Finals set for senior curling championship

Bill van Yzerloo and Lisa Deputan teams win bronze, Craig and Cowan rinks headed to the finals

Finals are set for the 2019 Senior Curling Championships.

The Trail Curling Club played host to the Men’s and Women’s semifinals on Saturday with Nainamo’s Wes Craig and Team Shiella Cowan from Royal City/Delta Thistle moving on to their respective BC championship final.

The Men’s semifinal needed extra ends after the Castlegar/Trail rink skipped by Bill van Yzerloo with Myron Nichol third, Alex Coutts second, and Richard Faunt lead, battled back from a 5-3 deficit to score one in the seventh and a steal in eight to force the extra frame.

But the Craig foursome, with the hammer, scored one in the ninth end for the 6-5 victory. The win sets up a rematch of the 2018 Men’s final with Craig Lepine, who finished first in the round robin and earned the berth to the final.

On the women’s side, Team Cowan defeated Chilliwack’s Lisa Deputan 6-3 to advance to the final where the team will face the undefeated Marilou Richter team from Penticton/Kelowna.

Both the van Yzerloo and Deputan teams were awarded the bronze medal after the games.

The finals go at 11 a.m. on Sunday at the Trail Curling Club.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Team Cowan celebrates their berth to the final after beating Team Deputan 6-4 in the semifinal of the Senior women’s curling championship.

Team Wes Craig will play the Ken Lepine rink in Sunday’s provincial final.

Bill van Yzerloo and Wes Craig shake hands after a thrilling extra-end 6-5 victory by the Craig team.

Just Posted

VIDEO: Firefighters on scene at Castlegar house fire

The fire has since spread to an adjacent property

Zoning hearing scheduled for major Castlegar housing development

Phase two of Twin Rivers Estates needs a zoning change before moving forward

Pay guarantee removed for some Kootenay on-call paramedics

Guarantee phased out as BCEHS introduces a new “scheduled on call” model

No active confirmed COVID-19 cases in Interior Health: BCCDC

Numbers from the BCCDC’s dashboard show 193 of the 195 COVID-19 cases in the region have recovered

‘I’m pissed, I’m outraged’: Federal minister calls out police violence against Indigenous people

Indigenous Minister Marc Miller spoke on recent incidents, including fatal shooting of a B.C. woman

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

Kelowna Mountie who punched suspect identified, condemned by sister

‘How did he get away with this? How is this justifiable?’

PHOTOS: Anti-racism protesters gather in communities across B.C.

More protests are expected through the weekend

Pair accused of ‘horrific’ assault at Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park at large

Police say Jason Tapp, 30, and Nicole Edwards, 33, did not show up to meet their bail supervisor this week

No charges to be laid against 22 northern B.C. pipeline protesters

Twenty-two people were arrested in February, but Crown has decided not to pursue charges

Plan in place for BC Ferries to start increasing service levels

Ferry corporation reaches temporary service level agreement with province

B.C. starts to see employment return under COVID-19 rules

Jobless rate for young people still over 20% in May

Most Read