Curling notes: Wilhelms uses home-ice advantage

A Chilliwack rink takes top spot at the annual ladies bonspiel and the first junior provincial qualifiers are confirmed.

The Sharon Wilhelms rink won on home ice last weekend, taking top spot at the Chilliwack Curling Club’s annual senior ladies’ bonspiel.

Eighteen teams competed.

The Rampton rink from Maple Ridge was second. The McFadden rink from Royal City (New Westminster) was third.


— The Corynn Brown rink from Kamloops is one of the first qualifiers for the Tim Hortons BC Junior Women’s Curling Championship, running Dec. 26-31 at the Chilliwack Curling Club. Brown, the defending Canadian junior women’s champion, qualified along with the Amy Edwards rink from Vernon. Interior and Kootenay playdowns for the junior boys go this weekend.

The CCC will have one boys and one girls rink competing in the Coastal playdowns, taking place Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 in Coquitlam.

The daughter of CCC manager Bruce Renwick, Ali Renwick, will be curling for a Royal City rink.


— Chilliwack’s Stephanie Prinse competed in the season’s first Ladies Open event in Cowichan Lake last weekend, trying to qualify for the BC Ladies Scotties Championship. Prinse curled for Royal City’s Jody Maskiewich rink.

They failed in their bid, losing both the B and C qualifiers.

They’ll try again Dec. 14-16 in Maple Ridge, taking on a tougher field that combines Mainland and Vancouver Island rinks.

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