown, with skip Corryn Brown from Kamloops, third Marika Van Osch from Nanaimo, second Dezaray Hawes from Anmore and lead Samantha Fisher from Kamloops, defeated the number two team, Team Daniels from Delta Thistle Curling Club, in the page 1 vs 2 playoff earlier today.

Langley/Royal City Team Tardi, with Cloverdale-based Tardi (skip) and his brother Jordan Tardi (second), Burnaby’s Sterling Middleton (third) and Nicholas Meister (lead), bested frontrunners Team McCrady to clinch the bye to the final. Team Tardi were last year’s BC Junior Men’s Champions and won bronze nationally.

Sixteen U21 curling teams were at the Royal City Curling Club in New Westminster for the 2017 BC Junior Curling Championships, with the finals scheduled for tomorrow (Sunday, January 1). Curling fans are invited to watch the action live at the club, but anyone who cannot attend in person can watch the finals live on the internet at 11am (junior women) and 3pm (junior men) at http://www.viasport.ca/2017bcjuniors.

The remaining three junior men’s team and three junior women’s teams are vying for the chance to represent BC at the 2017 Canadian Junior Curling Championships scheduled for January 21-29 in Esquimalt.

Royal City’s Team McCrady will get another chance to make it to the final. The McCrady rink, which features Port Coquitlam’s Matthew McCrady, Richmond’s Brayden Carpenter, and Coquitlam’s Zac Curtis and Jacob Umbach, face Team Habkirk from Victoria Curling Centre at 7pm tonight. The Habkirk rink features skip Kyle Habkirk (Coquitlam) with third Duncan Silversides, second Ryan Cassidy and lead Alex Hovarth all hailing from the Victoria area. The winner of that will face Team Tardi in the final tomorrow at 3pm.

Team Daniels, meanwhile, will also get another chance to make it to the final. The team faces Team Connell, from Prince George Golf and Curling Club, in the semi-final at 7pm. The team features Sarah and Megan Daniels from Delta as well as Sarah Loken (Delta) and Sydney Brilz (Victoria). The two Daniels sisters won silver at last year’s Canadian junior championships. The Prince George team features Alyssa Connell, Bailey Eberherr, Jordan Henson and Erin Ross all from Prince George. The winner of that will face Team Brown in the final tomorrow at 11am.

To see the scores from the qualification events visit http://playdowns.curlbc.ca.

The event schedule can be seen here: https://www.curlbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/BC-Junior-schedule-TWO-Tiebreakers-no-names.pdf

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Playoff positions decided at 2017 BC Junior Curling Championships

By Rebecca Connop Price

Round-robin play is complete but there is still a battle for a playoff position taking place this evening and tomorrow morning.

Team Brown, with skip Corryn Brown from Kamloops, third Marika Van Osch from Nanaimo, second Dezaray Hawes from Anmore and lead Samantha Fisher from Kamloops, are the only team to have completed the round robin undefeated to clinch the top playoff spot.

Tiebreakers will be needed on the junior women’s side because there is a tie for fourth position.

On the junior men’s side, Royal City’s Team McCrady have the best record, winning six games and losing just one. The McCrady rink features Port Coquitlam’s Matthew McCrady, Richmond’s Brayden Carpenter, and Coquitlam’s Zac Curtis and Jacob Umbach.

Sixteen U21 curling teams were at the Royal City Curling Club in New Westminster for the 2017 BC Junior Curling Championships, with round-robin play finishing up today and some teams heading home. The finals scheduled for Sunday (January 1). Curling fans are invited to watch the action live at the club, but anyone who cannot attend in person can watch the finals live on the internet at http://www.viasport.ca/2017bcjuniors.

The teams are vying for the chance to represent BC at the 2017 Canadian Junior Curling Championships scheduled for January 21-29 in Esquimalt.

