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Posted: January 13, 2020

Rinks ready for upcoming B.C. Championships

Cranbrook’s Team Medford ready to rock

The final teams have qualified for the 2020 B.C. Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships being held in Cranbrook Jan. 28 to Feb. 2.

The final open women’s playdown was held at Enderby Curling Club Jan. 4-5 with Team Daniels from Delta Thistle and Team Gushulak from Royal City, Kelowna and Vancouver curling clubs taking the final two berths to complete the roster of eight teams.

Meanwhile, Team Wood from Vernon and Penticton curling clubs took the final men’s berth to complete the roster of 16 men’s teams.

The men’s and women’s teams have all booked their tickets to the combined men’s and women’s championships taking place at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook from Jan. 28 to Feb. 2, 2020.

The six other women’s teams to have already qualified for the 2020 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship, presented by Best Western, were defending champions Team Wark, CTRS points winners Team Brown and BC Curling Tour winners Team Thompson and Team Richards. Team Pewarchuk from Victoria and Team Slattery from Vernon/Kelowna qualified at the first open playdown in Abbotsford in December.

The teams that have already qualified for the 2020 BC Men’s Curling Championship, presented by Nufloors, include defending champions Team Cotter, CTRS points winners Team Tardi and BC Curling Tour winners Team Wenzek and Team Geall.

Regional playdowns from Dec. 13-15 saw 11 teams qualifying: Team Medford (Cranbrook), Team Dangerfield (Victoria), Team Montgomery (Victoria), Team Jackson (Victoria), Team Salviulo (Castlegar), Team Richard (Kelowna), Team Longworth (Vernon), Team Olsen (Kamloops), Team Joanisse (Golden Ears Winter Club/Royal City), Team Dennis (Royal City/Salmon Arm) and Team Thompson (Vancouver).

The semi-finals and finals of the women’s and men’s events will be broadcast on CHEK and streamed at CBC Sports. See the broadcast schedule.

Tickets for the 2020 BC Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships which take place at Western Financial Place from Jan. 28-Feb. 2 are available here.

Lead image: Kootenays Team Medford noted on their Facebook page along with this image: We’re excited to have qualified and to be playing for the opportunity to represent B.C. at the 2020 Brier with the top 16 men’s teams in the province. We have had a solid 2019 season with a win at the Doug Bothamley Memorial in Nelson and a consolation event win at the Black Diamond cash spiel. We’re looking forward to the rest of our season highlighted by playing a provincial championship in our hometown. Thank you to our sponsors, The Hearing Loss Clinic, Torchlight Brewing, Kimberley Alpine Resort, and St. Eugene Golf Resort. And thank you to all our friends, family and fellow curlers for their support and well wishes throughout the curling season.” Team Medford is: Skip – Chris Medford; Third – Steve Tersmette; Second – Mitch Young; Lead – Jeff Langin. Team Medford Photo

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