Youth vs experience for 2014 BC Scotties final

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by Rebecca Connop Price

January 12, 2014, Prince George, BC (ISN) – It will be a case of youth vs experience in the final of the 2014 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship, Presented by Best Western.

Victoria’s Team Van Osch, in their first year at women’s provincials, took a decisive victory over Abbotsford’s Team MacInnes, in Saturday night’s semi-finals to earn their chance to play in the final.

But to get to nationals in Montreal, they will have to beat six-time BC Scotties champion Kelly Scott in the final (Sunday, January 12) at 5pm. The game at the Prince George Golf & Curling Club will be televised on Sportsnet.

Scott, 36, from Kelowna, is a veteran of the game and is looking for her fifth title in a row and seventh title in total. If she wins this year’s title, it will be a record number of crowns for a BC curler – Scott and her second Sasha Carter are currently tied with Kelley Law (Owen) at six BC women’s championship wins each.

Twenty-two-year-old Skip Kesa Van Osch, meanwhile, will be keen to be the third member of her family to be heading to nationals this year. Her sisters Kalia and Marika were part of the junior team that took the BC title on December 31.

The Van Osch team is rounded out by third Stephanie Baier, second Jessie Sanderson and lead Carley Sandwith.

The Scott team is rounded out by third Jeanna Schraeder, second Carter and lead Sarah Wazney.

The national Scott Tournament of Hearts takes place in Montreal February 1-9.To find out the results of all the draws at the Prince George Golf and Curling Club, visit www.playdowns.com and click on Curl BC.

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