Defending champions Team Tardi, with Cloverdale-based Tardi (skip) and his brother Jordan Tardi (second), Burnaby’s Sterling Middleton (third) and Nicholas Meister (lead) finished in second position with a 5-2 record. The team won gold at provincials last year and a bronze medal at the Canadian juniors.

Team Habkirk from Victoria Curling Centre featuring skip Kyle Habkirk (Coquitlam) with third Duncan Silversides, second Ryan Cassidy and lead Alex Hovarth all hailing from the Victoria area finished in third position.

And the youngest team in the championships has also emerged with a playoff spot. Team Sato representing Royal City, Coquitlam and Cloverdale Curling Clubs finished the competition in fourth place. The team features Hayato Sato (Coquitlam), Dawson Ballard (Cloverdale), Troy Chong and Joshua Miki.

Team Daniels, featuring two junior women from last year’s winning BC rink, finished round robin play in second position and have a guaranteed playoff position. The team features Sarah and Megan Daniels from Delta as well as Sarah Loken (Delta) and Sydney Brilz (Victoria). The two Daniels sisters won silver at last year’s Canadian junior championships.

Team Buchy, from Kimberley Curling Club, were tied with Team Bourassa going into the last draw. It went into an extra end, with Team Buchy winning 8-7. The team features skip Alysha Buchy, third Kaila Buchy, second Haylie Farquar and lead Arissa Toffolo.

But three teams remain in contention for the fourth playoff position. The teams are Team Bourassa from Delta Thistle Curling Club, Team Connell from Prince George Golf and Curling Club and Team Fisher from Chilliwack Curling Club. Team Bourassa features skip Megan Bourassa (Delta), third Catera Park (Coquitlam), second Kim Bonneau (Abbotsford) and lead Heather Sinclair (Delta). Team Connell includes Alyssa Connell, Bailey Eberherr, Jordan Henson and Erin Ross all from Prince George. Team Fisher features Cierra Fisher, of Kamloops, and the Lower Mainland trio of Cailin Cooke (Chilliwack), Kylie Karoway (Surrey) and Jasmin Jani (Chilliwack).

At 7pm tonight Team Connell will play Team Fisher. The winner will go on to play Team Bourassa tomorrow at 9am. The winner of that game will be in the page 3 vs 4 playoffs.

For tickets to the event visit http://www.royalcitycc.com/open-events/bc-junior-championships/tickets/.

To see the scores from the qualification events visit http://playdowns.curlbc.ca.

This scenario means the two tiebreaker schedule comes into play: https://www.curlbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/BC-Junior-schedule-TWO-Tiebreakers-no-names.pdf

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Frontrunners emerge on day three of BC Juniors

By Rebecca Connop Price

Mid-way through the third day of action at the 2017 BC Junior Curling Championships a number of frontrunners have emerged.

On the junior men’s side, Royal City’s Team McCrady have the best record, winning four games and losing just one.

They just edged Team Tardi, the defending BC Junior Men’s Champions, in the morning draw, stealing a point in the 10th end after skip Matthew McCrady made a good tap to force skip Tyler Tardi into a difficult run-back. Tardi missed the run-back and McCrady won 7-6. The McCrady rink features Port Coquitlam’s Matthew McCrady, Richmond’s Brayden Carpenter, and Coquitlam’s Zac Curtis and Jacob Umbach.

Team Tardi were undefeated until that point, but now have a 3-1 record. The team of Cloverdale-based Tardi (skip) and his brother Jordan Tardi (second), with Burnaby’s Sterling Middleton (third) and Nicholas Meister (lead) won gold at provincials last year and a bronze medal at the Canadian juniors.

The Okanagan team of Thomas Love and Erik Colwell (Vernon) with Brendan Chapple (Armstrong) and Logan Miron (Kelowna) also maintain a 3-1 record. The team plays again today at 7pm against Team Proctor, of Royal City.

