Final five head to BC men’s curling championship

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January 7, 2013, (ISN) – The final five teams have qualified for the 2013 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship in Parksville. Team Brown and Team Klymshuk head to nationals in Fort McMurray.

An open qualification event held at the Golden Ears Winter Club in Maple Ridge from January 4 to 6 saw 17 teams battle for the five remaining spots at the provincial championship in Parksville.

The teams who qualified were Team Dangerfield, from Victoria Curling Centre, Team Joanisse, from Abbotsford Curling Club, Team Yamada, from Kamloops Curling Club, Team Brower, from Peace Arch Curling Club, and Team Bilesky, from Royal City Curling Club.

The teams will be part of the championship which gets underway at Parksville Curling Club on February 5. The semi-finals and finals will be broadcast on Shaw on Saturday, February 9, and Sunday, February 10.

Team Brown and Team Klymchuk head to nationals

Corryn Brown’s Kamloops rink and Tyler Klymchuk’s Langley/Victoria rink have secured their place in the 2013 M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Curling Championships.

The teams earned the right to represent BC at the nationals in Fort McMurray after winning their final games at the 2013 Tim Hortons BC Junior Curling Championships in Coquitlam yesterday (Sunday, January 6).

The games were broadcast on Shaw at a later time than advertised because of a problem with Shaw’s satellite equipment. The Junior Women’s final, which started at 3pm, was broadcast at 7pm and the Junior Men’s final, which started at 7pm, was broadcast immediately after the women’s final.

The games will be re-broadcast at the following times:

  • On Shaw Vancouver Island, Vancouver (except for the North Shore), and Central BC: Today, January 7, at 4 pm PST.
  • On Shaw Merritt, Castlegar and Lilloett: Saturday, January 12, at 6 pm MST.
  • Team Brown, skipped by Corryn Brown, beat Team Van Osch, skipped by Kalia Van Osch, 7-4. The Kamloops team, with Erin Pincott as Third, Samantha Fisher as Second and Sydney Fraser as Lead, had not gone into the finals as favourites. They had a 6-2 record after beating Team Jensen from Richmond Curling Club in a tie-breaker match on Saturday night.

    Team Van Osch, on the other had, had been unbeaten with seven wins in total. The team, from Nanaimo Curling Centre, also features Third Carley Sandwith, Second Marika Von Osch and Lead Ashley Sanderson.

    Brown secured the win with two points in the ninth and tenth ends.

    In the Junior Men’s championship, Team Klymchuk, skipped by Cloverdale-based Tyler Klymchuk, maintained their perfect record at the championship when they beat Team Tardi 9-4 in the gold medal game.

    The winning team, who are coached by Todd Troyer, are made up of Corey Chester and Sanjay Bowry from Victoria, and Rhys Gamache from Langley.

    The experienced juniors scored four points in the second end, putting all the pressure on Team Tardi.

    Team Tardi rallied in the fifth end, scoring two points, but Team Klymchuk countered with two more points in the sixth end.

    Team Tardi, from  Langley Curling Club, was the youngest team to reach the final. Skip Tyler Tardi and his brother Jordan (Third) are eligible to play at Juvenile level (16 and under).

    The team, which also features Second Nicholas Meister and Lead Zachary Umbach and is coached by Paul Tardi, had earlier beaten Team Habkirk from the Coquitlam Curling Club to earn their place in the final.

    To see photos of the semi-finals and finals, log on to the Curl BC Facebook page.