Kelly Scott from Kelowna looks to win three provincial championships in a row at the 2011-12 Scotties British Columbia Women’s Curling Championship presented by Best Western taking 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 will be in place for the 2011-2012 season.
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,