And the youngest team in the championships has also emerged as a frontrunner. Team Sato representing Royal City, Coquitlam and Cloverdale Curling Clubs has a 3-1 record, with three draws left to play in the round robin. The team features Hayato Sato (Coquitlam), Dawson Ballard (Cloverdale), Troy Chong and Joshua Miki.

Team Brown, with skip Corryn Brown from Kamloops, third Marika Van Osch from Nanaimo, second Dezaray Hawes from Anmore and lead Samantha Fisher from Kamloops, lead the charge on the women’s side, still undefeated with a 3-0 record. They play again at 2pm today (Dec. 29).

Team Daniels, meanwhile, featuring two junior women from last year’s winning BC rink, isn’t far behind, with a 3-1 record. The team features Sarah and Megan Daniels from Delta as well as Sarah Loken (Delta) and Sydney Brilz (Victoria). The two Daniels sisters won silver at last year’s Canadian junior championships. Sarah then went on to play as an alternate for Team Canada at the world championships, helping to take home the gold medal for Canada.

Sixteen U21 curling teams are at the Royal City Curling Club in New Westminster for the 2017 BC Junior Curling Championships, with the finals scheduled for January 1. Curling fans are invited to watch the action live at the club, but anyone who cannot attend in person can watch the finals live on the internet at http://www.viasport.ca/2017bcjuniors.

Eight junior women’s and eight junior men’s teams are vying for the chance to represent BC at the 2017 Canadian Junior Curling Championships scheduled for January 21-29 in Esquimalt.

Also in the field is Team Habkirk from Victoria Curling Centre featuring skip Kyle Habkirk (Coquitlam) with third Duncan Silversides, second Ryan Cassidy and lead Alex Hovarth all hailing from the Victoria area. The team has a 3-2 record.

Team Kiss, with Abbotsford’s Jordan Kiss, Travis Cameron (Richmond), Nicholas Umbach (Coquitlam) and Derek Chandler (Victoria) have a 1-3 record.

Team Proctor from Royal City Curling Club features Tyler Proctor (Burnaby), Horace Mak (New Westminster), Matthew Chan (Vancouver) and Breyden Chong (Burnaby). They have a 1-4 record.

Team Anderson, from Grand Forks Curling Club features Colin Anderson, Devin Anderson, Elliott Starchuk, Dawson Reid and alternate Anthony Schembri. They have a 0-5 record.

On the junior women’s side, Team Fisher, from Chilliwack Curling Club, features Cierra Fisher, of Kamloops, and the Lower Mainland trio of Cailin Cooke (Chilliwack), Kylie Karoway (Surrey) and Jasmin Jani (Chilliwack). The team has a 2-1 record.

Also posting a 2-1 record is Team Connell, from the Prince George Golf and Curling Club, with all plays from Prince George. Members include Alyssa Connell, Bailey Eberherr, Jordan Henson and Erin Ross.

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. They have a 2-2 record.

Team Buchy, from Kimberley Curling Club, feature skip Alysha Buchy, third Kaila Buchy, second Haylie Farquar and lead Arissa Toffolo have a 1-2 record.

Team Coulombe, from Victoria Curling Centre, featuring Mariah Coulombe (Victoria), Taylor Reese-Hansen (Kitimat), Jordan Koster (Courtenay) and Kirsten Zucchet (Chilliwack) have a 1-3 record.

Team McGillivray, from Vernon Curling Club, meanwhile, is still looking for their first win. The team features Megan McGillivray (Kelowna), Winter Harvey (Vernon), Jaelyn Cotter (Vernon) and Katelyn McGillivray. The team has a 0-4 record.

For tickets to the event visit http://www.royalcitycc.com/open-events/bc-junior-championships/tickets/.

To see the scores from the qualification events visit http://playdowns.curlbc.ca.

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2017 Junior Curling Championships get started at Royal City

By Rebecca Connop Price

Most teenagers in BC spend their winter break relaxing and catching up with friends and family – but that’s not the case for dozens of athletes in New Westminster.

