January 21, 2013, (ISN) – Kelly Scott’s Kelowna foursome have become the first B.C. team ever to win four straight provincial curling titles.
The women won a decisive victory over Patti Knezevic’s Prince George rink on Sunday (January 20) at the Cloverdale Curling Club in Surrey.
The 2013 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship, presented by Best Western, got underway on January 14.
After the win, Scott thanked Cloverdale Curling Club, the event volunteers and all involved for what she said was a fantastic event.
It is the first time a curling team has ever won the BC title four times in a row.
The rink, made up of Skip Scott, Third Jeanna Schraeder, Second Sasha Carter and Lead Sarah Wazney all head to Kingston in February for the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian Women’s Curling Championships.
Meanwhile, Knezevic’s rink, made up of Skip Knezevic, Third Kristen Fewster, Second Jen Rusnell, Lead Rhonda Camozzi and Fifth Falon Burkitt will have to wait for next year’s BC Scotties championship at their home rink, the Prince George Golf & Curling Club, to try again for the title.
Yesterday’s final was the third time the two teams had met at the 2013 championship, so the rivalry had been established.
After an evenly matched first couple of ends, Scott led 2-1. But in the third, Knezevic was facing an almost buried Scott two but managed to bump one back. Unfortunately, Knevezic’s last rock remained open and Scott removed, stuck and took a big three.
Scott got another in the fourth, then Knezevic bounced back in the fifth with a deuce to bring the score to 6-3.
Scott got two in the sixth and one in the seventh end to bring the score to a decisive 8-3.
Knezevic had a chance to limit the damage in the seventh but her draw to the 4-foot against 2 Scott stones went heavy and again, Scott took another. The score was 9 – 3 Scott heading into the eighth.
Knezevic needed points in the eighth end and managed to get two to make it 9-5. There was a glimmer of hope in the ninth when Knezevic managed to steal one, but that still left her with a deficit of three.
Finally, in the tenth, despite numerous good guards and a couple of excellent buries by Knevezic, Scott ran her out of rocks and the game was over.