Castlegar senior curling team looks to take championship

Team Nichol has travelled to Port Alberni for their shot at curling glory

  • Feb. 18, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Submitted to the Castlegar News

A Castlegar rink is representing the region at the Tim Hortons BC Senior Curling Championships this week. The team is made up of Myron Nichol, Bill Van Yzerloo, Garry Beaudry and Barry Marsh.

Taking place in Port Alberni, the province’s best senior curlers began showcasing their skills Tuesday.

As of Wednesday, several draws had been completed with Team Nichol losing to Team Craig from Victoria, 6-4.

The following game, Nichol lost again to Team Thulin from Campbell River.

The next draw began at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and at the News’ deadline, Team Nichol trailed Team Mellof of Kelowna 5-1.

Castlegar’s curlers are set to play five more times following their match with Mellof.

Eight men’s and eight women’s teams from across BC qualified through regional playdowns to compete for the BC senior curling crown. The winners will go on to represent the province at the Canadian Championships in Edmonton in March.

The field for the event is extremely strong this year and includes 1988 Olympic Champion Debbie Jones-Walker and 2006 Olympic bronze medallist Sandra Jenkins in the women’s event, while the men’s draw will feature former men’s world champion Gerry Richard. There are also past Canadian champions and several curlers who have competed at the Scotties and the Brier taking part, so the standard of curling promises to be high.

“We are honoured to be hosting the 2015 Tim Hortons BC Senior Championships here at the Alberni Valley Curling Club,” said event host committee co-chair Michelle Twanow. “There is a strong field this year.”

The event, which is a round robin followed by playoffs, runs from until Saturday afternoon, when the finals take place. To follow the results online, visit and click on the Curl BC tab.

The winners of the men’s and women’s events will go on to represent BC at the Canadian Championships which take place at Thistle Curling Club in Edmonton from March 21 to 28.


Just Posted

Castlegar Millennium Ponds opening soon

The ponds will be open for swimming any day.

Castlegar council approves Columbia Ave. Phase 2 cross section

Three traffic lanes, bicycle lane, sidewalks, furniture, baskets, banners and trees part of plan

Women, children escaping domestic violence have few options in Nelson

The 11th annual Report Card on Homelessness shows a need for women’s housing

RDCK asks province for more powers to regulate private land logging

‘If the province won’t step up, we will have to’

First Nations included in latest Columbia River Treaty talks

Seventh round of negotiations between Canada and U.S. wrap up in Washington D.C.

VIDEO: Killer whale steals fisherman’s catch off North Coast

Fishing duel results in eager orca snagging salmon in Prince Rupert

Fate of accused in Canadian couple’s 1987 killings in jury’s hands

William Talbott’s lawyer says DNA doesn’t prove murder

Child killed after being hit in driveway on Vancouver Island

The driver of the vehicle remained at the crash scene and is fully cooperating

Eating sandwiches, putting on makeup behind the wheel could land you a fine

RCMP say if you cause an accident while eating you could be penalized

Cat badly hurt in animal trap was likely stuck for days, B.C. owner says

Blu, a three-year-old house cat, suffered severe damage to his hind leg after being stuck in trap for days

40 cats surrendered in apparent hoarding at B.C. home

Officers found the cats living among piles of garbage and feces, suffering from fleas

Vancouver Aquarium drops cetacean ban lawsuit in new lease agreement

Ocean Wise CEO Lasse Gustavsson called the updated lease an exciting new chapter for the aquarium

Thieves steal two $40K chairs featuring gold serpents from B.C. furniture store

Chairs believed to be the only two of its kind in Canada, police said

Rising gas prices force B.C. residents to rethink summer road trips: poll

63 per cent of respondents reported gas prices are impacting their day-to-day finances

Most Read