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British Columbia » 2012-2013 » Mixed Williams Moving & Storage BC Mixed Curling Championship

  • Dates: Thu, March 14 to Sun, March 17, 2013
  • Host Club: Vancouver Curling Club
  • Location: Vancouver, BC
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2013 Mixed Provincial Curling Final - Play by Play

Posted: Sunday, March 17th, 2013

PRE-GAME NOTES

Previous Games:

Switzer 5 Klymchuk 7 in the A-Qualifier

Switzer 8 Klymchuk 4 in the Page 1-2 Semi

Previous Games at the Coastal Mixed

Switzer 9 Klymchuk 7 in the B-Event

Brad Blackwell sparing at 2nd for team Switzer

End One:

Mid way through the first, Switzer has three rocks on the centre line – a guard, top twelve and back eight. The Klymchuk third nearly doubles off the top two. Klymchuk makes a double and Switzer draws to the open side of the house to lie 2. Klymchuk tries for a hit and roll but it gets the nose. Switzer makes an open hit for 2 and gets the early lead.

End Two:

Switzer maintains control of the end by hitting all of Klymchuk’s stones and lies 2 at the top of the house. A split attempt runs through the house and Klymchuk hits and rolls to the edge of the 12. Hits are exchanged and Klymchuk rolls out on his last and secures the blank.

End Three:

Switzer’s second makes a nice hit and roll behind stacked guards. Switzer calls for a guard but it picks and crashes on the other guards. Klymchuk’s third throws a heavy draw to mix up the rocks in the house and Switzer’s double attempt jams. Klymchuk’s draw to split the four-foot is light and Switzer attempts to freeze to the other Klymchuk stone in the back four – it bounces off a bit and only covers a corner of the stone. Klymchuk’s attempt to poke out the Switzer stone is heavy and doesn’t curl. It jams, the shooter rolls out and Switzer steals 3 points.

End Four:

The end develops in favour of team Klymchuk and he lies two on the centre line with a tight guard. Switzer runs back the guard and double out the Klymchuk stones. Klymchuk comes back with a double of his own and brings his twelve-foot biters into play. Switzer hits and rolls out and Klymchuk has an open draw to score 2.

End Five:

Switzer’s team makes some nice peels and then fails to roll out on a couple of peel attempts. Klymchuk continues to throw up the centre line guards. Switzer decides to come around the centre line guard and lies one on the top four. Klymchuk’s first draw attempt doesn’t finish and after a Switzer guard Klymchuk is facing 2 in the 4-foot that are buried. His in-off goes through a hole in the 4-foot and Switzer needs a piece of the 4-foot to score 3 - the rock runs straight and Switzer only gets two.

End Six:

Switzer keeps it clean and with his first has an open hit on a Klymchuk stone. Klymchuk draws to the edge of the four and lies two. Switzer’s hit rolls to the outside and Klymchuk has a draw to the four-foot for 2 points. The draw runs to the back twelve and he only closes the gap by one.

End Seven:

A few 4-foot line guards in play and a Klymchuk stone on the button. Klymchuk throws up another centre line guard. Switzer’s run back double attempt hits too thick and Klymchuk steals a point.

End Eight:

The end develops with 3 Klymchuk guards and 2 Switzer’s stones (frozen together) in the house. Klymchuk tries to corner freeze on the two Switzer stones and is just a bit light, but sits in front of the Switzer’s stones just outside the four-foot. Switzer’s light weight hit doesn’t curl and it jams the Klymchuk stone to be shot rock, wide open, in the four foot. 3 Switzer stones in the rings and Switzer has hammer. Klymchuk tries to draw to the other side of the four-foot, but is light. Switzer has an open hit, for four, and likely the title. His hit wrecks on a guard and Klymchuk steals another point.

End Nine:

Two Klymchuk guards and the Switzer third doubles them off. The next Klymchuk guard isn’t perfect and Switzer makes a great hit and roll to the top twelve. The next Klymchuk draw slides to the back twelve. Switzer’s draw wicks off his 12-foot stone and he leaves Klymchuk a draw to the four foot that slides to the back eight. Switzer taps a stone up and scores two to win 9-5!

 

Semi-Final 2 – Klymchuk vs. Wakefield Play by Play

Posted: Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Pre-Game Notes:

Teams have not played each other yet at the 2013 Mixed Provincials. In addition, they did not play against each other at the Coastal Mixed Playdowns.

End One:

Mid way through the end, Wakefield lies two and the Klymchuk third rolls out on one of her hits. Klymchuk doubles off the Wakefield bitters and may by lying one at the top twelve. Wakefield’s draw is short and Klymchuk has a chance for two with a draw/split. Klymchuk makes the split for two points and the early lead.

End Two:

Klymuchuk adds pressure in the second end with three rocks in the back of the house. Wakefield tries to freeze to one in the back eight – he is a bit heavy and rolls off the Klymchuk stone. Klymchuk hits it out and Wakefield has to draw the eight foot for one.

End Three:

Midway through the end, Wakefield lies one and another attempt around the centre line guard wrecks. Wakefield lies three at the top of the house and a Klymuchuk attempt to draw around them is light. Wakefield taps one to bite the top four and leaves Klymchuk a draw to the edge of the four-foot. The draw attempt is a bit tight and Wakefield steals one.

End Four:

Klymchuk has the house split and the Wakefield third makes a hit and roll behind cover to sit in front of the other Klymchuk stone. After a couple of hits in the four-foot, Wakefield has the house split and Klymchuk makes a draw to the four-foot for a single point.

