The Chilliwack pair of Allison Bourne and Stephen Strathdee struggled to a 1-6 record at last weekend’s mixed doubles curling provincials.
Sixteen teams squared off at the Abbotsford Curling Club.
The Chilliwackians got off to a heartbreaking start, dropping an 8-7 decision to the Prince George pair of Diamond Wilson and Mattias Cheung.
Things got a whole lot worse in their second match as they were bombed 15-2 by Megan Daniels and Nic Meister, representing the Delta Thistle and Langley curling clubs.
Bourne and Strathdee picked up their first win with a 8-3 triumph over Cranbrook’s Tracey Amy and Trevor Qually, but that was followed by four straight losses that left them on the outside of the playoff picture.
The Tunnel Town/Victoria combo of Cody Tanaka and Catera Park won the championship with a 6-5 win over Kamloops natives Samantha Fisher and Kared Kolomaya.
Tanaka and Park qualified to represent B.C. at the 2019 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, which will run March 19-24 in Fredericton, New Brunswick.