Royea’s rink qualifies for U-18 Curling Provincials

After making it through a playdown in Mission, Royea will lead her team to Salmon Arm in March.

Chilliwack’s Everly Royea will lead her curling crew into the 2018 U-18 Championships, taking place March 13-18 at the Salmon Arm Curling Centre.

Royea’s was one of three teams emerging from an open playdown last weekend at Mission’s Granite Curling Club.

Joined by Chilliwack’s Madeline Britz (lead), Vancouver’s Ardis Mellor-Laing (third), Surrey’s Tanis Short (second) and Kimberlee Bonneau (fifth), Royea’s rink emerged as one of three qualifiers from a six-team field.

They started with a 9-5 win over Juan de Fuca’s Kayla Wilson that landed them immediately in the A event final.

There they met Elizabeth Bowles, who overcame an early 5-2 deficit and won the match with a single in the ninth end.

Bounced into the B event final, Royea awaited the winner of a semi-final between Wilson and Royal City/Tunnel Town’s Jensen Taylor.

Taylor came through with 9-6 win, only to be dumped 8-4 by Royea’s rink in the final.The score was close (5-4) before Royea posted three in the seventh to put it away.

Taylor eventually scooped up the third qualifier spot with a win in the C event final.

Royea will join an eight team field at the provincial championships.

The winner of that tournament will advance to nationals, taking place this year in St. Andrews, New Brunswick.

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