Curling club hosts Winter Games qualifier

Two Chilliwack curlers will be heading to Mission for the 2014 BC Winter Games after winning a region-three qualifier.

With scarcely a moment to breathe after hosting the 2014 Tim Hortons Junior Curling Championships, the Chilliwack Curling Club got another big event in early January.

Compressor issues in Abbotsford forced the region-three BC Winter Games playdowns to move to Chilliwack Dec. 3-4.

Two local girls, Caillin Cooke and Everly Royea, curled with Dezaray Hawes (Royal City Curling Club).

They went 2-0 in the A bracket, securing a Winter Games berth with a 10-2 win over Mission’s Brianna Hanni rink.

On the men’s side, Langley’s Tyler Tardi rink lost their first match then won their next four, beating Coquitlam’s Matthew McCrady 5-3 in the final.

The 2014 BC Winter Games take place Feb. 20-23 in Mission.

Next up at the Chilliwack Curling Club is the annual Ladies Chilli ‘Spiel, running Jan. 17-19.