Silver for Sivertson at 2010 M&M Meatshops Canadian Junior Curling Championship
Richmond, BC (January 25, 2010) – The Victoria Curling Club rink of skip Dailene Sivertson, third Simone Brosseau, second Jessie Sanderson, lead Brandi Tinkler and coach Cindy Tucker came within 4 points of winning their first national championship.
The junior women’s team had a rollercoaster week finishing with an 8-4 record and in a 3-way tie for the third and final playoff spot. Their dominate play allowed them to reel off 3 straight wins on Saturday beating Alberta in a morning tiebreaker, Saskatchewan in an afternoon tiebreaker and Northern Ontario in an evening semi-final match.
They faced last year’s national runner-up, Rachel Homan from Ontario in the championship final. Homan jumped to a 3-0 lead after blanking the 1st end, scoring two in the 2nd and stealing one in the 3rd. BC bounced back scoring 3 in the 4th to tie and holding Ontario to a single point at the halfway mark. However, disaster struck in the 6th end when the Ontario skip made a difficult run-back take-out leaving Sivertson a delicate angle-raise tap back to the four-foot against three. Sivertson’s rock held great line but too much weight gave the steal and a four point lead to the eastern team. The BC squad was unable to recover and was eventually run out of stones with a final score of Ont. 9 to BC 5. The championship final was aired on TSN.
Langley’s Tyler Klymchuk along with third Michael Horita, second Dylan Somerton, lead Elliot Franklin and coach Doris Torrance represented BC on the junior men’s side and finished with a respectable 6-6 record.