Island teams dominate 2010 BC Senior Curling Championships
Vancouver Island will be well represented this year at the 2010 Canadian Senior Men’s & Women’s Curling Championships.
The Christine Jurgenson rink of Cheryl Noble, Pat Sanders and Roselyn Craig from the Juan de Fuca Curling Club defeated Salmon Arm’s Wendy Cseke 7-4 in Saturday’s final game of the BC Championship at the Nanaimo Curling Club. Cseke went undefeated through round-robin play but was unable to finish off the perfect week. Jurgenson came out strong in the first half of the game stealing a total of 7 points to lead 7-0. Cseke responded with one in the 6th and then stole single points in ends 7, 8 & 9, but ran out of rocks in the final end. The Jurgenson rink won the 2008 Canadian Senior and 2009 World Senior Championships with now second, Pat Sanders skipping the squad and Jurgenson playing lead. Sanders requested a change in position this season to spread the media spotlight across the rest of her team.
On the senior men’s side, Wes Craig (husband of Roselyn Craig) was playing in his first BC senior men’s final representing the Victoria Curling Club. Craig was up against former world champion, Rick Folk of Kelowna. This hard fought battle resulted in a tie score after 9 ends of play and Folk in control with the final stone in the 10th end. Folk needed a piece of the button for the win but came up an inch short leaving the Craig stone counting for the victory. Craig finished the round-robin at 4-3 and survived both tie-breaker and semi-final games.
The national championships take place in Ottawa from March 20-28th.