Team Richards of the Comox Valley Curling Club has earned a berth to the 2018 Optimist BC U18 Curling Championships.
The squad consists of skip Gracelyn Richards, third Chanelle Meeres, second Keelie Duncan and lead Bryn Woloshyn. They had an undefeated weekend at playdowns at the Kerry Park Curling Club in Mill Bay.
They defeated the Brissette rink of Juan de Fuca 6-3, the Wilson rink of Juan de Fuca/Kerry Park 6-3 and the Bowles rink of Royal City 6-2.
The provincial tournament is March 13-18 at the Salmon Arm Curling Centre. Eight teams of each gender will compete for the chance to represent B.C. at nationals in St. Andrews, New Brunswick.