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The current B.C. Men’s curling champions, Rick Sawatsky (Vernon and now living and working in Kelowna, from left), Andrew Nerpin (Kelowna), Jim Cotter (Vernon) and Steve Laycock (Saskatoon), have yet to find the win column at the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier in Calgary. (Black Press - file photo)

B.C. looking for Brier victory

Team B.C. falls to 0-2 Sunday, March 7, with 10-7 loss to Wild Card 1 entry from Manitoba

 

Vernon’s Jim Cotter (left) and Steve Laycock of Saskatoon will try to rebound Sunday, March 7, at the Tim Hortons Brier Canadian men’s curling championship in Calgary after an opening-game defeat. (Black Press file photo)

Team B.C. bows in Brier opener

New Brunswick uses hammer to score two in 10th end for 7-5 win over Steve Laycock

 

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Alberni Valley Curling Club set to re-open for members only

Registration is open for COVID-19 modified curling until Oct. 15

 

(The Canadian Press)

Pandemic has Curling Canada facing Olympic trials qualifying complications

Teams and duos with trials berths already in hand will keep them

(The Canadian Press)
B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Three-time world and Paralympic gold medalist Sonja Gaudet is part of 11-member class

B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
Judy Vatamaniuck, left, Harvey Gudbranson and Frances Eng celebrate scoring a rare eight-ender at the Alberni Valley Curling Club on March 12, 2020. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni curlers score rare eight-ender

Harvey Gudbranson’s double late in a Daytime League game was the golden shot

Judy Vatamaniuck, left, Harvey Gudbranson and Frances Eng celebrate scoring a rare eight-ender at the Alberni Valley Curling Club on March 12, 2020. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Rinks from across the province competed at curling clubs in Lake Cowichan, Duncan and Mill Bay on March 5-8 at the 2020 Connect Hearing BC Masters Curling Championships. (Malcolm Chalmers photo)

B.C. Masters Curling champ crowned in Cowichan

With six wins and one loss in round-robin play, Craig’s team had the best record on the men’s side

Rinks from across the province competed at curling clubs in Lake Cowichan, Duncan and Mill Bay on March 5-8 at the 2020 Connect Hearing BC Masters Curling Championships. (Malcolm Chalmers photo)
Vernon’s Jim Cotter fell to 1-4 at the Tim Hortons Brier in Kingston, Ont. Tuesday, March 3, with a 6-3 loss to New Brunswick. (Curling Canada/Michael Burns File)

BC rink drops fourth straight at Brier

Vernon’s Jim Cotter and company fall 6-3 to New Brunswick Tuesday morning

Vernon’s Jim Cotter fell to 1-4 at the Tim Hortons Brier in Kingston, Ont. Tuesday, March 3, with a 6-3 loss to New Brunswick. (Curling Canada/Michael Burns File)
Victoria pair win mixed doubles curling championship in Hope

Victoria pair win mixed doubles curling championship in Hope

Jackson-Baier and Chester win the tournament to move onto the nationals in Manitoba this March

  • Mar 2, 2020
Victoria pair win mixed doubles curling championship in Hope
Spallumcheen’s Ina Forrest and Canada improved to 3-1 at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships in Switzerland Monday morning with a 6-4 win over the host country. (Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Okanagan rink gives up four in final-end loss at Brier

Saskatchewan pulls out 9-8 victory, dropping BC champs to 1-2

Spallumcheen’s Ina Forrest and Canada improved to 3-1 at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships in Switzerland Monday morning with a 6-4 win over the host country. (Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)
Vernon’s Jim Cotter saw his record fall to 1-1 Sunday, March 1, at the Tim Hortons Brier Canadian Men’s Curling Championships in Kingston, Ont. with an 11-3 loss to Ontario. (Canadian Curling Association file photo)

BC champs fall 11-3 to Ontario at Brier

John Epping of Toronto snaps 3-3 tie against Vernon’s Jim Cotter with four-ender in sixth

