Seniors curling a tough competition

A Castlegar rink finished last at the Tim Hortons BC Senior Curling Championships last weekend in Port Alberni.

Chris Stedile


Castlegar News


A Castlegar rink finished last at the Tim Hortons BC Senior Curling Championships last weekend in Port Alberni.

Team Nichol was made up of Myron Nichol, Bill Van Yzerloo, Garry Beaudry and Barry Marsh.

They finished the tournament with two wins and five losses. The champions, Team Craig of Victoria, will be heading to Edmonton to represent BC at the Canadian Championships next month.

Team Nichol played seven draws. The first draw saw Nichol fall 6-4 to Team Craig. Next, they lost 7-5 to Team Thulin of Campbell River. The following day, Castlegar lost 7-5 and 8-2 to teams Mellof and Greig, respectively.

Nichol perked up near the end of the tournament, defeating Gelowitz from Kelowna 6-3 and Macdonald of Vancouver 7-5.

In the final draw the Castlegar seniors fell to North Shore’s Team Dunkin 6-3.

In total, eight men’s and eight women’s teams from across BC qualified through regional playdowns and competed for the BC senior curling crown.

The field for the event was extremely strong this time and included 1988 Olympic champion Debbie Jones-Walker and 2006 Olympic bronze medallist Sandra Jenkins in the women’s event, while the men’s draw featured former men’s world champion Gerry Richard.

Also in attendance were past Canadian champions and several curlers who have competed at the Scotties and the Brier.


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