The BC Junior Curling Championships in Vernon wrapped up Tuesday with the Vernon/Kelowna /Invermere men’s rink losing the final game to a foursome from Langley.
On the women’s side, the McGillivray rink from Vernon lost their semi final match. Team Daniels from Delta was the winner.
Both winners now go to the Canadian Championships in Prince Albert later this month.
The final match-ups of the 2019 BC Junior Curling Championships are all set at Vernon Curling Club.
The junior women’s final will be a rematch of the 2018 final, with Delta Thistle’s Team Daniels (Sarah Daniels, Kayla MacMillan, Jessica Humphries, Sarah Loken) facing Victoria’s Team Reese-Hansen (Taylor Reese-Hansen, Catera Park, Jordan Koster, Sydney Brilz).
Team Reese-Hansen, the 2018 BC Championship-winning team, secured their return to the final with a 7-4 semifinal win over Vernon’s Team McGillivray (Megan McGillivray, Jaelyn Cotter, Katelyn McGillivray, Cassidy Schwaerzle) on Monday morning. Team Daniels received a spot in the final by finishing at the top of round robin play with six wins and one loss.
The junior men’s final will see Langley and Victoria’s Team Tardi (Tyler Tardi, Sterling Middleton, Matthew Hall, Alex Horvath) attempt to win the BC Juniors for the third year in a row. They will play Vernon, Kelowna and Invermere’s Team Colwell (Erik Colwell, Logan Miron, Ben Morin, Tyler Powell).
Team Colwell advanced to the final game by claiming a 7-6 semifinal victory over Royal City’s Team Sato (Hayato Sato, Joshua Miki, Dawson Ballard, Troy Chong). The draw was tied 6-6 after 10 ends, and required two extra ends before Team Colwell was able to score one point to secure the win. Team Tardi received a spot in the final by finishing at the top of round robin play with six wins and one loss.
The junior women’s final will be taking place at 10:00am PT on January 1, with the junior men’s final following on the same day at 3:00pm PT. Both finals will be livestreamed on cbcsports.ca and Shaw spotlight
Below: Team Colwell