Vernon’s Jim Cotter saw his record fall to 1-1 Sunday, March 1, at the Tim Hortons Brier Canadian Men’s Curling Championships in Kingston, Ont. with an 11-3 loss to Ontario. (Canadian Curling Association file photo)
Vernon’s Jim Cotter began the 2020 Tim Hortons Brier in Kingston, Ont. Saturday with a 6-4 win over the Northwest Territories. (Black Press file photo)

Okanagan rink begins Brier with win

Jim Cotter defeats Northwest Territories 6-4

Vernon’s Jim Cotter began the 2020 Tim Hortons Brier in Kingston, Ont. Saturday with a 6-4 win over the Northwest Territories. (Black Press file photo)
Tom DeSorcy emceed the opening ceremony for the BC Mixed Doubles Curling Championship on Wednesday (Feb. 26) at the Hope Curling Club. The championship will wrap up on March 1. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

VIDEO: B.C.’s mixed doubles starts with ceremonial rock throw in Hope

Sixteen teams will compete over five days for opportunity to move on nationals in Manitoba

Tom DeSorcy emceed the opening ceremony for the BC Mixed Doubles Curling Championship on Wednesday (Feb. 26) at the Hope Curling Club. The championship will wrap up on March 1. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
Port Alberni finishes strong in men’s bonspiel

Port Alberni finishes strong in men’s bonspiel

Home teams make it to the finals at Alberni Valley Curling Club’s Men’s Open Bonspiel

Port Alberni finishes strong in men’s bonspiel
Alberta skip Chelsea Carey gets a hug from her coach and father Dan Carey after defeating Ontario 8-6 to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts at Centre 200 in Sydney, N.S. on February 24, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Canadian curling coach’s ‘shut up’ comment exposes frustration about fairness

Dan Carey apologizes for remark to official during a timeout at Canadian women’s championship

Alberta skip Chelsea Carey gets a hug from her coach and father Dan Carey after defeating Ontario 8-6 to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts at Centre 200 in Sydney, N.S. on February 24, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Hope Curling Club set to welcome provincial championship in February

Hope Curling Club set to welcome provincial championship in February

Field for mixed doubles B.C. tournament almost filled, two berths left to fill

  • Jan 27, 2020
Hope Curling Club set to welcome provincial championship in February
Bill Moore, Ursi Moore, Hank Krahn and John Robbins are first-place winners in the A division at the Nanoose Bay Invitational floor curling tournament. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Alberni floor curlers win tournament in Nanoose Bay

Four teams from Port Alberni compete on the road

Bill Moore, Ursi Moore, Hank Krahn and John Robbins are first-place winners in the A division at the Nanoose Bay Invitational floor curling tournament. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Team Richards (from the Comox Valley Curling Club) competes in Port Alberni on Saturday, Jan. 18. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Team Richards (from the Comox Valley Curling Club) competes in Port Alberni on Saturday, Jan. 18. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Canada defeat Switzerland to retain world junior men’s title Saturday morning in Nova Scotia. (Richard Gray/WCF)

B.C.-based ‘Team Tardi’ brings home gold in junior curling worlds

In a 9-4 victory over Switzerland, a Langley-based curling team earned its 2nd straight world title

Canada defeat Switzerland to retain world junior men’s title Saturday morning in Nova Scotia. (Richard Gray/WCF)
Langley Township Councillors Bob Long and Margaret Kunst flanked provincial, national, and global junior champion Tyler Tardi, who curls out of the Langley Curling Centre. The trio were on hand for Thursday’s announcement that Langley will be hosting the 2020 junior nationals. (Roxanne Hooper/Black Press)

VIDEO: 2020 New Holland Canadian Juniors will playout in the Lower Mainland

Three-time national champ Tyler Tardi on hand for annoucement – excited to possibly compete at home.

Langley Township Councillors Bob Long and Margaret Kunst flanked provincial, national, and global junior champion Tyler Tardi, who curls out of the Langley Curling Centre. The trio were on hand for Thursday’s announcement that Langley will be hosting the 2020 junior nationals. (Roxanne Hooper/Black Press)