After a close fought weekend of action, ten men’s curling teams, including two from the Victoria Curling Club, have secured spots for the 2015 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship.
Clubs from across the province will be represented at the Championships as the qualifying events saw teams spread from Victoria to Kimberley triumph.
Men’s teams without a berth now have just one more chance to qualify for the championship – at an open playdown taking place at Peace Arch Curling Club (White Rock) January 9-11 2015.
In a repeat of last year’s result, the A event winner from the playdowns held at Comox Valley Curling Centre was Team Dangerfield, representing Victoria Curling Centre. The rink consists of skip Neil Dangerfield, third Denis Sutton, second Darren Boden and lead Glen Allen.
A team from Victoria Curling Club also won the B event. Team Baier, which is Skip Chris Baier, third Michael Johnson, second Corey Chester and lead Sanjay Bowry, secured their berth by defeating Team Montgomery with a single in the final end.
Team Montgomery bounced back to qualify through the C event though. The team, which is made up of skip Jason Montgomery, third Jody Epp, second Miles Craig, and lead Will Duggan, secured an 11-4 win in their final game.
The Okanagan playdowns, which were held at Vernon Curling Club, produced two winners from Kamloops.
Four rinks qualified from the lower mainland playdowns at Cloverdale Curling Club. The other two qualifiers from the lower mainland came through the C event.
The final qualifier of the weekend came through the Kootenay playdown at Nelson Curling Club. To see the results of Curl BC playdowns, visit www.playdowns.com and search under the British Columbia (Curl BC) tab.
These 10 teams will battle for the title alongside Team Pierce, who qualified as Canadian Team Ranking System points winners, and defending champions Team Cotter. The 2015 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship takes place from February 3-8, 2015, at the Vernon Curling Club. Visit http://cdimens2015.curlbc.ca for more information about the event or to purchase tickets.