Team Croteau – Derek Chandler
Kamloops, BC (January 1, 2016) – The Kamloops Curling Club rink of Corryn Brown has secured a playoff berth in style, going undefeated in seven games in front of a crowd full of the team’s friends, family and fans.
This is the last year the foursome of Brown, third Erin Pincott, second Samantha Fisher and lead Sydney Fraser will be able to play at the junior level, with Pincott unable to compete in the under-21 competition next year.
But the team, which is coached by Allison McInnes, still have to get past Sarah Daniels’ Royal City rink before they can secure a place in the final. The Daniels rink features third Marika Van Osch, second Dezaray Hawes, lead Megan Daniels and coaches Katie Witt and Ernie Daniels, who finished in second place with a 6-1 record, after an exciting last game with Team Coulombe which saw them steal one in the 10th for a 7-6 win.
The page 1 vs 2 game will take place tomorrow at 2 p.m. with the winner getting a bye to the final.
In third place is Sarah Loken’s Delta Thistle Curling Club rink featuring skip Loken, third Catera Park, second Kylie Karoway, lead Kim Bonneau and coach Marion McNeill. They will play against fourth-placed team, Team Coulombe. Skip Mariah Coulombe’s Victoria Curling Centre rink features third Bailey Tinkler , second Jordan Koster, lead Sydney Brilz and coach Andrew Komlodi.
The page 3 vs 4 game (tomorrow at 2 p.m.) will see the winner take on the loser of the 1 vs 2 game (tomorrow at 2 p.m.) in the semis (tomorrow at 7 p.m.). The final will be on Sunday at 9 a.m.
On the junior men’s side, Tyler Tardi’s Langley/Royal City rink of third Daniel Wenzek, second Jordan Tardi, lead Nicholas Meister, fifth Sterling Middleton and coach Paul Tardi, have secured first place, going undefeated through round robin play. The Victoria rink of Paul Henderson, meanwhile, secured second place by only losing to Team Tardi in round robin play. The Henderson rink features third Duncan Silversides, second Benton Boychuk-Chorney, lead Timothy Henderson and coach Todd Troyer.
The two teams will play each other again in the page 1 vs 2 playoff, which takes place tomorrow at 2 p.m., with the winner getting a bye to the final (Sunday at 2 p.m.).
Team McCrady from the Royal City Curling Club secured third place with a record of 4 wins and 3 losses. The Matthew McCrady rink features third Zac Curtis, second Liam Purgavie, lead Jacob Umbach and coach Ken McCardle.
Tiebreakers are needed to determine which team will finish in fourth place. Team Kiss from Royal City Curling Club, Team Love from Vernon Curling Club and Team Carpenter from Royal City Curling Club are in contention (See roster below and attached schedule). A tiebreaker takes place tonight at 7 p.m. (Team Love vs Team Carpenter). The winner will face Team Kiss tomorrow at 9 a.m.
The page 3 vs 4 game (tomorrow at 2 p.m.) will see the winner take on the loser of the 1 vs 2 game (tomorrow at 2 p.m.) in the semis tomorrow at 7 p.m. The winner of that will be in the final on Sunday at 2 p.m.
The event at Kamloops Curling Club started on Tuesday, December 29 and will run until Sunday. The junior women’s final will be televised at 9 a.m. on Sportsnet Pacific and the junior men’s final will be televised at 2 p.m. on Sportsnet One.
The winning teams will travel to Stratford, Ontario for the 2016 Canadian Junior Curling Championships, presented by Egg Farmers of Ontario. The winners of that event will go to the World Junior Curling Championships in Erzurum, Turkey.
The Flora Martin Sportsmanship Award for junior women and the Gordon Hooey Sportsmanship Award for junior men were awarded after round robin play. Sydney Brilz from Team Coulombe (Victoria) and Zane Bartlett from Team Bartlett (Grand Forks) were voted the most sportsmanlike curlers by their peers.
The Asham Coach Awards went to Jim Cotter, coach of Team Harvey and Todd Troyer, coach of Team Henderson.
