A put-together team of gals who are always keen to curl headed to the BC Senior Games in Kamloops from Aug. 20-24.
Skip Kim Jonsson, third Mary Holden, second Sharon Walker and lead Mickey Colburn had their game face on and challenged the other senior curling teams in a round robin competition at the McArthur Sports facility. The ice conditions in the heat of the August summer were keen with a nice curl that suited the team quite well.
The Jonsson rink went undefeated in the round robin to come up against the Langley team who they had beat earlier in the competition. Gold was on the line and it was a pretty even battle. The first end was blanked and each end to the sixth was one point to the team with hammer. A slight hiccup faced the Jonsson team in the seventh where a few errant shots gave Langley an opportunity to pull ahead by two, but they fell short. The game was tied in the eighth with a measure in favour of the Jonsson team and an extra end ensued where a steal was needed for the win.
Kim set up a great strategic plan that brought the team to shot rock with a tap back. However, the Langley team had a couple of choices to draw to the four foot or make a tap back. They decided on the former then changed their minds to a tap back and missed the shot. The steal gave the Jonsson team their well-fought-for gold medal.
An emotional medals ceremony, with all the teams being piped into the ice area, was a memorable conclusion to an incredible week.
The Comox Valley Curling Club is having their registration on Saturday, Sept. 14 for regular league play; Sept. 11 for the 50+; Sept. 29 for the Juniors. More information is available on the website www.comoxvalleycurling.com.
We are always looking for new curlers to join us and welcome you to check out this great sport at our registration. As you can see, there is no age limit to a fun-filled six months from October to March.
– Comox Valley Curling Club