Sixteen U21 curling teams have gathered at the Royal City Curling Club for the 2017 BC Junior Curling Championships, with the opening banquet taking place tonight, December 26.

The first draws will start tomorrow, with the finals scheduled for January 1. Curling fans are invited to watch the action live at the club, but anyone who cannot attend in person can watch the finals live on the internet at http://www.viasport.ca/2017bcjuniors.

Eight junior women’s and eight junior men’s teams are vying for the chance to represent BC at the 2017 Canadian Junior Curling Championships scheduled for January 21-29 in Esquimalt.

It is an exciting field, with former Canadian and World champions squaring off to win the title.

Among the contenders is Team Brown, of Kamloops, with Corryn Brown, Marika Van Osch, Dezaray Hawes and Samantha Fisher – they have just returned from China where they won an international event representing Canada. The team is coached by Allison MacInnes.

Also in the women’s field is Team Daniels, skipped by last year’s winning skip, Sarah Daniels and featuring her sister Megan Daniels, both from Delta, as well as Sarah Loken (Delta), Sydney Brilz (Victoria) and coach Katie Witt. The two Daniels sisters won silver at last year’s Canadian junior championships. Sarah then went on to play as an alternate for Team Canada at the world championships, helping to take home the gold medal for Canada.

On the men’s side, two Royal City rinks have had a great season so far and are hoping this will be their year. Team Kiss, with Abbotsford’s Jordan Kiss, Travis Cameron (Richmond), Nicholas Umbach (Coquitlam) and Derek Chandler (Victoria) were the winners of the BC Junior Curling Tour. In second place was Team McCrady, with Tri-Cities players Matthew McCrady, Zac Curtis and Jacob Umbach and Brayden Carpenter from Richmond.

Team Tardi, from Langley Curling Centre/Royal City Curling Club, won bronze at the national junior championships in 2016. The team features skip Tyler Tardi of Cloverdale and third Sterling Middleton, who recently moved from Fort St John to Burnaby. The two youngsters were gold medal winners at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer. The team also features second Jordan Tardi of Cloverdale, lead Nicholas Meister of Langley and coach Paul Tardi.
Also in the field is Team Habkirk from Victoria Curling Centre featuring 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 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 junior event.

Team Anderson, from Grand Forks Curling Club, 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.

On the junior women’s side, Team Fisher, from Chilliwack Curling Club, features 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.

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 Men’s Champion Jim Cotter.

Team Buchy, from Kimberley Curling Club, feature skip Alysha Buchy, third Kaila Buchy, second Haylie Farquar and lead Arissa Toffolo. The team is coached by Tom Buchy.

The winner of the BC junior men’s championship and the winner of the BC junior women’s championship will represent BC at the 2017 Canadian Junior Curling Championships being staged in Esquimalt from January 21-29, 2017.

The Royal City Curling Club event will be two eight-team round robins running simultaneously. For tickets to the event visit http://www.royalcitycc.com/open-events/bc-junior-championships/tickets/.

To see the scores from the qualification events and to see scores in the championships leading up to the final, visit http://playdowns.curlbc.ca.

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Watch the 2017 Junior finals live on January 1

By Rebecca Connop Price

If you are unable to attend the 2017 BC Junior Curling Championships at the Royal City Curling Club from Dec. 27-Jan 1, you can still watch the finals live.

The Junior Men’s and Women’s finals will be livestreamed through Curl BC’s partnership with viaSport on Jan 1. Visit www.viasport.ca/2017BCJuniors.

The event features the top eight junior men’s and junior women’s curling teams from across the province.

Local curling fans can purchase tickets by visiting Royal City Curling Club. Event passes are $30, a Day Pass is $10 and a Draw Pass is $5.

More information about the event is available on the club’s website at http://www.royalcitycc.com/open-events/bc-junior-championships/.

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