Seven teams from across the province have qualified for the 2020 AMJ Campbell BC Mixed Curling Championship.
The triple-knockout event will take place at Abbotsford Curling Club from April 1-5. It features teams made up of two men and two women playing the traditional curling format over eight ends.
Playdowns in Nanaimo, Maple Ridge (Golden Ears), Kelowna and Fernie qualified the seven teams. One more team will earn the final berth at a playdown being held in Abbotsford from Mar. 6-8.
Curling is a great sport for families to play together and this event is a good example of that. The Abbotsford provincial will feature two teams with father-daughter teammates and a team with husband and wife teammates.
Team Wright, skipped by Steve Wright, is rounded out by Sarah Daniels, along with her dad Ernie and sister Megan. The Daniels sisters have both been involved in many BC championships – with Sarah having medaled this year both at the junior and women’s event. Wright and Ernie Daniels were Americas Masters Games champions in 2016.
The Buchy rink skipped by Tom Buchy is rounded out by Tom’s daughter Kaila, the 2019 U18 girls’ champion and Canadian bronze medalist and 2020 Junior Women’s champion. Dave Toffolo, who along with Tom has won four BC Mixed titles, plays second. Katelyn McGillivray, also from the Kaila Buchy team that won this year’s junior provincials, plays lead.
Meanwhile Vancouver Island’s Chris Baier will play with wife Steph Jackson-Baier. The team is rounded out by Corey Chester and Carley Sandwith (2019 BC Scotties champion and 2020 silver medalist).
The winner will go on to represent BC at the championship scheduled for Nov. 7-15, 2020, at the Canmore Golf and Curling Club, nestled in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains.