Island rink wins 2014 AMJ Campbell BC Mixed Curling Championship

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by Rebecca Connop Price

March 17, 2014, Duncan, BC (ISN) – Wes Craig is wearing his second gold medal of the season after skipping his team to first place in the 2014 AMJ Campbell BC Mixed Curling Championship at Duncan Curling Club.

The skip from Kerry Park Curling Club will now be heading to two national curling championships for the 2013-14 season.

Fresh from victory at the 2014 AMJ Campbell BC Mixed Curling Championship, which wrapped up on Sunday, March 16, with his team of third Sarah Wark, second Miles Craig, lead Michelle Allen and coach Roselyn Craig, Craig will be heading to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, for the national seniors.

His senior team from Victoria Curling Centre, with third Blair Cusack, second Tony Anslow and lead Kevin Britt, will be in Yellowknife from March 22-30.

Craig’s Mixed team, meanwhile, have a longer wait before Mixed nationals. They will represent BC at the Canadian Mixed Championship from November 8-15, 2014, in North Bay, Ontario.

Team Craig managed to defeat the dominant team at the event in Duncan. Team Kopf, from the Royal City Curling Club, won the A event, and went undefeated into the final. But the team of Steve Kopf, Brandi Tinkler, Chase Martyn and Heather Beatty, gave up a five-ender in the eighth end at the final, sealing their fate.

The third-placed team was Team Buchy, from Kimberley Curling Club, who lost to Team Craig 9-1 in the semis.

Teams are made up of two men and two women playing a 10-end game of curling. To see the results of all the draws, visit http://playdowns.com/curlbc/event.php?id_cmp=574.

MEDALS

GOLD: Team Craig – Kerry Park Curling Club
Skip: Wes Craig – Shawnigan Lake
Third: Sarah Wark – Duncan
Second: Miles Craig – Shawnigan Lake
Lead: Michelle Allen – Victoria
Coach: Roselyn Craig – Shawnigan Lake

SILVER: Team Kopf – Royal City Curling Club
Skip: Steve Kopf – Coquitlam
Third: Brandi Tinkler – Victoria
Second: Chase Martyn – Coquitlam
Lead: Heather Beatty – Vancouver

BRONZE: Team Buchy – Kimberley Curling Club
Skip: Tom Buchy – Kimberley
Third: Lori Buchy – Kimberley
Second: Dave Toffolo – Kimberley
Lead: Robyn Toffolo – Kimberley

 

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