Armstrong duo sticks to plan
Tim Smith and John Campbell of Armstrong won the recent B.C. Stick Curling Championships in Enderby.
Smith and Campbell won the 32-team event for the third time in five years. They pocketed the top cash prizes, two Sure Shot sticks, winner’s crests and trophy as they head to nationals next month in PEI.
The Armstrong duo brushed back Bill Hammer and Don Watt of Salmon Arm, Andrew Casavant and Harold McAfee of Chase and Kevin Baldock and Tommy Hughes of Salmon Arm in A side play.
They then moved to the qualifier round which consisted of three other teams from the A event – Brian Maurer and Kathy Crosbie, Baldock and Hughes, and John Howard and Gordon Schindler, all of Salmon Arm, and two teams from the B event – Mel and Jackie Jackson of Enderby and Charlotte Trainor and Gayle Svenson of Armstrong.
Once in the qualifying round, Smith and Campbell downed Howard and Schindler and stopped Maurer and Crosbie. They beat Maurer and Crosbie in the semifinal.
n Vernon’s Carol Martel and Team B.C. clawed their way to 4-5 after Thursday morning’s draw at the Canadian Senior Women’s Curling Championships in Summerside, PEI. Martel is playing third for Karen Lepine of Langley (formerly Vernon).
Debbie Santos of Alberta swiped a deuce in the 10th end to clip B.C. 7-6 Thursday. Neither skip was hot with Lepine hitting 54 per cent of her shots and Santos 56.
B.C. outlasted Vicky Barrett of North Ontario 9-8 Tuesday night before brushing back Lois Fowler of Manitoba 8-6 and edging Judy Oryniak of Ontario 8-7 Wednesday. Martel threw a team-high 77 per cent against Ontario.
- Vernon’s Alysso Kyllo and Thompson Rivers University WolfPack (skipped by Tiffany Krausher of Kamloops) split their opening games in the CIS/CCA University Curling Championships in Kamloops.
Krausher stopped UPEI Panthers (Veronica Smith) 8-5 Wednesday afternoon before falling 6-1 to McMaster Marauders. Kyllo, who is third, put up 82 per cent versus McMaster and 78 per cent against UPEI.