The Chilliwack Curling Club’s Mike Freeman rink went 3-3 at last weekend’s Mixed Provincial Championship, failing in a bid for a national berth.
Freeman was joined by third Kim McLandress, second Bill Dalzell and lead Victoria Murphy.
Together, they started strong last Thursday with a 6-3 win over Tom Buchy’s Kimberley Curling Club crew.
A 7-6 win over Royal City’s Paul Cseke rink had the Chilliwackians on track until Friday morning.
Facing Royal City’s Dean Joanisse in the A event final, the locals lost 6-5, with Joanisse earning the decisive point in the eighth end.
The loss bumped Freeman’s four into the B event bracket, where they still had a shot at that national spot.
A 10-2 demolition of Tunnel Town’s Cody Tanaka set up a rematch with Joanisse, but again Freeman was thwarted. An 8-3 loss left the Chilliwackians with one last chance, facing Buchy in a Sunday morning match that ended in a loss.
Freeman trailed 4-1 late.
Singles in the seventh and eighth ends made it close, but the final was 4-3.