Ford falls short at Masters Men’s Curling Championship

Glen Ford's Chilliwack Curling Club rink finished sixth in an eight team field at the BC Masters Men's Curling Championship.

The Chilliwack Curling Club’s Glen Ford rink went 1-2 at the B.C. Masters Men’s Curling Championships, held Mar. 1-4 at the Grand Forks Curling Club.

Ford was joined by lead Robert Wiens, second Claude Latulippe and third Russel Knutson. The quartet opened the bonspiel with a win Friday morning, dumping Doug Bothamley’s Creston Curling Club rink 8-3.

Ford and company suffered a tough loss Friday afternoon, giving up one in the seventh and one in the eighth to lose 5-3 to the Royal City Curling Club’s Rick Pughe rink.

The locals suffered another narrow setback in their final match, surrendering one point in the eighth end to lose 6-5 to the Kamloops Curling Club’s Wayne Saboe rink.

The final standings had Bothamley on top, followed by Bob Gallaugher (Duncan Curling Club) in second and Craig Lightbody (Royal City) in third. Ford’s crew placed sixth in the eight team field.