The curling team of Elaine Starchuk, Mickey Colburn, Mary Holden and Amber Dufour won the Zone 4 Pacific Coast Masters Playdowns. Submitted photo

Curlers win coast masters

The curling team of Elaine Starchuk, Mickey Colburn, Mary Holden and Amber Dufour won the Zone 4 Pacific Coast Masters Playdowns (PCMCA) Jan. 12-14 at the Comox Valley Curling Club.

This newly formed team qualified in double knockout format, advancing to the Provincial Combined Championship in Kamloops March 21-24.

PCMCA curlers will play off against the B.C. Interior Masters Curling Association to determine a BCIMCA champion, a PCMCA champion and a combined masters champion.

The PCMCA was formed in 1963 to create a competition specifically for men 60 and older who curl during the daytime, on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland.

The competition expanded in 1970 to include the Interior, creating a Combined Masters Championship.

Mixed teams were introduced in 2010, women’s teams were added to the championship in 2014.

Team Dufour will also put their curling skills to the test mid-February in the Cowichan Valley as they attempt to qualify for the B.C. Masters Curling Championship in Creston late-March.

Just Posted

UPDATE: Vehicle hits boat into Courtenay home

Driver reportedly failed a breathalyzer at the scene and was subsequently released

Jangula denounces Culture Guard endorsement

Has asked to be removed from list

Preliminary inquiry for Island resident facing numerous charges in Comox Valley shooting

A 27-year-old Saanich resident had his preliminary hearing in Courtenay Wednesday as… Continue reading

VIDEO: This is what buying legal pot in B.C. looks like

Take a look inside B.C.’s first and only legal pot shop located in Kamloops

VIDEO: Leaf Compassion celebrates legalization in Courtenay

Leaf Compassion in Courtenay celebrated the official legalization of marijuana in Courtenay… Continue reading

Mellow opening to B.C.’s only legal pot shop

About five people lined up early for the opening of the BC Cannabis Store in Kamloops.

Foster care is ‘superhighway to homelessness,’ B.C. youth advocate says

Katherine McParland grew up in foster care and lived on the streets

Carr, Morneau off to China next month to deepen commerce

Carr says Canada and China aren’t embarking on formal free trade talks

Edmonton girl guide sells out of cookies in front of cannabis store

On the first day cannabis was legal a young entrepreneur capitalized on cookie sales

Tougher laws introduced against bestiality, animal fighting

The Liberal government is proposing to strengthen the laws today

Money Monitor: Should you switch to a fixed-rate mortgage?

BMO’s Omar Abouzaher outlines the pros and cons of both types of mortgages

Earth still moving in Old Fort, B.C., but not above homes: geologists

Transportation Ministry crews are ready to start work on the Old Fort road

Around the BCHL: Youth trumps experience for Chilliwack and Salmon Arm

Around the BCHL is a look at goings-on in the BCHL and the junior A world.

Comox Valley reverend supports SOGI

Rev. Ingrid Brown is among hundreds of Christian leaders in B.C. who… Continue reading

Most Read