The Goodwin team won the North Island playdown, hosted by the Comox Valley Curling Centre, to go to the Pacific International Cup, April 17-21 in Richmond. They had a spectacular week, completing the seven-game round robin with a perfect record.
The team of Deb Goodwin, skip; Lonnie Schopp, 3rd; Kim Jonsson, 2nd and Lori Ross, lead headed into the finals with a three-peat on the line and a tough, young team from Vancouver, skipped by Amy Gibson, eager to be the spoilers.
The game started with the Goodwin team taking one in the first end to be answered by one in the second by Vancouver. Vancouver was up against three in the third and stole one to take the lead.
In the fourth end the Goodwin team took two, but again Vancouver battled back in the fifth, scoring three. Coming home in the eighth, the Goodwin team was down two with the hammer but the Vancouver team held them to one to win the game.
The foursome had an incredible week of competition and taking the silver at the end of the day may have been bittersweet however they were very impressed by the Vancouver team who went on to win the interenational portion of the competition against Washington 1 with a 7-5 score.
The Comox Valley team has had a very steady record winning six of the nine North Island playdowns, capturing two back-to-back titles as the B.C. Women’s Champions for 2011 and 2012 and taking the Pacific International Cup title in 2012.
Further, in the 14-year history of this annual competition, the Goodwin team has been the only team to win back-to-back titles as the top B.C. team in the Dominion Curling Club Championship portion of Pacific International Cup.
The team is very appreciative of all the support from friends, family and members of the curling community and have been great ambassadors in all the years they have competed. There is another year to look forward to and this experience is something that league level players should all strive for.
– Comox Valley Curling Centre