by Rebecca Connop Price
January 14, 2014, Vancouver, BC (ISN) – Four teams have grabbed the final spots at the 2014 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship, Presented by Automation One.
Over the weekend, Salmon Arm Curling Club hosted 12 men’s teams from across BC who battled for the final four berths to the Vancouver competition.
With these final four teams, a total of 16 teams have now qualified, including defending champions, Team Bilesky, from the Royal City Curling Club, and Olympic trials runners-up Team Morris, from the Vernon/Kelowna clubs.
Teams from Kamloops, New Westminster, Victoria and Vernon were victorious in Salmon Arm.
The A event winner was Team Baier, who all live in Victoria and represent the Victoria Curling Centre. Skip Chris Baier, Third Josh Hozack, Second Corey Chester, Lead Andrew Komlodi and Fifth Glen Jackson will be hoping to match the performance of other Vancouver Island teams this season. The winners of the provincial junior men’s and women’s titles, as well as the winner of the BC Scotties, all came from Vancouver Island.
The B event winner was Team McArdle, from the Royal City Curling Club. The team is skipped by Ken McArdle (Port Coquitlam) and is rounded out by Chase Martyn (Coquitlam), Dylan Somerton (Surrey) and Cody Johnston (Delta).
The two winners of the C event were Team Longworth, from Vernon and Salmon Arm curling clubs, and Team Yamada from the Kamloops Curling Club.
Mark Longworth (Vernon) is joined by Jamie Sexton (Vernon) at third, Hugh Bennett (Salmon Arm) at second and Michael Longworth (Vernon) at lead.
Brent Yamada is joined by third Corey Sauer, second Tyler Klymchuk and lead Lance Yamada. (All team members live in Kamloops).
The 2014 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship, Presented by Automation One, will take place at the Vancouver Curling Club from February 5-9, 2014.
The event takes place at the Hillcrest Centre in Vancouver, which was home to curling during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and Paralympics.
Visit http://cdimens2014.curlbc.ca for more information and the draw schedule.