Team Richards, which finished second on the BC Junior Curling Tour, competes for a spot at provincials at the upcoming Island playdowns in Kerry Park. From left: Cailyn Collins, Kate Eisner, Bryn Woloshyn, Keelie Duncan, Gracelyn Richards and coach Allison Watt.

Comox Valley rink second on BC Junior Curling Tour

Despite beating the reigning U21 B.C. champions in Esquimalt, a junior curling team from the Comox Valley needs a few more wins to qualify for the provincials.

Team Richards — consisting of skip Gracelyn Richards, third Keelie Duncan, second Bryn Woloshyn, lead Kate Eisner (who plays out of the Port Moody Curling Club) and fifth player Cailyn Collins — beat Team Daniels of Delta at the Esquimalt Optimists’ Junior Cashspiel on the Remembrance Day weekend.

However, the Delta rink was crowned BC Junior Curling Tour champions by securing the most points over several events. By so doing, Team Daniels qualifies for the 2020 B.C. Junior Curling Championships, Dec. 28-Jan. 2 in Victoria. The Richards team, which finished second out of 15 teams on the tour, needs to qualify through regional playdowns.

The Richards rink is the only side to beat Team Daniels — and they did it three times.

Next up for the local side is the U21 Island playdowns Nov. 29-Dec.1 in Kerry Park, followed by a U18 open event in Kamloops.

Follow the team on Facebook and Instagram: @teamrichardscurling

Regional playdowns and B.C. championship results will be available at playdowns.curlbc.ca

FMI: www.bccurlingtours.com

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