Junior men roster
Team Bartlett (Grand Forks Curling Club)
Skip: Zane Bartlett – Christina Lake
Third: Sam Gaspar – Invermere
Second: Steven Schafthuizen – Kamloops
Lead: Colin Anderson – Grand Forks
Fifth: Devin Anderson – Grand Forks
Coach: Dave Bartlett
Team Carpenter (Royal City Curling Club)
Skip: Brayden Carpenter – Richmond
Third: Tyler Proctor – Burnaby
Second: Matthew Chan – Vancouver
Lead: Breyden Chong – Burnaby
Fifth: Troy Chong – Burnaby
Coaches: Roger Chan and Curt Borgen
Team Croteau (Victoria Curling Centre/Kerry Park Curling Club)
Skip: Connor Croteau – Victoria
Third: Scott Gray – Victoria
Second: Derek Chandler – Victoria
Lead: Jared Vlassis – Victoria
Coach: Bob Coulombe
Team Henderson (Victoria Curling Centre)
Skip: Paul Henderson – Victoria
Third: Duncan Silversides – Victoria
Second: Benton Boychuk-Chorney – Victoria
Lead: Timothy Henderson – Victoria
Coach: Todd Troyer
Team Kiss (Royal City Curling Club)
Skip: Jordan Kiss – Abbotsford
Third: Nicholas Umbach – Coquitlam
Second: Travis Cameron – Richmond
Lead: Zachary Umbach – Coquitlam
Fifth: Matt Young – Surrey
Coach: Craig Lightbody
Team Love (Vernon Curling Club)
Skip: Thomas Love – Vernon
Third: Erik Colwell – Vernon
Second: Brendan Chapple – Armstrong
Lead: Johnathan Schwartz – Vernon
Coach: Dean Chapple
Team McCrady (Royal City Curling Club)
Skip: Matthew McCrady – Port Coquitlam
Third: Zac Curtis – Coquitlam
Second: Liam Purgavie – Cloverdale, Surrey
Lead: Jacob Umbach – Coquitlam
Coach: Ken McCardle
Team Tardi (Langley Curling Club/Royal City Curling Club)
Skip: Tyler Tardi – Surrey
Third: Daniel Wenzek – Burnaby
Second: Jordan Tardi – Surrey
Lead: Nicholas Meister – Langley
Fifth: Sterling Middleton – Fort St John
Coach: Paul Tardi
Junior Women roster
Team Brown (Kamloops Curling Club)
Skip: Corryn Brown – Kamloops
Third: Erin Pincott – Kamloops
Second: Samantha Fisher – Kamloops
Lead: Sydney Fraser – Kamloops
Coach: Allison McInnes
Team Buchy (Kimberley Curling Club)
Skip: Alysha Buchy – Kimberley
Third: Kaila Buchy – Kimberley
Second: Haylie Farquhar – Kimberley
Lead: Arissa Toffolo – Kimberley
Coach: Tom Buchy
Team Connell (Prince George Golf and Curling Club)
Skip: Alyssa Connell – Prince George
Third: Bailey Eberherr – Prince George
Second: Jordan Henson – Prince George
Lead: Erin Ross – Prince George
Coach: Rick Fewster
Team Coulombe (Victoria Curling Centre)
Skip: Mariah Coulombe – Victoria
Third: Bailey Tinkler – Victoria
Second: Jordan Koster – Courtenay
Lead: Sydney Brilz – Sydney
Coach: Andrew Komlodi
Team Daniels (Royal City Curling Club)
Skip: Sarah Daniels – Delta
Third: Marika Van Osch – Nanaimo
Second: Dezaray Hawes – Anmore
Lead: Megan Daniels – Delta
Coach: Ernie Daniels/Katie Witt
Team Harvey (Vernon Curling Club)
Skip: Winter Harvey – Lumby
Third: Jaelyn Cotter – Vernon
Second: Megan McGillivray – Kelowna
Lead: Cassidy Schwaerzle – Armstrong
Fifth: Katelyn McGillivray – Kelowna
Coach: Jim Cotter
Team Jensen (Tunnel Town/Juan de Fuca/Parksville)
Skip: Shawna Jensen – Delta
Third: Katherine Silversides – Victoria
Second: Michaela Douglas – Powell River
Lead: Rebecca Douglas – Powell River
Fifth: Sarah McCrady – Port Coquitlam
Coach: Dave Douglas
Team Loken (Delta Thistle Curling Club)
Skip: Sarah Loken – Surrey
Third: Catera Park – Coquitlam
Second: Kylie Karoway – Surrey
Lead: Kim Bonneau – Abbotsford
Coach: Marion McNeill