Jenkins takes Silver Star title

Sandra Jenkins of Salmon Arm won the 68th Annual Silver Star Ladies Bonspiel last weekend.

Sandra Jenkins of Salmon Arm won the 68th Annual Silver Star Ladies Bonspiel last weekend.

Jenkins took the A event sponsored by Kemp Harvey Laidman-Betts Inc. with Kate Horne at third, Wendy Cseke at second and Carol Murray at lead. They pocketed $280.

Simone Groundwater of Williams Lake took the B Event sponsored by Vernon Veterinary Clinic. Groundwater was supported by third Laura Ball, second Michelle Ball and lead Cindy Brady.

Vernon’s Mel Danbrook captured the C event sponsored by RedHead Real Estate with Heather Raber playing third, Jennifer Armstrong at second and Carole Fillon at lead.

The D event sponsored by The Rise Golf Course was ruled by Vernon’s Kelsey Powell, who was backed by Falon Burkitt at third, Jill Morrison at second and Clare Schmidt at lead.

Meanwhile, Vernon’s Jim Cotter opens the Home Hardware Road to the Roar Pre-Trials Monday at Credit Union Place in Summerside, PEI against Jamie Murphy of Halifax.

Cotter, who throws skip rocks for John Morris, is among 14 men’s rinks pursuing the final two berths available for the 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings, Dec. 2-10 in Ottawa.

That’s where Canada’s men’s and women’s four-player teams for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, will be decided — the teams that will attempt to defend the gold medals won by Team Jennifer Jones and Team Brad Jacobs at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.

The 2017 Home Hardware Road to the Roar kicks off with two rounds of competition on Monday — at 12 noon and 4 p.m. Pacific. Then, from Tuesday through Friday, it will be four round-robin draws per day — at 4 a.m., 8 a.m., noon and 4 p.m. Pacific.

Morris, who won gold playing third for Kevin Martin in 2010 at Vancouver, has Tyrel Griffith of Kelowna and Catlin Schneider from Saskatchewan on his front end.

They meet Mark Bice of Sarnia, Ont. on Tuesday and plays Colton Flasch of Saskatoon Wednesday. morning. Cotter meets Adam Casey of Regina Thursday.

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