Comox Valley Curling

Vernon’s Jim Cotter began the 2020 Tim Hortons Brier in Kingston, Ont. Saturday with a 6-4 win over the Northwest Territories. (Black Press file photo)

Okanagan rink begins Brier with win

Jim Cotter defeats Northwest Territories 6-4

Vernon’s Jim Cotter began the 2020 Tim Hortons Brier in Kingston, Ont. Saturday with a 6-4 win over the Northwest Territories. (Black Press file photo)
Tom DeSorcy emceed the opening ceremony for the BC Mixed Doubles Curling Championship on Wednesday (Feb. 26) at the Hope Curling Club. The championship will wrap up on March 1. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)

VIDEO: B.C.’s mixed doubles starts with ceremonial rock throw in Hope

Sixteen teams will compete over five days for opportunity to move on nationals in Manitoba

Tom DeSorcy emceed the opening ceremony for the BC Mixed Doubles Curling Championship on Wednesday (Feb. 26) at the Hope Curling Club. The championship will wrap up on March 1. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard)
The Royal City (New Westminster)/Parksville rink of Victoria Murphy (from left), Janet Suter, Shirley Wong and Donna Mychaluk celebrate their B.C. Senior Women’s Curling Championship victory Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Vernon Curling Club. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press)

First win, fifth win highlight BC Senior Curling finals

Donna Mychaluk wins first title after finishing second five times; Wes Craig takes fifth crown

The Royal City (New Westminster)/Parksville rink of Victoria Murphy (from left), Janet Suter, Shirley Wong and Donna Mychaluk celebrate their B.C. Senior Women’s Curling Championship victory Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Vernon Curling Club. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press)
Duncan’s Wes Craig (right) watches his rock as sweepers Keith Clarke (left) and Craig Burton take over during B.C. Senior Men’s Curling action at the Vernon Curling Club. Craig will look to defend his 2019 title in Sunday’s championship against the Steve Wright Kelowna/Comox Valley foursome. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

BC Senior Curling titles to be decided in Vernon

Wes Craig, Penny Shantz looking for fifth championships; Steve Wright, Donna Mychaluk into finals

Duncan’s Wes Craig (right) watches his rock as sweepers Keith Clarke (left) and Craig Burton take over during B.C. Senior Men’s Curling action at the Vernon Curling Club. Craig will look to defend his 2019 title in Sunday’s championship against the Steve Wright Kelowna/Comox Valley foursome. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
Alberta skip Chelsea Carey gets a hug from her coach and father Dan Carey after defeating Ontario 8-6 to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts at Centre 200 in Sydney, N.S. on February 24, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Canadian curling coach’s ‘shut up’ comment exposes frustration about fairness

Dan Carey apologizes for remark to official during a timeout at Canadian women’s championship

Alberta skip Chelsea Carey gets a hug from her coach and father Dan Carey after defeating Ontario 8-6 to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts at Centre 200 in Sydney, N.S. on February 24, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Hope Curling Club set to welcome provincial championship in February

Hope Curling Club set to welcome provincial championship in February

Field for mixed doubles B.C. tournament almost filled, two berths left to fill

  • Jan 27, 2020
Hope Curling Club set to welcome provincial championship in February
Canada defeat Switzerland to retain world junior men’s title Saturday morning in Nova Scotia. (Richard Gray/WCF)

B.C.-based ‘Team Tardi’ brings home gold in junior curling worlds

In a 9-4 victory over Switzerland, a Langley-based curling team earned its 2nd straight world title

Canada defeat Switzerland to retain world junior men’s title Saturday morning in Nova Scotia. (Richard Gray/WCF)
Langley Township Councillors Bob Long and Margaret Kunst flanked provincial, national, and global junior champion Tyler Tardi, who curls out of the Langley Curling Centre. The trio were on hand for Thursday’s announcement that Langley will be hosting the 2020 junior nationals. (Roxanne Hooper/Black Press)

VIDEO: 2020 New Holland Canadian Juniors will playout in the Lower Mainland

Three-time national champ Tyler Tardi on hand for annoucement – excited to possibly compete at home.

Langley Township Councillors Bob Long and Margaret Kunst flanked provincial, national, and global junior champion Tyler Tardi, who curls out of the Langley Curling Centre. The trio were on hand for Thursday’s announcement that Langley will be hosting the 2020 junior nationals. (Roxanne Hooper/Black Press)
At the New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships today (Sunday), Team BC – with Skip Tyler Tardi, third Sterling Middleton, second Matthew Hall, lead Alex Horvath, and coach Paul Tardi – earned the gold. It’s the third national triumph for Tardi and Middleton. (Michael Burns/Curling Canada)

BC junior curlers bring home third national gold

Team BC, headed by skip Tyler Tardi, emerged triumphant – again – from the Canadian juniors Sunday.

At the New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships today (Sunday), Team BC – with Skip Tyler Tardi, third Sterling Middleton, second Matthew Hall, lead Alex Horvath, and coach Paul Tardi – earned the gold. It’s the third national triumph for Tardi and Middleton. (Michael Burns/Curling Canada)
We finally have a theory for why curling rocks curl, says B.C. physicist

We finally have a theory for why curling rocks curl, says B.C. physicist

Think you know why a curling rock curls? Think again.

We finally have a theory for why curling rocks curl, says B.C. physicist
The Kesa Van Osch rink from Nanaimo, with Marika Van Osch at third, Kalia Van Osch playing second and Amy Gibson at lead, captured the 2018 BC Scotties Women’s Curling Championship with an 11-4 win over the Karla Thompson rink on Sunday at the Victoria Curling Club. The Van Osch foursome will represent B.C. at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts national championships in Penticton Jan. 27 to Feb. 4. Photo courtesy Curl BC

Nanaimo’s Kesa Van Osch rink captures BC women’s curling crown

Foursome posts two lopsided playoff wins over defending champion Karla Thompson

The Kesa Van Osch rink from Nanaimo, with Marika Van Osch at third, Kalia Van Osch playing second and Amy Gibson at lead, captured the 2018 BC Scotties Women’s Curling Championship with an 11-4 win over the Karla Thompson rink on Sunday at the Victoria Curling Club. The Van Osch foursome will represent B.C. at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts national championships in Penticton Jan. 27 to Feb. 4. Photo courtesy Curl BC
Grant Compton celebrated his 90th birthday at the Comox Valley Curling Centre on Nov. 9. He curls twice a week and is one of the many who think the improvements to the curling week are wonderful and appreciated by all the members. The grand re-opening of the club goes Saturday
Grant Compton celebrated his 90th birthday at the Comox Valley Curling Centre on Nov. 9. He curls twice a week and is one of the many who think the improvements to the curling week are wonderful and appreciated by all the members. The grand re-opening of the club goes Saturday
Jackie Jackson introduced Gordon Aikman to some of the basics of stick curling Monday morning at the Comox Valley Curling Club. She is hoping to include the sport in the local seniors leagues.

Stick curling is sweeping the country

Local organizer hopes to see the sport catch on in the Comox Valley

Jackie Jackson introduced Gordon Aikman to some of the basics of stick curling Monday morning at the Comox Valley Curling Club. She is hoping to include the sport in the local seniors leagues.