Congratulations to the 16 Master curling teams who have qualified for the 2017 BC Masters Curling Championships, taking place at Cranbrook Curling Club from March 7-12.

Curlers from across the province took part in playdowns over the weekend of January 27-29. Playdowns took place in Castlegar, Ashcroft, Juan de Fuca and Coquitlam.

The teams who qualified on the women’s side were Team Noble from Qualicum & District Curling Club, Team Strilesky from Nanaimo Curling Club, Team McLeod from Nelson, Castlegar and Trail curling clubs, Team Klebe from Chilliwack, Cloverdale and Richmond curling clubs, Team Mick from Marpole Curling Club, Team Clark from Royal City and Langley curling clubs, Team Bentley from Quesnel Curling Centre and Team Blashko from Summerland, Oliver and Kelowna curling clubs.

The teams who qualified on the men’s side were Team Walker from Esquimalt and Glen Meadows curling clubs, Team Kent from Cranbrook and Elkford curling clubs, Team Beaudry from Trail Curling Club, Team Rafter from Tunnel Town Curling Club, Team Pughe from Royal City Curling Club, Team Watson from Chilliwack Curling Club, Team Koffski from Kelowna Curling Club and Team McKie from Sparwood Curling Club.

The winners of the event will go on to compete at the 2017 Canadian Masters Curling Championships April 2-9 in Guelph, Ontario.

BC will play host to the 2018 Canadian Masters Curling Championships. The event will be co-hosted by Peace Arch Curling Club and Cloverdale Curling Club.