End Five:

The end develops with a high centre guard and a tight centre guard.  Klymchuk has a chance to get around them on his first with one already in the twelve foot. His draw doesn't burry completely but the Wakefield hit wrecks on the tight guard. Wakefield needs to draw to the full four for a single point – facing three. His draw leaks to the back four and Klymchuk steals a single.

End Six:

Klymchuk lies two in the eight and twelve and Wakefield tries for a draw behind the corner guard on the other side of the house. His rock stops in the back twelve and Klymchuk draws to it for his last. Wakefield makes a draw to the full four with his last for a single point.

End Seven:

Lots of rocks in play – three guards and four in the house above the T-Line. Klymchuk lies one in the top four and may find it difficult to get two points. Wakefield’s draw doesn’t burry and Klymchuk makes a hit and roll to lie two. Wakefield’s run back attempt opens it up and Klymchuk needs to draw to the four foot for a third point. He makes it and leads 7-3 with three ends to go.

End Eight:

Mid way through the end, Wakefield’s guards have disappeared and he starts to draw in front of the Klymchuk stones in the house. Klymchuk makes a double without jamming on one of his rocks and lies three. Wakefield’s hit and roll attempt flashes and Klymchuk throws a guard on the stone he has on the button. Wakefield is facing 4 with his last. Needs to make a thin double for one, but misses and Klymchuk steals 4 more to go ahead 11-3.  Handshakes and Klymchuk advances to the final.

Draw 7 - Sheet B - Switzer vs. Klymchuk Play by Play

Posted: Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Pre-Game Notes:

Klymchuk beat Switzer 7-5 in the 'A' Qualifier.

Brad Blackwell sparing in the 2nd position for team Switzer.

 

End One:

Brad doesn't quite make his hits and Klymchuk has the early advantage. However, the Klymchuk guard on shot rock is not perfect. Klymchuk is lying two on the edge of the four foot and Switzer needs to hit and roll in – nose hit only. 1-0 Klymchuk.

End Two:

Switzer's Third rolls out on two hits (only wicks the second) and Klymchuk has the advantage again late in the end. Switzer’s first rubs the guard and it is easily knocked out.  Switzer needs to draw to the edge of the 4-foot for one… It's good! - 1-1 after two ends.

End Three:

Switzer has the early advantage with one buried in the top four. Klymchuk is forced to raise/peel guards but can’t make them perfect.  Switzer has two buried and Klymchuk is chasing with 3 guards in play. Klymchuk flashes his first peel and Switzer gets to throw another guard, which stops in the top 12. Klymchuk is forced to draw against three – needs full four.  His rock stops at the back four foot for one. 2-1 Klymchuk after three ends.

End Four:

Lots of rocks in play in the back of the house. Switzer is lying 2 in the back four and leaves Klymchuk an open hit for his first – but it wrecks on a guard.  Klymchuk’s second rock hits a guard too. Switzer has an open draw for three and makes it with a measure for a possible 4th point.... Only 3 points for Switzer. 4-2 Switzer after four ends.

End Five:

Switzer makes an open hit to lie two and leaves Klymchuk an open hit for one. He makes it and is forced to one point. 4-3 Switzer after five ends.

End Six:

Switzer has the house split for Klymchuk’s last.  He tries for the cross-house double, but rolls out. Switzer has an open draw for two. The draw is made and Switzer leads 6-3 after six ends.

End Seven:

Switzer applies the pressure with two in the four-foot and a centre line guard. Klymchuk makes a corner freeze, but Switzer still lies 2 with skip stones to come. Klymchuk has to draw to the eight foot to score one. He makes it and closes the gap.  6-4 Switzer after seven ends.

End Eight:

Switzer’s draw goes to the back four and Klymchuk follows with his last. Switzer is able to poke him out and scores two.

GAME OVER - Final score SWITZER 8 - KLYMCHUK 4

Friday AM "B" Event Decider

Posted: Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Good morning Curling fans!

This morning's draw between Switzer and LeDrew is to settle the "B" Event and decide who makes it into the second qualification spot. The victor of this morning's draw will play this evening against Klymchuk in the 1 vs. 2 game at 7pm. The loser will play at 2pm vs. the young Weinreich team to decide the 3rd qualification spot.

2pm will also see the game between Wakefield and McKie for the 4th qualifying position. Both of these teams have been part of hard fought, entertaining curling matches. Will the McKie team from Sparwood, with the heart of Sparky Sparwood in their corner and the entire town of Sparwood (upwards of 30 people) behind them, be victorious? Or will the local Wakefield team, with home ice advantage take down the Spartans from Sparwood for the last opportunity to win it all.

Stay close to your computer screens folks, this is going ot be a doozy.

 

Friday AM Playdowns and Qualifier 1

Posted: Friday, March 15th, 2013

After a hard fought battle last night, Keith Switzer's team will play the powerhouse Klymchuk team this morning on Sheet C. Spectators will note that the famous and club favorite Brad Blackwell is subbed in throwing 2nd stones... we'll see if this tips Switzer's chances toward beating this strong Klymchuk team.The winner of this game will move into the first qualifier.

On Sheet A, Fizz McKie has the eye of Sparky Sparwood as his team ramps up for a great game with the Buchy Team.

Excited Teams Get Ready for Playdowns

Posted: Thursday, March 14th, 2013

The Vancouver Curling Club is buzzing with excited teams and spectators awaiting the start of the 2013 Wiliam's Moving and Storage Mixed Provincial Championships.

Stay tuned on playdowns.com for LIVE up to the minute scores and updates.

Enjoy the Mixed Championships.

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