Ford qualifies for B.C. championships

Glen Ford's Chilliwack Curling Club rink went 4-0 at a regional competition to qualify for B.C. Master's Men's Curling Championship.

Glen Ford’s Chilliwack Curling Club rink went 4-0 to take top spot at the master’s men’s region 11 bonspiel, held at the Mission Curling Club last weekend.

Ford was joined by lead Robert Wiens, second Claude Latulippe and third Russell Knutson.

They started Friday morning with an 8-2 rout of Abbotsford’s Milt Sinclair rink, aided by three in the first end and four in the fifth.

Their second match on Friday night saw Ford and company take a 5-1 decision over Craig Rampton’s Marpole rink.

Match three on Saturday night had Ford beating Ken Watson’s Richmond Curling Club rink by a 5-1 count.

In the Sunday morning final, Ford’s crew ran roughshod over Craig Lightbody’s Royal City Curling Club rink, scoring three in the first and four in the seventh to take a 7-1 final.

The weekend win qualifies Ford’s rink for the B.C. Master’s Championships, taking place Mar. 1-4 in Grand Forks.

A win there would qualify them for a trip to Canadians, taking place Mar. 26 to April 1 in Montreal.

 

— Bob Pisatchky’s rink also represented the Chilliwack Curling Club at the bonspiel.

Pisatchky curled alongside Earl Werk (second), Bob Ramsbottom (third), Paul Tetreault (lead) and Bob Tremblay (fifth).

The locals lost their opener Friday night, dropping a 5-4 match to Watson’s rink.

Vancouver’s Gerry Martin scored five in the fifth end Saturday afternoon as his rink blitzed Pisatchky’s crew 9-2.