Team Morris are only one win away from a trip to the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier.
The team from Kelowna and Vernon curling clubs have dominated the 2017 belairdirect BC Men’s Curling Championship and remain undefeated. An 11-6 win over Team Joanisse, from Golden Ears Winter Club, in the page 1 vs 2 playoffs gave them a bye to tomorrow’s final.
Meanwhile, Victoria’s Team Jackson advanced past Team McArdle in the page 3 vs 4 playoffs. A total of four steals helped them on the way to a 6-3 decision – sending them to the semis against Team Joanisse.
The 2017 belairdirect BC Men’s Curling Championship, Presented by Fountain Tire, started on Wednesday at Abbotsford Curling Club and runs until tomorrow (Sunday, February 12).
This event showcased the top 12 men’s teams from across the province and will decide the BC team that will go on to compete at the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier.
Team Morris, with six-time BC champion Jim Cotter from Vernon throwing last rocks and John Morris from Alberta calling the shots, also includes Kelowna’s Tyrel Griffith (four-time BC Men’s champion) and Rick Sawatsky (six-time BC Men’s champion).
Team Joanisse features skip Dean Joanisse, who hails from Abbotsford is a former Canadian Junior Champion (1989) and skipped two BC men’s teams who went to the Brier (2001 and 2007). His team is rounded out by third Paul Cseke, second Jay Wakefield and lead John Cullen.
Team Jackson, skipped by Glen Jackson, features third Andrew Komlodi, second Corey Chester and lead Joel Cave, all from Victoria.