Qualicum Beach, BC (February 29, 2016)– Qualicum Beach will be playing host to the province’s best mixed curlers from March 3-6 when the 2016 AMJ Campbell BC Mixed Curling Championship gets underway.
Eight teams of curlers from across the province will be vying for the opportunity to represent B.C. at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in November 2016.
Regional playdowns took place in Cranbrook, Ashcroft, Terrace, Cowichan and Delta (Tunnel Town) to decide who would represent each region at the provincial championship.
Teams are made up of a two male and two female curlers playing an 8-end game of curling. The event is an eight-team triple knockout.
The first draw at the Qualicum and District Curling Club gets underway at 1:30pm on Thursday, March 3, with the final scheduled for 2pm on Sunday, March 6.
The Mixed roster includes three-time BC Senior Curling Champion, Wes Craig, who has also won the BC Mixed title twice. He is playing with his son Miles Craig as well as Kesa and Marika Van Osch. Kesa won the BC Junior Women’s title in 2012 and the BC Women’s title in 2014 and Marika won junior titles in 2012, 2014 and 2016, including two silver medals at nationals. Also on the roster is 2013 and 2015 BC Junior Women’s Curling Champion, Corryn Brown and Erin Pincott, who will be playing with Darren Nelson and Russ Koffski of Kamloops. Three-time BC Mixed champion Tom Buchy is also on the roster, with his team of Lori Buchy and Dave and Robyn Toffolo.
Mixed Provincial ChampionshipDate – March 3-6 Location – QualicumTeam Club Skip Third Second Lead CoachGroundwater Williams Lake Simone Groundwater Ryan Bailey Laura Ball Robert GudbransonBuchy Kimberley Tom Buchy Lori Buchy Dave Toffolo Robyn ToffoloTanaka Tunnel Town Cody Tanaka Shawna Jensen Brian Cole Chantel KosmynkaFreeman Chilliwack Mike Freeman Kim McLandress Bill Dalzell Phillipa JohnstonForrest Vancouver/Richmond Andrew Forrest Becky Campbell Dave Marchant Allison DenToomFrycz Langley Darren Frycz Leanne Andrews Michael Sitter Jenn GayCraig Kerry Park/Nanaimo Wes Craig Kesa Van Osch Miles Craig Marika Van OschNelson Kamloops Darren Nelson Corryn Brown Russ Koffski Erin Pincott
2016 AMJ Campbell Van Lines BC Mixed Curling ChampionshipThursday March 3rd 9:00 am Practice Group 1 10:00 am Practice Group 2 11:00 am Team Briefing 1:00 pm Pre-game Practice 1:30 pm Draw 1 6:00 pm Opening Ceremonies 6:30 pm Pre-game Practice 7:00 pm Draw 2 Friday March 4th 8:30 am Pre-game Practice 9:00 am Draw 3 1:30 pm Pre-game Practice 2:00 pm Draw 4 6:00 pm Banquet Saturday March 5th 8:30 am Pre-game Practice 9:00 am Draw 5 1:30 pm Pre-game Practice 2:00 pm Draw 6 6:30 pm Pre-game Practice 7:00 pm 1 vs 2 and 3 vs 4 Sunday March 6th 8:30 am Pre-game Practice 9:00 am Semi-Final 1:30 pm Pre-game Practice 2:00 pm Final PLAYOFFS Closing Ceremonies