Port Alberni skip Rebecca Douglas and her rink will return to the BC U18 Curling Championships in March, after winning their playdowns earlier this month.
Douglas’s team features Douglas as skip, third Brooke Reintjes of Duncan, second Libby Elliott of Parksville, lead Dalaena Reintjes of Duncan and fifth Gabriella Higdon of Victoria. Douglas and Elliott are the only returning players from the team that qualified for the provincials last year. Douglas’ 2017 rink won bronze at the U18s in Nanaimo.
“The girls played terrific which is indicative of the dedication, effort and training they have been putting in all year,” said head coach Dave Douglas, Rebecca’s father.
The B.C. championships will take place March 13-18, 2018, at the Salmon Arm Curling Centre. Eight teams of each gender will compete for the chance to represent B.C. at the nationals in St. Andrews, N.B.
A total of 12 U18 boys’ teams and 13 U18 girls’ teams competed Jan. 5–7 for the chance to play at provincials. The playdowns took place in Salmon Arm, Mill Bay (Kerry Park Curling Club), Nelson and Williams Lake, but teams from anywhere in the province could enter into any region.