Two teams facing off for curling playdowns

Skip Ed Ney and company set to represent 100 Mile House at Men's Masters

A berth in a provincial bonspiel is on the line when curling teams from 100 Mile House and Prince George go head-to-head in a best-of-three series this weekend.

The 100 Mile Curling Club is hosting the Men’s Masters Northern Playdowns on Feb. 8-9.

Ed Ney (skip), Gordon Smith (third), Bill Todhunter (second) and Richard O’Brien (lead) are representing 100 Mile House.

Bill Lim (skip), Owen Matheson (third), Don Martin (second), Clarence Wigmore (lead) and Rick Mintz (fifth man) are representing Prince George, which is the same team that won the Kal Tire B event at 100 Mile House’s annual men’s bonspiel on Jan. 19.

Draw 1 is 2 p.m. and Draw 2 is 7 p.m. on Feb. 8.

If necessary, Draw 3 is slated for 10 a.m. on Feb. 9.

“I think people should come down and watch on Saturday if they’re interested,” says organizer Bill Pratt.

“It will be some good curling. When you get into competitive curling, people really get focused.”

The winner will move on to the 2014 BC Masters Curling Championships at the Creston Curling Club, March 6-9.

100 Mile House Free Press