Curling teams named to Team BC for Canada Winter Games

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by Rebecca Connop Price

March 24, 2014, Vernon, BC (ISN) – The curling teams that will represent BC at the 2015 Canada Winter Games have been decided. Team Daniels and Team Tardi qualified through a playdown event held at Vernon Curling Club from March 21-23.

Team Daniels, made up of 2014 BC junior champion Sarah Daniels, skip, 2014 BC Winter Games champion Dezaray Hawes, third, and the Thompson/Okanagan duo of second Cierra Fisher and lead Sydney Hofer, went undefeated through round robin play to clinch the spot on Team BC.

The winning boys’ team was Team Tardi, with skip Tyler Tardi (2014 W.R. Bennett Award for Athletic Excellence winner, 2013 BC Mixed Doubles champion), third Sterling Middleton,  second Nicholas Umbach (2014 BC High School Curling champion), and lead Timothy Henderson. The team hails from all over the province, with the skip a regular at Langley Curling Club.

With these wins, the two teams will now join with individuals and teams from other winter sports from around the province to form Team BC. They will all travel to Prince George February 13 to March 1, 2015, for the Canada Winter Games.

On the boys’ side, Team Tardi finished 4-1 in their pool to advance to page playoffs. They beat Team Bartlett 7-3 to advance to the final against Team Silversides. A deuce in the first and fourth ends helped Team Tardi (Langley/Fort St John/Victoria) on their way to a 7-2 win in the final.

On the girls’ side, Team Daniels (whose members represent Delta Thistle Curling Club, Royal City Curling Club, Kamloops Curling Club and Vernon Curling Club), did not have to play in a final to clinch their win. By going undefeated through round-robin play, they were declared winners.

To see the results of the girls qualifier, and for more information about the teams, visit http://playdowns.com/curlbc/event.php?id_cmp=576.

To see the results of the boys qualifier, and for more information about the teams, visit http://playdowns.com/curlbc/event.php?id_cmp=575.

In 2015, 19 sports ranging from traditional winter, traditional summer, Paralympic, and Special Olympic will make up the 2015 Canada Winter Games. The 2015 Canada Winter Games will also include:

  • over 2,350 young Canadian athletes – ranging in age from 12 – 35
  • over 950 coaches, team managers, and officials
  • 13 teams: ten provinces and three territories
  • 18 days of the 2015 Canada Winter Games
  • 14 days of official competition

Teams that competed at the qualifier in Vernon:

Girls:

Team Connell

Prince George

Team Connor

Prince George

Team Daniels

 Delta/Royal City/Kamloops/Vernon

Team Guidos

Salmon Arm

Team Huitema

Vernon

Team Schmidt

Vernon

Team Tinkler

Juan de Fuca

Boys:

Pool A

Team Tardi

Langley/Fort St John/Victoria

Team Ueda

North Shore

Team Chapple

 Vernon

Team Schafthuzien

Kamloops

Team Macdonald

Juan de Fuca/Nanaimo

Team Gaspar

Invermere

Pool B

Team Carpenter

Royal City

Team Silversides

Victoria

Team Bartlett

Grand Forks

Team McCrady

Coquitlam

Team Withey

Prince George

Team Monette

Kelowna

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